I have a lot of respect for all the thousands of food bloggers out there. And there are an abundance of them from which to choose! What makes a good food blog (in my opinion): big, colorful food and fresh ingredient photos; fewer ads and more posts; plenty of words to describe the taste and smell; and, of course, recipes! (Or at least links to recipes!) 🙂
Here are a few food blogs that I’ve fallen in love with (and envy for their creativity and hard work that goes into making it both beautiful and informative)…
Homesick Texan (This site has such lovely photos and recipes… There’s something sweet and nostalgic about the way it is written and the style of the photos. The recipes are always top notch.)
When Harry Met Salad (Not only does this blog have a really creative name, playing off the cult-classic film, it also has beautiful photos, descriptions and recipes. Although she doesn’t often post – like me! – when she does post, its worth checking out. Especially try her recipe for lemon lavender cookies! Yum!!)
The Cooking Photographer (As the title of the blog suggests, cooking and photography go well here. The photos are amazingly done, as is the recipe development.)
Fete & Feast (This blogger has some incredible food inspirations: the South, Southwest, Mexico, and Northern Italy. It all comes together so diversely and beautifully.)
OK, this isn’t a blog, but it’s an article paying homage to my home state – Arkansas. It’s true when they say Arkansas doesn’t get as much press as its neighboring states, like Memphis BBQ or Cajun food in New Orleans. Arkansas has its own unique flavor, with some incorporation of Cajun and BBQ… The fresh vegetables and fruits grown here rival that of any other southern state. And yes, the fried catfish with hush puppies and coleslaw is a favorite and staple food, which I always have to taste when returning to my roots. 🙂
However, here is a blog that is written by an Arkansan foodie: A Pinch of this… A Smidgen of That. The molasses cookies are my favorite!! And check out the cookbook!!
Not Quite Nigella (One of my absolute favorite food blogs. This Aussie chick knows her stuff and has plenty of food experiences to offer up. Lots of great photos. Great story teller, too. It has recipes and restaurant reviews galore!)
Andrea’s Recipes (Combining gardening with cooking is such a natural thing, and this food blogger knows how to write about both. The recipes are creative and most often healthful, and the gardening tips are helpful.)
Pinch My Salt (This California-based foodie can really make your mouth water with her delicious recipes and colorful photos. She uses a lot of fresh ingredients, and her excitement for food is apparent through her vivid descriptions.)
Enjoy these sites, and I hope you’ve found a few blogs that please your palate, too! 🙂 Feel free to share links!