Do you check the web for new dishes?

@marguicha (101762)
Chile
October 27, 2011 7:41am CST
I am always checking the web to learn new ways of preparing my food. Most of the time I see the beautiful picture in colours and check the ingredients. But that´s enough to inspire me many times. Do you get in your mail cooking sites? Do you check what they bring each day? What are your favorite cooking sites? Share!
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
28 Oct 11
Im always looking at and collecting recipes. I save a lot of them ona DVD and call it The Neverending Cookbook. I choose recipes that dont have 101 ingredients. Ones that are kind of simple and not many ingredients.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
28 Oct 11
I can understand that about lots of ingredients. I also skip those and the recipes that have ingredients that you have to go to another planet to get them. I do make some recipes where some ingredients I don´t have can be changed for those that are usually in my pantry.
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@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
29 Oct 11
Yes, i usually just save the recipes if i normally have thoses things on hand. My daughter and i was shopping a few weeks ago. She saw a recipe on tv and has been looking all over for this certian type of fish. I told her why dont you just use a different fish. She says because dr somebody on tv said it was that kind of fish. Personally i would have just choose another fish already or just didnt do the recipe at all.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
30 Oct 11
When I read a fish recipe I check if they are made with the light white fish or with the oilier ones. That´s enough for me as fish goes. It´s just like I do when I put the clothes in my washing machine: white means many colors that will not fade or dye the rest of the clothes.
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• United States
27 Oct 11
I never did that so far. I bought two cook books for crock pot meals though. I love cooking out of my pot. it makes the food so juicy and tender. The standing over the stove days are over for me.
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• Canada
27 Oct 11
Thank the Good Lord, for the almighty crock pot...YES, so heartily agree..it is the life blood of my kitchen! It is always perking away...and I so love when I come home from work, the smells...and the anticipation of good eats, and not the tiring frustration of having to put in all together whilst one is tired and hungry! You got my vote, gifts!
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
27 Oct 11
I have learnt here at mylot of the crock pot. I don´t know if they don´t have it in my country or I just haven´t gone to see if they sell it here lately. The thing I ask myself, would it we worth buying it if I live alone? True I invite a lot, but my guests like my normal cooking.
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• Canada
28 Oct 11
YES...Marguicha, I too, live alone and it truly is worth your while! I have a huge one, and a small one (they came together)! They are much used, and loved in my home! I can make "splendiforous" all-in-one meals, that I would never take time to make for myself...and the beauty is twofold; I do not have to tend it....AND I can use much CHEAPER cuts of meat, as they slowly cook all day, and you would think you bought the finest cuts! A crockpot for you, surely gets my vote...Marguicha!
@SIMPLYD (82810)
• Philippines
28 Oct 11
Yes, i go to some cooking sites for new recipes or to foods i like to cook, but don't know exactly how it is done. Usually too, i would search for a certain dish - like fried chicken to see what are some ways of marinating or making them more delicious.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
The web is rwally helpful when you want to gat new ideas for dishes you want to make. Besides, they look so tempting as the pictures are beautiful.
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@SIMPLYD (82810)
• Philippines
31 Oct 11
yes, those pictures of dishes on the net looks beautiful and delicious. It's a bit of a pressure to copy it exactly as it is pictured on the net . But for new dishes, i would usually cook only enough amount, until i have proven it to be indeed delicious.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
27 Oct 11
I normally look up dishes that I may not have in my recipe books, things like how to make yoghurt at home and from there move on. I have learnt how to make a lot of meals that I normally do not make, things like how to make fresh pasta at video jug http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-fresh-pasta there are also a lot of people that have their own private recipes online, I often go to youtube because the videos seem to make the recipes easier to follow. Well have fun discovering new recipes.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
28 Oct 11
I have learned a lot of things by looking for recipes at the web. I tend to change recipes a bit because I will not go shopping for special ingredients, but only use what I have. But the presentation of the dishes is so beautiful that it has changed my way of bringing the food to the table when there are guests.
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@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
28 Oct 11
I agree with you on that, one television show that concentrates a lot on how dishes are presented is Master Chef, which is a television show, but at least some of the episodes I've seen they always mention presentation.
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@siri26 (331)
• India
27 Oct 11
Hi Marguicha, I use to try new dishes. Here is my published dishes. If you want you can check them and try. Have a delicious food. :-) http://www.triond.com/users/chandrra
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
27 Oct 11
I´ll do it this evening, siri. I love to read new recipes. They inspire me.
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@siri26 (331)
• India
29 Oct 11
Hi did you cheek that? did you find anything interesting?
@khare_1005 (1310)
• India
30 Oct 11
well i do check the cookery sites but its only when i am searching for any particular recipe.i too want to be more experimental in my cooking but its only less often if i have time to do experiments inside my kitchen.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
30 Oct 11
Sometimes checking at the web will let you do a better dish with the ingredients you have. I use a site where I can ask for a dish with my ingredients, if I want it to be a ain dish and if there´s an ingredient I cannot eat.
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@louievill (19633)
• Philippines
29 Oct 11
I always do that too friend, because the kids will tire out if you always do the same thing, besides it's always very exciting to learn new things and cooking is one of them, I'm very interested with using spices and herbs I've never tried, and other cooking techniques, I check ingredients and imagine how it would taste but I also see to it that it's available and not very expensive
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
Children are often more picky than adults. But I have had good results with my grandchildren by asking them to try a spoonfull of a new dish each time and, if they don´t like it, I can give them a dish they like. I have always at my fridge some good meal I know they witll like, like a sace for pasta.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 11
I always check the internet for some detailed recipe about sweets, dessert, cakes and savory dishes. I could never thank the internet enough and the people behind the amazing recipes i tried. The only downside though some recipes are not really amazing or good so im really careful when choosing. Have a great day!
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
I generally follow recipes for sweet things. But I love to check the main courses and even salads or soups and many times I find a nre awesome ingredient to add or a nice presentation with the pictures online.
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@youless (93486)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Oct 11
I like cooking, and sometimes I will also check new recipes via the net. It is very convenient for me to find some new dishes easily. The problem is I often feel hungry when I surf the recipes:) I love China
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
Yhe web is very helpful when you want to get new ideas for dishes you want to make. Besides, they look so tempting as the pictures are beautiful. But you are right: looking at wonderful dishes makes you hungry.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
27 Oct 11
I love browsing recipe sites. I've also signed up with some of the food manufacturers, who send out recipe emails using their products. One of my favorite sites is food.com (used to be recipezaar). In addition to the recipes, the comments section gives ideas about how people have varied the recipe to suit their tastes, or in some cases, to substitute for ingredients that they don't have on hand.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
I love epicureous and allrecipes. But sometimes, when I´m looking for a certain dish, I just write it on a search engine.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
27 Oct 11
Girls I got a new crockpot about 6 months ago. I went to allrecipes.com to get a few ideas since I had not used a crockpot in quite awhile. Anyway, I tried 3 different chicken crockpot recipes while they turned out, whoever put the recipe up had added way to much salt or pepper in each of the recipes. One of them my husband and son really liked except for adding to much pepper. So if you use this recipe site, make sure you read the reviews before beginning. It will save you some disasters when using one of their recipes. I have not been there in awhile now because I basically got burnt three times but I really liked the chicken crockpot recipes. Now that the weather is cooling off I will start up the crockpot again and will retry the recipes but I will deffinately NOT add all the salt and pepper as the recipes said! Good Luck with your cooking. I learned my lesson on the web I can always count on Betty Crocker recipe book rather than online although I have had very good luck with other recipes. Just not on the chicken crockpot.
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
I checked online for the crockpot (I have never seen one)and decided I will not buy one if they sell it here. It seems the the pot ends up with the vitamins of the veggies. Check on it: you might want to add the veggies at the last moment.
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@rameshchow (5284)
• India
27 Oct 11
I can check for Indian dishes, and i have already downloaded some good books also. But have to like practical cooking learns from mom.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
28 Oct 11
I´m sure your mother is the best person to teach you the essentials. Then, later, you can add your own twit learned from books and the web.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Oct 11
Good morning, as much as i like to cook i never go to cooking sites or watch any of the cooking shows on tv.I might go to the sites if i still had a printer but i doubt it.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
28 Oct 11
I used to see a cooking show three or four years ago, when I had a shoulder problem and stayed at the house all Summer. I learnt how to cook sushi then. I felt very proud when I made my first sushi. I don´t do it much now, but then I was happy to have something to do.
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
27 Oct 11
No friend I not search any web for dishes because my MIL not likes making special dishes. Only vegetables, chapati, and rice no other dish.. sometime I feel bored.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
28 Oct 11
And can´t you change a bit your vegetable recipes? I like to change the way I make my veggies and I´m always discovering something new there.
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
27 Oct 11
Yes, I do. My family is getting bored of the same old stuff. I searched this morning for a quiche recipe and a chicken cutlet recipe. I do not join any sites as I do not want all that mail coming over from them.
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
27 Oct 11
Quiches are easy to make and they can be filled with almost anything. The one I like best is the fried onion quiche. But the ham and chesse, the artichoke hearts and the spinach quiches are awesome too.
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@djordan (37)
• United States
27 Oct 11
I am always on the web looking for new recipes and new ways to cook typical dishes. My favorite site to visit for this is Food Network Recipes and Easy Cooking Techniques. I like this site because a wide variety of things to try and also I just purchased the Nu-Wave Oven and little-be-it-known they have a web site as well and they have some great recipes. I also have cook books which I use alot. Most recently I purchased Bobby Flays Top 100 and Mario Lopez Lean Family.
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
27 Oct 11
I have some sites that send me recipes to my mail. I save them and I immediatly make some dishes that look awesome to the eye. I get allrecipe and epicureous all the time
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
Yes I check the web on ways to prepare and cook food. I actually don't know how to cook before, and on the first time I was away with my parents to work outside my country, I had to learn cooking on my own. It took about a year before I really cook something I can consider a REAL DISH I learned from looking how my friends cooks the dishes, And checking the web for the ingredients and how those were prepared. I love the internet for teaching me how to cook. But I am still not a good cook ^^
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@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
27 Oct 11
I´m sure you have what it takes to be a good cook You are interested in learning and you watch every place or person that can help you learn. Good for you!!!
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
27 Oct 11
Good morning, dear one! Got to be honest here, I really don't use the web, to the advantage it should be. It is so ingrained in me, to use my old cookbooks, tried and true! So often, when I have checked the net for a recipe, I find the ingredients that are required are not available here, or I don't have in the pantry! Most of the old books, have basic ingredients with just a new twist! And I so, dislike, when the recipes you get on the web, add a packaged mix of some kind...and it is the base of the dish! My cooking bible is; "The Joy of Cooking"..."Laroux's Gastronomigue" and a very old Red Roses Flour cookbook! Probably a hundred years of finger-prints on it..LOL!
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
27 Oct 11
My cooking bible is also "The joy of cooking". I´ve had it for ages and got one for each of my daughters when they got married as a special gift from me. The "Joy" has everything you can imagine and then some. I feven found once a recipe that made me laugh nonstop. A couple of years ago I decided to try my hand with squids as I had only eaten them at fancy restaurants. Please, read the squid part. I won´t tell you more: you have to read it yourself. I also dislike the kind of recipes that have a mixture of cans or packages. I like the real cooking from scratch and there are only a few items that I accept canned. I can only think now of tuna and condensed milk.
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• Canada
28 Oct 11
Love...love...love that book! And I so, can't wait to read the squid part....and share a laugh with you! How truly thoughtful, of you...to give the "Joy of Cooking" as newlywed gifts, something to be savoured and treasured forever! My about to be; daughter-in-law would truly love a copy of the first edition of the "Joy of Cooking"...and we truly don't realize what a treasure we are holding! I am finding FIRST EDITIONS on the internet at well over $100.00 Cdn--in poor condition! Now I wished I hadn't got all the slops on mine..LOL! Internet recipes...have often been a bug-bear of mine, Marguicha! So many of them are a package of this..or that! NO..NO, I am a scratch cook, like you! It could be in my head...but I always taste chemicals (or something --OFF) from all packaged mixes or foods! Even tho' it might seem wasteful...I don't even buy a Ham, unless it has the bone in...as the bone stops them from infusing it full of nitrosamines and nitrosalines! I have compared them...after cooking and taking the bone out, I get much more meat, pound for pound with the bone in....and the bone makes a wonderful soup! Gosh, I got way off subject, didn't I! I truly hope (and do pray, daily) that each day is brighter...in all ways!
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
29 Oct 11
It wasn´t a squid, it was an octopus. Sorry, it´s my English. Please imagime my kitchen sink, the the octopus there and me wanting to know how was I going to cook it. I know they have to be cooked in a certain way so they are tender. So I went to the shelf where my cookbooks are, took out the "Joy" as I knew that there you can get everything to eat under the sun. I will note quote what I read: please look up in octopus instead of squids. Sorry, luv.
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@kyrararen (601)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 11
I dont use web to preparing food actually since I dont have so much time to cook. well, not only that, if there;s a way to prepare food without using heat I would love to use it, the weather in my place now is unbearably hot. it;s boiling I guess. yet when the cooler season comes I will enjoy it so much. I like cooking when the environment is condusive (I have heat allergy _
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
2 Nov 11
I have seen videos at the web showing how to prepare beautiful salads. I´m sorry you are allergic to sun. I love sun but know some people who have to stay away from it. Salads are good when the weather is too hot. And you might cook some chicken (you put it in the pot and return when it´s done). I use cold cooked or roasred chicken a lot in hot weather, with salads and olives.
• Indonesia
2 Nov 11
yeah, it is really horrible I have to stay away from sun. heat makes my skin hmm, how would you say that, it makes me have chikenpox-like-redspots all over my body. _
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
6 Nov 11
You just type salads+video and search at the web. As for cold cuts, I mean you cook or bake the chicken the normal way (you don´t have to be at the kitchen while it´s cooking, thewn cut the heat and let it cool. Serve cold with lettuce, tomatos, feta cheese or the like, olives, or whatever mixture you like. I use baby kale and arugule too as I hve it in my house.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
My wife goes into the internet to find the recipes for some particular food that she likes. She does not explore the internet for new dish as the internet is covered worldwide, and there are so many dish that will not suit up to our taste. This is why she goes to the local restaurants, then looks up some food in the menu, and there she goes with the internet.
@marguicha (101762)
• Chile
6 Nov 11
When you have the name of the dish you want to check, it is easier. But sometimes you just want to browse the different possibilities for ideas.