Chef John posts his own unique versions of recipes from all over the world on his Food Wishes blog, though he focuses primarily on contemporary American. Each recipe within a blog post accompanies an instructional video in which Chef John demystifies the recipe and offers advice to home chefs.
Chef John creates video recipes in response to a food item that inspires him or one of his readers. The Food Wishes blog has been up and running since 2007 and features an average of 250 video recipes annually. In the archives, there are recipes for restaurant-style onion rings, rosemary shortbread cookies, and lamb and rice-stuffed grape leaves.
Asian, dips, seafood, vegetables and weekend filler are some of the video recipe categories site visitors can navigate between. There is a tips-and-technique category as well, with video tutorials on everything from how to fix a broken hollandaise sauce and the art of the demi-glace to making baked Alaska with a windproof lighter.
Visitors to the Food Wishes blog access old recipes by video recipe category or by date in the archive. Chef John occasionally publishes holiday-themed posts under the blog news category. These posts often contain video recipes that do not appear in the day-to-day cue and are only accessible via a link in the special holiday post.