When I think of my favorite food blogs, I’m not thinking about cooking. I go to Ina for that. My favorite food blogs tell stories from beyond the kitchen. I want to be there in the Tuscan Autumn, along side the hunting dogs when white truffles are unearthed from between the roots of oak trees in a forest in Alba. I want to see the dirt covered treasures before they are washed and when the truffles are shaved over a beautiful plate of pasta, I want to smell their pungent earthiness. I love styling and photography of food that makes me want to eat it right off the screen.
I’ve bookmarked my favorite food blogs over the years and I wanted to share them. In no particular order, these are my favorite food blogs. If you have a favorite food blog that’s not on the list, I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
You may be familiar with Beth through her Instagram page. You may have been to one of her gatherings, or at least lusted after the opportunity. Everyone knows Local Milk but here it is, just in case you’ve been missing out all this time, because that’s just sad.
Herb-Head – yes, it’s all vegetarian here, folks. Writers Susann and Yannic live and work in Berlin as photographers and they have translated their beautiful German blog into English. They now have an app you can download, which has a meal planner, recipes and other goodies for your phone.
Katie Quinn Davies is a freelance commercial photographer based in my hometown of Sydney, Australia. I also have her first cookbook, which Robbie cooked from this very morning. It’s available in both metric and imperial measurements.
Molly Yeh moved from Brooklyn to a farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border. She blogs and cooks and wrote a cookbook called Molly on the Range.
Sam Linsell’s Drizzle & Dip won best Food Blog in Africa the African Blogger awards 2016, and Best South African Food blog in the Fairlady Consumer awards 2013. Sam’s latest cookbook Sweet is a gorgeous celebration of sugar.
Sarah Kieffer lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her blog The Vanilla Bean Blog won Reader’s Choice Best Baking & Desserts Blog. Warning: this blog contains a LOT of baked goods, and you WILL want to bake them yourself.
Brooklyn-based Julia Gartland’s blog Sassy Kitchen (SK) is searchable by season, meal or diet. Her blog is a treasure trove of gluten free goodness.
I haven’t cooked a lot of her recipes but her amazing Bunker Crack Slurp got me through my insane second trimester noodle cravings.
Hortus is worth visiting for the photography alone but you’ll also find farm-to-table recipes and beautiful writing. The blog is heavily influenced by Italian author Valentina Solfrini’s passion for locally sourced, unprocessed ingredients and nutrient rich foods, which have helped her overcome her own health struggles.
Travel, food and lifestyle blog lean + meadow is a visual journal created by photographer Lean Timms. You won’t find a catalog of recipes on lean + meadow. You will find clean and beautiful photography that makes you want to pack your bags and get to wherever it is that she took the photo.
Yvette van Boven is a freelance food stylist, recipe writer, chef and columnist with more accolades than I can fit into this little box. Her books Home Made, Home Made Winter, and Home Made Summer are a few of her wildly popular paper offerings. Read her blog. It’s wonderful.
Sneh Roy wants to enrich your life through food but also through words. Her blog offers “food to nourish your bodies and stories to enrich your souls”. Sneh’s childhood in India gave her an appreciation of spices and she has happily shared her talents for over a decade on Cook Republic. Most of her recipes are vegetarian (and delicious) and her book Tasty Express is about simple and delicious meals for people on the go.
If you love real Chinese food this is your food blog. They publish other Asian and non-Asian recipes too and their “How To” guides are great for learning technique.
Jeanine Donofrio called her blog Love & Lemons because she loves “bright seasonal food that’s very often finished with a squeeze of lemon.” Her cookbook is organized by ingredient and “teaches readers how to make beautiful food with what’s on hand, whether it’s a bunch of rainbow-colored heirloom carrots from the farmers market or a four-pound cauliflower that just shows up in a CSA box.”
26 year old Sydney lives in Brooklyn and shares her messy life of cooking, baking and watching TV. Her food blog is less polish, more fun.