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There are thousands of great sites for foodies on the InternetInternet, so this is hardly a comprehensive list, but below are 15 of the best sites for food lovers, divided into three categories: buying food, cooking food, and eating food.

1. Foodzie – The goal of Foodzie, which is kind of like Etsy for food, is to create an online marketplace for locally grown, handmade, and/or artisan foods. Foodzie allows people without access to high quality food from small producers a way to get that food via the mail, and it provides farmers and small artisan producers the opportunity to more easily reach a wider audience.

2. Foodoro – Foodoro launched shortly after Foodzie and is probably the site’s biggest competitor. Operating with the same goal of providing broader access to food from small, independent producers, Foodoro is less visually polished than Foodzie but has an equally impressive amount of delicious food for sale.

3. Amazon (Amazon.com) – Amazon’s Gourmet Food section is surprisingly good. It offers a large amount of food from high-end producers, often in bulk, at reasonable prices. I have often used the site to order harder-to-find food items like beluga lentils and vital wheat gluten.

4. Local Harvest – The best, freshest food comes directly from the farm to your table. Local Harvest lets you easily find organic and locally grown food for sale in your area from farmers’ markets, food cooperatives, community supported agriculture programs, and farm stands. In addition to thousands of local listings, they also have an online shop in the vein of Foodzie or Foodoro.

5. Locavore iPhone App – The $3.99 Locavore app for the iPhone not only finds local farmers’ markets across the United States, but it also lets you know what foods are in season and which foods are coming in season soon. The app is very helpful for both menu planning and finding farm fresh foods while you’re on the road.

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6. AllRecipes – AllRecipes is the mother of all recipe sites and the web’s most visited food site. With over 40,000 recipes, most submitted by users, with ratings and discussions, AllRecipes is a must stop for anyone searching for a recipe. When I’m trying to cook something new, I generally start at AllRecipes since it almost always has multiple versions of whatever it is I am planning to make.

7. Epicurious – It’s not as big as AllRecipes, but Epicurious is a lot more fancy. By combining recipes and articles from Gourmet and Bon Appétit magazines, Epicurious is one of the web’s best resources for recipes and cooking tips from some of the world’s top culinary minds.

8. Rouxbe – Rouxbe is an online cooking school and video recipe library, offering a large collection of how-to videos covering both basic and advanced cooking techniques and entire recipes. What really sets Rouxbe apart from other food video blogs is the production value and amazing video player. Rouxbe videos easily rival the cooking shows you’ll find on public television or the Food Network in terms of quality, both in content and production. Further, their Flash video player lets you jump between chapters, and recipe videos are accompanied by detailed text and image-based descriptions.

9. Foodista – You can’t cook great food until you learn the basics, and Foodista is a great place to turn when something stumps you in the kitchen. Foodista is a wiki-based food encyclopedia (meaning anyone can edit it) that includes entries for foods, tools, techniques, and even recipes (so you can apply your newfound food knowledge).

10. Nibbledish – If AllRecipes is the biggest community recipe site on the web, then Nibbledish (formerly Open Source Food) is easily the most beautiful. Nibbledish calls itself a “gastronomic hub where every visit will bring inspiration and a rumbling belly.” It’s also home to over 2,000 Creative Commons licensed recipes with photos. It’s that liberal license and the site’s mouthwatering photography that really make Nibbledish special.

BONUS: Food Network – The #1 place to find recipes from well-known Food Network TV stars. The site also offers videos of some episodes of its popular television programs.

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