I am passing along a blogger-to-blogger award that brings the culinary blogging community closer
Gloria Chadwick, whose fine blog, Cookbook Cuisine, is directed at people who are interested in cooking and cookbooks, and perhaps want want to write one, recently awarded this blog an E for Excellence. I was flattered to get this informal, round-robin honor that food bloggers bestow on their peers. It may not be a Pulitzer or a Beard or anything else widely known, but it is amazingly gratifying to be recognized by a fellow blogger whom I respect. When she wrote to alert me about having honored Culinary Colorado, I spent a wonderful couple of hours following links through her blog to other food-related blogs. I resisted the temptation to add most of them to the links list on this blog, but what a good time I had.
Now, I’m passing the E for Excellence on to some other culinary blogs that I like to visit. The loose rules suggest that the award be bestowed to between three and ten blogs. My own amendments are that I am bestowing it on bloggers who post frequently (preferably several times a week), and only to independent bloggers and not to paid bloggers who post under the imprimatur of newspapers or any other major medium. Here, in alphabetical order, are eight blogs that I’d like to recognize as E for Excellent:
- Christie’s Corner, a Canadian writer’s terrific food blog that has already won some other impressive honors.
- Cooking Bouchon by a Denverite tackling every single recipe in Thomas Keller’s Bouchon. Because through-cooking is expensive and time-consuming, this is the only exception I am making to my self-imposed rule of several posts most weeks.
- Denveater, a smart, sassy, snarky blog that’s mostly about Denver restaurants, written by an expat Bostonian foodie determined to find good eats here. Clever illustrations punctuate many of the posts.
- Elana’s Pantry, clear, beautifully photographed recipes for gluten-free cooking using natural, organic ingredients. Boulder-based Elana has been blogging since 2006, though at the moment, the blog host seems “stuck” and won’t click through to the blog’s archives.
- 5 Second Rule with lots of good recipes and images by Silicon Valley-based food writer.
- Super Chef about famous chefs, fabulous cookbooks, recipes and insider news in the culinary world.
- The Kittalog, frequently updated blog about food, gardening, books, neighborhood travel and a lucky standard poodle named Sophie — illustrated by wonderful, imaginative photographs too.
- The Leather District Gourmet covering the Boston food scene and interesting foods, and also beats the drums for sustainable agricultural and fishing practices.