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Jamillah Knowles | 09:43 UK time, Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Hello Outriders!

This week we have a buffet of delights as we take a look at food online. Now, I know we've certainly been in the kitchen before on Outriders but as the web changes and people innovate, there's always something new to look at and possibly taste!



On the podcast this week I started with a light bite. Antony Jones runs a twitter account where he encourages others to make simple meals and describe their recipe in 140 characters or less. Can you do that with your favourite meal? It's no mean feat, but it does make us think about simple but tasty food in the 140 Character Cook Book.



From short courses then to fine dining. If you like a challenge in the kitchen you'll be pleased to know that you can now access some of the top chefs who run restaurants in the UK and even try out their recipes. Oliver Lloyd is the CEO of Great British Chefs and he told me why he is so passionate about what the UK has to offer in some of the finest restaurants.



For those of you who like their food a little wild, you might want to check out Eddie Lin's Deep End Dining. There's a lot there that you won't find in the average restaurant as well as a few things you might not immediately want to put in your mouth. Sea urchin anyone?



Cooking at home is quite different to watching professional chefs on TV. I tend to create an enormous mess in the kitchen and well, not everything goes according to plan. It's reassuring that I am not the only one of course and proof comes in the shape of one of the first online cookery video series - Crash Test Kitchen. I caught up with Lenny White, who creates the show for the web with her husband Waz.



Of course if you're not feeling up to the trials of the kitchen you can always go out to eat. The vision you may have of a food truck could be one of a burger van outside a nightclub, but gourmet seems to be the way for food trucks in the USA. Bill Moore of the Food Truck Nerd podcast and website knows exactly where to find the best east on four wheels.


That's all we could cram in this week - take time out to digest and come and join us next week for more web related fun. In the meantime if you would like to share something that you have been making or point to a site you cannot resist, then get in touch.

You can email me at Outriders at bbc dot co dot uk, tweet at us on Twitter @BBC_Outriders or come and join the Facebook group for further weekly updates.




~ Jamillah


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