By Robert Farmer
Portland, Oregon: If you care enough about wine to read websites devoted to it
(this one, for example), I’m guessing you also care enough about food to
use the Internet to learn and make better decisions about food. So let me tell
you about my new favorite website. It’s called Culinate.com and it is one
of the best among many food-related websites popping up from one end of the web
to the other.
Culinate is based in Portland, Oregon, a city currently enjoying
a burgeoning chef-driven food culture. It was created as an “online
community of people who are eating deliciously with greater awareness.”
The site features insightful food-related news, well-written feature stories,
opinions, blogs, and a zillion recipes. But one of its coolest features is the
recently added farmers’ market resource page, which connects users to
their local farmers markets with details, updates, and of course recipes.
feature appeals to the growing mass of people who rely on farm-fresh
ingredients sourced from local farms as the key to their home cooking. In the
resource page, you can not only locate a farmers market near you, but also find
innovative and helpful tips on how to use the stuff you find at those markets.
The resource also offers tips on how best to shop at farmers’ markets,
from working within a budget to the best questions to ask farmers at the
Good stuff. Check it out at www.culinate.com/mix