Great cooking starts with great recipes. Although we are lucky to be just a Google search away from any recipe we could ever need, not all recipes are created equal. Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration and ideas, but I worry about the credibility and quality of many Pinterest recipes. Instead, I rely on sources whose recipes I know are credible and tested. Here are a few of my go-to recipe resources when I’m cooking something new:
This is my first stop when I am looking for a recipe. America’s Test Kitchen (and sister brands Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country) offer thoroughly tested recipes that are well written and proven to work. Throughout the three sites, you’re bound to find the recipe you’re looking for, and usually multiple versions of it. They also offer great technique videos, equipment recommendations, and taste tests. While these sites are subscription-based, they provide such valuable information that I feel it’s worth the reasonable investment. If you’re not ready to subscribe, check out their blog, The Feed, for free recipes and articles.
With over 20 new articles and recipes published daily, there is always something new to read at The Kitchn. I especially like their How To series which provides excellent step-by-step instructions for the simplest to some of the most complicated cooking techniques. The Kitchn is also a great resource for kitchen cleaning and organization advice.
A longtime favorite, Serious Eats offers a variety of recipes, interesting articles and fun taste tests. Be sure to check out The Food Lab column, which explores the best way to make staples such as chocolate chip cookies and classic dishes like beef stroganoff.
Chef Steps is an online culinary workshop created by the team behind Moderist Cuisine. This is the place to go if you want insight into restaurant cooking, modern cuisine, and more complicated techniques. Check out the classes and the thorough, expertly produced, videos.
The companion website to one of my favorite podcasts. Excellent recipes accompanied by compelling stories.
A classic source for recipes, but be sure to check out the articles too.
What are some of your favorite recipe resources? Please share by commenting below or connecting on Facebook.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in 5 Podcasts for Food Lovers.