on the surface, the worlds of food and the Internet should have nothing to do with each other.At its best, cooking is deliriously old- school, slow, stubborn and sensual, everything your high-speed modem and 500 mhz laptop isn't. We've sped up that gradual process with microwaves and precooked bacon that's ready in five seconds, but the best intersections between food and new technology are the most basic.
The thousands of recipe sites and food delivery services online have given people new cooking tips as well as ways to get their food. While the brave new world of e-books never really materialized, online cookbooks remain one of the few real challenges to old-fashioned paper recipes.
They won't replace the fun of flipping through a food bible like Larousse Gastronomique for obscure uses of snake meat and the healing power of onions, but the following sites should make life in the kitchen more of an adventure. Bon appetit.
A gateway for dozens of different recipe sites, everything from chicken and fish to gluten-free food.Of the hundreds of different recipe sites online, this is one of the most helpful because it makes the most of the Net's ability to generate dialogue. Recipes are offered and then users rate them, giving suggestions and modifications as well as pointing out the duds.Wondering how to make the Naked Chef's zippy lemon rice at home? Confused about just how much butter Emeril used in that sauce? Come here and learn from the stars. Canadian chefs like Rob Feenie live at this site.
More of a store than a cookbook. You can plan your entire week's menu and then buy the food you need.Want to learn how to clone secret restaurant recipes like KFC chicken and Starbucks coffee cake in your own home? Here you go.For the veggie in you.Sexy shots of, er, food. Includes arousing categories like hardcore, celebrities and "Lebanese." firstname.lastname@example.org