Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 by Danny Davies
Finding delicious recipes for any occasion has never been easier. There’s so many tasty food and recipes websites floating around; but how do you know which ones are worth your attention? Well if you’re a budding online recipes connoisseur, you’ve come to the right place to find the absolute best ones: Dine-with-your-eyes through our definitive list of the absolute best of online food websites & blogs… Here’s our Top 10 Tastiest Recipes Websites of 2012. Bon appetit!
Gojee – Kicking off the list is probably one of the most salivatingly good looking food and recipes websites we’ve ever seen, with huge “food porn” style glossy photos of seemingly delicious meals and cocktails the order of the day. But there’s a brain behind Gojee’s brawn too. After signing in (don’t worry, it’s free and unintrusive), you can type into a bar at the top what kind of food you either have in your fridge, or what you’re craving… and Gojee calculates all your desired ingredients and serves up a playlist of amazing looking recipes that use those ingredients! Clever eh? Get on the beautiful Gojee by clicking here.
Punchfork – No list detailing the Internet’s tastiest recipes sites would be complete without our very own No.1 Tastiest Recipes Site of 2011, voted for voted for by thousands of All My Faves users out of a strong list of nominees. It’s nobly delicious concept is in ‘crowdsourcing': taking trending recipes from various social networks and food blogs to draw in and curate the perfect, visual recipes platform. It’s elegant, comprehensive, and most important of all tongue-tinglingly tasty!
Shiksa in the Kitchen – Meet Tori Avey, a Jewish convert whose love for the worldwide history of food and flavour translates brilliantly into an infectious food blog based around the enthusiastic personality of its owner. It’s all about “culinary anthropology” in the Shiksa’s world, and you can explore it with her; through a never-ending list of home-style cooking recipes, enhanced by stories about the history of the recipes. So click here to get acquainted with our resident food historian / amateur celebrity chef, Tori Avey.
Chocomize – Ok so this isn’t technically a recipes site. It’s actually a website that allows you to design your own perfect chocolate bar, and then have it delivered to you or someone you love. So hey, sue us, went bent the rules for a chocolate lover’s dream! You make every decision about your bar, from the type of chocolate to choosing up to 5 toppings from an incredible range of things: fruits, nuts, candy, spices or even bacon (don’t ask…). And then you buy it. And it’s not cheap. But then this isn’t an everyday treat: it’s an amazing gift idea (or personal indulgence) for any choco-connoisseur. So click here to get creative with your next chocolate bar.
Meet The Dubiens – Again, this isn’t technically a recipes site. But if you’re a parent with young kids, and you’re looking for new, fun ways to keep your little darlings eating healthily and entertained at the same time, this blog by clever mommy Jill Dubien should be on your list of recipes faves.
The blog’s got all sorts of ideas for fun activities generally with your kids, especially arts ‘n’ crafts, but seeing as this is about food, we’re linking you to her ‘Fun Food Friday‘ section: a page dedicated to her creative ways of making kids’ meals look so much fun to eat!
Taste of Home – It’s not easy for offline publications to adapt to online times. The Internet’s so much more instant and accessible than any paper publication could ever be. And that’s why we’ve included Taste of Home here. They’ve successfully charted the rickety path from magazine to cross platform, interactive, food website and blog (it’s new, called ‘Love & Homemade Recipes‘ and has potential!); adding modern style to traditional substance. We recommend their Top 10 Cheap Recipes post: who wouldn’t want to know the top 10 meals you can make for less than $2 in these testing times!
Skinnytaste – You know, being healthy doesn’t mean being boring. There’s a ton of great food out there just waiting to be cooked and served at your dinner table that’s both delicious and diet-conscious at the same time. And we’ve chosen Skinnytaste – a blog by skinny-visionary Gina Homolka – as the recipes website that currently best represents the new online breed of recipe curators dedicated to health and taste at the same time. It’s clean, simple, great looking and most importantly, full of great recipe ideas that will leave you both slim and satisfied, so click here to take a look.
Veggie Num Num – How easy is it to be a vegetarian nowadays! When you’ve got beautiful websites like Veggie Num Num providing you with a catalogue of recipes that look and (probably) taste great. It’s pretty much a love letter to vegetarianism; with guides to nutrition and being veggie as well as a handy hints ‘n’ tips section alongside its recipes core. Take a look by clicking here or on the pic.
Yummly – One for you to watch this year is Yummly, a semantic recipes search engine, which finds you the most popular recipes from around the web, based on what kind of ingredients, flavors and sensations you feel like. Sound clever? It is! It’s not the most incredible looking website (although with a recent $6million investment in Yummly this will soon surely change!), but it’s certainly one of the most useful recipes finders on the web, simply because it finds you exactly what you want, whatever your tastes or diet. Definitely worth a try!
Pinterest – You”re either addicted to Pinterest, or heard of it but don’t have a clue what it is. If you’re the latter and you’re also a connoisseur of great looking online recipes, you should definitely give Pinterest a try. One of the most popular ways of using Pinterest is to create online pinboards with delicious looking food pictures, linked to the recipes to make them, or to the sites they came from – a useful, social and great looking way to find your next meal. We’ve made one called “Food Made to be Pinned”. Check it out, and follow our board for regularly updated recommendations!
Now this list’s aim was to introduce you to some of the more unique recipes websites online. There’s of course many, many more, both on the Web and on your smartphone. And that’s where All My Faves’ Recipes Faves page comes in handy, especially on your smartphone. It takes the logos of all these sites and a few others that also deserve your discerning dining consideration… and puts them all in one, easy-to-use place. Simply touch a logo and you’re there; which means you can get to your next recipe much quicker, without having the scroll through endless bookmarks lists! So click here to browse the ultimate Recipes Faves… and click here to add them to your own!