I find that some people, their food and ability to communicate inspire me to cook nicer, more delicious food. Whenever I am hungry for ideas, these are the places I go to:
Inspiring people and websites
Learning how to cook: methods, techniques… (Geek alert)
SeriousEats: Techniques: the science behind cooking, essentials in the kitchen and how to learn basic cooking techniques. My go-to site to get a deep understanding of a recipe, tool or technique. They also write about the origin of foods and go deep into understanding cuisines.
TheSpruce – Search tool: I never knew this website until I started doing research for my recipes. I usually get to it by typing questions on Google, but I’ve realised that using the Search tool in the Food section is super useful!
Jamie Oliver: FoodTube – Search tool: really well explained recipes or tips, a lot of them are focused on British cuisine but there’s also more exotic or Souther-European recipes there too.
The books I cherish
The Green Kitchen: Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day by David Frenkiel, Luise Vindahl
Plenty, by Ottolenghi
Being Biotiful, by Chloé Sucrée
The Meat Free Monday cookbook, by the McCartney family
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman
The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef’s Craft for Every Kitchen by Michael Ruhlman