Crowdsourced Cooking: Too Many Chefs is a Good Thing

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The rise of celebrity chefs and the “it” factor of cuisines from all over the world (Peruvian is in), not to mention food fads (gluten-free! dairy-free! soy-free!), has created an entire world of social eating, cooking and recipe-sharing online. Foodies and wanna-be foodies are gathering to swap recipes, exchange tips and even drool over food porn done to show the impact that social media has on our salivary glands!

The world of the Internet and mobile phones means we never have to be away from our favorite recipes and chefs, and always have culinary inspiration at our fingertips. There are many ways to get your quick fix in for the best recipes, last-minute dinners and even cooking instruction:

Foodie Apps. Whether you’re on the train headed home from work or sitting idly at your kid’s violin lesson and need some food ideas, mobile apps are a godsend. For on-the-go recipes, you can use handy iPhone apps like AllRecipes Dinner Spinner or Big Oven; or can turn to more comprehensive food instruction and culinary education apps like Appetites and How to Cook Everything to dive deep into the delicious world of food.

Foodie Websites. When you’re stationed at your computer and just have a craving for something–but don’t really know what–there’s no doubt you can satisfy your hankering with a number of specialized food sites. Whether you’re all about baking (bakespace); cooking classes online (rouxbe); food networking (FriendsEat); or just want goodies delivered to your door each month (Foodzie), you can get it online.

Foodie Tweeters. Don’t forget about Twitter for getting those 140 character-count morsels of goodness. Finding great Twitter handles to follow like @seriouseats and @healthykids can be super helpful for quick cooking tips, nutrition information and even links to yummy recipes. Check out Social Media Delivered for recommendations on more delicious Twitter handles to follow.

Bon appétit!

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