FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | April 22, 2009

Three Easy Living Chefs for my Gastronomic Wednesday

three easy living chefs for everyday cooking and entertaining

With more people eating at home, we need tested and proven recipes. Chefs deliver that. An emerging trend is that the celebrity Chefs are more embracing Web 2.0. They all wish to build a community. Here are three Chef sites that are worth a visit. These chefs with kids all favor cooking for the easy living. By the way, did you know that Jamie Oliver got parent for the third time. His wife Jools gave birth to a beautiful baby girl April 3rd, 2009.

ChefMarcela.com

cooking mexican with chef marcela

Marcela who lives in The States has served the Spanish community in the past. With a new English-speaking cookbook coming at the end of summer, chef Marcela just launched a new Web site. What I like is that you can preview, test and comment recipes from the book. In fact, you can do that for all her recipes. They built the recipe section as a blog.

Marcela brings a modern twist of authentic Mexican cooking. Have you ever taste Date and Mexican Chocolate Ricotta Fritters? I never but I am intrigued to try.

JamieOliver.com

jamie oliver\'s cooking empire

Jamie Oliver is becoming more and more a lifestyle brand about cooking. As the empire of Jamie Oliver keeps growing, he centralizes all his ventures into one URL. Clever move! I wish to go to UK just to be able to eat at one of his restaurants and book a cooking session at his Recipease shop. Plus, you will find many recipes from his books online.

RicardoCuisine.com

ricardo cuisine in French :: the chef of ricardo and friends

Even if the site is in French, I could not pass the newly launched Ricardocuisine.com for its features. What I like about his new Web site is the menu and shopping list part. You can plan your menu for the week or for a party and based on the menu, create a shopping list. You can send the shopping list by email. It is eco-friendly and you won’t risk to realize that you forgot your shopping list as you enter the grocery store. We want an English equivalent, Ricardo.

Ricardo Larrivée is very popular in Quebec. He hosts his own TV show, published several cookbooks and has his own magazine. Fans of FoodTV.ca discovered Ricardo with a different TV show titled Ricardo and Friends.

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6 Responses to “Three Easy Living Chefs for my Gastronomic Wednesday”

  1. Great sites, Kim. Now my afternoon is shot because I’ll be surfing until dinnertime! ;)

  2. I love cooking, Food network, chefs and spécialement Ricardo! Thanks for sharing those fabulous websites

  3. Thank you for these great links Kim!! I am unfamiliar with Ricardo Larrivée – I would love to check out his site if only I could speak French. :(

    Happy Earth Day!! :)

  4. Sabina: You can get some recipes from Ricardo on FoodTV.ca
    http://www.foodtv.ca/ricardoandfriends/recipes.aspx

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  6. Hello Kim!

    I had the great pleasure of meeting Ricardo at the Montreal launching of his new cookbook. Find out what his epicurean pleasures are … http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Blogs/Epicurean-Life/Montreal-Food-by-Ricardo-Larrivée