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Food Media: Your Top Three Blogs?

cleanyerplate Mar 6, 2008 07:09 AM

Maybe you're like me. On your computer desktop at work, you've got your Excel, your access database(s), your Oracle calendar, your thunderbird email, your Gmail, your Word, and then, minimized at the bottom of the screen, you've got a blog about bento boxes. Or cooking an octopus. Or how to make your own bagels.

So. What /your/ top three food blogs? The ones you check right after you check your email? You can only pick three.

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  1. cleanyerplate Mar 6, 2008 08:37 AM

    Okay! My top three are:

    1. http://www.justhungry.com/

    Great recipes, great information on packing your own lunch (in which I am a firm believer) bento-style, and a focus on healthy eating. Also, de-mystifies some of those alluring Japanese grocery store products.

    2. http://bitten.blogs.nytimes.com/

    Oh my G, I am excited to tears about Mark Bittman's blog. He posts all the time, too, which is great. And you can comment back at him! What a sassy, smart guy.

    3. http://www.thekitchn.com/

    Sort of a catch-all blog with many contributors. Rounds up other food blog news. Good pictures. Sort of trendy.

    1. Gio Mar 6, 2008 08:53 AM

      I have an RSS feed for the following blogs:
      1. Michael Rhulman - love reading his essays, for that's what they are.

      2. Nook and Pantry - a beautiful site. Her name is Amy, she's of Chinese heritage thus many of her recipes are Asian. However there's a good balance of other cuisines as well. I found her when I was searching for Fuchsia Dunlop.

      3. 101 Cookbooks, Heidi Swanson's blog. What is there to say about Heidi? To read her is to love her. Her notes about the recipes are so informative and the recipes I have made are easy to follow and delicious.

      Too bad I can't mention A Goddess in the Kitchen or Leite's Cullinaria. Oh shucks.

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        jim1126 Mar 6, 2008 11:48 AM

        1. http://www.foodinhouston.blogspot.com/

        Food In Houston - a local blog from two Houstonians devoted (mostly) to thoughtful restaurant reviews. I go to it every day in great anticipation of their next post.

        2. http://smallbitesnutrition.blogspot.com/

        Small Bites - In my opinion the most accessible nutrition blog out there, and Andy's advice is so spot on. But after I read this one, then I turn to...

        3. http://thepioneerwomancooks.com/

        The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and just. drool. Ree can easily out-Paula Ms. Deen any day, but her recipes are so tempting (and in some cases I can even vouch that they're good).

        1. farmersdaughter Mar 6, 2008 12:11 PM

          Becks & Posh, Chez Pim, Chocolate & Zucchini.

          1. meatn3 Mar 6, 2008 07:37 PM

            Well written & researched history, trivia & regional European cooking styles

            Charming journey of exposing a family's children to new veggies, recipes & cultures

            Adventures in offal, focusing on cooking the entire St.John's “The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating“

            What a challenge! There are so many good ones & new discoveries daily...

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              NoseToTailAtHome Mar 19, 2008 10:53 AM

              Wow, thanks for the mention meatn3! I greatly appreciate it. :)

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              cheesemonger Mar 6, 2008 08:08 PM



              www.waiterrant.com (not exactly FOOD, but food service)

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                HillJ Mar 7, 2008 12:02 PM

                Smitten Kitchen
                Do You Know The Muffin Man
                NPR Food

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                  Harters Mar 8, 2008 08:13 AM

                  Just one


                  Always good and amusing commentary from Dos Hermanos (one of whom, at least, is an active Hound)

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                    heightsgtltd Mar 8, 2008 06:28 PM

                    I feel like this is 4th thread that I have posted this in on the exact same topic, but what the hell :)

                    I am not going to play by the rules as there are no areas of interest where I only go to 3 of anything..

                    http://www.eater.com for NYC related food news and such

                    http://www.thecookbookaddict.com for one of the few blogs with honest cookbook reviews (no pulling punches and she actually makes dishes from the books), engaging writing and beautiful pictures.

                    www.curdnerds.com for all cheese related info including NYC specific and beyond.

                    http://www.nordljus.co.uk/en/ for really amazing photography and mostly dessert stuff

                    I really used to love http://augieland.blogs.com for the best restaurant reviews in NYC but he doesn't really blog so much anymore

                    I have more...I guess I read a lot of food blogs...

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                      irishnyc Mar 8, 2008 07:42 PM

                      Diary of the Food Whore

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                        JCap Mar 8, 2008 07:54 PM

                        I love Frank Bruni's blog:
                        He often delves into off-beat curiosites about the dining experience. A current example is a restaurant's dining room playlist.

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                          heightsgtltd Mar 9, 2008 10:05 AM

                          I like Bruni's blog too.

                          Much better than his reviews..

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                          peppatty Mar 9, 2008 10:30 AM

                          I'll contribute one...
                          I usually go to chowhound...and chez pim.

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                            HillJ Mar 12, 2008 07:18 PM

                            Newest food blog search engine..


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                              HillJ Mar 16, 2008 08:43 AM


                              This mornings entry from Smitten Kitchen for Butterscotch Ice Cream, reminded me what a find Sunset.com is for food writing & recipes.

                              1. Adrienne Mar 16, 2008 08:58 AM

                                Very specific, but this is my fave: http://carolcookskeller.blogspot.com/

                                1. Halie Mar 16, 2008 06:21 PM

                                  Other than ones previously listed, http://www.frenchlaundryathome.com/

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                                    Adrienne Mar 16, 2008 08:04 PM

                                    Interesting -- that's actually the same site I'd posted, but with a completely different address.

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                                    aladria Mar 20, 2008 04:54 PM

                                    http://orangette.blogspot.com/ for all the Francophile-ness and writing, recipes.

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

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

                                    http://www.thefoodpornographer.com/ for the pics, obviously :). Sorry, more than 3.

                                    1. MSK Mar 21, 2008 09:44 PM

                                      In SF...gotta check out the Bunrab


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