Before I began this site, I satisfied my food porn addiction through magazines, cookbooks and naturally, food blogs. I check in often with these sites for a variety of reasons — irreverent writing, beautiful, enviable food photography, yummy recipes and inspiration. Here are some of my current favorites:
Butter and Brioche – I appreciate people who have baking skills. Because I don’t. Not real baking skills anyway. Thalia does. And her creations look divine. Why, oh why don’t I live next door to her?
Cookie and Kate – Kate is so approachable, like a next door neighbor that you don’t mind having a second cup of coffee with. Her vegetarian recipes always inspire inspiration. Oh, and I’m in love with her dog, Cookie.
Spoon Fork Bacon – Teri and Jenny have an enviable array of recipes, but I’ll be honest, it’s the food-porn that keeps me coming back. Seriously.
the bitten word – Zach and Clay had the best brainstorm ever — resolving to put our food magazines to use. We all subscribe, but too often, don’t get around to making anything from them. Zach and Clay are my heroes for that.
White On Rice Couple – Todd and Diane a very talented photography duo of professional grade. I took their course on food photography and ate it up! Their blog is testament to a life well lived.
Shared Appetite – Chris has a great blend of dishes from healthy salads and hearty man-meals, to refreshing cocktails and “attach directly to my thighs” – desserts ! His writing is friendly and conversational.
Smitten Kitchen – Deb Perelman is the one who started this fire in my belly. I fell in love with her blog several years ago and her cookbook was a revelation – because it wasn’t a chefs book with 4-page long recipes and instruction on proper technique, but rather really satisfying food that you didn’t need a culinary degree to make. Love, love, love her.
cookbooks 365 – Shelly and Fran – bi-coastal (San Fran and Washington DC) friends who make mouth-watering recipes from an enormous array of cookbooks and share them with you!
david lebovitz – living the sweet life in Paris, indeed. I’m living vicariously through him until I find my own flat in an appropriate arrondisement.
Joy The Baker – now living in New Orleans (my all-time-favorite food city) making King Cake and beignets and staying ridiculously and unimaginably fit.
Let’s not stop here, though! Please share your favorites with me!