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i particularly like food52's hotline. i think it is a tremendous resource. however, after reading a lot of blogs or cooking sites for recipes (such as white on rice couple, all recipes, epicurious, food and wine) i find that googling for a recipe by name or ingredient (such as asian chicken soup recipe) and description is helpful and you quickly find reputable sites that favor your way of cooking. now i think that youtube is now my number one resource. i am sufficiently adept in the kitchen now that i don't like to eat out unless it is something i don't want to spend a lot of time making or something i just can't make. i have gotten to this point by subscribing on youtube to about 15 channels i have found to be particularly interesting...chef john (food wishes) is terrific and gianni's north beach is good, cooking with dog, maangchi (korean) among others. even if you don't think you will make a particular dish, you learn a reason for doing something or a technique whether velveting meat or how to cut vegetables or a particular flavor combination. it does take a lot of time weeding through the duff to find the gems.
Click on "COLUMNS" at the top of the Food52 homepage, scroll down the list until you get to "LINK LOVE." You will find a bunch of posts with links to cooking websites.
I don't see COLUMNS at the top of any of the links or LINK LOVE :(
One of my favorites is davidlebovitz.com
David is an American food blogger and cookbook author in Paris who writes entertainingly, has great recipes and lovely photos.
I love him - several of his recipes are go-to's for me.
PieceofLayerCake is a trusted source on baking.
Ladyandpups.com, seriouseats.com, mynameisyeh.com, cannellevanille.com, apt2bbakingco.com.
Nancy is a trusted home cook.
I think one's preferences in cooking sites, like cookbooks, change with one's stage of life, cooking mastery, interest in particular cuisines or techniques. Look here in food52 (and elsewhere) on web for articles with titles like "best food links this week" or "10 best cooking sites in Britain." sample them, and you'll get a sense of what you like, what you find helpful now. there will be some you'll return to often, some you'll consult for specific lessons, and your preferences will change.
Food52 is a daily visit for me, I like the mix of accessible recipes and not-too-long, not-too-short articles - plus it feels like a community, a feeling that's strengthened by the Hotline. The New York Times' new cooking site is great for recipes. Epicurious is the repository for recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and more. The Kitchn (sic) and Serious Eats are good for reading in-depth pieces on how recipes are developed, or the science behind a particular technique. I've suggested this elsewhere, but Flipboard is a great app (and I think website too?) for discovering sources on pretty much any topic that interests you.
Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.
Add to the great suggestions http://smittenkitchen.com and http://www.101cookbooks... for recipes.
http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/recipes/ and http://www.sbs.com.au/food/ are great!
I like Panna if you want to watch videos on technique. And it's pretty cheap for a subscription.
And foodblogsearch.com is a great way to search foodblogs, too!
https://cinc.kitchen is good for managing recipes. Especially if you want to scale recipes.
Sometimes commercial websites can be a good resource; King Arthur's site (kingarthurflour.com) is a particularly useful source for all sorts of baking information, but many of them have a lot of useful information on their products and more general topics from people enthusiastic on the subject.