I absolutely love reading food blogs. If this is a pastime you’re unacquainted with, then let me explain what makes these posts so wonderful. Food blogs, like all blogs, come in a variety of styles and forms; some are review style and others are straight from the chefs themselves complete with recipes. The true appeal of these blogs is not that people mimic every detail of the creations exactly, but, rather, they are inspired by the creativity that comes out of the cooking. And let’s not forget the pictures. Nothing makes or breaks a food blog easier then delectable photographs of brownies, cookies, or lack thereof.
Here is a round up of some of the best food-related blogs on the web to keep you occupied now that school has ended and you suddenly have this foreign thing called “free time.”
David Lebovitz: This pastry chef’s creations will make your mouth water. This blog was launched in 2004 before blogging became a worldwide phenomenon. Lebovitz uses high quality ingredients to create his masterpieces. While his primary focus is dessert, scrolling down the page you will notice that that the blog has shifted to include a lot of savory dishes as well. This is one you definitely want to check out.
Serious Eats: This is an all-in-one kind of blog. Started by an ex-New York Times publicist, you can find everything on here from reviews to recipes or you can use it as an almost food-Google, as it helps you track down some of the best recent foodie posts across the web.
Chocolate and Zucchini: If you truly love cooking, then this is the food blog for you. It is filled with recipes for anything and everything from carrot and rosemary mini scones to champagne and saffron mussels. My mouth is actually watering.
Elana’s Pantry: This happens to be one of my personal favorites. I went gluten-free a little over a year ago, and since then I have discovered an overwhelming number of gluten-free blogs on the web. I think this is one of the best. She keeps the same staple ingredients throughout most of her recipes (for anyone gluten-free, the sheer number of flours and ingredients in most recipes are enough to make anyone give up and decide to live a life without cupcakes) and virtually all of her ingredients are healthy replacements for the usual offenders (agave nectar, anyone?). Even if you don’t have any allergies, this is worth a look. (Glutenfreegirl.com comes in at a close second in the gluten-free blog category.)
LUXIRARE: This one was recommended to me by a friend. I was a little uncertain at first because I associate this person with fashion above anything (how many people do you know who have the French Vogue imported and delivered to their house monthly?), so I was a little confused when she suggested a food blog to me. Upon inspection I discovered that this blog was devoted to two of my favorite things: fashion AND food. Is there a better combination?