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Five Faves for Foodies

Updated on May 28, 2016
Courtesy of Food & Wine
Courtesy of Food & Wine

Have you ever known a person who while eating breakfast, thinks about what's for lunch. And,while eating lunch, thinks about the dinner menu. That's Me! It's kinda funny because, I would never consider myself a "foodie " but when you have to consciously force your mind to tune into other daily responsibilities, what do you think? I'm constantly thinking about food, a food addict, so to speak. And, believe it or not, I weigh a whopping 150 lbs., with a BMI of 21. But, that's another story altogether. When online, I constantly surf to find cool food websites. Here are a few of my foodie favorites.

I know the title is "Five Faves for Foodies" , but I've decided to make this a sort food website journal. Whenever I discover something new and worth sharing or if a listed site needs updating, I will make the appropriate revisions. ~ Jai Warren


Food 52

Food 52 is a unique online experience. NY Times food journalists, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, have created a recipe based website whose content is an amalgamation of their readers (home cooks) contributions. Weekly recipe contests ($100 gift cards to Whole Foods Market) prompt people to send their favorite home recipes to Food 52 , where they're tested, tasted and judged to determine a winner and provide more additions to the site. Their philosophy is to get people cooking again.

"We think cooking is really important — especially now. Over the past decade, many studies and books have shown that children from families who eat together do better in school, that eating "whole" foods is healthier, that eating sustainably will save the environment. But no one has pointed out that the only way to achieve all this in a comprehensive, lasting way is for people to cook". ~ About Food 52

Don't pass up the Video section for step-by-step instruction on winning seasonal recipes by their subscribers. A must visit!



Worlds 50 Best Restaurants

If you enjoy really sophisticated food and cool websites, visit this page. Unbelievable! Every April, a new list is chosen from restaurants around the world. This is the 2014 version but you can browse past years and they also provide the restaurants ranked #'s 51-100. Make sure to checkout their blog posts for chef interviews and restaurant updates.

The 2014 awards were announced in April Who's #1?


Food & Wine

Another well known food publication, Food & Wine has an excellent website. Food & Wine has just heavily revamped their site and now pulls information from blogs and websites all over the Internet. Their tagline, "inspiration served daily", is evident when you browse through the site. Make sure to explore the archives and be prepared to discover some very interesting cuisines from around the world. Don't miss exploring the Recipes & Chefs page of this website. Great cooking resource!!!







Banh Mi Sandwich
Banh Mi Sandwich

Viet World KItchen

Andrea Nguyen is the author of two cookbooks "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen " and "Asian Dumplings " (just released) and teaches Asians and westerners alike about the food of her native country. Vietnamese food has recently been recognized as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Plenty of vegetables with a moderate amount of protein, lots of herbs and rice or noodles are served practically at every meal. She also gives detailed information about "fish sauce" which is the Vietnamese equivalent of salt. I'm addicted to the stuff.


Rasa Malaysia

Another great source for Asian recipes, but you'll be astonished at the beauty of the photography. Bee Linn Yow provides recipes from a Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philipines and even India. If you enjoy all things Asian, this is a wonderful blog worth visiting. Bee just recently overhauled the website, making it more user friendly. Checkout her sister website Nyonya Food (Mothers' cuisine or home cooking).


Michael Ruhlman Translating the Chefs Craft for Every Kitchen

Michael Ruhlman is one of my favorite food journalists. He has authored several books on the art, craft and science of cooking including: The Making of a Chef, The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking and his latest Ratio. He has collaborated on The French Laundry Cookbook with Chef Thomas Keller and A Return to Cooking with Chef Eric Ripert. He's also been a judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America and appeared in two episodes of the Travel Channel's No Reservations with friend Anthony Bourdain. Ruhlman is a very engaging and entertaining writer, and his website is a mixture of recipes, instructional videos and essays on topical issues in the food world. For all you Foodies out there... a must visit!!!

You can also follow him on twitter @ruhlman






Alinea- Best Restaurant in North America - #6 in the World

That Says It All

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    • Beth Godwin profile image

      Beth Godwin 

      6 years ago

      Enjoyed the read! I also love a good cup of coffee. I am from the south, as well, where cooking and food are a big part of the "southern culture". When someone is sick, or a family member of a friend dies , carrying the family a home cooked dish or two is the norm. Good food can always make you feel better! LOL I love to watch Bizarre Foods and Anthony Bourdain.

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      These websites are very comprehensive... from simple basic food to ultra fine dining to world cuisine. They're my favorite sites to visit on the internet. Thanks for the compliment HPW, Ciao!!!

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      hubpageswriter 

      7 years ago

      These are really good foodies for thoughts. Nothing beats a good book on culinary treats and recipes. I especially love how foods are being photographed to reflect light and the essence of its beauty. Amazing, hub up.=)

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      I'm glad you enjoyed this... and knowing that there are other Hubbers like me. Thanks Arlecchino, Ciao!!!

    • Arlecchino profile image

      Arlecchino 

      7 years ago from Top of the Cloud

      At the beginning of your hub you described me :) It's a big pleasure to read interesting and informative hub like this. Thumb up!

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      7 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Chef Felisha, I know the opportunity to eat at any of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World is pretty slim. But it's fun to read about them anyway. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Ciao!

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      Felisha Wild 

      7 years ago

      I love going out to different restaurants to see what's tasty. Sometimes even if the food is delicious the value is lower than the expense and novelty of the meal.

      While it's fun to eat at some of these exclusive places at times, great food should be attainable to all.

      That's my take on it. :-)

      Chef Felisha Wild

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      GmaGoldie, food is just always on my mind. It's a fascination with flavor, taste and the cuisines of the world. Healthy food is also a priority. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Ciao!

    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Sadly, I look forward to the next meal and yet I don't plan - just seem preoccupied with that topic of interest.

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      I'm a food nut and these are just some of my favorites. Glad you liked this, thanks Leptirela. Ciao!

    • Leptirela profile image

      Leptirela 

      8 years ago from I don't know half the time

      this is an interesting share

      thank you

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      I'm with you Katie, great food is one of the many pleasures of life. Thanks for stopping by. All the best! :)

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      I'm smiling, great five favs for foodies, I love good, no great food. Thanks and Peace :)

    • rls8994 profile image

      rls8994 

      8 years ago from Mississippi

      Thanks, I will take a look at there archives.

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Glad that you enjoyed the websites. Gourmet has some fantastic Greek recipes in their archives that you might like. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Ciao!

    • rls8994 profile image

      rls8994 

      8 years ago from Mississippi

      Thanks for the wonderful food websites. I enjoy trying new recipes. I would also love to try some Greek recipes when you post them. Great hub!

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Thanks Lady E for stopping by. I intend to do another Hub on food blogs/ websites and there is one that has a good collection of Greek recipes. Will let you now when I publish it.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for sharing your favourite websites. I smiled while reading that you think of Lunch while eating breakfast etc. Nothing wrong in that. That's good planning. lol.

      A friend has recently introduced me to Greek food and I love it. So, if you have any "easy" Greek Recipe's, throw them my way or share with us.

      Thanks and Best Wishes. Hope things are looking up Job-wise. :)

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Food can be very mundane, or very special.. it all depends on how it's prepared! Thanks for an interesting post!

    • DogSiDaed profile image

      DogSiDaed 

      8 years ago from UK

      Ahh a page with a view to cookery! This does interest me now, especially as I'm soon to make my way to University, and to be honest, Pot Noodle really doesn't appeal for every meal XD

    • DogSiDaed profile image

      DogSiDaed 

      8 years ago from UK

      Ahh a page with a view to cookery! This does interest me now, especially as I'm soon to make my way to University, and to be honest, Pot Noodle really doesn't appeal for every meal XD

    • Jai Warren profile imageAUTHOR

      Jai Warren 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Your welcome. By the way, here's another blog you might

      like, Almost Bourdain. It's authored by a fellow Australian

      living in Sydney.

      http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com

    • Catherine R profile image

      Catherine R 

      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks for those. I can see I will enjoy them all.

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