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food & cooking online communities

recipe chat rooms

Here are some of the best online recipe chat rooms, food forums, recipe sharing sites and social networking sites for cooks.

chow - The expanded version of the original Chowhound food forum website features recipes (from the editors and site users), food-related news articles, food blogs, and lively food forums covering a variety of foodie topics.

serious eats - A online food site that connects foodies through blogging, online food forums and online cooking videos.

food buzz - An online community dedicated to food and dining. The content is generated by site users who upload and share recipes, write restaurant reviews, post photos, create cooking videos and blog about food.

foodari - This British social networking site for cooks allows users to upload recipes (their own or from the internet) store and share them online. The site also features library of recipe videos and a blog.

recipezaar - A mammoth website, with over 200,000 free recipes uploaded by home cooks who participate in recipe chat rooms, write recipe reviews and connect through cooking.