David came across an awesome cooking site called Rouxbe that provides professional, step by step online videos for delicious looking recipes. Unlike most sites (like Martha Stewart’s, for example), you’re not bombarded with lots of busy ads or too much content. The page is clean and white, with an elegant layout, inspiring photos and intuitive controls.
The downside is that only a few of the videos are provided for free, including one for Panna Cotta, one of my favorite desserts. I sat through the whole video and am seriously thinking about trying it. I admit, they make it look very easy. We’re lucky to have a laptop I could bring it into the kitchen to watch, instead of running back and forth into the office.
The upside for such a useful and well-designed site is that you can sign up free for 30 days of access. I looked around briefly and and am already having a hard time deciding which recipe I’d like to try first. After 30 days, a one year membership is $49, about the newsstand price for a year of Saveur or Bon Appetit, except that there’s no magazine clutter and you help save a tree.
I plan on giving at least one a try this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes. 😉