Here's a list of recommended resources that I've personally used.
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Chef's Knife: Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Pure 8-Inch Chef's Knife
Food Processor: Hamilton Beach, 10 Cup Food Processor with Compact Storage
Microplane: Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater
Tofu Press: TofuXpress, TX1 Gourmet Food Press
I typically find starting points for many recipes all across the internet, not just from one or two sites. I can't say I have one that I love the most. However, I typically find pretty reliable recipes on these sites:
Here are a few cookbooks that I've learned a lot from:
Cooking Video Production
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Remote Control: Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Controller - This enables me to focus while I'm in front of the camera.
Digital Audio Recorder: Roland R-05 Studio WAVE/MP3 Recorder
Lavalier Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone
Cutting Board: Martha Stewart Collection Cutting Board, Dark Bamboo - I only use this cutting board when I record.
Udemy: Udemy is an online learning marketplace where anyone can create an online course and sell it. Over one million students are taking courses on Udemy in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of their 18,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device.
Screenflow: ScreenFlow made creating my courses and my "10 Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet Deliciously" video very easy. Some people use it to edit all of their videos.
Audacity: This is free, open source audio editing software that's super easy to use for quick editing.
Microphone Stand: On Stage DS7200B Adjustable Desk Microphone Stand, Black
XLR to USB Converter: Blue Microphones Icicle XLR to USB Mic Converter/Mic Preamp
Cover Design: OctagonLab - I was extremely pleased with the artwork I received from this company. It needed very minor tweaks and they delivered the product fast.
Editor: Tami S. Parker
BlueHost: I've used BlueHost since I created my first website in 2007. It's reliable and reasonably priced.
WordPress: WordPress is my preferred website platform. It's open source, which means that developers all over the world are creating cool plugins and themes for it. You do have to host it on your own server, but that's where BlueHost comes in. They make it super simple to install WordPress and get your website up and running right away.
Genesis Framework for WordPress: This is a framework for WordPress sites. It's extremely flexible and there are many people who make child themes for it.
Foodie Theme: This is a child theme for the Genesis platform. I recently installed it and really like it. It's clean and has been relatively easy to customize so far.
GoDaddy: I have purchased all of my domains through GoDaddy since the beginning of time (2007). After the CEO killed an elephant, I meant to transfer them, but feared something would go wrong with one of my websites in the process. I've never encountered any problems with them and their prices are reasonable. At some point, I will move my domains for purely ethical reasons. I hear Hover is good. Leo recommends them and he's a brilliant tech guy, so I trust his opinion :)
99 Designs (Logo Design): I love this site! When you work with a single designer one-on-one, you may only get 2 or 3 ideas for your logo and then be limited with the number of revisions you can make. With 99 Designs, the possibilities are so much greater. I had 15 designers submit a total of 77 designs for my contest and most of them were really beautiful!
SendOwl: SendOwl is the tool I'm using to sell my cookbook. So far, it's great. It has wonderful reporting features and a nice interface from the customer side and the administrative side. You can use it to sell any digital goods from your own website, blog or social media pages – whether it’s an ebook, game, video, infographic, design template or magazine. I learned about it from Daniel Gold's book, Make it Happen: How to Write, Publish and Sell Your eBook.