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Who are your favorite food bloggers?

Looking for some seasonal cooking inspiration! Thank you!

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  1. A couple I follow on Facebook:

    Best Southern Recipes from the Deep South

    Homesick Texan

    Sorry, on iPhone, so you'll have to Google them.

    1. Also through facebook, I follow Palestine Food (http://www.facebook.com/Palestinefood) - but seaonally speaking, it probably won't sync with North American growing seasons.

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      1. re: cresyd

        I just took a look at the Palestine Food page. Looks great. Thanks!

        1. re: debbiel

          They also link a lot to this website/blog (http://www.kitchenofpalestine.com) that is good with slightly fuller recipes. I recently made their mujadarra with bulgar which was excellent, and I've had friends who've had success with their labne recipe.

          1. re: cresyd

            Doesn't this pie look interesting! Thank you for the site link!

            1. re: HillJ

              Personally, I can't stand nigella seeds - but I do love how they have less common recipes among the standards. It's relatively knew, but I do hope that they keep it up.

              1. re: cresyd

                Oh I see. I love nigella seeds added to popovers, bread and pizza. Is it the seed or the taste that you can't stand? Before I knew what a nigella seed was I was using onion bits instead.

        1. Here are some I follow:

          Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino
          Global: Nigel Slater
          Global: Yotam Ottrolenghi
          La Casa in Giadino
          La Cucina Italiana
          Michael Ruhlman
          My Kitchen in Spain
          Rasa Maylasia
          Serious Eats
          Taste the Rainbow
          Virginia Willis Cuisine

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          1. re: Gio

            Gio, with Slater and Ottolenghi, do they have actual blogs or are you referring to their newspaper columns?

            I really love Serious Eats Cook the Book. Also, I love how their recipes zip right into pepperplate.


            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              Oh, you know you're right, TDQ... Nigel is through the Guardian RSS feed... but Ottolenghi does have a blog.


              1. re: Gio


                Then you both must have seen this recipe. My gf made the dough recipe while I worked the fig and cheese filling and it was "almost" too delicious to share!....but of course, we did! We had a brunch for our pals and this recipe was the winner that day.

                1. re: HillJ

                  I have NOT seen that but, wow! does that ever sound amazing. I mean, WOW! I almost want to get up from my desk and head home and make that right now.

                  Hillj, I didn't realize you provided photography for blogs. I realize the site rules would prohibit you from linking to any of your work in this thread, but is there a link you could put in your profile so we could have a look?


                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    I know that recipe is something very special. Come fig season, I'll be finding a reason to make it with Kara again!

                    Yes, I make a point of never posting blogs I've worked on, on CH.

                    You can take a gander at some examples of my work at, Houzz.com

                    1. re: HillJ

                      So all of those photos are yours, even though there are multiple designers? You photograph all of those designers?


                      1. re: The Dairy Queen

                        Oh no not at all!! Only in my photo dreams could I pull off a portfolio of this size.

                        No, I house some of my more detailed kitchen work in this large archive along with my colleagues and some immediate contracted work. Houzz is full of inspiring work by hundreds of professional people; as well as homeowners who use the photography as a work station for redesign projects.

                        1. re: HillJ

                          Oh! Ok, I was pretty floored that you could do all of that AND 59 other blogs, too! Is there a way to tell which ones are yours or are they all kind of mixed in.


                          1. re: The Dairy Queen

                            Total jumble each and every day; that's how the site owners like it but when I finish my current project, I'll consider posting a link to my CH personal profile.

                            One of my favorites in the field is this guy:

                            1. re: HillJ

                              That would be cool, thank you. In the meantime, I see a lot of very inspiring photos on that site, and shall assume at least some of them are yours. :)


                              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                I know I'm being vague. I do apologize.

                                1. re: HillJ

                                  No worries at all. I understand the balancing act.


                              2. re: HillJ

                                Ok, those Selby photos are amazing. I love the one of Selby himself in the purple denim jeans and blue cat t-shirt.

                                How do you find the time to work for 60 blogs? If they all publish even once a week, that's at least 60 places you have to run over to with your camera. Some of them must be more intermittent than weekly, I'm guessing?


                                1. re: The Dairy Queen

                                  Actually its much easier thanks to digital and e deadlines. Some jobs are location shoots planned around a long established deadline with clients who trek me in; others are studio shots created for print ads in which my part is only one part of the entire job; others are in my own studio (food and product shots mostly) and many are archived shoots I've taken months in advance of needing them. I also work in miniature photography six times a year at another studio. Really depends on the job. The new and interesting blog format has been a joy.

                                  1. re: HillJ


                                    If you want to hear a bit about Todd's process, there are two podcasts on the link above.

                                    1. re: HillJ

                                      Fascinating, thank you. What is miniature photography?


                    2. re: Gio

                      But, that's the restaurant's blog, right, not necessarily Ottolenghi himself? I imagine that sounds like splitting hairs, but I'm just curious.


                  2. re: Gio

                    I forgot about Aglio - I enjoy her recipes. And I am off to check out your other Italian and Spanish blogs.

                  3. Rasa Malaysia is hands down my favorite.
                    I don't really follow other ones specifically, but look through quite a few when I google a certain recipe.

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                    1. Right now, Food52 is my favorite for sheer creativity and the support of fellow home cooks. The site photography is a personal favorite of mine and keeps getting better and better. Most recently, during one of their lively food contests (run with high praise in all the right ways) the winner created a citrus tea infused compound butter. I gave it a try and was wowed by the simple, inspiring genius. http://food52.com/users/7766-thefood

                      My family & I will be heading to Montreal the month of July and I'm digging into the Montreal tourism blog which is really fascinating and full of food related ideas/festivals/markets and tasting recs. The bloggers on there are terrific.

                      Some of the others I've been reading for some time are more website than blogs but I started out a blog fan, including: Serious Eats, Smitten Kitchen, Food Librarian, David Lebovitz, Food Curating (vlogs) and most recently the blog through the spice company, World Spice Merchants.

                      The blog trend of late (I currently provide the photography for about 60 brand blogs) is lifestyle. Food, travel, photography, family, work and sharing favorites (a bloggers list of favorite links to music, books, art, hotels, housewares, etc.) all under one blog heading. One of my favorites under new blogsphere recommendations remains: 101 Cooksbooks; an inventive blogger who's been around forever and is always pushing a special, self-defined challenge to keep her readers and herself entertained. http://www.101cookbooks.com/

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                      1. re: HillJ

                        I love Food52, it just has a great way of thinking about food.

                        1. re: cresyd


                          I just used this recipe to finish up a bag of dried coconut shards I had in the pantry. Some early Easter ideas I'm playing around with for the young ones in the family.

                          1. re: HillJ

                            A recent recipe/idea I got from Food52 was poaching salmon in gin (http://food52.com/recipes/19824-aroma...) which adds a fantastic flavor.

                            1. re: cresyd

                              How interesting! This is why I love Food52!

                        2. re: HillJ

                          I forgot to mention Food52 in my list too, I really like it.

                          1. re: HillJ

                            Food Curating should read Food Curated, my error.

                            The blogger use to create videos here at CHOW. Miss those!

                            1. re: HillJ

                              Have you looked at La Tartine Gourmande - beautiful travel photos. And Orangette - I think I look at her blog just for the baby pictures. I linked to both in my post above.

                              And you are quite the renaissance woman! You also own a B&B, IIRC?

                              1. re: EM23

                                Thank you yes, with my sister who lives/works in CA and my partner in photo crime who lives on site. Still working out the bugs to the B&B. Mostly opened it for professionals to have a place to crash when on gigs. I commute from NJ when it's my turn to house sit.

                                The blogs are terrific. Can't you just fall into the pages and call the airlines immediately!

                              2. re: HillJ

                                Yes - both are really fantastic in staying food focused! Thanks for the recommendations!

                                1. re: HillJ

                                  I enjoy reading your posts and looking at photos for the sites u mentioned.

                                  be sure to check out in Montreal, PQ

                                  1. re: jpr54_1

                                    Thanks jpr54, right back atcha! And thank you for the link!

                                  1. I really love this French/American blog called Le Grumeau. Reviews are quite thorough. These guys seem to review both NYC and Paris good restaurants....


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                                    1. re: MonsieurFrancais

                                      Can't wait to check them out - Merci Monsieur!

                                    2. Great thread!!!

                                      For healthy inspiration: http://mynewroots.org/site/
                                      For everyday meals and comfort food: http://www.mymommashands.com/
                                      Others have mentioned 101 cookbooks, smitten kitchen... I enjoy those as well.

                                      Looking forward to finding out what else is out there in the "blogosphere"!!

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                                      1. re: hungryjoanne

                                        Thanks for the healthy blog! Trying to find more healthy blogs that are useful, accessible and inspiring. Will try mynewroots.

                                        1. re: foodiefan6

                                          yes, I find it difficult to find healthy blogs that are not selling some product!

                                        2. re: hungryjoanne

                                          Thanks - these two are new to me! I've discovered about 40 new blogs with this thread!!

                                          1. re: youareabunny

                                            I enjoyed the first cookbook by the Chocolate & Z author. Fun read.

                                            1. My favorites for recipes, nice pics and pinning:
                                              OKRA (Southern food) http://southernfood.org/okra/
                                              La Tavola Marche (cooking school blog) http://latavolamarche.blogspot.com/
                                              Martha's Circle Food Blogs http://marthascircle.marthastewart.co...
                                              Edible Ireland http://edible-ireland.com/recipe-arch...
                                              Bijouxs http://bijouxs.com/
                                              She Simmers (Thai recipes) http://shesimmers.com/
                                              Orangette http://orangette.blogspot.com/#
                                              Cannelle Et Vanille http://www.cannellevanille.com/
                                              La Tartine Gourmande http://www.latartinegourmande.com/
                                              The Italian Dish http://theitaliandishblog.com/
                                              I Nom Things http://www.inomthings.com/
                                              CIA Culinary Intelligence http://www.ciaculinaryintelligence.com/

                                              My favorites that feed my food-obsessed soul:
                                              NPR’s the Salt http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/
                                              Serious Eats (particularly for the Food Lab http://www.seriouseats.com/
                                              Not in My Food http://notinmyfood.org/blog
                                              The Recipes Project (history of recipes) http://recipes.hypotheses.org/
                                              The History Chef http://lincolnslunch.blogspot.com/
                                              What's Cookin @ Special Collections: Virginia Tech's Culinary History Collection Blog http://whatscookinvt.wordpress.com/
                                              Obama Foodorama http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/
                                              Johnson and Wales blog http://culinaryartsmuseum.blogspot.com/
                                              Food & Think http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/
                                              James Beard Foundation http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog
                                              Splendid Table http://www.splendidtable.org/
                                              The History Kitchen http://www.pbs.org/food/blogs/the-his...
                                              The Atlantic food blog http://www.theatlantic.com/health/cat...

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                                              1. re: EM23

                                                I only know a fraction of the ones you listed - thank you! I can't wait to explore the rest!

                                                    1. re: drongo

                                                      I see Hank Shaw won the James Beard Award for "Best Individual Blog for 2013".


                                                    2. I like to follow www.lifeovereasy.com - they're home cooks with mostly original recipes and do their own photography

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                                                        1. re: HillJ

                                                          seriously - thats my niece who keeps dressing the dog up - too funny

                                                        2. re: lapiccola

                                                          Can't wait to check them out! Thank you so much!

                                                        3. These are my go-to blogs:


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                                                          1. I, too, find these lists great to help me find new blogs. Thanks!

                                                            Here are the ones I check regularly:
                                                            Amateur Gourmet, funny, great writing: http://www.amateurgourmet.com
                                                            The Bitten Word, they cook from their food magazines and share the results: http://www.thebittenword.com
                                                            Canal House Cooks Lunch, pretty pictures: http://lunch.thecanalhouse.com
                                                            She Simmers, Thai: http://shesimmers.com

                                                            These bloggers don't post that frequently but still a great read and for tips:
                                                            Kimchimari, I've been fascinated with Korean food this has been a great resource: http://kimchimari.com
                                                            Orangette, just lovely: http://orangette.blogspot.ca

                                                            Others already mentioned include: Food52 and the Kitchn
                                                            Saveur compiles a Best of List of Food Blogs, I've made so discoveries there: http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen...

                                                            1. I follow many of the blogs listed previously. One I have not yet seen mentioned here: Oui, Chef.

                                                                1. Anyone have any favourite Vietnamese based food bloggers? I'll be there next week and am keen to start researching food related places.

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                                                                  1. I just came across this blog while looking for inspiration for an excess of baby spinach. Now maybe I'll be inspired to rein in my food costs a bit more! A quick glance shows the recipes to be simple and fresh.


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                                                                    1. re: bear


                                                                      Several times this summer I made this recipe and it was a big hit.

                                                                      1. re: HillJ

                                                                        Thanks, HillJ. I was eyeing that wondering if it would work with winter veggies. (Her photos are enticing.) Think I'll give it a try. Even winter tomatoes are pretty good when they're baked, especially with all the other flavors.

                                                                        1. re: bear

                                                                          Oh yes, that's sounds even better with sliced tomatoes. I didn't use them at the time actually. I used them to use up the zukes! Next season, I add them. The photo sold me too. I used a mandolin to slice the vegetables the right thickness.

                                                                          1. re: HillJ

                                                                            Yup, I need to use my mandolin more often to get more comfortable with it, so that would be a good reason to break it out.

                                                                        2. re: HillJ

                                                                          OK, I read that as Budget By Tes and wondered who Tes was and why she'd be any better at budgeting than I am.


                                                                            1. re: The Dairy Queen


                                                                              I also tried Tes' :) recipe for falafel but they were a bit on the dry side. Needed more spice too.

                                                                            2. re: HillJ

                                                                              I received a mandoline for Christmas and I can't wait to make this recipe with it once the vegetables are in season.

                                                                              1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                I'm glad I found nice looking zucchini yesterday. I love this recipe and had totally forgotten about it.

                                                                              2. re: HillJ

                                                                                Ooh, I'm bookmarking this. Zucchini is one of the few vegetables that I'm not terribly crazy about and every summer we get bags and bags of it from friends with gardens so I'm always looking for a use. They're such prolific little buggers.

                                                                              3. re: bear

                                                                                I've made a number of her recipes and most of them have been great. My only complaint is the small amount of meat per serving... but I just either eat it as less servings or add extra meat.

                                                                                1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                  I agree about the serving size. It's a little misleading. I made this Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta last night. It was quick and tasty. I used fresh basil and oregano because I had some on hand and deglazed with a little white wine but otherwise followed the recipe as written. It calls for 1/2 lb. of penne, and yet it says it feeds four. Not in my house! I doubled it and have tasty leftovers for lunch today.

                                                                                  That said, I'll just ignore the serving size and check out some other recipes.


                                                                              4. 101cookbooks rarely disappoints and Heidi really challenges the market hunt for some interesting ingredients.

                                                                                I recently made these for Sunday brunch to use up a bag of chickpea flour and they were outstanding and so light!