This morning I got an email from my favorite CTAP director, Marianne. She spent some of her Easter Sunday reading the San Francisco Chronicle and stumbled across a great site, Tastespotting.com. This website has absolutely nothing to do with education technology (actually it kind of does if you think of it as another way of expanding your personal network – regardless of the topic). Some of you may or may not know that I am giant “foodie.” I realized this years ago when Kelly and I took a trip New York City and we planned our entire week around where we would be eating instead of the traditional touristy landmarks. Our weekend motorcycle rides involve stops not at gas stations and scenic overlooks, but at wineries, local chocolate factories, small town bistros, and home-made ice cream parlors. We’ll happily drive to San Francisco to try a new restaurant or hit the Ferry Building for lunch. Now that I think about it, I might have a bit of an addiction and I’m getting hungry. Perhaps I sound a little like you?
Tastespotting.com is fantastic site. Professional and at-home chefs submit their favorite recipes with a link to a blog or website where the original text is posted. A diverse collection of recipes and professional-looking photography will have you drooling in a matter of seconds. When you have a moment take a look and download a recipe or two. If you’ve set up your personal learning network, you can even subscribe via RSS (upper right corner on the main page) and receive updates whenever new recipes are submitted.