Much to the amusement of my boyfriend and other close friends, when I get excited or joyous, I tear up. Not quite like Kristen Bell, but pretty dang close. Within the last 38 hours, I may have shed some water on a few separate occasions…
- Seeing a groundhog just going about his business in Chattanooga? You bet I cried.
- A video of otters playing a piano? Be still my heart
- Eating a delicious meal at a new restaurant on a date? Talk about a “foodgasm”
- Bread. In general. I cry over bread all the time.
Most recently, though, this caused me to tear up:
That’s right. Cookbooks. Chelsea’s mother — who is an outstandingly great chef — recently moved to Colorado and gave my roommate a sizable portion of her cookbooks. Today, we unloaded the treasure chest (okay… cardboard box) the books were packed in and collectively gasped. Not only at the shear volume, but the quality of the books. Authentic cookbooks from China to Greek to Chesapeak bay to middle-of-nowhere Amish Country, Mastering The Art of French Cooking (!!), guides to cooking with wine, The Fannie Farmer Cookbook and so much more.
Talk about overwhelming. Can you blame me for tearing up a little? (This is the part where you agree with me to make me feel a little better).
Now, unless you’re like my roommate and I, chances are you don’t have a gazillion cookbooks at your disposal. If so, I have some really great news for you: the internet is amazing.
Okay, don’t act so surprised. Even though I have all these cookbooks, when I want information fast, there are a few websites I go to first that are a great aggregate of what other foodbloggers are posting. Foodgawker is one of them, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have some of my recipes published with them. Another is Yummly.
I’m SUUUUPER excited to announce that this blog is now listed as a publisher for Yummy! Check it out here! Not going to lie, it feels pretty awesome to see my blog among side some of my favorite professional food blogs.
Wait. I should probably back up here and actually tell you what Yummly is if you’re not initiated yet.
Basically, Yummly is an app/webpage where you enter your taste, cooking, and ingredient preferences and it finds recipes for you based on those, your location, the weather, the season, etc. You can select ingredients you love and hate, the cooking time, nutrition facts, the type of diet, and more.
Basically, Yummly is the most powerful recipe search tool I’ve ever come across. It’s a little like Pinterest in that you save recipes by “pinning” them… but way better (you “yum” them! ha!). Like Pinterest, it’s also super easy to create an account — you can just use your Facebook to sign in. To add one of my recipes to your digital recipe box, you can simply click “yum” on the little sharing bar on the right side of the page (for desktop users). ——->
Check it out and let me know what you guys think about Yummly in the comments!