This is a Web site that has a lot going on, but trust me, it’s in a very good way! Here you can learn all about food and beverages, as well as, get recipes, read food blogs and watch “how to” videos.
As soon as you load the page up, there is a lot of interesting things to do and see. There is a great variety of features to really get you hooked into the site. I’m already in love with it! I adore a site that can keep me interested with just what they have on display on their main page. That usually means there are plenty more great things to come.
When I was there, if I clicked on the main image, it took me to a seasonal Spring menu. I don’t know how often they change this section, but I really hope it’s there for you guys. Just click the image and you’ll get whisked off to the menu. For there, click the links that strike your interest. The Arnold Palmer drink is one of my summertime favorites.
Since there is so much to cover, I’m going to focus on telling you all about: Theme, Recipes, Stories and Videos.
Theme – On the right hand side, look for the word Theme. Next to it, there will be two little squares of color. One is cream and the other is red. Click the cream box and watch how it changes the color of the page from red to cream. Now, click the red to change it back. It’s pretty nifty that you can choose what color you browse in, don’t you think?!
Recipes – There are two ways to get started in the recipe section. One is to check out the featured recipes on the main page and then continue browsing from there. The second is to click the Recipe link at the top and go directly to the section (or, you can click the arrow next to it and choose what course of food you want recipes for). Either way, you will find tons of interesting recipes from all over the globe and many of them have been commented on by people who have tried them!
Stories – You’ll find the featured stories to be a great way to get into what this section is trying to bring you, which is food related stories from all facets of the subject. From the kitchen you cook in to your favorite restaurant to the tools you use to make dinner. If you just want to dive right in, you can use the Stories link at the top of the page and find a story about something that interests you from the listing.
Videos – Scroll down the page and you’ll see the featured videos. When I was there, it was “Dear Helena” and two “how to” videos on opening a bottle of wine and poaching an egg. To find more videos, either click the Videos link at the top of the page or choose More Videos in the featured area. There are some incredible “how to” videos here, such as how to truss a chicken, how to tie pancetta and how to make a vinaigrette, just to name a few.
If you’ve fallen under the spell of this site, you may want to register. At the top of the page, click the Sign Up link. Provide them a username, e-mail address and password and you are good to go! Just make sure you use an e-mail address that you will check, so that you can confirm that you requested the subscription. Once you’re a member, you can sign up for the recipe newsletter, which I have to admit, I am looking forward to. And even better, signing up is free!
Now that you’ve had a taste of this site, I’m sure you want to get busy exploring, so go on. Explore!