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February 15, 2012

Delicooks is, quite simply, a website born out of a love for good food. Directed by Becky Lawton and made up of professionals working in the worlds of cooking, graphic design and publishing, the team behind Delicooks aim to provide an indispensable resource for all passionate chefs, regardless of ability or budget.

The site is available in both English and Spanish and includes healthy recipes, interviews with industry professionals, travel articles, a photography blog and “Iker’s Class” – short videos with head chef Iker Erauzkin in which he shares tricks of the trade. The Internet is, of course, already teeming with such cookery sites, but many of them are completely daunting to novices, either for their sprawling, haphazard organization or their use of overly complicated ingredients and jargon. By contrast, the passion and the artistic talents of the chefs, photographers, designers and various other creatives at Delicooks are reflected in both the design and the content of the website. It is clear, attractive, full of information yet very easy to navigate.

The recipes themselves mix cuisines from all across the world, covering everything from lentil soup to oysters with orange blossom, but come in a neat, bite-sized format. They usually require just a few ingredients and provide simple instructions seasoned with useful tips, facts or even recommended wines. The site also boasts a good collection of meat-free recipes – a pleasant surprise, given that the Spanish restaurant scene is not always the most vegetarian-friendly of cuisines – and a Style section dedicated to DIY details such as bread baskets, napkins, place mats and various other knick-knacks. For those with more traditional tastes, the team’s recipes can also be found in printed format, with titles including Chutney, Raw Food and Flowers available to buy at their online shop and in selected bookstores for only 3.95 euros each.

Recommended for anyone with a love for food, Delicooks proves that passion and imagination remain the most important ingredients in cooking.

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February 15, 2012

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