6 Invaluable Resources For Those Who Love To Cook

If you love to cook at home, chances are you rely to some degree on recipes, advice, and culinary ideas provided by those who know a thing or two about food. The resources included here, ranging from creative blogs to a cutting-edge kitchen and lab, can help both beginning and seasoned chefs make meals that will leave everyone salivating for more. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Indispensable Resources for Home Cooks

Name Highlights
Alison Roman Offers hundreds of free recipes, cooking videos, and food blogs, with an emphasis on inspired, simple dishes loaded with flavor
Alta Editions Online cookbook club providing classic and award-winning recipes from expert authors and master chefs
Dr. Urvashi Pitre's Two Sleevers food blog Shares her low-calorie, low-carb, and often Keto-friendly recipes for foodies who are limited on time
Katie Parla Explores and celebrates the local food culture and culinary scene of Rome
The Healthy Family and Home food blog, by Karielyn Tilman Stresses the importance of eating clean, offering dishes that are vegan and free from gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar
Modernist Cuisine Innovative research kitchen and lab in Bellevue, Washington, exploring and advancing the culinary arts through creativity, experimentation, and scientific study

What's Growing (to Eat) in Rome

10 Great Movies for Food Lovers

  1. Chef (2014)
  2. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)
  3. Ratatouille (2007)
  4. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
  5. Chocolat (2000)
  6. Julie & Julia (2009)
  7. Big Night (1996)
  8. Mostly Martha (2001)
  9. Babette's Feast (1987)
  10. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Fine Food Photography from Modernist Cuisine

Tips & Tricks for Vegetarians & Vegans

  • Get some vegetarian & vegan cookbooks, so you don't have to modify recipes and have plenty of dishes to choose from.
  • Experiment with how you prepare tofu. It has a bad reputation, but it can be a great component of a meal if it's flavored and cooked right.
  • Stock up on vegan snacks. Just because you're on a plant-based diet doesn't mean you can't have fun with your food.
  • Consider a meatless diet for your dog, although of course you should talk to a vet before making this major change.
  • It's not hard to get the protein you need from whole foods, but if you're a body builder or just concerned about protein intake, try mixing a vegan protein powder into a shake or smoothie.
  • If you're making this change for health reasons, remember to create sustainable habits so that you don't lose steam after a week or two.

In Depth

Everyone loves food, but cooking can be a real challenge with modern time constraints and the various dietary requirements many often face. It can be daunting to prepare food that is both enjoyable and nutritious and to find new sources of culinary inspiration. This list, presented in no particular order, shares several invaluable resources for those who love to cook.

#1 on the list is best-selling cookbook-author and chef, Alison Roman. Contributor to both the New York Times cooking section and Bon Appetit Magazine, Alison is a tremendous resource for inspired, simple dishes that are packed with flavor. Offering hundreds of free recipes, cooking videos, and food blogs, she demonstrates her passion for food through her expressive writing and unique voice, sharing her creative process along the way.

Alison describes her food as unfussy and easy-to-execute, providing creative cooking tips while expressing her bold confidence and humor. She has written several books and keeps an active Instagram account containing hundreds of drool-worthy photos and techniques that captivate her readers. Her imaginative recipes have turned to instant trends and family favorites and are sure to stand the test of time.

Alison describes her food as unfussy and easy-to-execute, providing creative cooking tips while expressing her bold confidence and humor.

At #2, Alta Editions is an online cookbook club providing classic and award-winning recipes from expert authors and master chefs. Members have exclusive, unlimited access to a growing collection of recipes, tips, and food stories from notable chefs such as Alex Raij, Bridget Albert, and Jesse Schenker. Among the many dishes found on the site, diverse flavors and worldly meals cater to most dietary requirements.

Curious cooks interested in a taster can get new inspiration on food, cooking, and culture from these renowned master chefs with a month-long free-trial of the food library. With instant access to great books and trustworthy recipes, this in-depth library is accessible on any device. In addition to offering books and recipes from chef-partners, Alta Editions also publishes their own cookbooks and have been awarded numerous accolades such as the Judges Choice Cookbook Award and the New Media Award for Intriguing Use of Technology.

The Two Sleevers food blog comes in at #3. The creator, Dr. Urvashi Pitre, shares her delicious low-calorie, low-carb, and often Keto-friendly recipes for food-lovers who are limited on time. Her recipe index helps readers to find the perfect meal to fit their individual tastes and dietary needs.

Her recipe index helps readers to find the perfect meal to fit their individual tastes and dietary needs.

The blog promotes many styles of cooking, featuring meals for air fryers, instant pots, and stovetops. It is home to diverse recipes from across the globe such as India, Mexico, Thailand, and Korea, to name a few. Urvashi is also an active YouTuber, demonstrating many of her recipes on video for audiences to watch from all over the world.

In the #4 position, Rome-based food and beverage educator and journalist, Katie Parla, has made it her mission to explore and celebrate the local food and beverage culture of Rome. She dives deep into cultural dishes and the people behind them, raising awareness of threats to local cuisine. Writer and editor of more than 20 books, her culinary and travel accounts have appeared in notable publications such as The New York Times, Bon Appetit, and The Guardian, to name a few.

Katie also runs a series of celebrated private walking tours in Rome. Whether exploring bakeries, cafes, or gelato shops in the historical center of the city, she delves deep into cultural history and illuminates the richness of the the Roman culinary scene. Whether enjoying her books, travel guides, or walking tours, Katie creates a miraculous experience to be enjoyed.

Katie also runs a series of celebrated private walking tours in Rome.

Coming in at #5, the Healthy Family and Home is the blog of culinary expert, Karielyn Tilman. With a mission to ensure her family healthy and wholesome meals, Karielyn avoids cooking with harmful foods that can compromise health. Stressing the importance of eating clean, her culinary creations are wholesome and organic.

Karielyn ensures all her dishes are vegan and free from gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar. She also provides several raw, nut-free, and alkaline-recipes for her readers. Feeling that small dietary changes that can make all the differences, Karielyn shares hundreds of simple yet delicious recipes and culinary knowledge she has acquired over her lifetime.

At #6, Modernist Cuisine, based in Bellevue, Washington, is a state-of-the-art research kitchen and lab. Consisting of scientists and chef-researchers, Modernist Cuisine is passionate about exploring and advancing the culinary arts through creativity, experimentation, and scientific study. They are not only the producers of unique recipes, but of stunning photography and informative blogs on the art of cooking.

Consisting of scientists and chef-researchers, Modernist Cuisine is passionate about exploring and advancing the culinary arts through creativity, experimentation, and scientific study.

At Modernist Cuisine, culinary rules are not meant to hinder creativity. The aim of chefs and researchers is not only to perfect flavor and texture but to inspire a diverse range of emotions through food such as nostalgia, satire, and whimsy. Culinary rules clearly do not hinder creativity here, and with science, technology, and first-rate ingredients, the sky is the limit for Modern Cuisine.