Links I Love
Posted: February 26, 2012 Filed under: General Food Writing | Tags: Chicago Reader, chow.com, cooking shows, cooking with dog, food shows, food webisodes, foodgawker, links, tastespotting, the supersizers, vegan
I bet you think this post is going to be about sausage, don’t you?
Well, you’re wrong.
(It’s true that I’ve been eating sausage ever since I moved to Chicago and my husband arrived home from nine weeks in Germany, where sausage is a religious experience, but I try to lean toward a veggie-centered lifestyle.)
I’ve decided to take some time to post about my favorite food videos and blogs, partly because I don’t have any recipes or photos to post this week and partly because I know that I’m always interested in finding new cooking shows and blogs to view, so I thought I’d share my faves.
Let’s start with the obvious. I view Foodgawker and Tastespotting daily. I’ve been unsuccessful in publishing with them, but they are such great resources for recipes, and lovely, lovely food photos. Ever since Gourmet magazine went under in 2009, I’ve turned to Bon Appetit as my premier professional resource. My number two is Saveur even though I honestly don’t really like the design of their webpage.
I recently fell in love with The Perennial Plate, a foodblog/online documentary about sustainable eating. The videos are succinct and beautifully shot.
The Perennial Plate Episode 91: Southern Table from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.
I found “Working Class Foodies” videos through a random Youtube search and I immediately spent an afternoon watching all of the available videos. Great photography and affordable, healthy recipes, make this a great show for low income foodies.
Cooking with Dog has been a favorite of mine for a few years now. Authentic Japanese dishes narrated by a fluffy grey poodle. The videos are informative and adorable.
I was vegan in my early twenties, and I still eat vegan on a regular basis, so I can appreciate a little humor when it comes to the veggie lifestyle. Vegan Black Metal Chef is a hilarious series of meat-free recipes prepared in a very hardcore manner.
CHOW.com’s Channel on Youtube is another fantastic resource of how-to videos that I turn to for expert advice and cooking tips. One of my favorite vids is Gabrielle Hamilton preparing a Christmas Eve dinner.
IF your looking for an entertaining food program that combines history and humor, check out The Supersizers series. This BBC show takes a food critic and a comedian and drops them into different historical periods (mostly in Britain) to experience the cuisine and culture.
Lastly, for local eats and food happenings I turn to The Chicago Reader. Their food reviews are pretty solid and I’m keen on their “Key Ingredient” feature where they challenge a local chef to cook up a dish using exotic ingredients, like gold leaf, wood ash or cod milt.
What are some of your food centered links?