Quick Bites from Pender

Ready or Not, Here IT Comes

In Island Life, Kitchen Tips on December 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Holiday parties are coming.  I bet there’s more than a few out there who are going to a Christmas Party this weekend, whether or not you’re ready to jump into the festive season.  So, if you’re looking for a dish to take along to help the hostess, take along some Lavash Crackers and Smoky Roasted Tomato Dip, or check out some of the food sites below for more ideas:

David Lebovitz – received much of his training while working for 12 years in the pastry department at the famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, CA.  His site offers a wide range of dessert recipes, as well as an extensive list of savoury offerings.

Smitten Kitchen – is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard of this site?  Deb takes striking photos and picks out (mostly) great recipes to share with the rest of us.

Real Food — a great alternative food site, and a good source for seasonal recipes.

Channel 4 Food – here you’ll find the recipes of Gordon, Nigella, Jamie, Heston, et al — Brit chef heaven!

Cook’s Illustrated – my favourite food magazine both in print and on-line.  Most of the recipes require you to pay for an online membership, but it’s money well spent.  I visit here on a daily basis.  They test every recipe to death in search of the perfect version, and also offer equipment reviews and video tips.

Holiday parties are coming.  I bet there’s more than a few out there who are going to a Christmas Party this weekend, whether or not you’re ready to jump into the festive season.  So, if you’re looking for a dish to take along to help the hostess, take along some Lavash Crackers and Smoky Roasted Tomato Dip, or check out some of the food sites below for more ideas:

David Lebovitz – received much of his training while working for 12 years in the pastry department at the famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, CA.  His site offers a wide range of dessert recipes, as well as an extensive list of savoury offerings.

Smitten Kitchen – is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard of this site?  Deb takes striking photos and picks out (mostly) great recipes to share with the rest of us.

Real Food — a great alternative food site, and a good source for seasonal recipes.

Channel 4 Food – here you’ll find the recipes of Gordon, Nigella, Jamie, Heston, et al — Brit chef heaven!

Cook’s Illustrated – my favourite food magazine both in print and on-line.  Most of the recipes require you to pay for an online membership, To get the most of the site, you must buy a yearly membership, but it’s money well spent.  I visit here on a daily basis.  They test every recipe to death in search of the perfect version, and also offer equipment reviews and video tips.

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