One of the toughest things about using the Internet to learn about food, cooking and nutrtion — for me anyway — is just being able to stop.
There is so, so much fantastic stuff put out by so many knowledgeable and passionate folks, working on their own or as part of larger organizations. It’s thrilling to live at a time when there’s a platform for so many creative and well-informed perspectives. I’ve assembled some food, cooking and nutrition links to share with you. Here you’ll find many of my favorites, along with many intriguing links worth looking into further.
- Cooking and Recipes
- General Food Info
- Real-Food and/or Low-Carb Perspectives
- Low-Carb and Paleo Discussion Groups
Kelly the Kitchen Kop: “Healthy cooking, traditional food, vibrant health, and busting politically correct health and nutrition information.”
Uncle Phaedrus bills itself as “Consulting dective and finder of lost recipes, with the Hungry Browser Irregulars.” The logo features a Holmes-type character, with iconic pipe and deerstalker hat, in silhouette. Note that bubbles, not smoke, emanate from the pipe. Got a recipe mystery? Write to Uncle Phaedrus — he’s been taking cases since at least 2000.
Nourished Kitchen is spectacularly beautiful, densely informative and fun. It’s not often that you get all those three together on one website. Jenny’s real-food philosophy is very close to my own, and her site is rich with her passion for sustainable agriculture, traditional foods, home ferments and more.
The Food Section is a good-looking site that’s frequently updated with news and features about cooking, food, dining and wine. As its name suggests, it feels kinda like the food section of a newspaper. A really good food section in a really good newspaper.
Lowcarbarama.com is another website from me, Vesna. It’s where I like to share news items of special interest and rant about them.
Radicata Nutrition is where you’ll find Paleo-friendly real-food advice from Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD, with tons of practical information about FODMAPs, gut healing, gluten-free living, natural food prep for babies and toddlers, adrenal healing, autoimmunity and more.
Nutrition Secrets draws on “credible sources,” as its tag line promises, for its in-depth articles. The circuitous back story of this blog, begun in early 2015 as a how-to demo by Internet marketer — and nutrition-info novice — Neil Patel, is tantalizing in itself. Nowadays, nutritionist Mike Kamo produces the solid, real-food friendly, copy while Patel continues to brief his online marketing fans on the site’s progress.
Adventures in Diet by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Harper’s Magazine, 1935, reprinted on the Pinch of Health website. Stefansson, an explorer, lived with the Inuits and for years shared their nearly all-fish-and-meat diet, virtually free from any carbohydrate. This lengthy article goes into detail about his experiences with Inuit culinary culture, and his year-long urban all-meat experiment, which was conducted by a team of researchers from institutions including Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Chicago.
Gary Taubes has been writing and speaking about what he’s learned from his decade-long survey of the past hundred years of nutritional theory and research. In a nutshell, he discovered that public policy and mainstream headlines tend to diverge from actual scientific findings. At his website, you can read his blog and find out about his books and articles.
Real Food Media features a curated selection of short films about farm-to-table cooking, food advocacy and more. Learn about the Real Food Media film contest with top-tier judges like Padma Lakshmi, Tom Collichio and Anna Rodale.
The Healthy Home Economist provides “wellness information stripped of the cleverly disguised profit motive.”
Diet-Heart Publishing features articles and videos with some stunning information about the link between a good diet and a healthy heart. Hint: A “good diet,” according to Alan Watson, who runs the site and wrote the publishing company’s flagship book Cereal Killer, is not based on Froot Loops — or Special K either, for that matter.
Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb blog is essential reading for anyone interested in restricted-carbohydrate nutrition for health and weight loss. Since around 2005, no one has been more active than blogger and podcaster Jimmy Moore in the movement to get the word out, bringing together scientists, doctors, nutritionists, fitness professionals writers and others.
Deconstructing Dinner is an award-winning Canadian radio show also available to hear as a podcast. Since 2006 the weekly broadcast features over 200 mind-blowing, intricately crafted shows on issues that matter to everyone who lives and eats on Planet Earth, covering topics like GM (genetically modified) livestock and agriculture, organics, sustainable agriculture, agribusiness, transnational food corporations and more. Turn on your brain, tune in, and get ready to be informed — and, often, shocked.
Lowcarbblogs.net gathers and presents articles from lots of different low-carb article and recipe sites. If you visit just one site for the latest in what people are saying and doing — and cooking! — in the low-carb world, this would be a great choice.
Low-Carb and Paleo Discussion Groups
Are you wondering what the fuss is over restricted-carbohydrate dietary approaches? Would you like to engage in actual conversations with people who’ve been researching, thinking about and following the lowered-carb lifestyle for years? Find lively colloquy at any of these venues.
A Pinch of Health low-carb and weight-loss support forum is based in Australia.
Caveman Forum describes itself as “The most popular Paleo diet and caveman exercise discussion site.”
Nutrition on Crossfit Forum: The nutrition discussion area on the Crossfit foum, which is dedicated to “forging elite fitness” through a paleo approach to exercise and diet.
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