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RobotDeathSquad Jul 25, 2006 09:14 PM

What's your favorite food related blog and why?

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    Nancy Berry Jul 26, 2006 02:29 AM

    http://breadbasketcase.blogspot.com -- Marie Wolf, a lawyer from Minneapolis, is baking every bread in Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Bread Bible. This woman has a terrific writing style and a great sense of humor.

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    1. re: Nancy Berry
      val ann c Jul 29, 2006 01:52 AM

      Nancy, thanks for recommending the breadbasketcase blog. It's an engrossing read. Well written. Good photos.

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        alkapal Apr 30, 2008 05:19 AM

        nancy, that is a nice blog. i laughed at the photo of rose levy berenbaum's cousins sitting on each end of the sofa, not entirely gleeful in aspect.

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          alkapal Apr 30, 2008 06:01 AM

          mattbites.com is great food, humor and, of course, photography. check this photog site by the same matt: http://www.mattphotographs.com/

        2. re: Nancy Berry
          SharaMcG Jun 16, 2009 09:39 PM

          I couldn't agree more, Nancy. I discovered her blog a while back and it's both informative and entertaining. I make all my family's bread and wasn't familiar with Berenbaum's book until I found this blog. The recipes are wonderful.

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          ElizabethS Jul 26, 2006 02:36 AM

          There's a website run by a lady on a travel board I visit (mostly re Italy) - she calls her blog Food Porn - it's mainly just pictures of food - here's the flickr version


          and here's the Italian version


          I can spend hours looking at the pix

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          1. re: ElizabethS
            rcheng Aug 19, 2006 04:27 AM

            Those are great pictures, I just wish I could read Italian.

            1. re: rcheng
              steinpilz Aug 28, 2006 10:28 PM

              You can plug the URL into Babel Fish and it will translate into English, roughly. I love Babel Fish because it always reminds me of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" radio and TV shows, as my cell phone always reminds me of Star Trek.

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                roxlet Feb 25, 2009 05:26 AM

                I tried the Babel Fish for this site just to see what would come up, and it was hysterical! I guess that too much Italian food language is un-translatable. I love the Babel Fish suggestion, though, and I can't wait to try it out on some other web pages.

              2. re: rcheng
                alkapal Apr 30, 2008 05:25 AM

                rcheng, by the time you read the captions for all of the dishes, you'd know the italian language for food, backward and forward!

                the site inspires me to eat all different kinds of italian --- branch out! thanks for the site.

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              ChristianZ Jul 27, 2006 09:20 PM

              Elmo Monster's Monster Munching blog:


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                alkapal Apr 30, 2008 05:32 AM

                great food wordsmith! and the photos are excellent. you really know the blogger is a true chowhound and an artist! and the food looks delicious. i wonder what kind of camera elmo is using?

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                sascha Jul 27, 2006 09:30 PM

                megnut.com - Interesting opinions and news about food. (Plus Anthony Bourdain weighs in with comments from time to time.)

                1. bryan Jul 27, 2006 09:59 PM

                  NY based: http://www.amateurgourmet.com/

                  Two Paris based sites:



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                    PseudoNerd Jul 27, 2006 10:16 PM

                    chocolate and zucchini is *beautiful*

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                      Cinnamon May 17, 2009 09:38 AM

                      And David Lebovitz is a good read.

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                      Cheflambo Jan 26, 2009 04:48 PM

                      I"ve been reading Amateur Gourmet for several years, and find it entertaining as it has evolved. However, I find the constant references to his "boyfriend Craig" are becoming tiresome.

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                        LaLa Jul 2, 2009 10:22 AM

                        I agree it is like so what your gay...it is not a big deal


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                          rozz01 Mar 18, 2010 05:41 PM

                          You know... you rarely hear things like that in reference to het blog writers... sorta odd

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                            small h Mar 18, 2010 06:17 PM

                            I give you Amanda Hesser, who wrote the Food Diary column for the New York Times 9ish years ago, and "Mr. Latte." Good lord, that was annoying. Although it wasn't a blog, so maybe it doesn't count.

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                              bigjeff Mar 18, 2010 08:26 PM

                              personally, I don't like the whole "DH" thing myself.

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                                small h Mar 18, 2010 09:01 PM

                                Seconded. Nor any of its ilk. If you're so damn fond of your significant other, show him or her you really care by taking three seconds to type an actual word. (I've probably used SO a few times myself, but I'm trying to stop.)

                                1. re: small h
                                  greygarious Mar 21, 2010 07:41 PM

                                  Amen, small h, but you are an almost lone voice crying in the wilderness. That is, "AmN, small h, bt U R an almst lone voice crying in th wildRnS".
                                  Every time I see LOL, I COTI (cry on the inside) ;>)

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                                    small h Mar 21, 2010 08:05 PM

                                    OMG ROTFLMAO. It's a sad state of affairs. I once spent 15 minutes wondering what 'girlfriend pasta' was. And srsly, that was not a good use of my time.

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                                    melpy Apr 19, 2010 11:59 AM

                                    I'm not really into using names in the Internet (I know that sounds dumb). So I just say J in my blog. I hope people don't find that annoying. Every once in a while I've used BF but sometimes I even say that while talking. I do dislike the DH etc. Not everyone in my family is so "dear" haha!

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                                      small h Apr 19, 2010 12:24 PM

                                      J is more of an alias than an abbreviation, and aliases don't bother me. A good thing, too, 'cause my real name is not small h.

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                                  shanagain Apr 23, 2010 12:05 PM

                                  Gods, I'm the only one sick to death of Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man? (I actually don't read it anymore.)

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                                    dave_c May 3, 2010 03:29 PM

                                    I enjoyed her website at the beginning, but now it's like a big ad. I give up on blogs that monetize.... same with Steamy Kitchen.

                                    Don't get me wrong... I believe in capitalism, but going for the $$$ a blog loses it's original lustre of doing it for the love of food, which is why I read food blogs.

                                    If I wanted ads, I'd subscribe to magazines. :-)

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                                      HillJ May 3, 2010 04:02 PM

                                      Good observation dave c. More and more food bloggers are becoming mainstream authors; ad revenue is one indicator. In many but not all cases bloggers who start out journaling in their spare time have no idea that their "voice" will capture a live and responsive audience. Once popularized a fortunate blogger is faced with a delicious fork in the road ie: marketing and advertising revenue, publishing deals, media attention, etc. Should a blogger ignore the opportunity to grow, sell their original work, earn a living?

                                      Blogs are the new magazine...which ironically also post blogs for their own readership thru the magazines main website. I'm not crazy for all the ads, but they are here to stay...and often pay for the experience we enjoy gratis.

                                    2. re: shanagain
                                      xo_kizzy_xo Aug 1, 2010 07:17 AM

                                      I really believe she's becoming a victim of her own popularity. Lately I'm finding her quite banal. I hardly visit the site anymore, although I do visit her sister site, Tasty Kitchen, quite often.

                            2. PseudoNerd Jul 27, 2006 10:16 PM

                              I rather like these two from local-LAish hounds:

                              (she posts as tokyoastrogirl too


                              I have no idea what sort of job he must have to be able to travel so much, but I think it's pretty awesome that he gets to!

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                                CeeBee Jul 28, 2006 11:23 AM

                                I love love love Culinary in the Desert.

                                1. pitu Jul 28, 2006 11:35 AM

                                  for great ideas and recipe experiments, sweet and savory
                                  Photos are good, and she has a terrific manner

                                  very NYC-centric, good food writing links

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                                  1. re: pitu
                                    Sal Vanilla Jun 16, 2009 09:17 AM

                                    I too love 101. Have you tried http://smittenkitchen.com/ or http://simplyrecipes.com/? They are not veggie, but the women have similar familiar and inviting ways of writing. Love them!

                                    And then there is my fall back food porn site when I am needing mealspiration: http://www.tastespotting.com/

                                    I love David Lebovitz. I do not always adore his recipes, but most are pretty amazing and inventive. He also answers questions.

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                                      Cinnamon Jun 16, 2009 05:40 PM

                                      Tastespotting and Foodgawker I keep on my bookmarks tab. It really is a food porn site. Do not view when hungry! Or at least, only view when hungry if places are still open and you can get there quick for something vaguely similar.

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                                        crystaw Jul 9, 2009 12:04 PM

                                        I learned of smittenkitchen last month and was well, smitten. What a great site!

                                        1. re: Sal Vanilla
                                          DallasDude Feb 19, 2010 07:21 AM

                                          I read Lebovitz, too. His recent report on the truffle tour made me smile for days.

                                      2. hungryann Jul 29, 2006 02:47 AM


                                        The slogan says it all - food at its porniest!

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                                          alkapal Apr 30, 2008 05:40 AM

                                          dang! you are right!

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                                            Sal Vanilla Jun 16, 2009 09:20 AM

                                            Food Porn? You don't KNOW foodporn! http://www.tastespotting.com/

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                                              hungryann Jun 16, 2009 02:09 PM

                                              I am aware of it! It's not a single food blog but a collection...slightly different.

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                                            JJC Jul 30, 2006 01:45 AM


                                            I enjoy Dave's blog and am not even from New York.

                                            1. BostonZest Jul 30, 2006 01:16 PM

                                              Solo Blog - with some of the greatest running conversations. Be sure to subscribe to the feed for the comments as well as the blog.

                                              Acciental Hedonist


                                              Group Blog
                                              The Well Fed Network


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                                                relizabeth Jul 30, 2006 01:33 PM


                                                is utterly sublime. Top drawer storytelling and recipes.

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                                                  pixlpi Sep 7, 2006 03:36 AM

                                                  Love it! On my "favorites"! Thanks

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                                                    Canada Eats Jan 3, 2007 10:54 PM

                                                    She actually just got a book deal, and very much deserved, I think.

                                                    - Lea

                                                2. Brian S Jul 30, 2006 08:51 PM

                                                  Don't forget Asian blogs. Here are two that make me green with envy for all the food we can't find in the US.

                                                  On Malaysia by a frequent Chowhound poster:

                                                  On the Phillippines:

                                                  Here are 2 others I dont know as well.


                                                  1. AlwayzHungry Aug 3, 2006 06:15 PM

                                                    Great pictures from restaurants in LA (but not much written content):

                                                    Great baking website:

                                                    Fun NY blog with delicious pictures:

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                                                      soquelcalifornia Aug 5, 2006 05:01 AM

                                                      I cannot look at a blog with crappy photography, I just can't. If you're a bad photographer and a good writer, use those powers of description!

                                                      Matt Bites for design, photography, and content. LA-based. Find the post on snails and you'll see why I was hooked instantly.

                                                      StephenCooks.com: recipes, recipes, recipes, and great execution of design, content, and photography. Based in Maine, and the gratuitous references to lobster and other fresh East Coast seafood makes me dizzy with jealousy:

                                                      The Ethicurean is my favorite group blog. Their "Glossary of Terms" is very good reading:

                                                      So many good ones are out there. I vascillate between wanting sheer porn and really wanting to know who is connected to their food. Fancy restaurant blogs don't really do it for me: any rich person with gadgetry and the means can show up and take pictures (bad or good) of their meal. I like knowing what people do with good ingredients, themselves. Please do not take this to mean that I myself don't like to go to fancy restaurants. It's just that a blog comprised of nothing but that is nothing I would subscribe to.

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                                                        chimericalbrio Aug 8, 2006 09:22 PM

                                                        I love http://www.piedayfriday.com Frankly, I'm a pie-aholic, and it's very funny and has great stories and, more importantly, RECIPES for delicious pies.

                                                        1. TexasToast Aug 9, 2006 10:52 AM

                                                          At the moment, I've been reading NewsYouCanEat, primarily because of the comments. The substance isn't bad either . . . if you like Starbucks, ice cream and soda!



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                                                            cuisine Aug 18, 2006 12:09 AM


                                                            I love this site! She's from Canada. She has the best photography. If the pictures stink I won't bother to read the blog. Her pictures make you feel like you can reach out and touch the food. Scroll down to the Rustic Tart and What A Peach on the first page for example. Don't forgt the archives. Makes me want to start a blog if I had the patience.

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                                                              lotech Aug 18, 2006 12:18 AM

                                                              www.sautewednesday.com Good writing and links to everything foodie.

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                                                                soquelcalifornia Jan 3, 2007 06:29 PM

                                                                FYI, an update. Bruce Cole is no longer working on SauteWednesday.com, as he is now the editor for Edible San Francisco. His blog, still wonderful, can be found here:


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                                                                kenito799 Aug 18, 2006 06:14 PM

                                                                Thanks for all these blogs. Looks like I will never have to read a book again...

                                                                He loves the "molecular gastronomy" stuff (El Bulli, Alinea, etc) and documents meals really well, so I can live vicariously. Great for helping me decide where my next $300 meal will be. Lots of typos.

                                                                Written by a friend of mine, food, travel, recipes, musings.

                                                                Nicely written by a friend-of-a-friend who is a pastry chef.

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                                                                  uman Aug 18, 2006 07:44 PM

                                                                  One that I enjoy is http://kitchen-notebook.blogspot.com/
                                                                  -beautiful photos and oh how I'd love that life in France...

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                                                                    Miss Kittee Aug 21, 2006 12:36 AM

                                                                    I stumbled on this one while on the Chicago board- his photos of the 24 course "tour" at Alinea are something beyond food porn....


                                                                    Chicago based but travels a fair amount.

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                                                                      bostonfoodie111 Aug 21, 2006 12:51 AM

                                                                      I really enjoy and live vicariously through:

                                                                      Tasting Menu.. :)


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                                                                        mgarland Aug 21, 2006 05:18 PM

                                                                        I love Looka!


                                                                        Chuck Taggart is from New Orleans and a lot of his posts deal with the city and it's people, food, and culture. He also just wants real iced tea, which is something to which I can relate:

                                                                        He has an entire section of his web site devoted to authentic creole and cajun recipes. His red beans and rice recipe is one I use on a regular basis to rave reviews:


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                                                                          sweet. Aug 22, 2006 02:15 AM

                                                                          I just found obsessionwithfood.com

                                                                          1. Alice Q Aug 25, 2006 06:44 AM

                                                                            Oh my gosh there are so many good ones! Cream Puffs in Venice, Orangette, Chocolate and Zucchini, Nordljus and Chez Pim are among the best and most famous. There are also specialty blogs like Meathenge (guess what it's about?), Chockylit (cupcakes), Eggbeater (pastry chef musings), The Wednesday Chef (cooks out of the LA times and NYTimes food sections each week) Farmgirl Fare (great stories)etc. There are great pictures and good writing on all of these. I have culled a list of my favorites on my blog, and of course I like to think mine's not half bad - though it mostly pertains to San Diego and is not nearly as slick as most of these. You can really lose yourself for hours! Here's a link to mine, which will lead you down the rabbit hole...


                                                                            1. TexasToast Aug 25, 2006 09:12 AM

                                                                              Here are some more I'm into at the moment:

                                                                              Michael Bauer: Between Meals:

                                                                              NewsYouCanEat,if you like Starbucks, ice cream and soda!

                                                                              Good for London restaurants and recipes/ wine:

                                                                              Good industry news blog

                                                                              For those with a methodical approach to cooking:

                                                                              Site initially comprised from materials supplied by Honors Students enrolled in a Summer 1999 Seminar at Washington State University:



                                                                              1. The Librarian Aug 26, 2006 09:15 PM

                                                                                I really like Gutenberg's Daily Feed:


                                                                                especially because Gutenberg visits a lot of places in Marin where I live. The photos always make my mouth water! There are actually three blogs on the site, but Daily Feed seems to be updated the most frequently.

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                                                                                  saltandpepper Aug 28, 2006 04:48 PM

                                                                                  I really like Midtown Lunch. It's a great review of inexpensive lunchtime restaurants, with photos and commentary. I don't live in New York, but I'm constantly adding to my list of places to try when I visit, and I really like having access to a list of great but not expensive lunch places; it gives me the "inside track."


                                                                                  1. steinpilz Aug 28, 2006 04:56 PM

                                                                                    Here's some more good ones that weren't mentioned.

                                                                                    Opinionated about Food, global fine dining with great pics:

                                                                                    Chez Pim, thai cooking and travel:

                                                                                    Chubby Hubby, Singapore chow and good pics:

                                                                                    FoodPornWatch, a foodporn link site!

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                                                                                      steinpilz Feb 4, 2010 01:10 PM

                                                                                      I'll update (2006!) with:




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                                                                                        onigiri Apr 28, 2010 08:06 PM

                                                                                        I enjoy them, too.

                                                                                        also, this one, which has GREAT photographs.

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                                                                                          steinpilz Jun 16, 2012 04:34 PM

                                                                                          I stick by these three, the best for Japanese - which is all that I regularly follow.

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                                                                                        astroanne Aug 30, 2006 06:09 AM

                                                                                        I like Dessert First. Good photography, great recipes.


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                                                                                          AquaW Sep 4, 2006 05:27 AM

                                                                                          I like www.thefoodgeek.com - very candid, somewhat Alton Brown-ish (in relating food science & trivia), cool podcasts too.

                                                                                          I also enjoy Sara Moulton's blog http://www.saramoulton.com/ even though it is a bit irregular in frequency of postings in the blog. (Her Website does have a "kitchen shrink" section where she'll answer variou culinary questions---updated more regularly.)

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                                                                                            gjetost Sep 6, 2006 07:26 AM

                                                                                            Can't believe nobody has mentioned NYCnosh http://www.nycnosh.com so far!

                                                                                            It's gorgeous, the pics are fab, and the writing is wonderful. Best local blog by a very long distance.

                                                                                            1. jacquelinec Sep 7, 2006 03:48 AM

                                                                                              I like gastropoda and also gurgling cod.

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                                                                                                fascfoo Sep 7, 2006 02:57 PM

                                                                                                I feel inclined to offer some much due props to Robyn's The Girl Who Ate Everything food blog:


                                                                                                Lovely pictures, frequent updates, and an exuberance for food. What more could you ask for?

                                                                                                She represents us young NYCers quite well :-)

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                                                                                                  mnemonician Mar 15, 2008 08:44 AM

                                                                                                  One of my favourites, which I stumbled upon purely by chance, is the Greek Food Recipes and Reflections blog by the Greek Gourmand, Sam Sotiropoulos, see: http://greekgourmand.blogspot.com/

                                                                                                  The pics are excellent, the background info on each recipe is always interesting, the recipes themselves are straightforward, and the food is tasty! What more needs be said? A++ Check it out!

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                                                                                                    aladria Mar 19, 2008 01:50 PM

                                                                                                    So glad I found Chowhound - WHERE have I been all this time? I love:

                                                                                                    http://orangette.blogspot.com/ for all the Francophile-ness.

                                                                                                    http://velvetlava.blogspot.com/ for the writing, so far.

                                                                                                    http://becksposhnosh.blogspot.com/ for the variety.

                                                                                                    http://www.thefoodpornographer.com/ for the pics, obviously :).

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                                                                                                      crispychewy Mar 20, 2008 03:52 PM

                                                                                                      I have four:
                                                                                                      101 Cookbooks (www.101cookbooks.com
                                                                                                      )Dinner with Julie (www.dinnerwithjulie.com
                                                                                                      )Orangette (www.orangette.blogspot.com
                                                                                                      )Gluten Free Girl (www.glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com)

                                                                                                      1. greedygirl Mar 21, 2008 07:03 AM

                                                                                                        I love http://www.frenchlaundryathome.com/ - she's just so funny.

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                                                                                                          Firegoat Apr 30, 2008 05:05 AM

                                                                                                          She is a favorite of mine as well.

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                                                                                                            Gio Jul 11, 2008 06:58 PM

                                                                                                            I third Carol Blymire's blog! Her How to Cook Tripe entry ( 5.15.08) is hysterically funny.

                                                                                                        2. chocchipcookie Apr 30, 2008 05:45 AM

                                                                                                          I will forever have this link in my favorites. Oh, and a vote for Pioneer Woman as well. :)

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                                                                                                            Dave O Apr 23, 2008 01:45 PM

                                                                                                            Great pictures and recipes - my personal favorite


                                                                                                            I just find these two guys pretty interesting:

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                                                                                                              MandalayVA Mar 8, 2010 11:52 AM

                                                                                                              I love the Paupered Chef blog. Nick and Blake are cool.

                                                                                                            2. Antilope Apr 23, 2008 01:52 PM

                                                                                                              Cooking for Engineers is an interesting and informative site:


                                                                                                              1. bigjeff Apr 27, 2008 12:56 AM

                                                                                                                for ridiculous photography: kuiadore (www.brandoesq.blogspot.com
                                                                                                                )for sheer entertainment value: grocery eats (www.groceryeats.com)

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                                                                                                                  jewel4352 Apr 29, 2008 02:51 PM

                                                                                                                  I really enjoy frenchlaundryathome. But my favorite is http://smittenkitchen.com.

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                                                                                                                    Hermano Primero Jun 14, 2008 02:22 PM

                                                                                                                    http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/food/ is always stimulating and interesting

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                                                                                                                      Hermano Primero Jun 14, 2008 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                      Interesting site - not necessarily best but, you know:


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                                                                                                                        melly Jun 14, 2008 11:08 PM


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                                                                                                                          kprange Jul 11, 2008 08:05 PM


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                                                                                                                          eatmyfood Jul 25, 2008 12:19 PM

                                                                                                                          Why not take a look at


                                                                                                                          also try


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                                                                                                                            monkeyboy2000 Jan 25, 2009 12:13 PM

                                                                                                                            Funny blog, lots of bacon recipes and reviews of weird Upstate New Yorks stuff.


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                                                                                                                              jcattles Jan 25, 2009 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                              Here are a few of my favorites.
                                                                                                                              http://thursdaynightsmackdown.com/ (this one's not for those of you easily offended

                                                                                                                              1. poptart Jan 25, 2009 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                I like "Just Bento": http://justbento.com/
                                                                                                                                "Just Hungry": http://www.justhungry.com/

                                                                                                                                1. Shane Greenwood Jan 26, 2009 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                  Hilarious and informative about what people around the world eat.


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                                                                                                                                    billieboy Jan 26, 2009 08:12 PM

                                                                                                                                    That was one of the best eye-watering laughs I've had in quite awhile. Thanks for that link.

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                                                                                                                                      stellamystar Jun 15, 2009 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                      I have been laughing at The Sneeze all morning..oh gawd, the Urkel-o's! !!!

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                                                                                                                                      HillJ Jan 27, 2009 08:08 AM

                                                                                                                                      Also a fan of http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/
                                                                                                                                      "Do You Know the Muffin Man" blog is a baker's dream blog
                                                                                                                                      Smitten Kitchen, Pioneer Woman Cooks--fun, entertaining, easy to follow recipes
                                                                                                                                      I also enjoy some of the blogs that focus on cocktails, spirits and mixology like:
                                                                                                                                      Adventures with Cocktails & Food

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                                                                                                                                        HillJ Feb 7, 2009 06:53 AM


                                                                                                                                        new blog find that has me very excited!

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                                                                                                                                          JohannaM Feb 21, 2009 07:56 AM

                                                                                                                                          I love the pics at Nourishing Gourmet, but I like the writing at http://www.foodrenegade.com better. It's a like-minded site -- dedicated to wholesome, nourishing, traditional foods sourced from pastured/organic/local suppliers.

                                                                                                                                          In fact, those two sites recently joined up with some others to create http://www.realfoodmedia.com, which also looks like it has promise.

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                                                                                                                                            HillJ Feb 25, 2009 03:51 AM

                                                                                                                                            JohannaM, thanks for sharing foodrenegade.
                                                                                                                                            Realfoodmedia.com didn't work for me..

                                                                                                                                            Nourishing Gourmet appears to be a fairly new blog. I'll be curious to see how she develops the topic.

                                                                                                                                            So many food blogs, so little time!

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                                                                                                                                          mun1900 Feb 9, 2009 12:46 PM

                                                                                                                                          One that I stumbled upon that seems new and I really like is http://thebitessite.com

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                                                                                                                                            FriedClamFanatic Feb 21, 2009 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                            I'm sure you have a whole raft to go through here. There are 3 sites that only have pictures of what is on other blogs and a link to each. You can spend hours drooling over the stuff!


                                                                                                                                            Foodgawker and Tastespotting are similar but each has unique elements. I should note that in a little over 2 years, Tastespotting has over 33,000 entries!

                                                                                                                                            1. sfumato Feb 21, 2009 01:17 PM

                                                                                                                                              I like C&Z, 101 Cookbooks, and Smitten Kitchen. I don't read most food blogs regularly, though- I go through phases where I'll read either religiously or rarely.

                                                                                                                                              I'm not a huge fan of food blogs are too... precious and twee. There are definitely many of those out there.

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                                                                                                                                                nearlywild Mar 6, 2009 12:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                This was my favorite when I lived in Korea.


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                                                                                                                                                  KevinB Mar 6, 2009 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                  It's pretty much single issue, but "A Hamburger Today" provides lots of interesting (dare I say it?) tidbits about everyone's favourite one-handed meal, including the awesome burger made with not one, but two, grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches in place of the bun. Also stories about people consuming 5 and 6 lb burgers in a single sitting! It's burger excess and awesomeness at the same time.

                                                                                                                                                  1. bigjeff Mar 17, 2009 10:22 AM


                                                                                                                                                    amazing tumblr of everyone's secret indulgences and dreams/nightmares

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                                                                                                                                                      MattInNJ Mar 17, 2009 12:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                      I love this website!

                                                                                                                                                    2. bigjeff Mar 17, 2009 10:25 AM


                                                                                                                                                      This is a blog (not really updated very often) by chef/butcher Ryan Farr (SF-based) and has great recipes (although many are out of reach) for various offal and pig-centric fare. great instructions and pictures tho, almost makes you feel like you could make his pig-face terrine, etc.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Phoo_d Mar 17, 2009 12:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I love reading anything from:
                                                                                                                                                        Joy The Baker: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog
                                                                                                                                                        White on Rice Couple: http://whiteonricecouple.com/blog
                                                                                                                                                        Lottie + Doof: http://www.lottieanddoof.com
                                                                                                                                                        Steamy Kitchen: http://steamykitchen.com/blog


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                                                                                                                                                          HillJ Mar 17, 2009 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Phoo_d, your Glazed Chicken with Porcini and Crisp Potatoes was killer-good!

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                                                                                                                                                            Phoo_d Mar 17, 2009 12:41 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Did you make it!? We really enjoyed the flavors too. I think roast chicken is one of my ultimate comfort foods.

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                                                                                                                                                              HillJ Mar 17, 2009 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Why of course, that's why I'm vouching for the delicious recipe. Thank you for testing the recipe, providing photos (which I really appreciate for when I give a new recipe a try). My family enjoyed the flavors and leftovers in a quick cook recipe later that week.

                                                                                                                                                              I enjoy reading your blog.

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                                                                                                                                                                Phoo_d Mar 18, 2009 05:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                That's wonderful! I'm so glad it turned out for you too. Thanks very much for reading. Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually tries the recipes! =)

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                                                                                                                                                            Amuse Bouches May 15, 2009 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                            These are some of my favorites too. (as well as Phoo-d's blog -- you should check it out!)

                                                                                                                                                            http://www.smittenkitchen.com is an old favorite
                                                                                                                                                            http://www.thekitchensinkrecipes.com has some great stuff too.


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                                                                                                                                                              Sal Vanilla Jun 16, 2009 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                              I too love Joy the Baker. Once I mistakenly stumbled onto this site http://www.joyofbaking.com when looking for Joy the baker. I think I may like it even better.

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                                                                                                                                                              meremere Mar 28, 2009 07:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                              I really enjoy Noble Pig.
                                                                                                                                                              Her stories are amusing and I love the pictures of all the necessary ingredients.

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                                                                                                                                                                Sal Vanilla Jun 16, 2009 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                I am wrapt by her adventures in vineyarding and cute stories about her family.

                                                                                                                                                              2. LindaWhit Mar 31, 2009 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                I just discovered this "how to" blog that was posted here on the FM&N board but seems to have been removed: http://how2heroes.com/blog/

                                                                                                                                                                It seems to be MA-based, what with the demos in the video blogs mostly being from local chefs and food bloggers. Haven't had a chance to check out a lot of the blog submissions yet, but it looks interesting!
                                                                                                                                                                ETA: Having found a list of the "heroes" who have submitted videos/recipes, it seems that the contributors are from all over - local Boston chefs; NOLA bartenders, test food kitchen directors for magazines, and just people who submitted How-To videos.

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                                                                                                                                                                  eatlocalfoodie May 19, 2009 04:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  I read as many food blogs as I can get my hands on.

                                                                                                                                                                  My new favorite discovery is: http://kissmyspatula.com/

                                                                                                                                                                  New to the "scene", it's refreshing and witty with music pairings and incredible photography to boot!

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                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal May 20, 2009 05:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    eatlocalfoodie, you are absolutely right. beautiful blog. thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. alkapal Jun 7, 2009 12:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    i haven't read this thread in a while, so i don't know if "devil and egg" has been mentioned.
                                                                                                                                                                    it has beautiful photos, varied food-obsession content, easy on the ears writing style. just very nice to pass the time, and dream and eat vicariously.

                                                                                                                                                                    reading this today, i discovered WHY everyone is CRAZY about in-n-out burgers (WOW!) and learned that i must get to hoboken on a saturday for fiore's fresh roast beef sandwich on an italian roll with gravy! ;-). http://www.devilandegg.com/2009_03_01...

                                                                                                                                                                    i've bookmarked this blog into my favorites! thanks caroline & leslie!! (who is "egg"? with a codpiece?! -- oh, no....er....that's an apron! LOL!).

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                                                                                                                                                                      Sal Vanilla Jul 8, 2009 08:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      Oh my goodness. I have never seen an In and Out Burger before. I am so glad I hadn't. I always thought those fanatics were a bunch of nutters! No more I tell you!

                                                                                                                                                                    2. alkapal Jun 14, 2009 04:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      this is a fabulous blog on chinese food, from a talented lady with a very interesting background: http://appetiteforchina.com/about

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                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Jun 16, 2009 06:51 AM


                                                                                                                                                                        Feedbag "sections" to the left side of the screen will keep any food blog lover busy for hours!

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                                                                                                                                                                          batchoy Jun 17, 2009 06:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          I love this site, it is so very focused on its parameters: everything must be out of a jar or be about to be put into a jar: It's called, of course, FOOD IN JARS:


                                                                                                                                                                          1. alkapal Jun 22, 2009 06:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            this is my favorite blog lately. cake wrecks. warning, if you're at the office: it'll make you cry from laughing, and coffee shoot out your nose. http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/0...

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                                                                                                                                                                              Sal Vanilla Jul 3, 2009 04:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              You recommended that on the thread for the person who was having ugly cake anxiety. I went there and fell in love instantly! The female reproductive cakes had me entranced. People are so creative.

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                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Jul 6, 2009 06:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                teeheeeheee! ;-). <and *she* thought she had an "ugly" cake! HA!>

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                                                                                                                                                                              HillJ Jun 30, 2009 06:54 AM


                                                                                                                                                                              best....for originality!

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                                                                                                                                                                                bkkelectro Jul 7, 2009 09:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                I actually think following restaurants, food critics and lifestyles companies on Twitter is much more convenient. I live in Tokyo and just started following Park Hyatt's New York Grill. If I wasn't on twitter I wouldn't have known Mark Lapico from Jean George would be cooking there. I searched on their website and wasn't able to find any information or anywhere else online. Not even on any blogs. It was only through twitter that I came across it.


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                                                                                                                                                                                  Cinnamon Jul 8, 2009 06:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Great point. There are some 'food trucks' in L.A. on Twitter, and they post their schedules that way. It's kind of a variation on the flash mob theme.

                                                                                                                                                                                  (By food trucks, I mean we've got taco trucks, Korean-taco trucks, sushi trucks, organic trucks, etc. ... not sure which of these had the schedule I saw but I think several do that.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Emilyishere Aug 2, 2009 07:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Here's some healthy ones. There are great pictures and good recipes on all of these.

                                                                                                                                                                                  vegetarian blog

                                                                                                                                                                                  vegan blog

                                                                                                                                                                                  healthy eating blog:

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                                                                                                                                                                                    HillJ Aug 4, 2009 01:05 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                    When you've exhausted your panini play list, visit this site!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      LindaWhit Aug 4, 2009 01:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      YOU ROCK, HillJ! Now I know what's for dinner - just need the bread. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Sep 27, 2009 08:03 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                        Let the insanewiches begin!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          LindaWhit Sep 27, 2009 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          OMG, that is too funny! I love the Smaller-Than-Your-Thumbwich!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ Sep 27, 2009 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Aren't they a hoot!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Aug 6, 2009 03:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        hillj, thanks! i love sesame semolina bread, and i'd forgotten all about it till the panini blog reminded me. <now *where* did i get that bread? harris teeter?>

                                                                                                                                                                                        as to the paninis, i'm thinking about how to combine scuzzo's "eggplant on the wafflebaker" concepts with the panini ingredients......

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                                                                                                                                                                                          HillJ Aug 6, 2009 01:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          wafflebaker concept,,,great idea!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        chave982 Sep 14, 2009 08:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Came across this thread and was surprised that the "Julie/Julia Project" wasn't mentioned, seeing that it was recently made into the movie "Julie & Julia" with Meryl Streep.

                                                                                                                                                                                        It's a relatively old blog (2002-2003), with no photographs, but is an interesting read as Julie cooks her way through every recipe in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Link takes you to the first entry:

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                                                                                                                                                                                          maebybaby Nov 4, 2009 06:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ahem, my 3 favs as follows...

                                                                                                                                                                                          EatADuckIMust: http://eataduckimust.blogspot.com/
                                                                                                                                                                                          Bread And Honey: http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com
                                                                                                                                                                                          House of Annie: http://chezannies.blogspot.com


                                                                                                                                                                                          1. greygarious Feb 4, 2010 02:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Having enjoyed the book, "Confections of a Closet Master Baker" (jeez, I've been mistakenly calling it Confessions for months!), I also like the author's two blogs, http://confectionsofamasterbaker.blogspot.com/ and http://notesfromfreegrace.blogspot.com/ , which have lovely photos and tempting recipes, although the light purple text is hard to read against the blue background.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              bear Feb 5, 2010 02:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm almost through Confections and have really enjoyed it. Thanks for the blog links, grey!

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. rmartone Feb 19, 2010 07:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              I really enjoy http://noblepig.com and http://www.whatwereeating.com/ and of course http://chilicheesefries.net. Good Eats.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Brian S Feb 19, 2010 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                There's a new blog started by a young CIA grad who each week is cooking an elaborate meal from a different country. 195 weeks, 195 countries. She's done Afghanistan and Albania, next stop Algeria. She gives the recipes and they seem both authentic and doable.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                  bear Feb 19, 2010 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  That's a fun blog. Thanks for the post!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  HillJ Feb 21, 2010 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lately, it's Food Wishes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gentleman combines recipes, blogging, videos step by steps in a approachable, fun way. A blog I gladly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This entry for Mother's Day kept me coming back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. corneygirl Feb 21, 2010 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm plus one for 101 cookbooks and smitten kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also like:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                      bigjeff Feb 25, 2010 01:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      rasamalaysia has got some great recipes and writing, yup!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      sibeats Mar 1, 2010 07:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      cbites.com in Connecticut is a great new blog. Lots of restaurant info, recipes, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      oops...yes, ctbites.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Mar 1, 2010 07:59 AM


                                                                                                                                                                                                        I believe you meant this blog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. bigjeff Mar 3, 2010 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        nominees for Saveur's inaugural food blog awards (in 9 categories) should be good fodder for top blogs:


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                                                                                                                                                                                                          sibeats Mar 4, 2010 12:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The photos in the "cannelle et vanille" blog are just beautiful. Thanks for the link.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Agent 99 Mar 14, 2010 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saveur Magazine has the awesome Blog awards this month and i came up with the most interesting group of new blog prospects for my favorites.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                            fm1963 Mar 25, 2010 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ulterior Epicure - high end dining worldwide

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Me So Hungry - ciasual dining in NYC

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vegan Dad - not that I'm vegan, but I find the concept of a "vegan dad" fascinating

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Word of Mouth - casual ethnic dining in NYC

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Market Manila - a Philippine perspective on worldwide cuisine

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              jive1178 Apr 19, 2010 11:44 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                jhbutash Apr 22, 2010 03:49 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                It offers recipes, foodie events, as well as restaurant reviews in LA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. shanagain Apr 23, 2010 12:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Did anyone else mention http://closetcooking.blogspot.com ? I just love it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    maplesugar Apr 28, 2010 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    +1 for closetcooking and I'll add (though she's probably already mentioned upthread somewhere) smittenkitchen.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal May 29, 2010 04:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      closet cooking is nice. excellent photography, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TexSquared May 3, 2010 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sadly, one of my favorites just shut down last month:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm in Toronto and frequently visit Buffalo, NY (2 hours away) for shopping, or just passing through after crossing the border (either to drive onward or fly out of the airport) This food blog has been great at pinpointing local places to visit when I don't have a lot of time to be "looking around". The owner of the site said he'll keep the content up but just won't update it, so it's worth a look if you're in Western NY State or Southern Ontario.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. c oliver May 9, 2010 08:23 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've only actually cooked one recipe from it so far. Xiao long bao aka soup dumplings. Her instructions were precise and they turned out great. I'm probably not qualified to even nominate because I rarely look at blogs, food or otherwise. I find most of them silly with most of the comments along the lines of "sound great" which isn't the same as actually cooking something. I'm going to check out the sites listed here and I bet I'll be changing my mind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. sgogo Jul 30, 2010 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I didn't see it mentioned here, so I wanted to put in a plug. I just discovered it recently, and he's quite prolific (always highest # on my google reader).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He'll take a recipe or topic and post several smaller posts detailing the history, trivia and variations of said recipe, and also answer reader questions about anything from the physics and etymology related to the topic. It takes a bit of paying attention, as each post is usually a continuation of the topic, but I've really learned a lot just in the past month. Highly recommended, especially if you're into the minutiae of baking.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal Jul 30, 2010 05:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          when i see "bavarian cream" first, i'm hooked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          thanks, sgogo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sgogo Jul 31, 2010 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My pleasure. I'm dying to make the Tomato Tarte Tatin from 7/23/10, it just looks perfect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal Aug 20, 2010 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the tiramisu looks great, too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eatingtreat33 Aug 16, 2010 05:36 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This blogger is so funny and makes weird food that I would never think of. So yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mina edleburg Oct 12, 2010 08:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for this link...never saw this before. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. alkapal Aug 20, 2010 05:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            has "alexandra's kitchen" been mentioned? http://www.alexandracooks.com/2009/01...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              teegee Aug 22, 2010 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              have always loved TSOGB for its international perspective and beautiful photos http://scentofgreenbananas.blogspot.com/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mina edleburg Oct 12, 2010 08:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I just emailed the guy who writes http://beefpiranha.wordpress.com/ and he is totally charming. *Blush*

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                learning2wander Nov 7, 2010 05:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Some of my favorites:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hunter, Angler, Gardener cook, he goes to great lengths to "find the forgotten feast" everything is from scratch, often hunted, caught or gathered himself. Also, the recipes and photos are worth visiting his blog for on their own!:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Orangette: I actually read her book "A Homeade Life" first so I was already pretty commited before I even got to the blog, her writing stays clear and always well thought out and her photos and recipes always have me intrigued

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Gio Dec 14, 2010 06:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I've been reading "3 Hungry Tummies" for a few months now and think it's one of the best for recipe writing and photography. Really global cuisine but seems to be predominately Asian. She's based in Melbourne Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Also like:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AGLIO, OLIO & PEPERONCINO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michael Ruhlman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The recipe blog from The Telegraph UK

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alkapal Oct 23, 2011 01:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    today's uk telegraph recipe for veggie glass noodle salad looks terrific!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bear Jan 12, 2011 08:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I happened to see this blog link in my local paper, and had fun scrolling through this morning. A bit of food from all over the world.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JoyZ Jan 23, 2011 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      http://theshortlists.wordpress.com/, hands down. Well written and delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bear Jan 29, 2011 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm enjoying looking through this blog. Thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Jan 24, 2011 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When you find yourself searching for a fun and easy bar idea, the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen can be just the ticket.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Calibanskitchen Jan 28, 2011 09:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Try What Would Cathy Eat? http://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/ She calls it hearth healthy food with an attitude. It basically means how to cook really great food without tons of butter, cream and suger. Plus there are lots of vegan recipes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall the writing is very engaging, and if you're into food porn, get ready to be pleased -- the photos are exquisite and really nicely styled. If you check it out, make sure you go back a few months, her holiday recipe ideas for low fat version of foodie food were really great. I bake her cookies like these Vegan Cranberry Walnut cookies for my kids whenever I can. http://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2010...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. MGZ Jan 29, 2011 03:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am shocked Cooking Issues hasn't been noted yet. (I don't think I missed it. Sorry if I did) It gets my vote.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              meatn3 Sep 10, 2011 08:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for mentioning this site - it is fascinating!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal Oct 23, 2011 01:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                found this great thing there! http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/08/...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Jan 29, 2011 08:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you're a bean lover, http://ranchogordo.typepad.com/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                full of great tips on beans and recipes that really make the most of bean-based ideas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HillJ Jan 30, 2011 01:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If your searching dessert specific this site pinpointing dessert entries from food bloggers is a daily delight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mellow d Feb 18, 2011 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Urban Gorilla Cooking Blog by Masterchef finalist Emily Ludolf"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I highly recommend this blog! She makes cooking haute cusine fun and accessible to anyone, even me as a hobbyist. She's a brilliant (Oxford Graduate), early twenties chef who cooks with the limited tools of any recent college graduate (tea kettles, etc.).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In one episode, this UK Masterchef-finalist "wunderkind" cooked in world renowned French Chef Pierre Gagnaire's Paris restaurant (Pierre Gagnaire, per wikipedia "an iconoclastic chef who was at the forefront of the fusion movement"). She never had any professional training in cooking and that's part of the reason I'm drawn to her.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I heard she'll be making an appearance on UK Masterchef this season (any day know) as a guest judge. Looking forward to it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    her wikipedia page:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HillJ Feb 18, 2011 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lately, I've been combing thru this lovely blog:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal Oct 23, 2011 01:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        found this beautiful thing there! http://www.latartinegourmande.com/201...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Val Oct 24, 2011 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a'pal...that really is a great blog...thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ Oct 24, 2011 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Val, aren't their photos fantastic. I really enjoy that blog. I'm glad you and alk found it to be interesting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Val Oct 24, 2011 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yesyes...photos are tops! love them! thank you and a'pal!♥ ♥ good job!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. JEN10 Feb 18, 2011 05:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One of L.A.'s best, these posts have it all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          andaba Mar 11, 2011 01:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For anyone who loves reading about Paris restaurants, Alex Lobrano's Hungry for Paris blog is a real treat, www.hungryforparis.com He's a really wonderful writer, and his posts have a literary quality that is completely missing on most other blogs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Delucacheesemonger Oct 23, 2011 03:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Try www.parisbymouth.com as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Gastro Travels May 12, 2011 08:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cakewrecks is insanely hilarious but not technically a food blog I think

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.offalgood.com/chris-blog by Chris Cosentino is very interesting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.youtube.com/user/BitchinKi... is Bitchin Kitchen's youtube channel which has many great videos - they don't have a blog :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            darrentran87 Jul 18, 2011 01:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            www.foodwishes.com .... Chef John is amazing instructor. His videos are of professional and he's a funny guy!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HillJ Jul 18, 2011 04:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Couldn't agree more I posted Chef John's blog above Feb 2010. He's got a great sense of humor and I love his unique voice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheeryvisage Jul 18, 2011 08:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another vote for Foodwishes.com. Chef John's voice is so soothing and makes you happy to watch his videos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              foodiefan6 Jul 21, 2011 08:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I would not say these are the BEST, but I enjoy them:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wholewheatgourmet.com (tasty whole what recipes, try the banana bread)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              amateurgourmet,com (amusing and informative)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              simplyrecipes.com (not a blog, but straightforward and recipes posted there are solid-at least all the ones that I've tried!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HillJ Sep 9, 2011 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                With so many of us focused on canning our jams, jellies, etc. I thought I would add this blog/resource. Always inspires me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AndresAybar Oct 21, 2011 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Best Caribbean food blog is http://elfogoncito.net

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you prefer to read it in English (original site is in Spanish) then go to http://elfogoncitoinenglish.wordpress...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. alkapal Dec 26, 2011 04:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shesimmers is a new one to me -- and it is lovely thai food, written about and photographed in a charming and enlightening manner


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      canmark Jun 15, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9-year old food blogger Martha Payne's NeverSeconds blog: http://neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The blog received recent controversy when the local council banned her from photographing her school lunches (the topic of her blog), only to reverse the ban amid popular uproar. The reletively new blog is quite interesting, and includes photos of school lunches submitted by readers from around the world.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LindaWhit Jun 15, 2012 09:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Over 1700 comments on her "Goodbye" post! When past posts got 20-30 comments. WOW - the uproar was a good one. Quite an amazing young girl, getting those donations for the charity as well. I love her ratings, such as this one on the Coronation Chicken lunch:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Food-o-meter- 9/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mouthfuls- 42
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Courses- main/dessert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Health Rating- 7/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price- £2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pieces of hair- 0 again!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wristband- Yellow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also love the school lunches sent by other children around the globe. I'm not a big blog reader, but I've bookmarked this one. Thanks! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          greygarious Jun 15, 2012 04:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Martha's blog was featured on NPR's news this afternoon. Her father mentioned that how a 9yr old rates healthiness of a meal does not necessarily agree with grown-up assessments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But actually, this child seems to be a good eater who appreciates a variety of tastes and textures - kudos to her parents! It should be noted that the dual purpose of this blog is to help raise money for student lunches in Malawi, and as a way for Martha, who aspires to a career in journalism, to learn about writing and media.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FriedClamFanatic Jun 15, 2012 09:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A classic case of why socialism with "Powers to be" doesn't work. A hot lunch for all, a great idea. But let one individual question the merit of what is received and the powers to be try and shut it down. Not investigate to see if it could be improved. Not try and rationalize what it does.............just repress. The socialist schoolboard or whatever they are should be ashamed and castigated,. Kudos to this 9 year old who has not only tried to show "the truth", but who has also raised so much money for lunches elsewhere. I just hope some of the money raised actually gets down into food and not into the salaries and per-diems of the NGO overseers

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bear Jun 16, 2012 07:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That blog brought tears to my eyes. What a great, gifted kid. Thanks so much for posting!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. rozz01 Jun 15, 2012 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There's a great midwestern one called Slackingfool.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LindyCindy Jul 17, 2012 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For me it's a toss up between Deb Perelman's brilliant Smitten Kitchen and Amanda Hesser's equally brilliant Food52.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. thecitylane May 12, 2013 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great lists guys. Not that I needed any more blogs to be reading, but lots of good stuff listed in this thread!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Delucacheesemonger May 14, 2013 09:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                While my food blogging mainly consists of reading and contributing to this site, after checking menus for any restaurant l am interested in going, always check
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://endoedibles.com from our own uhockey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Firegoat Jun 26, 2013 04:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Okay here is my new favorite. From the Food Stylist that puts together all that food on Hannibal


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fascinating reading on how things really work behind the scenes. I also learned a lot about ham.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SigneGT Jun 26, 2013 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I really like

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Framed Cooks: http://www.framedcooks.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Galley Gourmet: http://www.thegalleygourmet.net/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And Not so Humble Pie (even though it doesn't really get updated anymore. http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kmanihot Sep 4, 2013 09:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Wednesday Chef! Hands down! She is such a good writer, so smart and also approachable. Also, her choices of recipes just go well with my own taste. I always want to make everything she posts, and her recipes always work out great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HillJ Sep 4, 2013 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you read her book?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kmanihot Sep 4, 2013 05:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, I loved it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ Sep 4, 2013 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Me too! Her writing was so enjoyable and like you I'm a fan of the recipes. Such an interesting life and look at where blogging took her!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kmanihot Sep 6, 2013 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I know! I love food memoirs (Ruth Reichl, MFK Fisher) and I think she's on a par with them. She's a real food writer (which I don't think is the same as a food blogger--no offense to food bloggers). Plus yes, the recipes are great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bear Sep 4, 2013 05:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks for the suggestions, kmanihot. Nice blog!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kmanihot Sep 6, 2013 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            great, I'm glad you liked it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. alkapal Sep 5, 2013 04:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i am really loving Nick Malgieri's blog ! http://www.nickmalgieri.com/

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