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Which food blog was the first?

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Of the blogs currently active, does anyone know which food blog was the very 1st one?

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  1. OMG, there are so many who may claim to be first but to this food bloggers mind (this is not an endorsement but an observation!) Julia and Julia (via Salon blogs) which is now a book and will soon be a Nora Ephron movie was one of the very first.

    There are others out there who will say Chocolate & Zucchini was first (3 years ago) http://chocolateandzucchini.com/

    Of course I was not first...but was before the current www.worldonaplate.org 2.3 years.

    1. I suppose if someone was first, they would say so. It is odd that no one claims the distinction.

      1. I think that actually, it's Salli Vates (http://salli_vates.blogspot.com).

        She has been around since the dawn of time-- June 2002. That makes 4.5 years or so.


        NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

        1. Chowhound.com started in 1998, didn't it?

          David Siegel, in 1996, logged every lunch:

          1. I'm not quite sure what defines a "blog" per se, but Sally's Place goes back to 1994, according to the website. The archives only go back to 2000, but it had the characteristics of a collaborative blog then.


            1. My "vote" would be for a single blog, not a collaborative, to be qualified for the oldest distinction.

              So many have come and gone.... I still like to read some of the well constructed great ones, like Tom Saaristo and David Leite's. And KipLog has been around for at least a month longer than the one previously mentioned above.... since May of 2002:

              http://tenacity.net (since 2/19/2003, so a mere 3.5 years...)

              1. Hmmm. I don't think I'd count kiplog, as much as I like it, since it is about so many other things.

                Salli Vates has always been about food and nothing but food.


                NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

                1. KIPlog.com the general blog has been around since '99, while the KIPlog Food Blog has been around since 2002.

                  I by no means count myself as the oldest. I myself was inspired to start mine by the likes of Sautewednesday.com and simmerstock.com (2001 or so for both of them). However both of those are now dormant. Certainly there were lots of 'what I had for lunch' pages during the early days of Netscape.

                  I've been complying my list for a long time, and my qualified guess would be Mike's Flog - (www.glassbird.com/scd/flog.html) as the longest running food blog that I've seen. (97)