Top 10 Cooking Blogs

Top_10_cooking-blogs_header.jpgWhether you’re an accomplished chef or attempting to make your very first meal in the kitchen, the Web is chock full of inspiration to fuel your culinary creations. Here’s a list of the 10 Best Cooking Blogs to help you on your gastronomic journey.

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Cooking Channel, the sister channel to Food Network, which features fan favorites Giada DeLaurentiis, Emeril Lagasse and Paula Deen, as well as newcomers Chuck Hughes and Nadia G — just to name a few. The network’s blog makes featured recipes easy to find, categorizing them by interest. If your top goal this year is to lose weight, check out the Lighten Up section.

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2.  The Italian Dish
Do you enjoy home cooked meals? (Who doesn’t?!) Then, head over to The Italian Dish, which showcases kitchen adventures in delicious Italian food. The recipes are easy to follow and accompanied by beautiful, mouthwatering photographs. A tried and tested dish perfect for the cold winter months: Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Pancetta.

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3. Lemons & Anchovies
Don’t be misled, Lemons & Anchovies is so much more than its name suggests. A top Foodbuzz publisher, this blog regales readers with interesting travel tales while cooking up healthy, rustic comfort food. This Roasted Tomato Soup will keep you warm all winter and, no, it doesn’t contain any lemon or anchovies.

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If it’s down-home goodness you’re after, check out the musings of Ezra Poundcake. Not only is the name super clever, the recipes are of equal brilliance and will leave you begging for more. From decadent desserts to Meatless Monday to reviews of kitchen gadgets and products in “Things We Love,” this one’s got it all. For a can’t-miss dessert, try the Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Bars.

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5. 101 Cookbooks
As its name suggests, blogger Heidi Swanson not only whips up recipes from her 101 cookbooks, she’s also got a couple of her own — Super Natural Cooking and Super Natural Every Day. The blog 101 Cookbooks, her “recipe journal,” features healthy, good-for-you dishes made from natural ingredients that are illustrated with original, imaginative photography. Need proof? Here’s a Mac and Cheese recipe (infused with broccoli and basil) you can feel not so guilty about eating.

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6. Smitten Kitchen
Smitten Kitchen just had to be featured among the best cooking blogs for its fun, fresh, seasonal recipes, tongue-in-cheek writing and luscious photography — all cooked up in a tiny Manhattan apartment kitchen. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to warm up on a cold winter’s day with these Mini Key Lime Tarts?


7. Pinch My Salt

Trying to cook your own meals, eat healthy and save money? Then, check out Pinch My Salt, a blog that offers fun recipes featuring fresh ingredients. This Butternut Squash Hash with Mexican Chorizo and Eggs looks like the perfect Sunday brunch dish for a cold winter day.

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8. Brown Eyed Baker
There’s a popular notion that if you’re a great cook, you’re probably not a great baker — and vice versa. This blog proves you can be both! Written by a self-proclaimed foodie, recipes are presented with step-by-step instructions and scrumptious photos. Don’t miss these delightful (and easy) Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting – the most e-mailed recipe on the site.

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9. The FN Dish (Food Network)
A list of cooking blogs would not be complete without Food Network’s FN Dish. After all, Food Network is, arguably, the source for all things food. At FN Dish, you’ll find the best of the best – cooking heavyweights Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Rachel Ray, among others — as well as recipes featured in Food Network Magazine. Go ahead, take one last look back at the 10 Best Comfort Food Recipes of 2011.


10. The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Ever wondered what life would be like on the frontier? Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks is an intriguing — and downright delectable — glimpse into life on a ranch. From the simple, comforting recipes to the instructive, yet artful photos, it’s easy to fall for this one. She’ll have you at Twice Baked Potatoes.

From appetizers to desserts, these 10 blogs are great sources of inspiration for all of your kitchen adventures. Do you have a favorite?

Lisa Camerlengo is The Rescue Baker (@TheRescueBaker), a blogger on a mission to “rescue” non-bakers one at a time, and make baking easy and fun again.

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    Just thought this site deserved a mention! has a load of detailed, thorough recipes, and a series of original, informative articles about food, and the science and skills that go along with it. Please give it a try, it’s starting to become quite popular!

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  • Kitchens Brisbane

    I have read all the top 10 blogs. All are amazing. I like the style of all. Thanks for sharing.

  • how to do

    I read your blog it is really so good and i thanking you for the above blogs but i really like to read the “the italian dish ” blog. thank you once again!

  • Joe

    Definitely agree with you on some of these websites. I also go to “three many cooks” too. Smitten Kitchen, Brown Eyed Baker are some of my favourites. Definitely haven’t heard of Devour, The Blog though….Gonna check them out!

  • lisa cavarretta

    my food blog is awesome! (really, I promise!)

    pass it on, thanks!

  • David Lozano Lucas

    I recommend this cooking blog. It has recipes that you might find interesting:

  • venkat

    Thank you for sharing this post.

  • MetalHeadChef

    save money just put them in the oven after you turn it off the residual heat will keep them niceand warm till you are ready to serve …. its what restaurants do…… worked in them for over a decade, only the posh places use an actual plate warmer

  • James

    nice blog! come visit mine please

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    Nice!! That was cool.. I guess!!

  • Donna

    How often do you choose these Top 10 Cooking Blogs. I see John Contratti’s “Cooking With Mr. C” is making some lists. It’s the most entertaining food blog out there. Donna

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    I like cooking blogs and your blog is so nice. I like it. Keep sharing more

  • Dave

    I am wondering what goes good with a Pineapple Chutney?

    • Liz

      Pork Tenderloin with a Jerk marinade! If you like spicy

  • Dale

    Cooking With Mr. C. on Facebook is my favorite Cooking Site. Takes you to an outstanding blog. Don’t miss out.

  • Cooker Doctor

    Thank you for
    sharing this wonderful information. Thank
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