Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Well, for me, almost every day is blog day. But this is Blog Day 2005.
I'm going to recommend five food bloggers I think deserve your attention. I'm fortunate to have been recommended by Shauna, aka Gluten-Free Girl -- who was herself recommended by Clotilde of Chocolate & Zucchini, and that's practically royalty (so does that make Clotilde my fairy godmother? No? Oh well).
Jam Faced: Monkey Gland is a smart-mouthed Brit who takes fantastic photos of the rather ambitious meals he creates. He also happens to know the recipe for a Monkey Gland cocktail, and it includes Absinthe. He's kinda funny about figs (think D.H. Lawrence) and the banner of his blog is a constant work-in-progress.
BunnyFoot: Rae is a San Franciscan who describes herself as a "swegan," meaning a mostly vegan who cheats with sweets. She inspired me to make infused vodka this summer, and she's a fanatic about fermented foods (I mean, this chick makes her own tempeh!). Good writing, too.
Obachan's Kitchen & Balcony Garden: I discovered Obachan through a link on Rae's blog. Obachan lives in Japan and writes a blog in perfect English featuring some wonderful explorations of both Western and Asian foods. Imagine, just for example, a bowl of transparent, pale-aqua, mint-flavored liquid with white, egg-sized dumplings rolling around in it. Just for example.
10 Signs Like This: Jamie lives on a small (I think) farm in Georgia, but she and her significant other have dreams of relocating to Portland, OR. I find her philosophy about food to be really intelligent, and her writing is impeccable (she's a professional). We "met" through the Eat Local Challenge just this August, and I feel that I have a new friend.
Belly Timber: Mrs. D. is a true iconoclast, living on an island in the Puget Sound of Washington, with hubster Chopper David. She does a wicked Rachael Ray imitation (but don't hold that against her). She claims not to be a foodie (and if you take a look at her kitchen, you'll see why). Too much fun.
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