Hi! This week’s been great and not too busy and I have plenty of time to write and eat. However, as much as I love to do both, there are many out there who are WAY better at both than I am. So, here are my favorite Food blogs and sites:
- Shanghai Girl Eats
Shanghai Girl Eats is a food blog run by ….. Shanghai Girl. She’s an Asian American currently living in Shanghai who “likes to eat” and “might as well take advantage of Asian metabolism” The blog is a quite exhaustive, very organized, compilation of restaurants in Shanghai along with (more than) a few restaurants in New York, Hong Kong and even Philadelphia. Her posts are honest, well written and full of AMAZING pictures
2. Mao Mao Mom Kitchen
MaoMao Mom Kitchen is one of the biggest, most comprehensive and authentic collection of Asian recipes anywhere. I mean BIG- she has literally hundreds of recipes, on the yellow pages and has English and Mandarin versions. There are also some great western recipes. Unfortunately the site is quite crowded with random ads and doesn’t look too professional to be honest. Regardless, the recipes are totally worth it.
3. Chocolate Covered Katie
Chocolate Covered Katie is a healthy food blog featuring desserts run by Katie. The site features hundreds of recipes that turn delicious but not so great foods into equally delicious but much healthier versions. My favorite are her healthy pancakes and actually inspired my Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes. She also shares great personal stories. The site is well organized, colorful and extremely easy to navigate.
For everyone familiar with Allrecipies.com, Epicurious is a step up. This was the site that introduced me to foie gras, truffle and poaching fish. I haven’t been there in a while, but if you’re ready to step up your cooking game, give this site a whirl.
5. Serious Eats
I saved the best for last. Serious Eats is the one stop shop for everything food. It is a comprehensive guide to pretty much every technique, cuisine, city eats……. The team behind the magic is an eclectic mix of professional chefs, restaurant owners, pastry experts and travelers all united by their common love of food. The site is well organized, easy to navigate and updates very frequently. They even have their own podcast- Special Sauce- and cooking courses. Definitely worth checking out!
Those are just my top 5 sites. I hope everyone has a chance to check them out. See you next week!