Today is the day I get to share my absolute favorite annual post… the top 10 list of local food bloggers that I think you should be reading.
Some make my list every year and are a constant source of inspiration. I am happy to say that this year there are three new ones that were not on my radar screen a year ago and I am glad to get to know them and make the introduction.
Our Everyday Dinners. Amy is one of my tried-and-true food blogger friends that shares easy to follow recipes from her real life. Whenever you have that 5pm “what should I make” moment, pop on over to her site and have your answer immediately.
The Stiers Aesthetic. Jonathan’s lifestyle blog is fooling no one and should be renamed as a food blog since he posts constantly about food. Last Sunday his blog turned one year old and I am dumbfounded about that. He has already accomplished so much in one year. We are talking serious high quality content and photographyfolks.
The Food Adventuress. Beth is masterful at telling the story behind the dish, the farm, the gathering. I love everything about her.
Recipe Doodle. I am befuddled. How does Ceri do it? She posts every single day while living a full life. Me? I posts occasionally with full intentions of posting several times a week while the massive backlog of photos and stories pile higher and higher. She must post as she eats, cooks and breathes. This year she upgraded her site and moved it to WordPress, with the help of our friend, The Food Adventuress.
One World Plate. A quick look at Peter’s tag cloud and themes of Korean, vegetarian, garam marsala, and ginger will quickly let you know that this is a food blog of exploration. Unless you regularly chow down with Korean, vegetarian, garam mars alas, and ginger foods. If not, check it out.
Dining with Debbie. This year Debbie upgraded and moved her site over to WordPress, which allows us much greater freedom to explore her site. She spends half of her time down south in Benton and the other half up here in NWA on Beaver Lake. Don’t let that fool you… even though half of her time is up here, Debbie explores the area better than I do. In fact, most of the time I ask her for insider tips!
The Sparkle Kitchen. Jamie was on my up-and-coming list last year and this year she is hitting it out of the park. One of the few blogs I actually subscribe to, The Sparkle Kitchen is consistent at delivering delicious recipe inspiration.
Eat Out NWA. A quick link jump over to Don’s site and you may scratch your head why I am including this blog since it has been a while since he has posted. First, go ahead and browse the restaurant reviews because they still are internet gold. Secondly, he switched his reviewing efforts over to UrbanSpoon, where he is ranked #1 in reviewers in NWA. I go to him all the time when I need restaurant advice.
B.Winzer. Truthfully, I did not know Brian’s blog even existed until I met him one day at Onyx Coffee in Tontitown/Springdale. The format and content of his blog is interesting and different to me and therefore, interesting. His tag clouds highlight topics related to Hong Kong, Japan, Sapporo, Cambodia, and Anthony Bourdain. Okay, he had me at Bourdain.
Mom at the Meat Counter. Are you seeing a theme here with my list? I like variety and Jeaneal’s blog adds another piece to my local inspiration puzzle. She has a PhD in meat science and you find this blog exploring the science it. Completely fascinating.
There you have it.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.