Jun 1st, 2005
Hetal, I will definitely post some of my favorite food blogs on the Recipe Archive. To get you started, here are a few from a list I sent my mom a while back:
http://chocolateandzucchini.com/ - probably my very favorite blog overall in terms of good writing, excellent recipes, and nice layout. Clotilde is a software engineer by day/aspiring food writer by night who lives in Paris but writes in English. To start at the beginning (you don't have to read the whole thing but I'd recommend starting at the beginning to get an idea of how the blog began) scroll down until you see Archives by Date in the left pane. She began the blog in September 2003. The blog is very popular and now contains it's own discussion forum. Clotilde recently started a ongoing gig with NPR.
http://www.murrayhill5.net/blog/inmykitchenblog/ - one of the first food blogs I found, it goes back all the way to 2002. It started off as mainly just recipe postings but got more of a narrative focus over time. Deb lives in New York and has a one year old little girl. To start at the beginning scroll down until you see 'Take a look at: The Monthly Archives' on the right.
http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com/ - Cooking With Amy is a good example of the less personal food blog. It's more than just a recipe collection though, as she writes about food trends, reviews restaurants, and just generally muses about food. Lots of recipes too. I have some issues with the layout of this blog, it's not very user-friendly, but to start at the beginning, scroll down until you see Monthly Archives in the left pane. Open the dropdown box and start with July 2003 - there's only one post in June 2003 and it isn't an intro.
http://edibletulip.typepad.com/edible_tulip/ - Edible Tulip is from Canada. She writes a bit about her life but avoids specifics. I'm not even sure she's a she, but I think so! Easy to navigate - you'll see the archive immediately. A very pretty, appealing blog.
http://www.101cookbooks.com/ - This is the one I wish I'd gotten to first. The tagline is 'Exploring my collection of cookbooks, one recipe at a time.' She also just published her own cookbbook. She doesn't post any recipes, just reviews them and links to them if available on the web. Nice design and photography. She's vegetarian, although it doesn't immediately jump out at you. Right below the tagline there are some clickable section titles going across the page. Archives are on the right.
http://www.ismyblogburning.com/ - A food blog about food blogs! This blog keeps track of all the food blogging events going on, with a calendar and links to past event writeups. It will give you an idea as to all the events that happen and the size of the food blogosphere.
http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/ - The Julie/Julia Project. Now finished, but the archive is still here. The ur-food blog. Also really, really good reading. If you read any of the blogs from back to front this would be the one to pick. From the home page, the Why Julie, why Julia link under Navigation will take you to the first entry, then use the calendar to move on from there. Days that are highlighted are clickable.
I'm going to stop now, but really I could go on and on. Hope you find some of these as interesting as I do!