The world of cooking and food is a perfect match to the visual scrapbook nature of Pinterest. From gorgeous images of food art to helpful tutorials for the novice chef, finding inspiration isn’t hard; narrowing it down to a few great boards to follow so you don’t get overwhelmed… well that’s a bigger challenge. Here are my favorites:
Brought to you by Salt Lake City food blogger and recipe developer Maria Lichty, she promises her over 13,000 followers “simple, fresh and family-friendly” fare. There are 107 boards filled with sweet treats, dishes for every season, and boards dedicated to some of her favorite foods (from French toast to asparagus). More than just a food-centric page, it’s also a collection of Maria’s life and style loves. You’ll find ways to create tasty gifts, entice your kids to the table, and prepare a unique presentation.
Dedicated to “real home cooks,” The Kitchn boards contain recipes, to be sure, but also tutorials and DIY projects aimed to inspire you to try new techniques and get more comfortable in your kitchen. The Kitchn’s blog boasts a following of over 3 million readers who come for the food and return for daily articles that keep their menus fresh and innovative. The Kitchn shares their favorites with their 9,000 Pinterest followers.
For those of us that try to balance their love of food with a desire to keep fitting in their jeans, my favorite healthy eating platform, Cooking Light, has a Pinterest board dedicated to just that. With 45 boards full of categorized recipes, cooking tips and guides to help you eat healthy, you won’t have to cut out taste to cut calories.
At the other end of the cooking spectrum, if you’re a fan of the queen of Southern Home-style cooking, you’re not alone. With over 76,000 followers, Paula Deen’s page hosts 46 boards of finger lickin’ goodness. Beautiful images of comfort food galore, Paula’s signature down home fare abounds. Those who fear butter need not follow.