Monday, January 26, 2004

Recipes online

Last week's LA Times Food Section has two articles on international recipe sites. First, "A gastronomic world within reach" by Regina Schrambling.
Sites such as have been sorting out the world's food for years, but too often what they serve is more L.A. than Lombardy. The recipes are culled from mainstream magazines (Bon Appétit, Gourmet), and local oddities such as souse (pickled pig parts) from Barbados or even temptations such as cheesy-hammy tarte flambée from Alsace are not exactly high on their lists. More focused sites make you realize the world is much bigger than just a few favored nations with mainstream appeal.
Second, an article listing online sources for ingredients needed in the recipes: "Exotic ingredients are a click away."

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