Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fine Cooking Overhauls Website

One of my favorite magazines, Fine Cooking, recently overhauled its website. I think it's now one of the nicest food websites I've seen.

I especially like the drop-down recipes section; click on a topic such as "Chicken," "Pork," "Braising," or "Weeknight Meals" and you will receive multiple recipe options, all illustrated with attractive photography.

The new Fine Cooking website is blogrolled at the left under Cooking links.


Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

Very cool site indeed. I have never really heard of them before. I will have to place the site on my favorites. Another one that I like - and really more so the publication- is Taste of Home. I like reading the stories of people's memories behind the food. I guess I'm a sucker for that kind of thing.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Glad you enjoyed it too, J.C.! Hope you find it useful. Some of my favorite recipes have come from this magazine.

I like Taste of Home as well. That, along with FINE COOKING and COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, make great "reads" as well as providing good recipes. :)

While I'm on the subject I also have to mention EVERYDAY FOOD, which may not be quite as interesting readingwise, but has proven to be a great resource for recipes my family likes.

Best wishes,

8:50 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

I will have to check out Everyday Food as well.
One staple publication, which I am not sure they have out your way or not is Southern Living. It's a lifestyle magazine, but it always has a food section with some traditional and "new" southern cooking. Pretty good stuff too. They publish an annual cookbook with their recipes every year.

Maybe this isn't the spot for it, but since we are on the subject- do you have a tried and true recipe for something that uses chicken, smoked sausage and tomatoes? I know gumbo and jambalya fit the bill, but not what I'm looking for- more something along the lines of Chicken Cacciatore or something like that over pasta. I had something like that for the Crock pot, but I got a pressure cooker for Christmas and am anxious to do something like that in it.
By the way I've made Beef Stew, Stroganoff and Pork roast and potatos in it and everything has been awesome. I even added a gravy mix and soup to the roast and it made a delicious gravy. I saw my Dad use one when I was a kid, and I've wanted one for a time. Do you ever use one?
(sorry for the long comment- I'd much rather talk food than politics or the like right now anyway.)

6:11 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi J.C.! I've heard of SOUTHERN LIVING -- I own one of their cookbooks -- but am not sure I've ever seen a copy. I'll look for it the next time I'm at a bookstore.

I don't think I have a recipe such as you describe... Your pressure cooker sounds neat. I've never used one before. This must be the Christmas for kitchen appliances as I asked for and received a large crockpot -- I wanted something big enough for a whole chicken, which wouldn't fit in the 4 Qt. Rival I've had since we got married. :)

Comment away as long as you like! I know what you mean. There are so many political stories I could comment on, but I just don't have the heart for it at the moment. I shake my head, sigh, and then turn my attention to something more pleasant, like an old movie...or a cooking magazine!

Best wishes,

11:27 PM  

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