Recipe Resources During Quarantine

Now Is a Great Time to Learn New Skills in the Kitchen

Whether you’re stuck at home, finding yourself with some extra time on your hands, or looking to extend the time between trips to the grocery store, now is a great time to learn some new skills in the kitchen.

Learning how to prepare and cook new recipes can help you continue planning your meals and avoid the compulsion to overeat or eat emotionally while at home for extended periods of time.

Take advantage of all the wonderful information on the internet, from recipe websites to instructional videos. Here are a few of our favorite resources to kick off your next culinary adventure:

  • Bon Appétit – The gorgeous pictures will lure you in, and the time-tested recipes will keep you coming back. This classic magazine now has all the online counterparts, including a website bursting with recipes, an active Twitter account, and a YouTube channel featuring their test kitchen.
  • Alton Brown – Whether you find him on his Food Network series “Good Eats” or on YouTube, he really knows his stuff and can help anyone, from the newbie to the pro. He takes a food science approach that helps viewers understand not only “how,” but also “why.”
  • Smitten Kitchen – Whether you have the books in print or simply visit the website, these recipes are some of our favorites to adapt at Carolina House. Deb Perelman, the creator, has not let us down yet, and she keeps them coming!
  • King Arthur Flour – Maybe you’ve purchased their flour in the store, but have you visited the website? They publish wonderful recipes fit for any baker. They are fast to reply to questions in the comments, and they even have a baker’s hotline to call if you get stuck or have a question. We love that!

Having your regular routine disrupted and missing friends and family is hard. But if you’re feeling up to it, we hope you’ll check out some of these resources and make something that will delight your taste buds.