Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blog About It

I'm always on the lookout for new, delicious recipes. Even with a large collection of cookbooks, sometimes it's nice just to be able to do a search by cuisine, type of dish or even ingredients. While Epicurious is one of my all-time favorite online sources for meal ideas, I've recently found myself pulling a lot more inspiration from blogs. So for today's Blog About It, I present two of my favorites, both of which happen to showcase delicious food from the comfort of tiny urban kitchens: Smitten Kitchen and Everybody Likes Sandwiches.

Deb, of Smitten Kitchen, not only knows a thing or two about cooking, but she does so from a 42-square-foot, circa-1935 half-galley kitchen in New York City. At yet, somehow, she manages to cook and take gorgeous photographs of some truly tasty meals.

Smitten Kitchen is the sort of place to go to for good comfort food, tons of tutorials and lots of stuff made from scratch, especially breads and baked good. Some of my recent favorite recipes from just these past few months include green bean salad with fried almonds, edna mae's sour cream pancakes and chocolate-peanut spread. There's also handy things like a recipe index, cooking conversions and information about how to be a better food photographer.

(Photos © Smitten Kitchen 2006-2010)

And then there's the Jeannette, of Everybody Likes Sandwiches, who also manages to make magic out of a tiny space, this time, in Vancouver.

Everybody Likes Sandwiches is an uncomplicated journal about food...not just sandwiches. It's a place I like to go to when I'm looking for fresh, seasonal and great tasting recipes. You know, the kind of stuff that's generally not only delicious, but healthy as well (except for maybe the salted caramel almond pretzel popcorn, which is just totally dangerous). My advice? Try the fennel, grapefruit & blood orange salad, which has quickly become my new favorite lunch.

(© 2005–2011 Recipes & content are copyright of Everybody Likes Sandwiches and Jeannette Ordas)

1 comment:

  1. Aw, thanks so much and so pleased to be in such wonderful company as Deb!


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