Joe: New app pairs food with ‘soilmates’ to help combat waste

Joe: New app pairs food with ‘soilmates’ to help combat waste. “Swipe right – a new tool is helping the nation to combat food waste by finding ‘soilmates’ for their leftover veg. The site lets people choose the unwanted vegetables sitting in their fridge drawers and produces tasty and waste-free recipe suggestions which put them to good use.” I tried it briefly and it’s adorable.

Boing Boing: Chef rates TikTok cooking videos with a “side of salt and extra sarcasm”

Boing Boing: Chef rates TikTok cooking videos with a “side of salt and extra sarcasm”. “If, like me, you harbor a deep disdain for those ubiquitous cooking videos that are all over social media, TikTok user Chef Reactions is for you. He keeps his identity a secret, but some folks on Reddit have speculated that he might be Canadian. Whoever he is, and wherever he’s located, he’s definitely made watching cooking videos way more fun.”

Google Blog: Digitized Cookbooks on the Getty Research Portal for your Holiday Feasting

Google Blog: Digitized Cookbooks on the Getty Research Portal for your Holiday Feasting. “The Getty Research Portal’s newest Virtual Collection, Cookbook Collection (Getty Research Institute), is available just in time for the holiday season!… The Virtual Collection includes more than 100 digitized cookbooks from the Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection.” Took a quick glance and saw a lot of 18th and 19th century stuff.

The Verge: Why the worst recipes imaginable are blowing up on TikTok

The Verge: Why the worst recipes imaginable are blowing up on TikTok. “[Eli] Betchik is one of TikTok’s premiere rage-bait chefs: influencers who make videos of gruesome and often disgusting recipes, which they then consume in front of a camera. Most creators in the space claim to be driven by curiosity rather than fame, but their reliance on outrage to fuel their online presence is undeniable.”

Protocol: Two former Googlers launched an app to keep you on foodtok forever

Protocol: Two former Googlers launched an app to keep you on foodtok forever. “Former Google engineer François Chu and Alejandro Oropeza, YouTube’s former global head of creator marketing, launched Flavrs earlier this week with the hopes that users will use the app as a dedicated platform for finding recipes, learning how to cook them and buying the necessary ingredients. The platform has raised $7 million in seed funding from support from Andreessen Horowitz, Wellington Access Ventures and celebrity chefs including Eric Ripert.”

Doña Ángela: a Michoacán abuelita with over 4 million YouTube subscribers (Mexico News Daily)

Mexico News Daily: Doña Ángela: a Michoacán abuelita with over 4 million YouTube subscribers. “Doña Ángela lives in the town of Pablo Cuin in the Ario de Rosales municipality of Michoacán and she has become a viral hit by presenting homestyle Mexican recipes from her state’s regional cuisine and beyond. Her first video of how to make enchiladas verdes has had over 11 million views since it was published in 2019. Without a big production team, a fancy demonstration kitchen, and bevy of assistants behind the scenes, Doña Ángela’s kids film her on their cellphones as she cooks in front of her a large flat comal stove in a rural, wood-paneled kitchen.”

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Recipe Organizer Apps to Replace Your Cookbooks

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Recipe Organizer Apps to Replace Your Cookbooks. “Recipe managers can help you find, create, and keep recipes in a single place. You can even save handwritten recipes without typing them in one by one. The following are some of the best recipe organizer apps for Android and iPhone that will make you want to do away with your cookbook altogether.”

New York Times: Cooking Online, Arab Women Find Income and Community

New York Times: Cooking Online, Arab Women Find Income and Community. “The kitchen, historically the symbolic heart of domesticity in the Arab world, has often kept women tethered to household responsibility, and out of the work force. Only about 25 percent of women in the Middle East participate in the labor force — the lowest such figure in the world, even as female university graduates in the region often outnumber their male counterparts. But the rise of social media platforms, YouTube in particular, is changing the power dynamic for Arab women, allowing them to turn the kitchen into a source of income and influence.”

New York Times: Family Recipes Etched in Stone. Gravestone, That Is.

New York Times: Family Recipes Etched in Stone. Gravestone, That Is.. “At his home in Washington, D.C., Charlie McBride often bakes his mother’s recipe for peach cobbler. As he pours the topping over the fruit, he remembers how his mother, aunts and grandmother sat under a tree in Louisiana, cackling at one another’s stories as they peeled peaches to can for the winter. Mr. McBride loved this family recipe so much that when his mother, O’Neal Bogan Watson, died in 2005, he had it etched on her gravestone in New Ebenezer Cemetery in Castor, La., a town of about 230 people.”

Washington Post: One woman dominated a local fair’s food contest. The internet went looking for her.

Washington Post: One woman dominated a local fair’s food contest. The internet went looking for her.. “The competition at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair began innocently enough when a woman named Linda Skeens entered her many baked treats, canned goods and other items for the judged contest. Then she won — and she won huge. The fair posted a list of winners on Facebook showing that Skeens dominated the June 13 competition, winning more than 25 of 80 contest categories. That’s when things took on a life of their own. Her online fans wanted to find her.”

Google Blog: ¡Que aproveche! Spain’s culinary heritage

Google Blog: ¡Que aproveche! Spain’s culinary heritage. “Food is at the very heart of Spanish culture, with traditional recipes being passed down from one generation to the next across the nation’s regional communities. It’s a fragile heritage though, and one that can be easily lost in the rapid pace of today’s world. To preserve this heritage, Google Arts & Culture, working with curator and gastronomic researcher María Llamas, and the Real Academia de Gastronomía, presents Spanish Food: Cooking Memories. Following on from Spain: Open Kitchen – our first-ever virtual exhibit about food culture – this is the second installment dedicated to Spanish cuisine.”

Engadget: The best online resources for cooking at all skill levels

Engadget: The best online resources for cooking at all skill levels. “Be it beginner how-tos or deep-dive YouTube videos, we hope this list of Engadget staff favorites will get you started on your path to culinary confidence. Oh, and if you’re ever confused about measurements, a tool like this recipe converter is a good reference to keep on your bookmarks tab.” Let me recommend https://www.youtube.com/c/BerylShereshewsky as another cooking channel. Beryl Shereshewsky tries recipes crowdsourced from all over the world and presents it all with a friendly, kind vibe. Happy little foods.

Mashed: The Foodie Social Media App That Will Make You Forget About Twitter

Mashed: The Foodie Social Media App That Will Make You Forget About Twitter. “Since the news that Elon Musk was buying Twitter broke on Monday, there has been plenty of discourse on the Internet about what that means for the social media app. While the world collectively waits to see what changes will take place, maybe an edit button as some speculate, there’s a new social media app in town poised to capture our attention, and it’s designed specifically for foodies. Meet Pepper.”

Tubefilter: That TikTok food video making you hungry? Order the ingredients on Instacart.

Tubefilter: That TikTok food video making you hungry? Order the ingredients on Instacart.. “Whether you prefer the high-energy cooking of Nick DiGiovanni or the adorable cat chef That Little Puff, there’s plenty of delectable food videos to discover on TikTok. Now, thanks to Instacart, those videos can go straight from your For You feed to your shopping list.”