For a fleeting moment, I wandered why Gold didn't include any food blogs in his roundup, then I remembered that his posting was headlined "Cooking with the Critic, or The Top 10 Most Battered Cookbooks in Jonathan Gold's Kitchen." I can only assume, and hope, that in some future posting he will list the 10 food websites he consults most often. Then again, maybe he doesn't go online in search of recipes. Maybe he's strictly Old School, a cook who prefers the sensation of turning pages - and the memories to be stirred by those pages when they are stained by splatters of sauce that landed on the page as he was preparing dishes for a particularly memorable dinner party. I'm in that camp, too, but there are times, especially when on an extended stay in Mexico, when I've left all but the Bayless book at home, that I turn to the Internet for something to get me off the hook when I've just returned from the market with a hunk of pork tenderloin or a bag of beets for which I had no plan.
|Elise Bauer, founder of Simply Recipes|