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As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday! FFF is a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! We do this so we can share in the rich diversity of what The Foodie Blogroll has to offer by featuring some of our favorites and yours!
What is the Foodie Blogroll? It is the first and fastest growing free membership blogroll for food bloggers and has become a wonderful community to share ideas about all things food related. With a membership of over 4,500 food blogs, I am sure you can find much inspiration and new friends! :)

The only requirement to be featured here on FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and be displaying The Foodie Blogroll widget on your blog. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join us, please click here!

If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here on FFF, please join us over on The Leftover Queen/Foodie Blogroll Forum, and post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Local Lemons
This blog is written by a New Yorker who escaped Brooklyn with her husband for the sunny skies of Berkeley, CA. Although they left many family and friends in NYC, their desire for a slower life moved them to start a new adventure together across the country. The original recipes here give you a look at all natural ingredients that can be found by living sustainably and locally year round in the East Bay area of CA. Ingredients they found were similar to what they thought you could only find in Italy! Allison says: “Living for the environment and for your community, and not just for yourself, is more rewarding than I ever imagined. You have to live it to understand.” Well we can get a taste of this through her blog. The photos are gorgeous, and I am absolutely drooling over the tomatoes on this pizza

Forking Delicious
This is the blog of Private chef and cookbook author David Lawrence. His book A Private Chef Cooks Simple Gourmet, (Lake Isle Press) is all about having fun in the kitchen. David’s humorous style and easy to follow recipes will help even the most timid cook feel like a kitchen rock star! I really love his very first post that explains why a cookbook writer would want to write a blog.  I think it has some great insight, and reaffirms many of my reasons for blogging!

Evil Shenanigans
Written by a part time culinary student who loves baking up desserts and bread! But there is way more on this blog than just baked goods – there are main meals, Like Creamy Orzo and Mushroom Pasta , soups, like Spicy Red Bean or a delicious Croque Madame Panini.  I am not sure about the shenanigans, but the food looks good! However if you are worried about how evil her shenanigans are…“Not too evil, just evil enough!” I guess you’ll have to see for yourself!

Anice & Cannella
“Anise & Cinnamon” is an Italian blog, written in Italian. This is the first time that I have featured a blog not written in English, because many times I am not sure what to say about the blogger, if I can’t read their “about me” section. However, luckily this blog has it in both English and Italian! What really blew me away with this blog is how beautiful the photography is! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that really is the case here! After reading the “about me” I can see why they are so good. This is what Paoletta says: “This blog is unpretentiously born, but just with the desire to merge my two great passions: cooking and photography. While I love cooking in all its expressions I particularly like the recipes coming from the tradition. And I’m also strongly persuaded that with the aid of photography I could be able to fix them indelibly in time, together with the gestures and the feelings that tie them to us.”

Blue Jean Gourmet

This blog is written by Nishta, The Blue Jean Gourmet, who like most of us, is “pretty much always thinking about food”. She says that cooking is her favorite way to show affection and she has quite a team of professional family and friends on her side that I am sure welcome their lucky stars to recieve that affection! Her team includes her spouse, Jill who is an awesome food stylist, corn bread maker, grill-master, vegetable gardener and bird hunter. Sonya, their food photographer who is “paid” for her skills with her favorites: margaritas and fried plantains. Then there is Heather, the technology goddess – her skills really allowed The Blue Jean Gourmet to be born. See what can happen when a few good friends get together and just have fun putting their combined skills together? Yummy things. Like Berry Champagne Granita from last week!

That’s it for this week! I hope you enjoyed this week’s FFF. Remember, if you would like to see a blog featured here, who is part of the FBR please visit the forum and nominate them.

I NEED NOMINATIONS!!!!!! I know we all have our favorite blogs that we read everyday, and I would love to know about them. We have a very diverse food community, and I would love to see more of the blogs you love featured. We also have a lot of humanitarians out in the Foodie Blogosphere. If you think there is a food blogger out there that deserves a little recognition for their culinary skills, or what they are doing to help the world through the lens of food, please tell us about them!!! Please post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Also we all love to know how people came to find our blogs, so please visit all of our featured bloggers today and don’t forget to tell them that you found them via Finest Foodies Friday! They would love to have your feedback.