If you’re a seasoned home cook looking to add some spice to the pot, or a newcomer trying to find a simple and fun recipe to start out with, there are endless places you can go to find that perfect thing you’re looking for. In this modern age, finding the perfect recipe for you has become easier than ever, we no longer need to rely on grandma’s recipe cards. Some great places to find recipes are the internet, bookstores, and the television!
One of the best places to find a recipe you can be sure to love is right on the internet. Thousands of websites exist for the sole purpose of sharing recipes, whether it be from a famous chef, or where regular home cooks can share their favorites. One website that should be bookmarked on every home cook’s computer is allrecipes.com. This website has grown so large and popular that they’ve now published their most popular recipes in book form. Allrecipes.com allows home cooks to come together to share their recipes, and then those that try the recipe can rate it and leave feedback. If you’re looking for a great lemon chicken recipe, type it in the search box and watch the dozens of results pop up, all with ratings. Choose your favorite 5-star recipe and get cooking!
Some other places to find recipes is in cookbooks at your local bookstore or library. Some of the best cookbooks offer pictures to the reader so they can know what to expect from each dish. Recipes can also be found at the grocery and health food stores, and even gift shops. Many of the cook books sold at the gift shop will be local oriented food and ingredients oftentimes published by local cooks or restaurants.
This can also be a fun way to try out specialty ethnic food, such as lobster in Maine, or shrimp Louisiana-style! It’s also fun to show off your cookbook collection and make a challenge out of trying all the recipes from each of your books.
Another fun way to get all of your friends cooking and sharing recipes is by hosting a potluck party; once a week or once a month friends can come over towing their favorite dishes along with the recipe for that dish. This way people can try the dish before cooking it at home, and the recipe is right there for sharing!
For those who have spent years collecting their favorite recipes, making your own cookbook may be perfect for you. A family cookbook can also be a great gift to pass on to younger generations to share for years to come.
For the individual who is new to the cooking game, many television shows air that offer recipes to both the new and experienced chef. There are also DVD’s for the beginner cook, or even taking lessons can be a fun way to learn the ropes in the kitchen.