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Food media sources?
June 18, 2019 7:28 AM   Subscribe

What food media sources and voices do you follow?

I read the NYT and WashPo food sections. I look at Eater and Food52 and Taste.

Blogs aren't what they used to be, but I still I look at Smitten Kitchen, David Lebovitz, iamafoodblog and a few others.

I'm looking for sources beyond those, particularly on youtube, Instagram, Reddit, or Twitter. None of those is how I prefer to consume media, but I get that it's where a lot of people are and I have a bit of a blindspot there.

I'm particularly interested in sources that surface or create intelligent and useful content, whether recipes or broader pieces about food.

(Note: I read a good number of food newsletters and listen to podcasts, but those are beyond the scope of what I'm looking for right now.)
posted by veggieboy to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a big fan of Bon Appetit's recent youtube offerings. Claire Saffitz's "Gourmet Makes" series is really fun, as is Brad Leone's "It's Alive." And their recent recipe videos have generally been really good too, like this chili colorado, or this bucatini carbonara, or these pork sambal noodles...

Oh my God I'm so hungry.
posted by saladin at 7:40 AM on June 18 [7 favorites]

Gastropod is great.
posted by AndrewStephens at 7:43 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]

I like:

Bon Appetit

Food Wishes

Laura Vitale (Laura in the Kitchen)

Vincenzo's Plate

Pasta Grannies

Sorted Food

Jamie Oliver, especially the ones where he has guest chefs demonstrating different cuisines

Nigella Lawson

Rick Bayless, for all things Mexican

Bryon Talbot (used to work for Thomas Keller)

Donal Skehan

River Cafe London

Food with Chetna (Indian food)

River Cottage

and Juns Kitchen

I also enjoy videos by Dale Calder, a Canadian man, who does stuff like make sourdough starter and homemade cheese. I find his videos very relaxing, as well as informative.

If I am exploring one type of cuisine, I will try and find videos from the grannies or people native to that cuisine, and watch some of those -- Rick Bayless is good, but I will also seek out videos by Mexican woman explaining how to make mole verde, for instance, because they know their stuff.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:48 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]

I've been listening to the BBC World Service podcast The Food Chain.
posted by a moisturizing whip at 7:54 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]

One more, on Twitter, Seamus Blackley, does stuff with ancient wild yeasts and bread making. Interesting stuff!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:57 AM on June 18 [2 favorites]

Oh and the other recipe resource I find myself turning to again and again is Serious Eats. They can be pretty futzy but in my experience they're generally rock-solid.
posted by saladin at 7:57 AM on June 18 [5 favorites]

The blog at eatyourbooks always has something interesting.
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:07 AM on June 18

If you like policy:
posted by executive_dysfuncti0n at 8:21 AM on June 18

Epicurious collates all of the food content from Conde Nast, I've liked a lot of stuff I've found in there.

Otherwise everything I regularly use is covered upthread. Looking forward to checking a lot of stuff out...
posted by ominous_paws at 8:24 AM on June 18

Tamar Haspel, in the Washington Post and Twitter. Farmer and writer on food policy, nutrition, and agriculture.
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 8:27 AM on June 18

If you might be interested in looking at food from a very different angle, try the Edible Alpha podcast, which features very frank interviews about how people actually grow and make money with food businesses.
posted by juliapangolin at 8:44 AM on June 18

BBC's The Kitchen Cabinet podcast and Jay Rayner, generally, though his new podcast Out To Lunch has been hit or miss for me.

The Racist Sandwich was a great podcast, though the hosts have just moved on - Soleil Ho to San Francisco Chronicle as a food critic and Zahir Janmohamed is starting school for fiction. Might be worth keeping on your favorite app as the producers figure out next steps.

@SarahTaber_bww on Twitter, at, and the Farm to Taber podcast.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:48 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]

I've had good luck with recipes from The Spruce Eats, though I'll admit I usually get there by Googling specific entrees rather than perusing the site itself so I'm not sure how it does in terms of the "broader pieces" you mentioned.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:51 AM on June 18

Marion Nestle's Food Politics.
Sarah Taber, yes to Lyn Never's rec!

(as may be evident, I am into food studies rather than recipes)
posted by spamandkimchi at 9:53 AM on June 18

On twitter specifically, I enjoy following:

Jen Agg (@theblackhoof) (toronto restaurateur/provocative/badass)
Helen Rosner (@hels) (new yorker food writer)
Charlotte Druckman (@cettedrucks) (journalist and author)
Stella Parks (@bravetart)(amazing baking recipes and great how-tos)

They are often talking about/interacting with Food People about the Food Culture zeitgeist, so following their links I feel like I pick up a lot of conversations.
posted by hepta at 10:00 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]

Pasta Grannies
posted by sallybrown at 10:34 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]

I have Bon App├ętit and its sister site Epicurious, Food & Wine, Saveur, Eater and Serious Eats in my regular rotation of food sites I visit.

This stuff is my jam so I am watching this Ask with interest!
posted by urbanlenny at 12:07 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]

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