If Facebook, Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Food Network, Google, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and ADHD had a baby, it would be Foodily. This recipe search engine scours the web for let’s say, “mahi mahi ‘without’ capers” recipes for you. You can share recipes with friends and see who is cooking what to help influence what you make. Pretty nifty, especially if you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or overall foodie!
Alinea Chef Grant Achatz on playing with perceptions: “If I present to you something that I call ‘root beer float’ but it’s not in a glass, it’s on a plate — it’s not liquid, it’s solid — and it’s not brown, it’s completely clear — and I say ‘root beer float,’ and you look at it and you look at me and you think I’m crazy, I think that’s a good thing because now you’re engaged. We’re engaging you on so many different levels. And then the payoff is when you put that perfectly clear bite-size cube in your mouth, it tastes like a root beer float.” (pictured above is Achatz’s version of pheasant, which is served typically with flaming oak leaves)