Thursday, March 26, 2009

Six Mouthwatering Blogs...

I love to eat and I love to cook.  Food in my mind is another vehicle for expression and another avenue of creativity.  When I'm in a slump for ideas or recipes, it's not uncommon for me to scroll through these blogs list below for edible inspiration.

I originally came across Mark and Jenna of Sweet Fine Day on my friend, Sarkilahti's jewelry blog, Odette New York, and had to see them at the Brooklyn Flea.  I fell in love with their thumbprint cookies and marshmallows.

Foodgawker is a very popular site amongst the Thornton children.  Sometimes I'll call Cynthia just to discuss the recent recipes and pictures uploaded to their gallery.  It's a great cross-section of culinary ideas since it's a community-submission based site.

Tastespotting is a self-proclaimed, "community driven visual potluck".  The format is very much like Foodgawker – as it's a gallery of foody images and captions that link back to participants' blogs and websites.  Bring on the food porn!

I'm fairly new to Delicious Days, but it seems like a great resource for food bloggers.  Along with cookbook suggestions, "editorial" recipes and foody news, they offer helpful tips on running one's own successful food blog.

Pinch My Salt is a recipe-based blog by a woman named Nicole out of San Diego.  She has a passion for eating and cooking that I admire.  What strikes me the most about this blog is how the recipes and food relate to her life.

Epicurious, the site "for people who love to eat," has been a long-time favorite of mine.  It's chock full o' recipes and dining menus from across the globe. This easy to use site is also equipped with handy how-to videos.

8 comments:

SummersStudio said...

yummy, now I am hungry. do you suppose those folk's would consider coming over to cook with me?

Andrew Thornton said...

Anything is possible!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, we use Epicurious all of the time. The rest are new to me. Thanks for the tips!

jennifer said...

Yes, I love jenna and mark's goodies as well as the honest frankness of their blog. I also love http://www.101cookbooks.com and always find healthy cooking inspiration there.

sweet fine day said...

aw, thanks andrew. You seem like a great cook yourself - you're always making these amazing sounding dishes!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Melissa!

No problem. I love sharing about food. I love food and love people who love food. (There's a whole lot of love in that last statement.)

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Sarkilahti!

Yeah, I love their blog too and not just for the food. I do like the honesty and realness to it. I also like the cute pictures of the kids! They make me miss Azalea a whole lot.

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Jenna,

I try, but I'm no where near the level of you all. I've worked in restaurants, but not so much as a cook and have no formal training... I just sort of start putting things together that sound good.