January 9, 2009 by 8junebugs
SmartGuyJon’s mom once said she considers cookbooks fairy tales for grown-ups, and she’s absolutely right.
The internets provide an endless source for dream-worthy, drool-worthy foodie tales that are currently making me want to put on my grand’s apron and…well, cook stuff that apron’s never seen. My grand was a terrible cook and the reason I have a lingering fear of pressure cookers.
I was away for more than a week at Christmas, then hosting G. for about a week (during which, sure, there was fresh venison with caramelized onions and roasted potatoes, but there was also pizza!), and I have given my kitchen only the briefest nod since…oh, probably since the middle of October. I made a roast sometime in autumn — of that I am certain. But I’ve done little since then to feed my inner foodie.
And some days really do just call for pizza rolls and/or carrots and hummus…neither of which are good for my outer foodie.
So I’m dream-drooling about savory biscuits and roasted vegetables and lentil soup and homemade bread. I’ve restocked my freezer and am working on my pantry — my spices need replacing and I really should reorganize the shelves again, now that it’s back to just me in the kitchen.
(The current configuration does not allow my olive oil to live on a reachable shelf. As handy as it is to leave it on the counter, I’m short on counter space.)
Some of my current and perennial favorite food pr0n:
I Hate Swiss Chard (duh)
Bread and Honey (tons of soup recipes, which I’m all about right now)
Orangette (who now writes for Bon Appetit and has a cookbook coming out in March…which I have already preordered, having read her blog since before she met Brandon)
Cooking for Engineers (he writes up the recipes in a grid — it’s effing brilliant)
Epicurious (easiest online recipe source EVER)
Who am I missing? What are your favorite food stops online?