Pears via Smitten KitchenPears via Smitten Kitchen

By Koseli. Pears by Smitten Kitchen.

I’m always on the hunt for meal inspiration, baking tips, and better cooking technique, and I find myself turning more and more to cooking blogs, recipe sites, and video how-tos for dinner inspiration. Mr. Porter, the men’s lifestyle site, recently introduced an intimate video series featuring handsome men cooking simple, delicious meals. It’s cleverly called The Way I cook. In this episode, Mr. Dermot O’Leary (presenter of the UK’s X Factor) makes John Deary, mashed potatoes, and green beans. I’ve never seen a cooking segment so cozy and conversational. And that fish looks delicious, doesn’t it?

How do you go about your cooking and recipe research? Do you prefer cookbooks to online recipe archives and cooking blogs, or a combination of both? What are your favorites? There are so many fantastic food blogs, but I love Smitten Kitchen, Pioneer Woman Cooks, Two Tiny Kitchens, and Kelsey’s Essentials. I can’t wait to hear what yours are.