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Monday, December 19, 2005

Five food blogs

There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of food blogs on the net. Most of them have blogrolls leading to even more food blogs. Unfortunately, there's only so much time in the day. Here are five of several I devour on a regular basis:

  1. Taquitos.net - The Crunchiest Site on the Interweb: The writers purchase many of their own snacks for review. Some snacks, however, are sent to them by food companies. When this is the case, full disclosure is always made. In addition to snack reviews, Taquitos tracks news and trends on such topics as "Krispy Kreme doughnuts, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches, chocolate milk, snack mascots and more."
  2. Chocolate and Zucchini: This is an excellent example of how a blogger can make money from blogging. Although no one is actually paying her to blog, her excellent writing and photos have helped her gain a reputation, not only among food bloggers, but also mainstream publications. As such, she has written articles for various food magazines, is a a regular contributor to NPR, and this year she, "[...] signed a book deal with a New York publisher and was thus able to quit my dayjob and start a new (and exciting) life as a full-time writer."
  3. Cooking for Engineers: Although, it is written by an engineer, this always interesting food blog is not just for engineers. In addition to recipes, he has several reviews of kitchen equipment and gear. As an added bonus, each entry is very cleverly designed to look like a recipe card.
  4. A Hamburger Today: Burgers. With Ketchup, Mustard – and Opinion: A group blog by people who love hamburgers about hamburgers and joints that serve them, mostly in New York City and Los Angeles. This blog is always mouth watering.
  5. Starbucks Gossip - Monitoring America's favorite drug dealer: The title is self-explanatory. Not a traditional food blog, it's written and maintained by professional journalist, Jim Romenesko.

A well written food blog, with photos, can make the reader ravenous – even if you ate just a few minutes before.

As a final note, food blogs are no less reliable than a restaurant review or movie review in the newspaper.

Posted by Marie at December 19, 2005 11:53 PM


Cooking for Engineers... where have you been all my life? Are you doing anything later? Can I call you?

Posted by: Kem White at December 20, 2005 6:23 AM

I would toss another cooking blog into your list. http://panamagourmet.blogs.com/ Not only will you find a lot of very good recipes, but also on occasion Chef Melissa may write in Spanish. When you look at the beautiful plate and see a receta en español, you can keep yourself from pulling out your English to Spanish Dictionary.

Posted by: Don Ray at December 21, 2005 9:25 AM

Thank you Don! Happy Holidays / Felices Fiestas from Panama! :)

Posted by: melissa_cookingdiva at December 22, 2005 2:07 PM