From the Wall Street Journal's Pervaiz Shallwani
: "With the economy in a tailspin, many people are turning to the comfort of food - not to mention the cost-saving advantages of home cooking - and the Web as an eating resource. The number of visitors to the top 35 food sites in December grew 14% percent from a year ago, while the number of people who visited the Internet as a whole increased just 4% in the same time period, according to comScore, an Internet data provider. Likewise, the number of food Web sites is increasing. According to Hitwise, another online data provider, more than 300 food and beverage sites have launched in the past year. Allrecipes.com and the Food Network's Web site, which both launched in 1997, are the overall top-trafficked food sites. Here are a few of the newer ones, all launched in the past year or so, that have caught our eye, [starting with] Cookstr (www.cookstr.com).