We’ve been reading food & cooking blogs for the past few years. Here are some of our favorites.
You’d be hard-pressed to find anybody in the internet stratosphere who doesn’t know about Deb Perelman and her adorable family, and with good reason. Everything (with the exception of that milk punch recipe) she makes is nuanced, delicious, and seasonal. Nellie always has to go to the store immediately after reading one of her posts. Also, that baby.
Occasionally overwhelming at times, but usually helpful, the Serious Eats is a great source of inspiration and aid in our time of need. Also a good time-killer: they update all day, every day.
Classic, usually easy, delicious. I often go here when I can’t find a solid recipe somewhere else.
This cookbook author lives in Paris and writes about all the tastiest happenings, cheese, ice cream, chocolates, pastries, and meals in the city of lights. He also occasionally will do restaurant recommendations for San Francisco, which are all worth the visit.
Robyn’s blog is a wonderful blend of manatee drawings, crazy-enthusiastic descriptions of food, and restaurant-hopping. Always a little intense, with casual, sharp pictures, you wish you lived near her so she’d take you out to Chelsea and show you what to eat. Has some great Paris food recommendations in there if you can dig a few years back.
The Paupered Chef
Ooh, the Paupered Chef. Great recipe (although you’ll stink up your kitchen) for roasted chicken, excellent technique for homebrewing your own cider (just go buy a jug of organic apple cider at Whole Foods). Nick Kindelsperger and Blake Royer both live in Chicago.
You like gloomy pictures of Berlin and good writing? Good! Because Luisa has quite the excellent collection of recipes, ambitious but do-able (our favorite kind of recipe).
You like wooden chopping boards and mysteriously/poetically-rendered tales of how ladies leave their lives to start anew in Italy? Of course you do. Beautiful pictures, food, writing, hard-boiled eggs and mustard.
Local (to Central IL) food blogger Lisa has reviewed nearly all of the restaurants in Champaign-Urbana and can always be counted when you’re at a loss and you want to dine out with your friends and romantic partners. She even has a guide to where you can sit outside. In addition to her reviews, she shares recipes, photos, and tips & tricks from local chefs.