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by Laura


:: Best Written, Cute, Young Bloggers, Baking or Desserts-focused, Image-driven, It’s All About the Food, Trend-y, Natural or Vegetarian, Global Fare, Everyday Recipes, and My Particular Favorites ::

✦✧Best Written✧✦
food politics
This site, written by Marion Nestle, author, San Fransisco Chronicle columnist, and NYU professor, covers daily developments in the complex world of food politics.

jane lear

melissa clark, food writer

Food memoir author, monthly columnist for Bon Appétit magazine, and Seattle resident Molly Wizenberg has some of the finest writing on the web. Her infrequent posts are worth waiting for. Tune into her podcast Spilled Milk, too, for more food fun.

politics of the plate

poor man’s feast

smitten kitchen
Mega blogger, New Yorker, and cookbook author Deb Perelman’s witty and delicious prose is served up with a recipe three times a week without fail.

sweet amandine

the wednesday chef
Luisa Weiss, former New York cookbook editor, lives in Berlin, where she is currently at work on her upcoming memoir, My Berlin Kitchen. Her blog features recipes culled from The New York Times and Los Angeles Times and her inimitable writing. See also Berlin on a Platter, her second blog, which explores food in and around her home city.


amy blogs chow
Seriously adorable Stupidly Simple Snacks videos and more by Amy Cao, writer, New Yorker, and Head of Social Media at Foodspotting.

bacon clafoutis
Aussie blogger Lizzi Ingram is vulnerable, generous, seriously outrageous, and hilarious.

Cake Pops author Angie Dudley of Georgia has one of the most popular sites on the web featuring cute-as-a-button sweets, most notably cake pops.

cake wrecks
Jen Yates curates photographs of disastrous cakes and adds her own brand of humor in the form of comments.

Spaniard and professional illustrator Ximena Maier blogs from her home in Scotland and features her charming drawings which illustrate posts about drawing and cooking.

they draw and cook


✦✧Young Bloggers✧✦
17 and baking
Harvard freshman Elissa Bernstein bakes, blogs, photographs, and waxes on life from Boston…while juggling classes and working at a bakery.

bite my thumb
Seventeen-year old Joyce has just started this charming blog. She has a sweet voice, nice photographs, and excellent taste in recipes.

cooking for seven
Erica Lea, a young Christian woman, features homey recipes she cooks for her new husband in Northern Minnesota (yay!) and her beautiful photography.

honey & jam
Twenty-year old Hannah Queen, a Christian young woman from Georgia, features homey recipes and her airy photography.

whisk kid
Michigan State junior Kaitlin’s blog features stellar baked goods and excellent baking tutorials, plus her lovely photographs.


✦✧Baking, Pastry, or Dessert-focused✧✦
apt 2b baking co
New Yorker Yossy is a photography enthusiast who runs an online bake shop. She features sweet and easy baked goods.

cakes in the city
This sweet blog, written in French by Camille from Aix en Provence, France, features European baked goods.

david lebovitz
Mega-blogger David Lebovitz, acclaimed pastry chef and cookbook author, writes this mostly desserts-focused blog from his adopted city of Paris.

desserts for breakfast
Stephanie Shih, PhD candidate in linguistics at Stanford and professional custom desserts artist, has a sweet and distinctive voice, inspiring recipes, and stunning images.


joe pastry
Retail and wholesale food consultant Joe serves up baking technique, history, and science from his home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Julia from Brisbane, Australia, chooses a sophisticated baking theme to explore each month.

my baking addiction

joy the baker
Sassy cookbook author Joy Wilson blogs about baking from Los Angeles.

scarletta bakes

shared sugar
Friends Mara and Kesha, rookie bakers, are a food industry art director/designer and a food industry worker bee, respectively. They share homey, every-day recipes for baked bliss.

Helene DuJardin, a French expatriate living in Charleston, South Carolina, is a former French pastry chef who has turned her talents to professional food photography, styling, and writing. Her blog features styled desserts.

the quenelle

wild yeast


a la mode
Los Angeles-based professional photographer Rick Poon’s stylish blog features his photographs of food, travel, and design.

a meandering mango

a sweet road

a table for two

bella eats
Professional photographer Andrea Hubbell from Charlotesville, Virginia showcases her photographs of local and seasonal eats and writes about her life.

bona fide farm food
An Indiana chef and culinary instructor-cum-stay at home dad features recipes for down home recipes your grandmother might have made.

butterfly food
Professional food photographer and food stylist Ashley Greer Colbourne blogs from Ontario, Canada.

café fernando
Cenk Somnezsoy’s skills behind the camera and the kitchen counter have won him fans like Dolce & Gabbana. He blogs from Turkey.

canelle et vanille
Aran Goyoaga, Basque ex-pat, professional food writer, stylist, photographer, and cookbook author, features gluten-free recipes.

cookie + kate
Photographer and writer Kate blogs about mostly vegetarian fare, photography, fashion, and travel from Norman, Oklahoma with her adorable dog Cookie by her side.

donal skehan

feasting on art

A curation site featuring the best of the day’s food photos, with links to their corresponding blog posts.

forty-sixth at grace
Nikole Herriott features her poetic ramblings and stylish images (often featuring her father’s lovely handmade wooden kitchenwares) on her Ontario, Canada-based blog.

gourmande in the kitchen

honest fare
Gabi features unfussy recipes featuring fresh ingredients from Orlando, Florida.

honey what’s for lunch?

house of brinson
William Brinson, New York still life and food photographer, and Susan Brinson, art director and designer, fill their site with images, design, and the occasional recipe.

i married an irish farmer
Twin Cities, Minnesota native (yay!) Imen McDonnell was swept off her feet and left behind her glamorous advertising and tv/film production career to marry an Irish farmer. She is a columnist for Irish Country Living and writes this blog from the farm in Kilcolman, Ardagh, County Limerick, which features farmhouse food and other Irish treasures.

kiss my spatula
Written by a Vietnamese immigrant living in the Pacific Northwest, this blog features simple food with the flavor of her eastern heritage.

la buena vida

la tartine gourmand
Beatrice Peltre, professional food stylist, photographer, writer, and cookbook author, is a French transplant living in Boston. She features fresh, visually appealing food and snippets from her family life.

lucullian delights
Swedish professional food photographer and recipe developer Ilva Beretta blogs from Tuscany.

matt bites
Matt Armendariz, Long Beach, California-based professional food photographer and cookbook author, features recipes and scenes from his work and travel on this extremely popular blog.

Mowie Kay, London-based professional food photographer and cookbook author, features baking learned at the feet of his German mother, grandmother, and great-grandfather, who were all professional bakers.

mrs ergül’s kitchen haven

my cooking diary

Keiko Oikawa, professional food photographer, food stylist, and Japanese ex-pat living in Suffolk, England, showcases lovely photographs of the recipes she cooks.

pictures and pancakes
Andrew and Carrie Purcell, professional food photographer and food stylist respectively, feature a single image of each of the recipes they whip up in their New York City kitchen and slices of their professional lives.

Alabama-based graphic designer Coco features healthy recipes, slices of her life, and things that strike her fancy.

seven spoons
Magazine writer Tara from Ontario, Canada features lovely recipes and essays about her thoughts on life and food.

she who eats

souvlaki for the soul
Professional food photographer Peter Georgakopolous of Sydney, Australia features his lovely, soft images and recipes, many Greek in origin.

sparkling ink

sprouted kitchen
A Southern California- based website devoted to healthful, from-scratch cooking with photographs by professional photographer Hugh Forte.  His wife does the cooking and the writing for the site.

still life with
Professional food, travel, and lifestyle photographer Lara Ferroni’s site features recipes, food photography challenges and tips, a whole section on doughnuts (I love this woman.), beautiful home and kitchen wares, and, of course, her inspiring images.


taylor takes a taste

the closet chef

the dog’s breakfast

the jewels of new york

tokyo terrace
Rachel White, an American woman from Dellwood, Minnesota (yay!), is currently living the ex-pat high life in Tokyo, and features mostly American plus some fusion recipes and plenty of cocktails.

une-deux senses
Michelle Huynh writes this charming blog from the University of California Irvine. She features food & recipes, lovely outfits in her Tailored Tuesdays section, mani details on Manicure Mondays, restaurants, lovelies for the home, and the occasional music selection.

what katie ate
This visual feast proffered by Katie Quinn Davies, professional photographer specializing in food, lifestyle, and interiors based in Sydney, Australia, features food, restaurants, reviews, and other food-related bits and bobs.

white on rice couple
Todd Porter and Diane Cu are full time professional photographers, film-makers, freelance journalists, and cooking instructors in Los Angeles. Their blog features photographic stories of food, travel, and life, as well as green gardening, photography tutorials, and films and documentaries.



✦✧ It’s All About the Food✦✧
canal house cooking

chez pim
Pim Techamuanvivit, professional food writer and author, blogs from Northern California.

chocolate and zucchini
Professional food writer and cookbook author Clotilde Dusoulier blogs from the Monmartre neighborhood in Paris.

cooking after five
Gourmet home cook Nicole writes this blog dedicated to eating, entertaining, and wine tasting in the golden state of California.

This food community site hosted by Amanda Hesser, cookbook and memoir author and New York Times food writer, and Merrill Stubbs, writer, food editor, and Cooks Illustrated alum, features recipes uploaded by homecooks, videos, contests, merchandise, and problem solving for foodpickles.

from buenos aires to paris
Argentina native Cristina, who trained in pastry in Paris, writes from her adopted country of France.

homesick texan
Cookbook author, freelance photographer and writer, and transplanted Texan, Lisa Fain, blogs about classic Texas food from New York.

honest cooking

hunter angler gardener cook

in the kitchen and on the road with dorie greenspan

lottie + doof
Chicagoan Tim Mazurek explores cooking and offers a guide to the Windy City.

lucy’s kitchen notebook
American ex-pat Lucy blogs as she cooks French food through the seasons in Lyon, France.

michael ruhlman

not so humble pie
Don’t be deceived by the humble appearance of Ms. Humble’s blog. She features some fantastic recipes from her stay-at-home mom kitchen in Seattle.

playing with fire and water
Connecticut-based freelance chef Linda features some fascinating recipes plus a touch of food science on her interesting blog.

raisins and almonds


design sponge
Writer Grace Bonney and her editorial staff populate this stylish blog multiple times a day with snippets from the intersection of good design and everything else…from food to products to trends. The In The Kitchen With series is my favorite on the site.

diner’s journal

eat drink one woman

Gwyneth Paltrow’s site features food, travel, fashion, spirituality, and more.

my sweet & saucy
Melody Brandon, owner and head pastry chef of Sweet And Saucy Shop in Long Beach, California, showcases her cakes and photographs of visually-inspiring entertaining and wedding themes.

the baking bird

the kitchn


✦✧Natural or Vegetarian✧✦
101 cookbooks
Cookbook author Heidi Swanson writes this highly successful blog featuring natural vegetarian recipes using whole foods, plus pieces on her life, travel, and interests.

fresh 365

healthy green kitchen

my new roots

pure veg

rosewater and thyme


✦✧Global Fare✧✦
Global recipes from Kate in Hong Kong, India, and Africa.

globetrotter diaries
Best friends Karen and Valerie celebrate food traditions of the world from their home base in Los Angeles.

indochine kitchen

journey kitchen

yummy supper
Berkeley native Erin Scott has taken to the road with her husband and two children to roam the Pacific from August 2010 to June 2011. She features gluten-free global fare.


✦✧Everyday Recipes✧✦
the pioneer woman
Millions enjoy cookbook author Ree Drummond’s casual and sassy voice, everyday recipes, and photographs. Follow her and her husband, Marlboro Man, and their four home-schooled children through life on a working cattle ranch in Oklahoma. The site also features homeschooling tips, installments of her romance with Marlboro Man, photography tips and contests, gardening and design inspiration, bath and beauty information, old items from her closet which you can comment on to win, gift ideas, and hotel room tours.  Also see her community food site, Tasty Kitchen, for more any-night-of-the-week recipes.

steamy kitchen
Mega-blogger Jaden Hair is a Daytime cooking presenter, cookbook author, professional food photographer, food columnist, and recipe developer who features fast and fresh recipes, including her mother’s Asian dishes, plus crafts, giveaways, food-related products she loves, and tidbits from her everyday life.

My Particular Favorites

I believe these profiles to be accurate as of March 10. 2011.
If you are one of the esteemed bloggers above and I have made an error, represented you in a way you would prefer be changed, or your details need an update, please let me know: