10 Best Food Blogs for Novice Cooks

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While most of us want to make fancy dishes so as to impress our loved ones it is only a handful of us who actually manage to do so. Cooking is not everyone’s cup of tea but to prove this myth wrong and to provide everyone a fair chance we conducted a survey and came up with the top ten food blogs for all the novice cooks out there who are having a hard time around in the kitchen. As for all those who are already well acquainted with the various food blogs out there and even have their favorites ranked, this will only enrich your knowledge and help to enhance your culinary creativity.

Following is an array of all the cooking blogs arranged in a decreasing order:

10. Herbivoracious-

Herbivoracious

Herbivoracious

It is often believed by many that vegetarian sums up to cuisines that are deemed as boring and flavorless. This blog is sure to challenge such mindsets. This particular blog offers a huge range of vegetarian dishes and recipes which are sure to tantalize the taste buds of the non-vegetarians alike. The variety of dishes offered by this blog ranges from total vegetarian Thanksgiving menus to Crepes to eggplant sandwiches to yogurt and honey. Such a wide display of menus serves to delight all bloggers and provides excellent learning opportunities for many.

9. Gluten Free Life-

Gluten Free Life

Gluten Free Life

Gluten seem to be present in a wide range of products, be it in bread, pasta or cupcakes. Bread owes its chewiness to gluten while the airy crumb in cupcakes is due to gluten. While it seems to be harmless there exist reasons for which one might need to eliminate gluten from their diet due to health issues. While many believe that life might stop after being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, this blog is sure to prove that belief wrong. This particular recipe blog help people undergo a transition in their thinking as well as cooking style. This blog is sure to attract the cooks who are into gluten-free cooking for the long haul with its huge list of attractive and creative gluten-free recipes.

8. Civilized Caveman-

Civilized Caveman

Civilized Caveman

This is an award winning blog that offers a wide variety of recipes which enable people to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The fact which certainly makes this blog unique is that an entire section is dedicated to crock pot cooking. What mainly attracts novice cooks is the well organized layout of this blog. A whole section known as Paleo Pantry exists which lists all the kitchen tools that helps in preparing the dishes along with the supplies required for a particular preparation. Although this list might be huge for novice cooks, but slowly with time, they would have acquired most of the items on the list. This blog provides a huge list of- spices and canned items-which is the best place for a novice cook to start learning.

7. 101 Cookbooks-

101 Cookbooks

101 Cookbooks

This blog was started by San Francisco based Heidi Swanson nearly a decade ago with the intention to share various recipes from her huge cookbook collection and at present this blog is no less than a huge cookbook itself. This blog is arranged neatly in a chronological order which enables swift and easy navigation from one recipe to another. An added advantage of this blog is that it provides the bloggers with the facility to search for recipes based on the ingredients, that is, is covers all sorts of food from A-Z. This blog is a pleasure to explore for all those who are planning to try out or learn new recipes and even those who just visit blogs to ogle at pictures of delectable looking dishes.

6. Smitten Kitchen-

Smitten Kitchen

Smitten Kitchen

The recipes found in this blog often help people to go back in time and relish all those items that one would generally find in one’s grand mom’s cook book. This blog is excellent for novice cooks since it provides tutorials even about the basics of cooking, i.e. starting right from how to poach an egg. This blog provides excellent learning opportunities for one and all. This blog offers recipes from a wide range of cuisines namely Greek, Russian, Italian, Jewish etc. This blog appeals the most to all those who want to start cooking right from the scratch since it does not take recourse to any form of short cuts that might pose difficulty for the novice cooks.

5. Applemint-

Applemint

Applemint

This blog was started by Kajal Tejsinghani and the recipes on this blog reflect the tastes of her native place, India. Although few people might complain about some of the recipes being specified in grams, the wide range of recipes available on this site surely makes it a great learning experience for most people and encourages them to go about the required conversions.

4. Spoon Fork Bacon-

Spoon Fork Bacon

Spoon Fork Bacon

The creators of this blog are Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park. Both of them challenge the traditional styles of cooking and present an assortment of recipes with a contemporary and bold look and feel to it. This blog is all about invention and for all those who believe in innovation while cooking, this is the place for them because this site provides people with recipes that one could not have started thinking even in a hundred years. This different outlook towards cooking is what makes this particular blog unique among the rest. This blog teaches one all about recreating ordinary dishes by adding a twist to it. The posting rate on this site is three times on an average. The various dishes on this blog are sure to leave the viewers drooling.

3. Only Delicious Recipes-

Only Delicious Recipes

Only Delicious Recipes

This is one such recipe blog that manages to draw out exclamations from one and all. The biggest appeal of this blog is the excellent quality of photographs that forces the viewers to crave for dishes they were not even aware they liked. With its vast collection of scrumptious recipes it becomes difficult for people to decide which item they should try out first. Although a little daunting for novice cooks, this blog is sure to rank among the top few blogs on cooking for novice and proficient cooks alike owing to its grand collection of recipes.

2. Cooking With Mr. C-

Cooking With Mr.C

Cooking With Mr.C

The creator of this blog is John Contratti and this blog is well known for its wide range of easy to cook and quick recipes. The belief that one is an accomplished chef for making an attempt to make a meal for family or friends is turned into reality with the help of this blog. For all novice cooks out there, this site is sure to earn an extra brownie point owing to the fact that the simple recipes provided here appear scrumptious and at the same time is relatively easy to make. Another unique feature of this site is that along with recipes the creator provides a collection of celebrity photographs as well.

1. Blue Kitchen-

Blue Kitchen

Blue Kitchen

This blog revolves just around food- making food, eating it, serving it or talking about it. This site presents a compilation of recipes from all possible imaginable sources. But this blog is not just about fancy cooking that requires one to start preparing well in advance before serving it. On the contrary this blog is apt for all those who would like to try out something new at the end of a day’s work without spending hours on it.  Hence, for all novice cooks this site presents ideas that they would find relatively easy to tackle while enjoying the adoration of near and dear ones. Whereas for all the experienced cooks out there, once in while they would find themselves taken aback at the possibility of finding some unique and out of the box techniques that would help enhance their culinary skills.

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4 Comments

  1. Robin

    November 10, 2013 at 11:29 am

    John Contratti’s “Cooking With Mr. C.” is one of the most entertaining blogs out there. I’ve been a fan ever since he did Martha Stewart’s Mad Hungry. Glad to see he’s venturing into television.

  2. Erin

    November 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love “Food For Bacon” and “Cooking With Mr. C.”. I follow those two blogs every day. I’m a big fan of John Contratti. Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Erin New Jersey

  3. Sara

    November 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    These blogs are very helpful. “Cooking With Mr. C.” is my favorite. The recipes are wonderful and being a huge tv/movie buff, I love to see the latest people Mr. C. is hanging out with. It’s very entertaining. I’m also going to check out Gluten Free Life for my daughter.

  4. Ellen

    August 3, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Cooking With Mr. C. is one of the most entertaining food blogs. My favorite part is the celebrity photo section along with the great food. This guy has certainly caught the attention of some pretty hot stars. Here it is:

    http://www.cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com

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