6 Great Discoveries in the Web World

Over the past few weeks, I've been discovering a slew of good stuff on the web. And in the interest of sharing...I'll show you mine...if you show me yours!

Got a favorite website...culinary or otherwise? I'd love to hear about it.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading - The best and the brightest are represented here...including a number of people influencing the culinary landscape in America: Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and Dan Barber...just to name a few. And if you're looking for a little inspiration, don't miss Bono's Call to Action. Andrew, I'm hopelessly adsicted to TED. Thank you!

Eric Ripert - Extraordinary chef of Le Bernardin restaurant and author of a new book called On The Line, Eric's site has well-crafted of video demos...with recipes. Thanks for the tip, Heather! http://aveceric.com/category/gettoasted

Cooking Up a Story - "A show about people, food, and sustainable living." This site was recommended to me at DocFarm. Combining interviews and short films with thought-provoking topics, I'm a frequent visitor here. http://cookingupastory.com/

Gordon Ramsey's The F Word - Those Brits have some great TV, and thanks to You Tube, you can view the F Word on line. Ever cooked with horse milk? Want to know where foie gras comes from? Watch Gordon hunt for king crab...diving in the icy waters of Norway and hand harvest fresh scallops. Brian, I'm with you...these shows are great!

Leite's Culinaria - I've been a big fan of this site for a number of years...and it just keeps getting better! Take one small idea, and systematically build on it...over and over again. David Leite's writing can be seen in a slew of national publications, and he's teaching culinary writing at New York's Institute for Culinary Education....and like me, he's got a side project that mushroomed! Find food writing, recipes, and look for upcoming author visits here. (PS. David's site won the James Beard Award for "Best Food Website" two years in a row!) http://www.leitesculinaria.com/

Art & Soul of Baking - You may remember my rendezvous with author & baker extraordinaire, Cindy Mushet. Art & Soul of Baking is one of my favorite books from 2008. Smart, informative and a fireball of energy, meeting Cindy was definitely a highlight. Between teaching at LA's Cordon Bleu and a hectic tour schedule, who knew she had time for a blog?! http://www.surlatable.typepad.com/