Best Food Blogs of 2016
Food presents a number of quandaries for folks these days. We obviously love to eat, but trying to balance health consciousness, time constraints, the differing tastes of family members and perhaps even environmental concerns can be difficult, not to mention expensive. The average American spends roughly $6,759 on food each year, which makes dining our third largest expense category, and buys 5.8 meals or snacks from restaurants each week, according to the United States Healthful Foods Council.
So how can we improve, for the sake of both our physical health and wallet wellness? Although not a cure-all, food blogs can play a critical role in this process, guiding us to nutritional nourishment as well as savings in terms of both time and money. They can even help improve our cooking to the point that our families will be eager for a sit-down meal!
But which food blog is best? In search of an answer to that question, WalletHub’s editors whittled down the field from a list of roughly 250 entrants to the following 50 finalists based content, aesthetics and overall popularity. Now it’s up to you. Find your favorite food blog, submit your vote and share why you’re a fan in the Comments section.
Voting will begin at 12 pm ET on Monday July 25 and will run through Monday August 8. You may submit one vote per blog per day. If you would like to share information about the contest on social media, please follow WalletHub on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and use: #WalletHubBestBlogs.
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1. Food in JarsMarisa McClellan is a full-time food writer and canning teacher, and is the voice behind Food in Jars. She is the author of Food in Jars (Running Press 2012), Preserving by the Pint (Running Press 2014), and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars (Running Press 2016). Her writing has appeared on The Food Network, Saveur’s website, Table Matters, and in Food 52’s Small Batch series. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Portland, Oregon, she now lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Scott. This site was launched in early 2009 to give Marisa a place share her interest in canning and general obsession with canning jars of all shapes and sizes. It regularly features canning recipes, giveaways of canning and culinary-focused products, cookbooks, interesting ways to use preserves, and other posts that Marisa thinks are appropriate and useful. … show moreshow less
3. Just a TasteWelcome to Just a Taste, where you’ll find inspiration for any meal and every occasion with hundreds of tried-and-tested recipes, step-by-step photo tutorials, and cooking videos to help you save time and up your game in the kitchen. Why “Just a Taste?” I have my great-grandmother, Momoo, to thank as my first inspiration in the kitchen. She constantly reminded me to have just a taste of dessert after every meal, and my grandmother and mom continued the tradition by passing down their passions for all things culinary. I’ve never believed in diets but instead enjoy everything in moderation, and hence, Just a Taste was born! What started as a way to catalog my family’s rich recipe history has since turned into an online destination visited by millions of people a month who cook and share Just a Taste recipes from their kitchens around the world. As our Just a Taste community has grown, so too has my own family. In 2016, shortly before the birth of my son, I launched Just a Taste Parents to provide tips, insights, and resources for all types of parents and kids of all ages. … show moreshow less
4. Recipe GirlLori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who traded the classroom for the kitchen when she founded the blog RecipeGirl.com in 2006, which houses over 3,000 original and adapted recipes. Lori now spends her days developing recipes, photographing food and writing for companies, websites and publications, such as Gold Medal Flour, McCormick, Pepperidge Farm, Kraft, Sam’s Club, Betty Crocker, Quaker, Jimmy Dean, Smithfield, Tabasco, Pacific Natural Foods, SOLO Cup, Sunkist, Nestle, Baileys, King’s Hawaiian, M&M’S, Eggland’s Best, Driscolls and Barilla, as well as creating original recipes and themed menus to add to RecipeGirl.com. She has contributed to the cookbooks Junior League of San Diego: California Sol Food, Blog Aid for Haiti, and GoodBite Weeknight Meals- Delicious Made Easy. Her work has also been featured online at Saveur’s Best of the Web, LA Times, Huffington Post, iVillage, Shape, Bon Appetit, Fox News Magazine, The Daily Meal, Ladies Home Journal, Oprah.com, Better Homes and Gardens and Glamour. You may have also spotted RecipeGirl featured in print: Parade Magazine, Taste of Home Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and USA Today Weekend. Lori is currently a weekly food content contributor to Parade Magazine‘s Food Blog, and she has partnered with General Mills to help promote their products and web content. She has appeared nationally on QVC (selling her cookbook), locally on San Diego Living (cooking segments), and has been a featured speaker at food conferences. She was a judge alongside Paula Deen in the Real Women of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cook Off in Savannah, GA in 2010 and she was a judge at the 46th and 47th Pillsbury Bake-Off contests in 2013/14. Lori and her 15 year old food blogging son were hired to work together for McCormick’s Generation Fresh. … show moreshow less
8. The Raw ChefLet’s get a few things out of the way: I don’t have dreadlocks, I don’t have a clue how to roll a spliff, and you’re more likely to find me playing drums along to Coldplay than in a tribal drumming circle. But I do eat raw food – and I’ve made it my mission in life to make raw food part of 10 million people’s everyday lives worldwide. You should know this about me :) I’ll admit that I’ve got a closet spiritual side (and I “ohm” along with the best of them in yoga class), but raw food isn’t part of some hippy-dippy quest for me. I do it because raw food has massively improved my life, and I want to show you that it’s easier than you think to get those benefits for yourself. … show moreshow less
10. Serious EatsWelcome to the world’s most trusted authority on deliciousness. Millions of passionate, discerning, curious, and very hungry people come to Serious Eats in search of definitive recipes, hard-core food science, trailblazing techniques, and innovative guides to essential food and drink anywhere and everywhere. We bring a democratic yet scientific approach to cooking the best dishes, busting food myths, and delivering strong opinions on what you should eat next, where, when, and why. Does that mean we’re only talking high-end restaurants and fancy foodstuffs? Nope, not at all. By “serious,” we mean impressive, audacious, inventive, well-made, or just seriously delicious. We believe great eating comes from home skillets and corner bodegas just as readily as four-star white-tablecloth joints. We insist on having fun and loving food to the fullest. We don’t take ourselves too seriously otherwise, and neither should you. The ideas we develop at Serious Eats are tested and tasted—over and over again—by our dedicated in-house recipe developers, all of whom are skilled professionals obsessed with good food. We’re mindful of modern techniques while staying rooted in the repertoire of the classic home cook. There are way too many boring, repetitive, and just plain bad recipes available online. We don’t post a new Serious Eats recipe until we’re absolutely sure ours is different from and/or better than anything you’ll find anywhere else. And we’re constantly updating our old recipes with new techniques and improvements based on further testing and reader suggestions. … show moreshow less
12. Chef in TrainingHello! My name is Nikki and I am a stay-at-home mom. I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl with a sassy attitude and two handsome little boys who’s smiles can brighten anyone’s day! Sometimes, being a stay-at-home mom can make for pretty long days, so to spice up my days at home, I have started to cook and bake. Like most moms, wives, and people out there, I am a “Chef in Training”, teaching myself how to cook one recipe at a time. I LOVE being in the Kitchen and have a great love for good food! I have some amazing taste testers and get a thrill out of perfecting and finding new recipes! I hope you enjoy some of these recipes as much as I do! … show moreshow less
13. $5 DinnersI have a little problem. I can not make a meal that costs more than $5. Even if I try. My brain will no longer allow it. It’s filled with prices on my favorite products. It races through recipes and numbers as I go through the grocery store, wondering ‘can I pull off that meal for less than $5? Is that price on those chicken breasts too high to swing a $5 meal?’ It’s unnatural, really. But, my pocketbook thanks me! I am now on a mission to help you spend a whole lot less of your hard earned money on groceries, so you can use those dollars to pay off debt, save for a vacation, pay for something special, or whatever your financial goals or dream may be! … show moreshow less
14. Damn DeliciousI’m Chungah and welcome to Damn Delicious®! I initially created this blog in 2011 to organize my favorite recipes but it has blossomed into something that has become a huge part of my life. I’ve met such amazing foodies, connected with readers all over the world, and have conquered many culinary feats in my closet-sized kitchen. I have never received any formal training but I love looking through food blogs and cookbooks, trying out their recipes and being able to add my personal spin to it. And with my many epic kitchen fails, I have learned my way through the kitchen through trial-and-error. Most of the recipes found here focus on quick and easy meals for the everyday home cook. Using simple, fresh ingredients, we can create a sophisticated, elegant dish for your family in 30 minutes or less, which is much needed for those busy weeknights. We just won’t tell them how easy it really was! … show moreshow less
15. Pinch of YumHi and welcome! I’m Lindsay, and this little website is my internet home. I write, I cook, and I take pictures of delicious food. I’ve spent the last five years teaching elementary schoolers by day and blogging about food by night, loving both jobs and never wanting to give either of them up. I always went back and forth about becoming a full time blogger, but in June 2014, I officially made the jump and I couldn’t be more excited to be living this crazy work-for-yourself-and-talk-about-food-online dream. In the cooking department, I’m a food enthusiast with an appetite for almost anything. I love to cook vegetarian dishes, but we’re not strictly anything when it comes to what we eat. I love desserts, especially straight up salted dark chocolate. I try to cook things that are practical, interesting, and delicious. I adore noodles, curry, lentils, and pasta. Is that the same as noodles? Doesn’t matter. I love it all. … show moreshow less
16. Minimalist BakerMinimalist Baker is a website devoted to simple cooking. All recipes require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. Most are plant-based and gluten-free. While this has never been a strictly plant-based or gluten-free blog, most new recipes fall into these two categories. This is simply because we enjoy eating and cooking this way and love making food everyone can enjoy. We don’t subscribe to any one diet, but plant-based cooking and baking has become the focus for this blog with our top priority always being on simple, delicious food. We love making recipes that don’t have to be complicated and proving that diet-friendly creations can still be ridiculously delicious. … show moreshow less
17. How Sweet It IsHey hey! You found me. You made it. To this corner of the internets that I’ve deemed embarrassingly self-indulgent. But! I will try to make it up to you. Here, you will find all sorts of things – from healthy recipes to comfort food and indulgent desserts. We eat as seasonally as we can and use local ingredients every day. We eat, well… everything. Because the thing is: I’m seriously passionately, inexplicably in love with food. Bacon makes me beam. Chocolate makes me shout from the rooftops with joy. Vegetables and I are the best of frenemies. My perfect world would include none of them. I grew up absolutely loathing veggies, but the world wide web has taught me how to enjoy green things such as kale and brussels sprouts. To the point where I actually want to consume them. I’m so much more of a cook than a baker because, let’s be real: I hate to follow instructions of any kind. As a true millennial, I get way too bored and end up doing what I want nearly all of the time. This is great for an entrepreneur; this is not so great for interacting in life with other humans. … show moreshow less
18. Closet CookingI had never really paid all that much attention to food and eating was just something that needed to be done. That all changed a few years ago when I came to realize that my meals were boring and that I had been eating the same few dishes over and over again for a long time. I had had enough and it was time for change! I dove head first into cooking and the world of food and to my surprise, I found that I really enjoyed it! Since then cooking has become my passion and my obsession in my quest to never eat a boring meal again! Now I spend my free time searching for tasty new recipes, concocting my own and making them in my closet sized kitchen. I share those recipes with you on Closet Cooking as I chronicle my adventures with food in search of flavour. … show moreshow less
19. Simply RecipesIf you are unfamiliar with Simply Recipes, please allow me to take a moment to introduce you to the site. The first thing you should know is that Simply Recipes is a blog or a personal website, created and maintained by me, Elise Bauer. Unlike most of the large recipe sites that you might find on the Internet with tens of thousands of recipes, Simply Recipes is my personal website. The recipes are all tested (often several times) by me, my family or my friends. We invite you to try the recipes, and if you would like, leave constructive feedback in the comments. Do you have a recipe binder or box of recipe index cards? Think of this site as our family sharing the recipes in our recipe binder with you. As we cook the recipes multiple times, we often think of improvements and update the recipes. So keep in mind that what you see here is a work in progress. … show moreshow less
20. Happy Herbivore
Happy Herbivore is your destination for the plant-based lifestyle! See how easy a healthy, home-cooked dinner can be with the fastest and most popular dinner recipes from Meal Mentor.
21. Iowa Girl EatsWelcome to Iowa Girl Eats! My name is Kristin and I’ve lived in Iowa and around the Midwest for nearly my entire life. While it may get a boring rap, Iowa is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Fresh food is abundant which helps us to eat well, and the cost of living is low which allows us to travel far. After getting married to my husband Ben in 2008, I had a lot of time on my hands that was previously spent wedding planning. At the time Ben was also working nights so, what was a newlywed with nothing but time on her hands to do? Start a blog, of course! Iowa Girl Eats began as a food diary of sorts – a place where I shared my daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus workout ideas – but the blog really started to resonate with you when I shifted my focus to sharing quick, healthy, and attainable recipes, and our travels around the world. … show moreshow less
23. Once Upon a ChefWelcome! I’m Jenn Segal. Once upon a time, I was a chef – tall hat, white coat, checked pants, the works! I left the restaurant business in 2003 when my son was born. Now, I’m cooking for my family and sharing all my tested and perfected recipes with you here. The recipes on this site reflect my life: as a mom, I need meals the whole family will enjoy but the chef in me needs to eat too! … show moreshow less
24. Sprinkle BakesHi! I'm Heather, and I love dessert. Welcome to my world of nonpareils! I started this blog in 2009 as a self-taught baker and desserts enthusiast. Today I’m a trained pastry chef, cookbook author, freelance recipe developer and photographer. It’s my personal mission to learn all I can about baking and pastry, and to share it with you! Before I fell in love with baking, I was an aspiring artist. For years I worked in art galleries with artists of every stripe: painters, sculptors, glass blowers, and textile artists. That love has translated into using art techniques on all kinds of confections. I even wrote a book about it! It’s called SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist. … show moreshow less
25. Steamy KitchenWelcome to Steamy Kitchen! I started this food blog nearly 8 years ago (wow, I feel old!) It’s now grown to become our family business, with my husband, Scott, as the web developer (a.k.a. the “dot-com” of the business) and the kids, Andrew and Nathan, as the official taste-testers and reluctant dish-washers. We feel so fortunate to be able to share our little slice of life with you. Our home is on a 5-acre plot that we share with 3 rescue dogs, 4 ducks, 8 laying hens, 7 baby chicks and 35 giant koi fish that power our aquaponics garden. Scott is the gardening guru, experimenting with growing microgreens, aquaponics, hydroponics and raised bed gardening. But his real specialty is personal development and public speaking, having been a Lead Trainer for Tony Robbins for over 7 years! The boys love being part of this family business. Our “Board of Directors” meeting is at the dinner table. They get equal say in business ideas and decisions (though sometimes Scott and I pull an “Executive Veto.”) Andrew and Nathan are First Degree Black Belts in A.T.A. Taekwondo (they started when they were 3 1/2 years old and it took them 5 years each to get their Black Belts!) Scott is a Second Degree Black Belt. The boys inspired Daddy to join and do martial arts with them! I tried Taekwondo. Then decided it wasn’t for me when I broke my knee and had to have surgery! I’ll stick with activities that do not require jump front-kicks. My thing is tennis. I LOVE TENNIS! There are no board-breaks in tennis. There are not hero side-kicks in tennis. There is no punching in tennis. We also publish Kitchen Table Mastery, a site that’s dedicated to help YOU create a crazy-profitable, online business that’s so ridiculously simple, you can run it from your kitchen table. Wow, that was a long sentence. In a nutshell: high profit. bare minimum overhead. online business (like this little here food blog). easy peasy, lemon squeezy to run. … show moreshow less
26. The KitchnThe Kitchn is a site for people who like to get their hands dirty while they cook. It is for those who care about the quality of their food, and how it affects the health of themselves and the planet. It is also for those who want to cook more, but are shy in the kitchen. It’s a place to dive in deep, and embrace the joy of one of our basic needs: food. … show moreshow less
27. Dine and DishOne of the biggest joys I get from Dine &Dish is connecting with my readers on a more personal level. If you have a question, comment or just want to say hi, please feel free to drop me a note here. I will do my best to respond as soon as possible. Kristen Doyle is the creator of the award winning website, Dine &Dish. Since early 2006, Kristen has been sharing her favorite recipes, photographs and life stories with an ever growing audience of engaged readers. Kristen has expanded her reach to include working with major brands (Bush’s Beans, Green Mountain Coffee, Hallmark, Zatarain’s…just to name a few) as well as providing editorial content and direction for nationwide print publications and websites. Her freelance writing career spans working with magazines on a local and national level as well as creating valuable web content for a variety of sites across the web. Kristen is a busy mom of 4 young kids, loves to entertain, has a passion for photography, and believes in keeping things simple. An avid reader, a kind of runner, a horrible gardener, and the wife of an outstanding man, Kristen’s ultimate life goal is to connect and create meaningful relationships with others. Kristen is available for editorial and photography projects, speaking engagements and ambassador partnerships with your brand. If you are local to Kansas City, give me a ring &let’s meet for coffee! I hope we get the chance to connect! … show moreshow less
28. BakerellaWelcome to Bakerella.com. I started this website to help keep track of my baking and decorating attempts. I got the bug after taking an introductory cake decorating class and just haven’t stopped. The site focuses on fun and easy baking. It’s a place to explore recipes, desserts, decorating and even photography with a few giveaways sprinkled in along the way. You’ll find ideas for cupcake pops (a Bakerella creation), cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and more. You may even find yourself smiling from all the sweetness. Read more at http://www.bakerella.com/menu/about/#qbSCp0VMmqw80Kmr.99 … show moreshow less
29. SkinnytasteHi, I’m Gina Homolka, author, photographer and recipe developer of Skinnytaste.com which features delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes several times per week and Skinny Bits, where I answer cooking questions, health tips, reviews and giveaways. What originally began in 2008 as an idea to marry my two passions, great food and beautiful photography, Skinnytaste was born and has developed into a highly rewarding labor of love reaching over 3 million unique visitors monthly. At Skinnytaste.com, you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins. My creations must be both “skinny” and “tasty” because after all, this is the same food I cook on a daily basis for friends and family, and they are some of my toughest critics! … show moreshow less
30. Joy the Baker
Sweet treats. Savory indulgences. Approachable recipes and good-life inspiration! Joy the Baker is one mighty fine food writer and photographer. Go ahead. Jump on the gravy train.
31. My New RootsWelcome to My New Roots. Since October 2007, this blog has been the place for me to share the edible inspirations from my playtime in the kitchen, and my deep love for whole foods. The recipes and ideas you’ll find here revolve around my plant-based way of eating, and I hope that through the simple and delicious dishes I create, you too will discover a whole new world of flavour and nourishment. … show moreshow less
33. I Heart Nap TimeI Heart Naptime is a food and lifestyle blog sharing easy and delicious recipes, tips, crafts and entertaining ideas to help families create unforgettable moments. Our Mission is to help others find the time to create by sharing tutorials that are easily replicable, delicious recipes and inspiring posts. We hope to reach fellow moms and women who are trying to make everyday with their family a little more special by providing easy to understand crafts and recipes. Our culture is family oriented, trendsetting, upbeat, made of team players, and passionate about creating a website that inspires. … show moreshow less
34. Mommy's KitchenHi, I'm Tina the Mom behind the blog Mommy's Kitchen. I created this blog in 2008 as an outlet for my love of cooking, baking and recipe sharing. My blog focuses on family friendly recipes, old fashioned country cooking, and whole lot of comfort food. I love creating meals that are simple, delicious, and perfect for bringing my family together at the table. Honestly blogging started as a hobby and turned into so much more. I knew there were families out there struggling with dinner options. I wanted to get folks excited about cooking and not to dread mealtime. The more recipes I added to my blog the more recipes people requested. I learn through visualization, so I've set my blog up with step-by step-recipes in full photographic tutorial. Sometimes it helps to actually see something prepared instead of just reading it. … show moreshow less
35. Love & Olive OilWelcome to Love and Olive Oil, the culinary adventures of Lindsay and Taylor. We’re not chefs, in fact we’ve had our fair share of flames and failures. But like any good relationship, cooking has its ups and downs. We’re all about quick and flavorful dishes that don’t hurt the wallet. We invite you to our kitchen (as tiny as it may be) and share in our love for food and desire to always find something new to eat. We share a love of cooking, and found that it was much more enjoyable (and affordable!) for us to cook for ourselves instead of going out to eat. So much so that we cook 5-6 times a week. Not only that, but we both tend to get sick of things quite quickly (regardless of how mouth-watering they were!) and end up finding a whole new batch of recipes each week. We felt that starting a blog would let us share our delectable finds with you, and maybe inspire you to create something good in your own kitchen. … show moreshow less
36. Brown Eyed BakerBack in February of 2007, I was living a couple of hours away from friends and family, and winter claustrophobia had begun to set in when I stumbled across a food blog online. I had always loved to bake (a gene my mom claims skipped a generation and went straight from my grandma to me) and enjoyed writing, so this seemed like a perfect way to escape the grey winter days. I figured it would be a creative outlet, perhaps nudge me to try some new, more challenging recipes, and my mom and sister could check out what I was making. That was nearly seven years ago and the rest, as they say, is history. What an amazing journey this has been! What you’ll find here are some of my favorite food groups: desserts, appetizers and loads of comfort food, all made primarily from scratch. My hope is that you leave the site with the insatiable urge to run into your kitchen and whip up what you’ve seen here, and the confidence to know that you can do it. Growing up in an Italian family, the kitchen was always the hub of activity – it’s where everyone gathered to talk, eat and share life while amazing food was being created. I am so happy to have you here in my virtual kitchen and hope you’ll return again and again. … show moreshow less
38. Sailu's FoodHi! I am Sailaja Gudivada and I am a food enthusiast who enjoys cooking for my family and grew up watching my Ammamma (grandmother) and Amma (mother) prepare some of the most simple and complex Indian food recipes and have picked up some tips and tricks along the way. My salutations to our ancestors who made the right food choices, their kitchen wisdom and passing on palate-pleasing culinary concoctions to us. Thanks to our grandmothers and mothers who continue to sustain and nourish our rich culinary heritage. And I believe, its our responsibility to respect and preserve our Indian culinary tradition that have been given to us and pass it on to the next generation. My food blog Sailus Food is a humble attempt at sharing my passion for all things food and you will definitely find a lot of Andhra flavor in this space, home-cooked meals I prepare for my family using farm fresh produce from my organic garden and our rythu bazaar aka farmer’s market. … show moreshow less
39. Elana's PantryElana Amsterdam is the author of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. She gave up grains over a decade ago in 2001 and is known as a pioneer in grain-free cooking and baking, tempting foodies everywhere with her incredibly simple, yet flavorful recipes for dynamic, vibrantly healthy food. Her unique knowledge base, which combines a background in the healing arts with an Ivy League education, has established her as a trusted source of information for people seeking to improve their health. Elana shares her tips for wellness along with her mouthwatering recipes on elanaspantry.com. Her dishes are among the easiest in the world of special diets. With their refreshingly short ingredient lists, her recipes emancipate those with food allergies who fear that they have been chained to a never-ending sentence in the kitchen. Elana’s simple recipes satisfy with nutritious food, and it is her knowledge and health tips that people seek in order to navigate the complex world that is healthy living today. Whether looking for an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe or dealing with a new medical diagnosis, people look to Elana for her knowledge, advice and insight on food and health. … show moreshow less
40. Smitten KitchenThe Smitten Kitchen, in its current physical incarnation, is a puny 42 square foot circa-1935 sort of half-galley kitchen with a 24 foot footprint, a single counter, tiny stove, checkered floor and a noisy window at the end to the avenue below. [The prior incarnation, the pre-2009 Original Smitten Kitchen, was a whopping 80 square feet with a skylight on top, but we traded it in for an apartment with a dishwasher, elevator, and almost enough room for a tiny human.] 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. I don’t do truffle oil, Himalayan pink salt at $10 per quarter-ounce or single-origin chocolate that can only be found through Posh Nosh-approved purveyors. I think food should be accessible, and am certain that you don’t need any of these things to cook fantastically. … show moreshow less
41. Rasa MalaysiaHello, my name is Bee and welcome to my website! I am an A-list food blogger, best-selling cookbook author, social media influencer and digital brand ambassador. I am based in Irvine, California. Hello, my name is Bee and welcome to my website! I am an A-list food blogger, best-selling cookbook author, social media influencer and digital brand ambassador. I am based in Irvine, California. … show moreshow less
42. Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.
43. PaleOMGWhy hello. I’m Juli and I am food obsessed. I take food infatuation to a whole new level. I hate how obsessed I am with food. Not really. I eat paleo. If you did not notice from the blog name, well, that’s understandable. It’s not Pale Omg, like the skin color. I’m usually pretty tan. It’s actually pronounced pay-lee-o.m.g. There ya go, you did it! I just love food. I even eat some gluten free stuff. Don’t freak out though. I just REALLY love food. Especially food that makes me feel good. Are you pickin’ up what I’m throwin’ down? Good. I don’t eat perfectly. Again, I REALLY like dark chocolate. And even some gluten free foods. Paleo purists roll their eyes at me because of my imperfections. But I write this blog to help people eat healthier and live better. Strict paleo or not. If you are easily offended, you will probably hate my blog posts. I am unapologetic, quite frank, and a bit obscene at times, but that is who I am and how I cook. I’m messy, to say the least. So please do not email me asking me to stop cursing. My mother did that my whole life and it never worked. Meaning, I will not change for you. All I really want out of this blog is to make you laugh and inspire you to eat something delicious and become more confident with yourself. If you don’t cook, then stop looking at food blogs while sitting at your desk at work. Go to the grocery store, buy fresh food and cook it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Here, I’m gonna help you get started with a list of my most popular recipes… … show moreshow less
44. Cake WrecksJen started this blog in May of 2008 one night when she was bored. She honestly never thought anyone would read it. She's also not very good at picking Lottery numbers. Today Jen lives in Orlando with her hubby, John, and their cats Tonks and Lily. She enjoys dessert first, quoting Ghostbusters, and flaunting her flaming geekiness on her other blog, Epbot. … show moreshow less
45. David LebovitzI began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen, washing dishes in a steak house in our local shopping center, finally ended up at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, working with Alice Waters and co-owner, Executive Pastry Chef Lindsey Shere, who I consider my mentor. I spent thirteen years in the kitchens at Chez Panisse before leaving in 1999. During my time in San Francisco, I was a line cook at Zuni Café and was the pastry chef at several restaurants. Having been a professional cook and baker most of my life, I launched this website in 1999 to coincide with the release of my first book, Room for Dessert. The site was intended as a place to share recipes and stories. At the time, the word “blog” hadn’t been invented, nor had the concept. In 2004, about the time of my move to Paris, blogging software became available, which allowed me to post more frequently and I turned the site into an official blog. I was named one of the Top Five Pastry Chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle and have been featured in, Bon Appétit, Chocolatier, Cooking Light, Food+Wine, Cook’s Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Travel and Leisure, The New York Times, People, Saveur, Sunset, and USA Today. I left the restaurant business in 1999 to pursue writing books and live in Paris. … show moreshow less
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49. Gluten-Free GirlHi there. I’m Shauna James Ahern. I’m the writer, photographer, and baker for this site. I’m Daniel Ahern. For years, Shauna referred to me as the Chef on this site. I’m the head recipe developer, especially for anything savory. I choose all the photos for the post. And generally, I’m guiding the work behind the scenes. I started this site in May of 2005, just after I had been diagnosed with celiac. I was equal parts elated to feel well and pissed off that I had this disease for years without knowing it. (Celiac is still the most under-diagnosed disease in the United States.) I’ve always been a writer — crafting words into sentences is how I understand the world — so I started writing. For months I had been so sick that my friend Dorothy called me the sick girl. When I was diagnosed and started to feel healthy, Dorothy proclaimed, “You’re no longer the sick girl. You’re the gluten-free girl!” When I started a site on blogger, I called it gluten-free girl. I liked the alliteration. I never imagined anyone reading it. Nearly a year later, there were plenty of people reading this site. And then I met Danny, a professional chef. For awhile, I wrote the site without him. But after our daughter was born, and we started writing cookbooks, it became a joint venture. I changed the name to gluten-free girl and the chef soon after. It stayed that way for awhile. But eventually, when we began our own flour company, and imagining products we could sell, we realized gluten-free girl and the chef is too much of a mouthful. Danny’s a mensch. He doesn’t need his title in the site. So it’s back to gluten-free girl. … show moreshow less
50. Oh She GlowsHi, I’m Angela. Welcome to Oh She Glows – an award-winning recipe blog featuring over 500 healthy recipes (and growing)! For the past 6 years, I’ve shared energizing, plant-based recipes that my family and I enjoy on a daily basis. My goal is to inspire you to embrace more plant-based foods in your diet without feeling the least bit deprived. And yes, my recipes are great for meat-eaters and picky kids too! Most of my recipes are gluten-free and many are allergy-friendly (just check the recipe for the allergy info). My first cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook (released March 4, 2014) is a New York Times Bestseller. It was also selected as Chapters/Indigo’s BOOK OF THE YEAR for 2014. It features over 100 plant-based recipes (including 85 gluten-free recipes) using real, whole food ingredients. The book also contains over 100 full-page, full-colour photographs shot by yours truly! … show moreshow less
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