Best of the Foodie Blogs: Ten at Ten (10)


This week Alexandra from Open Table has been searching through the UK food blogging community to bring you some of her favourite posts from the past week. Grab yourself a coffee, a big slice of cake and enjoy…

Six months ago I entered a whole new wonderful world of food blogging. As I started my journey I felt rather ignorant, I had no idea how many talented people were out there writing so passionately about food.

I have loved finding and reading so many different posts. My overall impression of the food blogging community is that people are incredibly generous. They transport us, the reader, into their lives. They share their adventures, wonderful recipes and leave us salivating over stunning photography. What is more their blogs are constantly evolving allowing us to return frequently for the next chapter.

This week, like every week in this community, I have had a wonderful adventure …   It started when I stumbled across The Intolerant Gourmet. An illness 12 years ago left Pippa navigating a world of intolerances. Not prepared to live on Ryvita and jam she created her own delicious allergen free recipes. This week when she made a decadent Chocolate Mousse, I was taken aback to learn that the main ingredient is Hass Avocado.

I had my foraging fix reading Robin’s Homemade Goats Cheese with Wild Garlic. I am a country girl at heart and his post left me desperate to find some raw goats milk and start searching for wild garlic.

Michelle who writes ‘Food, Football and a Baby’ gave a wonderful recipe for Lentil Fritters. Her post not only transported me to India but also reminded me how supportive and informative friends in the food blogging community can be.

This is a thought that struck again when a couple of foodie friends wrote about events that had slipped my mind. Ren’s blog ‘Fabulous Food’ reminded me it was Fair Trade Fortnight and that I need to take my step for fair trade. If you have not yet taken yours, read how you can in her post Fairtrade Hot Chocolate .

Natasha who writes Amelie’s House wrote a funny cookies post for World Book day which inspired a trip to the book shop. The book I bought ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food’ was reviewed by Bree who writes a blog about parenting with the occasional recipe.

Bree’s latest post has wonderful paragraph about cooking with children it is accompanied by a fun photo of a scraped out mixing bowl, reminding me of my children’s favorite part of cooking … licking the bowl.

Another photo that caught my eye this week was Stuart’s Sausage and Fennel Casserole it is simply stunning. As are Lorna and Mel’s beautiful photos in their post Pickled Shrimp.

One of the most mouthwatering posts for me was Claire’s photographs of her wonderful Mocha Fudge Ice Cream. I wanted to pick up the spoon and dig in.

As I finished salivating over stunning photos I came across Dom’s Moroccan Chicken Thighs. His witty introduction stuck a note with me. He describes the thrill when someone not only reads your post but actually makes your recipe. For me that is the most wonderful reward … and a happy note to end my foody trip for this week. A big thank you to all the blogs above and I can not wait for next week’s adventure …

A big thanks to Alexandra for a fabulous round up. If you fancy telling us about your favourite blog posts one week then do leave a comment or drop me a line.

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

Discussion5 Comments

  1. Thanks so much or including my lentil fritters, and your kind words 🙂 Indeed blogging has opened up such a huge world for me, from online support and chats to my new career teaching cooking classes. I love my friends 🙂

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