Cooking Rosemary is the blog of chefs Daniel Doherty and Thomas Cenci, two people who now aim to give back to the community. Their aim in setting up Cooking Rosemary is to be able to share their vast knowledge and make cooking an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Visual Aesthetics – 8
The color scheme is light green and white – very pleasing to the eyes and quite befitting a cooking blog. It reminds you of the freshest ingredients that you can use in your own kitchen. However, the formatting of the entries could use some work – maybe fixing up the photos and how they blend with the text. The rightmost column could also use some tidying up as it gives an impression of clutter.
User Friendliness – 9
Archives and categories are easily navigated from the leftmost column. Pertinent links are also found within the entries themselves. I got a bit confused with the widgets containing the same information in the rightmost column.
Reading Enjoyment – 9
The chefs’ writing style is simple and easily understandable most of the time. From time to time, though, I ran across phrases which left me wondering (e.g. What else could it be apart from the Apple for the first letter in the alphabet).
Useful Info – 10
Cooking Rosemary is full of tips and tricks for the aspiring cook. There are also bits and pieces of trivia that you just might find useful one day.
Overall Experience – 9
Cooking Rosemary should be in every cook’s bookmarks. Just a little bit of tweaking when it comes to design and layout and everything would be just right.