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Food Blogs

Some of the best and most interesting food writing appears on personal blogs, especially if you are looking for food and recipes outside of the mainstream. Be warned though, personal blogs are hard to maintain and most successful ones become a joint effort. Make sure you check out the "Blog Roll" on these blogs to find even more blogs!

Food Blog Awards & Directories


Selected Food Blogs

You will find other food blogs that deal with specific cuisines or courses (eg baking) on their corresponding pages.

  • 101 Cookbooks
    Heidi Swanson is a San Francisco-based photographer, cookbook author, designer who looked at her collection of cookbooks one day in 2003 and decided it was time to stop collecting and start cooking. Her blog has garnered numerous awards and mentions in the food press.
  • BA Foodist
    This Bon Appetit blog by Andrew Knowlton was a 2009 finalist for the James Beard Foundation award for a blog focusing on food, beverage, restaurants, or nutrition.
  • Bay Area Bites
    A food blog produced by KQED San Francisco commenting on the food scene in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out the trends.
  • David Lebovitz
    A former Chez Panisse pastry chef who now lives in Paris.
  • Eating Asia
    A Travel/Food blog from Robyn Eckhardt, freelance food and travel writer and David Hagerman, photographer.
  • The Food Section
    Josh Friedland has been blogging The Food Section since July 2003, a pioneering weblog about food, wine, and travel.
    Covers the food scene.
  • Hunter Angler Gardener Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast
    This food blog by Hank Shaw was a 2009 finalist for the James Beard Foundation award for a blog focusing on food, beverage, restaurants, or nutrition. It specializes in wild food. He has also written a book: Hunt, Gather, Cook
  • In My Kitchen Garden
    In 1994, at 26, FarmGirl Susan sold her little bakery cafe, packed up 200 boxes of books & antiques, waved goodbye to her native California and moved to a farm in the middle of nowhere (Missouri). This is her Kitchen Garden blog.
  • James Beard Foundation Blog: Delights & Prejudices
    In addition to their own posts, they link to significant food articles in the online media.
  • Leite's Culinaria
    David Leite (pronounced leet) is the author of The New Portuguese Table, which won the 2010 IACP First Book/Julia Child Award. Other well-known contributors also post so there is a variety.
  • Lettuce Eat Kale
    How can you not like a blog with a name like this? Berkeley food writer Sarah Henry posts on school food, urban eats, food banks and other sustainable food issues (Alice Waters and Michael Pollan dominate the tag cloud).
  • Michael Ruhlman
    Cleveland native and author/co-author of many books about food and chefs. He has a blogroll of Chefs' blogs.
  • The Old Foodie
    "From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, The Old Foodie gives you 400 words each weekday on a topic related to the day, plus a historic recipe, and sometimes a menu. And how much fun is that!" (Ah, but alas, no photos...)
  • Parla Food
    Katie Parla, a travel writer, food historian, and sommelier based in and around Italy, chases down the best food in Italy and elsewhere in this blog.
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks
    This award-winning blog is written by a woman who lives in the middle of nowhere on a working cattle ranch and whose days are spent "wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts."
  • Serious Eats
    This community food blog will keep you posted on what's happening in the food world, especially in New York City. Related food blogs include "slice" for pizza and "A hamburger today".
  • Simply Recipes
    Elise Bauer of Carmichael, California started this family recipe blog in 2003. Simply Recipes was voted Best Food Blog Overall in the 2006 Food Blog Awards. Her photos are particularly good.
  • Smitten Kitchen
    "What you’ll see here is: A lot of comfort foods stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make tart doughs that don’t shrink up on you, but also a favorite side dish (zucchini and almonds) that takes less than five minutes to make...What I’m wary of is: Excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients."
  • La Tartine Gourmande
    This blog by a French woman living in Boston has stunning food photographs.
  • Traveler's Lunchbox
    Posts by Melissa from Seattle who travels around Europe posting beautiful photographs.

Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania

  • Corduroy Orange
    A Pittsburgh food blog by Jesse Sharrard, a classically trained chef with an English degree.
  • eatPGH
    A blog by four young Pittsburgh women who share a love for food in and around Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh Plate
    A new food platform created by people in the audience and the staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Selected Books

New cookbook authors are increasingly getting their start by blogging. Want to learn how to food blog? Go to Camp Blogaway!

Drummond, Ree
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from my Frontier
TX715.2.S69 D79 2012x
What American isn't charmed by pioneers? Check out her blog about life in Oklahoma: The Pioneer Woman.
Fain, Lisa
The Homesick Texan Cookbook
TX715.2.S69 F35 2011
Yes, I can imagine how a Texan in the northeast would be hungry for TexMex. Check out her blog of the same name.
Foodista: Best of Food Blogs Cookbook
TX714.F66355 2010x
As the first grassroots cookbook to emerge from social media, The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook features competition-tested recipes from the website "More than any other type of food writing, food blogging gives us intimate snapshots of a diversity of lives and kitchens."
Lebovitz, David
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City
TX637.L42 2009
David Lebovitz based this IACP nominated book on his Paris blog.
McCann, Jennifer
Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!
TX837.M463 2008
McCann started from the Vegan Lunch Box blog. Blogs are great for alternative lifestyles! She has also written Vegan Lunch Box Around the World.
Perelman, Deb
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
TX714.P443 2012
Perelman runs the Smitten Kitchen blog: "Fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City."
Rule, Cheryl Sternman
Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables
TX811.R77 2012x
Rule has been writing the 5 Second Rule blog since 2007. She arranges this vegetarian cookbook by color. Check out her blogroll.