The Tastiest Top Ten Food Bloggers

A techno­phobe, I’ve been dragged kick­ing and scream­ing into the dig­i­tal world.

Assist­ing me in what began as a painful process but one that is fast reap­ing its happy rewards is my young social media men­tor Melissa Lei­th­wood. In fact, with her ongo­ing help, I now find myself tweet­ing, blog­ging, surf­ing the ‘Net and, in par­tic­u­lar, seek­ing out other blogs spe­cial­iz­ing in my pas­sion of almost 40 years: food.

Here, in no par­tic­u­lar order, is a list of blogs that I find enter­tain­ing, edu­ca­tional and, at their best, excit­ing. I con­sider it a given that most peo­ple inter­ested in food know about sites like epicurious.com, foodnetwork.com, jamieoliver.com, and their ilk.

1. Food 52 (http://www.food52.com) : This ter­rific site is the brain­child of New York food­ies Amanda Hesser and Mer­rill Stubbs. It is a fan­tas­tic recipe source, in par­tic­u­lar Heri­cot Verts à la Dijon­naise, Le Bernardin’s Crispy-Skinned Fish and Late Sum­mer Plum Cake. Watch for Food 52’s cook­book com­ing out in the fall of 2011.

2. Orangette (http://orangette.blogspot.com/) : Lovely sto­ries accom­pany excel­lent recipes from young, tal­ented chef Molly Wiz­en­berg, co-owner of Delancey pizza restau­rant in Seat­tle. This pop­u­lar site is a lively mix of words, sounds and pho­tos. Check it out.

3. Hon­est Cook­ing (http://honestcooking.com/) : This com­pre­hen­sive, pro­fes­sional site beau­ti­fully blends food and travel com­plete with gor­geous pho­tos and great recipes. A sec­tion ded­i­cated to taste tests tack­les such culi­nary conun­drums as the rel­a­tive mer­its of New York ver­sus Mon­treal bagels.

4. Good Food Rev­o­lu­tion (http://goodfoodrev.com/) : Co-founders Mal­colm Jol­ley and Jamie Drum­mond are on the cut­ting edge of Cana­dian food sto­ries and trends with their online food mag­a­zine. Their focus is arti­sanal food and those who pro­duce it. An excel­lent eclec­tic mix of videos, the writ­ten word, pho­tos and recipes.

5. Eat Like A Girl (http://eatlikeagirl.com/) : Ener­getic ex-pat Irish woman, Niamh Shields, lives in Lon­don but always seems to be savor­ing food in some far flung place, then report­ing on it in her food and travel blog. Good recipes and lots to enjoy! She has a new book Com­fort & Spice.

6. Ms Mar­mite Lover (http://marmitelover.blogspot.com/) : Unstop­pable Ker­stin Rodgers is a pop-up restau­rant inno­va­tor liv­ing in Lon­don, UK. An avid tweeter (@MsMarmiteLover) and social media afi­cionado, she is a fan­tas­tic cook and author of the gor­geous cook­book Sup­per Club. See the inter­view with her on my blog: http://www.marionkane.com/foodies/ms-marmite-lover-is-londons-most-influential-foodie/

7. Choco­late & Zuc­chini (http://chocolateandzucchini.com/) : A deli­cious assort­ment of recipes, restau­rant sto­ries and per­sonal culi­nary expe­ri­ences from young Parisian Clotilde Dusoulier who has writ­ten sev­eral cook­books includ­ing one called Choco­late & Zuc­chini. Her Choco­late and Zuc­chini Cake is one exam­ple of the tasty pair­ing these two ingre­di­ents make.

8. Smit­ten Kitchen (http://smittenkitchen.com/) : The pho­tos and recipes shared here by New York free­lance writer and avid cook Deb Perel­man are way above aver­age. This is unpre­ten­tious home cook­ing at its best.

9. Oh She Glows (http://ohsheglows.com/) : Here, young Toron­ton­ian Angela Lid­don, who has a master’s degree in psy­chol­ogy, shares healthy vegan recipes and a wealth of infor­ma­tion on body-image, stress, and inner-beauty. An unusual and lively site.

10. Seri­ous Eats (http://www.seriouseats.com/) : A com­mu­nal, com­pre­hen­sive site that includes con­tri­bu­tions from food blog­gers and oth­ers in the food com­mu­nity. Recipes, restau­rant reviews and culi­nary exchange are all on the menu here.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted September 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Great round up! I am hon­oured to be include, thanks so much.

  2. Posted September 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much, Mar­ion! I’m hon­ored to be on your list.

  3. Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    It is always refresh­ing to gar­ner a new list of food­ies and artists. Thanks for sharing…there are sev­eral blogs here that are new to me.
    Happy Blog­ging!
    Lilly

  4. Posted November 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for shar­ing your top food blog pics! Some I reg­u­lar on, but oth­ers are new for me, so look­ing for­ward to explor­ing the blogosphere!

  5. admin
    Posted November 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Any of your favourite food blog recos are welcome!

  6. trishly
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I wish it included health­ier options like Edi­ble Har­mony or Mama Bird cucina

  7. Marion
    Posted January 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the point­ers. Will check these out as I plan to do a new Top Ten list soon.

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