Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'll have what they're having.

I have a fairly large collection of cookbooks--over 90 of them. After the last move, the only way to keep them all was to store most of them above the overhead kitchen cabinets. Taking one down to leaf through would require circus acrobatics and probably, a net.

Really, though, the Internet long ago replaced cookbooks for me when it comes to looking up a recipe. To my mind, the best use for a cookbook is to look at the pictures until you figure out what it is you want to cook to eat.

So for the time being, at least until it's no longer dangerous for me to do otherwise, I'm getting my food ideas from TasteSpotting, "a community-driven visual potluck."

TasteSpotting has page after page of hard-core food porn--all of it tantalizingly photographed, all submitted by readers. Each delectable photo links to the recipe, so you don't have to worry about the frustration of getting all worked up with no payoff. I know how much you hate that.

Wow. It's like the minute I typed the word "porn," everything became a double entendre.

Image, Life Begins at 30.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Wow. Thank you for the new web time consumer. The first picture I saw was an "easy chocolate monkey cake" I don't think that will come in hand on a frequent basis, but I bet I can find some other good stuff there.