I love cooking and anything to do with food. I not only enjoy doing the actual cooking and eating, I also enjoy reading about it as well. I have a huge library of cookbooks and books about cultural aspects of food. I also have a large number of websites that I visit for information about cooking and food as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
In my personal opinion the absolute best all around cookbook is the Betty Crocker Cookbook. I have my grandma's copy that is dated 1956 and is the second edition. My mom had a later edition and it was from that one that I got my start cooking. The recipes are time tested, easy to follow and always tasty. Luckily, Betty Crocker also has an excellent website and the recipe section has just about anything you would want to find in their hardback cookbook. I use it quite often. http://www.bettycrocker.com/Recipes/
Another favorite recipe site is AllRecipe. They have a very wide variety of recipes to choose from and often numerous variations on each type of food you are looking for. Another recipe site that I use often: http://allrecipes.com/
If you are looking for just the perfect cookie, cake, pie or other sweet thing, then Joy of Baking is the website for you! A limitless collection of baking and dessert recipes. I've found some treasures on this site too! http://joyofbaking.com
If you want to know what specific foods are or various kitchen gadgets are used for, then Cook's Thesaurus is the place for you. It is an exhaustive encyclopedia of just about anything connected with food, the kitchen and cooking. I can spend hours just reading on this site. For anyone interested in good food, this is a must to have in your bookmarks folder. http://www.foodsubs.com
And finally, if you are are interested in the place of food throughout history, then I have just the website for you! Food Timeline is just that, a timeline of what foods came about when and how they fit into society at the time. A fascination site that is another one I can spend hours reading on. http://www.foodtimeline.org
These are just a couple of my favorite food/cooking sites. If you have one that you'd like to share, post it in the comments section. I'm always happy to find new and interesting recipe or food sites!
Happy eating, y'all!
After posting this I remembered one more site that I wanted to add to this. An extensive and informative food/cooking forum that I've found quite helpful.