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Call me crazy ;) but when off duty, I like to unwind on the computer, reviewing food/cooking websites--you probably do it to, or you wouldn't be reading this now. It reminds me of an OLD episode of Star Trek, when Kirk finds Scotty reading Tech manuals instead of sleeping--his reply: "But Captain, I AM relaxing." I love ChefTalk, and often recommend it to other cooks/chefs I know. Are there other sites that you recommend, either informative, or even just plain food fun? I have several I enjoy linked on a site I run: www.geocities.com/chefsfederation . Love the "Cooking with Gus" daily comic strip! Please check them out, and pass along sites you enjoy. Thanks, and happy surfing.
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One of my favorites is www.8legged.com It's called deep fried live. It's a cartoon cooking show with an accident prone octopuss as the host. It's very funny yet informative. They are all real recipes and they give facts on sciences of cooking and such kind of like Alton Browns "Good Eats".
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Good Eats is an excellant example of the kind of fun and learning out there.
Another great site is Mikemenn's Good Eats fan site at www.goodeatsfanpage.com They too have a link to 8legged.
Chef Al The Independent Chefs Federation: www.geocities.com/chefsfederation
"Trust a Chef who licks his own fingers"--William Shakespeare
"Only the pure of heart can make good soup"--Ludwig van Beethoven
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Chef Al The Independent Chefs Federation: www.geocities.com/chefsfederation
"Trust a Chef who licks his own fingers"--William Shakespeare
"Only the pure of heart can make good soup"--Ludwig van Beethoven
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I've picked apart the Web with a fine toothed combed, and as far as I can tell, Egullet is the center of the online food universe.

Is it fun? Hmmmmmmm... That's a tough call. It's definitely not what I call friendly either. I find people talk to themselves more than they talk to each other.

But, as pretentious as a lot of these people can get, they know a thing or two about food.
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one person's fun...

Often, fun doesn't have to be 'funny'. I can have good time relaxing reading food comics, recipe sites, or even Gov't food safety code sites( One persons fun...). Scott, I did go to www.egullet.com and it is a great resource site. I'm sure to spend many hours there in the future--thanks
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"Only the pure of heart can make good soup"--Ludwig van Beethoven
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"Only the pure of heart can make good soup"--Ludwig van Beethoven
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www.Hertmann.com is a great food site. Super layout and RICH with info without being ladden with junk. Fun to read!!

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post #7 of 16
Our very own Bouland has a fantastic website: http://www.hertzmann.com
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I have spent a lot of time on eGullet reading, but not posting. The people there sure do seem to know what they are talking about, but it does not seem like the most friendly group of people IMO. I do read a lot of their posts though because these people are very serious about food so I really have learned a ton from them. I also spend a lot of time on the food network boards (Food Network Boards ). They are a great group of people and very easy to talk to.
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post #9 of 16
That egullet sure looks informative!! Thanks...

I have one that has a lot of healthy food info, if anyone is interested in that type of thing. It's http://www.bellybytes.com - more of a nutritional site, but has some interesting articles and recipes, too. Plus a whole section on foods and how they aid your health.
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Of course everybody is welcome to there own opinions about other websites.

I would appreciate it though if we did not bash other sites in public.These types of things have a way of turning around on you.

Many thanks
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I post mainly on TechZone checking out reviews on new computer stuff and the occasional visit to the kitchens forum though not many people there. I'll usually unwind by playing games online like Soldiers of Fortune 2, Diablo 2, sometimes Halo. Great way of venting anger and frustration, I highly recommend :cool:
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Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #14 of 16

I kind of like 911 Chef Eric

I kind of like this web site, although the "911" part kind of makes you do a double take.

www.911cheferic.com

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www.moleculargastronomy.org isn't much of a site just yet, but I have High Hopes!

I'm also a sucker for the more cerebral approaches to food offered at sites like http://www.pierre-gagnaire.com/francais/cdmodernite.htm How good's your french?

http://www.relaischateaux.fr also has some cool content in its food section.
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post #16 of 16

try these and stay up all night!

I like the following sites for various reasons:
www.chowhound.com...great for traveling and/or searching out foods around the country.

www.bbc.co.uk/food...great site for some inspired and creative ideas

www.lileks.com...too bizarre for words

www.icuban.com...oh Miami I miss the mojitos, plantanos, frijoles, media noche...yadayadayada.............

and my favorite which has nothing to do with food:
www.mulletsgalore.com.........enough said. I am laughing already.
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