It never ceases to amaze me how many interesting food blogs are out there. You could try a recipe every day from every single blog on The Foodie Blogroll and it would take over 4 years! As it grows it will take longer and longer and with blogs hailing from all over the globe there is an education to be had out there!
Every week there are new blogs that join The Foodie Blogroll that are so interesting, so I have decided to take a little break from highlighting old favorites to talk about some new favorites this week. Next week, I am going to feature 5 blogs from the Nominations List. Remember to nominate your favorite Foodie Blog-rollers and if you haven’t joined The Foodie Blogroll yet, what are you waiting for?! Join us today! It is a great way to network with foodies from all over the globe, learn about new styles of cooking and cuisine and chat with them on our Foodie Forum.
Remember to be featured in The Finest Foodies Friday, you must be a blogroll member!
Now on to this week’s picks!
Ewa‘s blog Third World Gourmet really struck a chord with me this week. She is Polish/Australian and together with her Japanese boyfriend lives in Sierra Leone. She writes about all of her food finds and using her flexibility and creativity to create wonderful meals from the local ingredients. For a Foodie and Anthropologist, this blog is just a feast for the mind for me. It hearkens back to the days I spent in Navajo Country that really made me think about the world in a whole other way. Made me learn to see people for people – not rich, poor, white, brown, what have you. It was one of the times in my life that I felt the most alive! I told Ewa, I have always dreamed about doing what she is doing and reading her blog has inspired me to never say never!
Another blog that spoke to my heart this week was Drew‘s Blog How to Cook Like Your Grandmother. As any regular reader of this blog knows, I am not shy about letting people know I learned everything I know about cooking from my Grandparents and my mom. They were a huge influence on what has become my cooking philosophy and style. So I love this blog because it gives a shout out to The Grandmothers of all cultures and walks of life. It is about respecting the older generation and what they taught us. Common sense things – like making things that taste good, using real ingredients, not chemicals, making things from scratch and not packages and using up you LEFTOVERS!
Next is Tiffany and Schaefer a couple from San Francisco who write The Guerrilla Gourmet. It is all about their journey from eating decent food that didn’t require much effort , that filled their bellies, but not their souls, to creating delicious, high quality, gourmet food at home “radically cheap”. I love everything about this concept and the need to feed the soul. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next! This is their journey to better, soulful food.
Next is Gumbeaux Gal of Gumbeaux in the Kitchen. She is a Louisiana girl living in Southern California! Her blog features great New Orleans classics like Shrimp Po’ Boys, Crawfish Etouffee and Muffalettas but using her techniques to lighten them up for a more health conscious crowd. Her blog is spunky and witty and full of spark. Like Gumbeaux Gal says: “you can take the gal out of Louisiana, but you can’t take the Louisiana out of the gal!”
Then we have Angela from Angela’s Food Love.Given the e-book I just wrote, The Secret Energy of Love Through Food, this blog really spoke to me. She is all about the ritual of cooking and eating. She has beautiful pictures on her blog and I was especially touched by her story about going to Kyrgyzstan to write about the people there who are claiming their right to land under a U.S.-assisted land reform program. It is a very interesting article and the food looks amazing!