Finest Foodies Friday – October 2, 2009

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IF YOU LIKE FOOD BLOGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE EVERY FRIDAY!

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 5,200 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.

Healthy. Delicious

LK has been cooking full, balanced meals for her family since she was 10 years old. After spending the first 10 years of her life “helping” her mom in the kitchen, her mom decided to give her the wheel once a week. The recipes on her blog feature the kinds of food, that she eats to maintain her health – limiting processed food and refined carbs, eating lots of fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, whole grains as well as all natural and organic when it’s reasonable and makes sense. Her recipes are divided into 40 minutes or less, and “weekend meals” – which are recipes that take over 40 minutes. Enjoy!

Sense and Serendipity

This blog is about food, cooking, health and nutrition and anything between wellness and well-being. The goal is to awaken society to a new and fresh interest in nutrition in its simple, natural and holistic approach. The photos are colorful and beautiful, and many interesting ingredients are featured.

Guilty Kitchen

Elizabeth started her career in a professional kitchen at the age of 15, washing dishes. She quickly moved on to prep cook and then on to salads and desserts. She is now a stay at home mom. In order to keep her sanity she cooks, gardens, takes photos, and plays with her child. This blog shares those experiences with you. As a healthy role model for her child, she tries to eat healthy, but sometimes the desire for butter, cream and sugar gets the best of her, hence the name of the blog.

From Ketchup to Chutney

This blogger never tasted mac n’cheese or chicken nuggets until she was in college. Her mom was a passionate and adventurous cook who wanted to expose her daughter from a young age to a variety of ingredients. Hot dogs were served in whole wheat pita pockets with mango chutney, while her daughter wanted to be like the other kids and have ketchup and a white bun. This historical event is the inspiration of the blog’s name! Now that she is older, she has begun to appreciate gourmet foods again!


Spicie Foodie

This blog is written by a Mexican expat who has lived all over the world, learning the tastes and cuisines of the various countries once called home. Currently living in Europe where the more exotic products aren’t always available, this blogger has to learned to work with what they have resulting in learning to make many things from scratch. This blog shares both their traditional recipes and the one’s using substitute local ingredients.

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.

Finest Foodies Friday – September 25, 2009

Just a quick announcement that this week’s Stuffed Nation Giveaway winner is Melanie from Cake Walk.

Please check out her awesome video presentation she did about obesity.

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If you have not read about the giveaway yet, please see this post!

It is a very important topic that food bloggers should be weighing in on! I am really hoping for some more entries over the next 2 months that we are doing this giveaway! For those of you who left comments on my post about the giveaway, I do hope that some of you decide to expand upon those comments and write a blog post about it! I would love to hear more of your ideas and thoughts, and I would love for more people to be eligible to win!

Now onto Finest Foodies Friday.

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IF YOU LIKE FOOD BLOGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE EVERY FRIDAY!

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 5,200 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.

The Veggie Girl

Another blog I cannot believe took me this long to feature! Veggie Girl’s blog is Gluten-free. Soy-free. High-raw. Dairy-free. Egg-free, and more. She eats in a way that has helped her manage her Crohn’s disease as well as many food allergies. But don’t let that stop you. Even if you have no food issues, but just enjoy interesting and tasty recipes made in ways that you haven’t thought of before, this is an excellent blog.

The Kitchen Witch

The Kitchen Witch is a blog written by a former teacher, writer, personal chef and mother of 3. She “lives and struggle to maintain her sanity in the Rocky Mountains.” When she started her blog, she had a list of 15 items that her child would eat. This list is what began her journey into food blogging. She started The Family Dinner Rehab. For a year, she and her daughter will cook something together at least once a week. Her daughter will try it, and TKW will report back to you. It is full of humorous blog posts, and of good eats.


Mitzi Dulan: America’s Nutrition Expert

This blog is written by Mitzi Dulan. She is an author, registered dietitian, foodie, and mom. Her passion is to help other people get healthy, lose weight and perform their best. She also loves good food! Her philosophy is to eat clean, real foods and allow indulgences for your favorites. She believes food should be fun, fresh and flavorful! Mitzi is currently the nutritionist for the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team and the Kansas City Royals Baseball Team! We are lucky to have her expertise on The Foodie Blogroll!

Jeroxie: Addictive and Consuming

This blog is written by a food obsessed, foodie. Blogging about food is a form of expression and gives focus to this blogger. It allows them to have a better depth of understanding between food and culture. Born in Singapore, but living in Melbourne for the past 10 years, the blog documents travels, opinions and the life of it’s author, Jeroxie.

Delightfully Delicious

This is a blog about all the simple and enjoyable things in life. There are several other blogs attached to this one on decorating, and crafty adventures, but this one is all about the food. All of the recipes have very few and easy to find ingredients. This is a great blog for simplifying your life!

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.

Finest Foodies Friday – September 18, 2009

Just a quick announcement that this week’s Stuffed Nation Giveaway winner is Toni From Daily Bread Journal.

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If you have not read about the giveaway yet, please see this post!

It is a very important topic that food bloggers should be weighing in on! I am really hoping for some more entries over the next 2 months that we are doing this giveaway! For those of you who left comments on my post about the giveaway, I do hope that some of you decide to expand upon those comments and write a blog post about it! I would love to hear more of your ideas and thoughts, and I would love for more people to be eligible to win!

Now onto Finest Foodies Friday.

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IF YOU LIKE FOOD BLOGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE EVERY FRIDAY!

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 5,000 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.

Just Making Noise

Mare’s blog is one of my new favorites. We both share a passion for cooking nourishing meals for our families and like me she is often referring to the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. Mare has been cooking this way for her family longer than I have, and she has been very helpful with answering some questions for me recently. She lives with her husband Jon and their two beautiful daughters in Costa Rica. She says “My interest began innocently with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Hydrogenated Oils, then it snowballed into an avalanche of many other things. Like many mothers, I desired the best for my growing babies and that started the hard, long process of re-learning what a nourishing, healthy lifestyle really looks like. I was very “healthy” according to the American standards, but I had to re-define what the term “healthy” really meant.” I  and many of you, dear readers, I am sure,  can relate to this sentiment. For delicious and healthy treats, please check out Mare’s blog.

Going With My Gut

This blog is written by Wen. She and her partner Babs on on a year long sabbatical and honeymoon seeing and eating the world. They are learning everything they can about seasonal, traditional and organic eating and agriculture along the way. They are doing this by volunteering on organic farms, signing up for cooking classes, and harassing their relatives and relatives of our friends to impart their knowledge of traditional foods! Left to her own devices Wen can be found pointing her camera too close to her food, dawdling at farmers markets, and terrorizing crustaceans everywhere. Go join them on their journey!

Healthy Tasty Chow

This blog is written by Ann, who had to change the way she cooked to accommodate her husbands various food allergies. Along with that, she has a major sweet tooth and loves to bake. But what she enjoys most is experimenting with baking and trying to make healthier versions (than the original) of her favorite treats! She is of Italian and German decent, but she says she has always been loyal to the Italian side, because of the food! When it comes to Italian foods, she makes no exceptions – she loves it all! I am really looking forward to trying out her Baked Hot Wing Sauce Garbanzo Beans!

Nom!Nom!Nom! Blog

This blog is written by Kris who is a “vegan baking fool” living in Portland, Oregon. Like many food bloggers she grew up in the kitchen. Her foodie role models were her great-grandmother and her aunt. Her family life revolved around someone puttering in the kitchen while everyone else sat around chatting, laughing and sampling the cook’s inventions. That is why creating “mind-blowing” vegan food has been so important to her! She even has her own cookbook, 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes! So go check it out!

Look Who’s Cooking Too

The author says that she is an Open Book, and her food blog is a way for her to keep record of her trials and tribulations in the kitchen. A former kitchen “disaster” she shares on her blog the recipes that turned out alright! She always comes back to her blog to remind her that she is a decent cook, when things don’t turn out so well. In my opinion, it looks like she is having very few of those days! One of those classic examples of how playing in the kitchen can really expand your kitchen skills, and allow you to have fun while doing it!

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.

Finest Foodies Friday – September 11, 2009

Just a quick announcement that this week’s Stuffed Nation Giveaway winner is Eleanor from Make Friends with Food.

If you have not read about the giveaway yet, please see this post!

It is a very important topic that food bloggers should be weighing in on! I am really hoping for some more entries over the next 2 months! For those of you who left comments on my post about the giveaway, I do hope that some of you decide to expand upon those comments and write a blog post about it! I would love to hear more of your ideas and thoughts, and I would love for more people to be eligible to win!

Now onto Finest Foodies Friday.

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IF YOU LIKE FOOD BLOGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE EVERY FRIDAY!

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 5,000 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.

My Colombian Recipes

This blog is written by Erica, and she was inspired by her grandmother to write this blog. She says that she never saw her grandmother use a recipe for cooking, she just used whatever she found in her kitchen! Erica wants to share the food of Colombia (and elsewhere) with you. Her photos are gorgeous, and I love her recipes! I made a modified version of her Coconut Rice Pudding Brulee and it was AWESOME! There are tons of other recipes I would like to try too! I just subscribed to her blog, why don’t you?!

When I’m Bored I Make Soup

This is a most perfect blog to feature this time of year! I really love soup (and ice cream) any time of year and with this blog you will never get bored checking out all the delicious creations! The blog is written by Peter, a dentist in New Zealand! He loves soup, and coins it The Ultimate Food. He says: “Soup is surely the ultimate food. From the poorest of the poor standing in the street beside a soup kitchen to the richest of the rich at a posh dinner party, we can all eat soup”. Check out some of his amazing creations.


Food & Creativity Meet The Web

This blog is written by Justin, who is a student in Singapore that has been blogging about food for 6 years! Six years may not seem like a long time, but in terms of blogging, Justin is one of those food blogging pioneers. In 2007, he decided to take a new perspective on blogging – one that involves doing food reviews. He likes to focus those reviews on restaurants that give you the best food, for the best value. Being a student, and expert of Singaporean food for so many years, he would know! Although I have never been to Singapore, this blog is awesome for learning about all the diverse foods that make up the cuisine of Singapore.

Tuti Foodie

Written by Mara, this blog features all of her her own original creations, although she uses cookbooks and notable blogs as inspiration. She waxes poetic about fall in New England and the idea of Tapas on a recent post that features a delicious end of summer, moving into fall menu of Sauteed Baby Bellos and Feta-Mint-Basil Pesto . Delicious! Go check it out!

Divine Domesticity

Ali has been blogging about all things domestic since 2004 and Divine Domesticity is a mish mash of all the things she finds comforting and domestic – including food and cooking! Hee blog is a tenet that “homemaking can be fun, silly and totally worthwhile”. She admits that although she doesn’t read food labels, she is trying to eat healthier these days. Check out the recipe index of her blog for more info .

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.

Finest Foodie Friday – September 4, 2009

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IF YOU LIKE FOOD BLOGS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE EVERY FRIDAY!

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 5,000 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.

Former Chef

This blog is written by Kristina, a former chef who is still working in the food industry. She says the first question people ask her when they find out she is not longer working as a chef is “do you miss it?” Which she explains is a hard question. She still loves cooking and sharing that passion with others, but if she really missed those long hours in the kitchen, she’d still be doing it. The goal of her blog is to share with people how easy cooking really is. She also discusses urban gardening and her far flung travels. Enjoy her beautiful photos as well!

Edible/Usable

Kim’s blog was originally started for professional reasons. As a consultant who recommends and designs the best user experiences for online web and mobile applications, she wanted a place to point clients and potential clients to get an idea of what she was thinking about the work she does. This was coupled with her love for cooking, and so she applies her user experience (UX) skills to all things food! I love how food blogs can be a platform for so many things, both professional and personal. As for the food, I am really enjoying her latest posts with all kinds of different salads!

Muse in the Kitchen

This blog is written by Ward and Belle, who have really found a shared passion in all things food. When Ward got the bug to start playing around in the kitchen, Belle was recruited as sous chef and recipe planner. What started as an experiment has become an over year long foray into the art of cooking. Ward who once hated the smell of curry now revels in how spicy he can get his various curry recipes to taste! This couple has certainly found their muse, and it is in the kitchen!

Italy in SF

This blog is the ultimate directory for everything Italian in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here you get the inside scoop on where Italians go to find unique products, food and unique traditions they were accustomed to in Italy. Vanessa is the chief writer of the blog. She grew up in Romagna and moved to the US in 2001. In 2008 she began her won business combining travel and food. Her passion is exploring food as an expression of culture. Maurizio is sommelier, a wine and grappa expert from Piedmont. He is the founder of Alessandria Top Wine, a yearly event that showcases Piedmont wines. He has also written Guida ai Vini d’Italia Slow Food/GamberoRosso, the ultimate guide to Italian wines.

Healthy Cook Recipes

This blog features recipes for healthy eating. The motto goes – if you care about health, just choose the recipes that good for your health! Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it? But it isn’t always that easy. It helps though when you have a blog dedicated to healthy foods. This blog makes it easy, with delicious, flavorful, yet healthy recipes!

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.

Finest Foodies Friday – August 14, 2009

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As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 4,700 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.

Savory Sweet Life

Alice has been a part of the food industry in various capacities for a long time. First on the food service industry, then on to owning her own wedding cake business, and now as a freelancer and blogger! She specializes in everything from baking, to last minute dishes and dishes with flair. Her blog is just as well rounded, and you will enjoy her mouthwatering photos, especially during this season with super fresh cuisine at her disposal!

Madurai Style

This blog is full of recipies from Madurai in India. I have always enjoyed Indian food, but it wasn’t until I became a part of the blogging community that I have learned so much about Indian cuisine, and also realize how much more I have to learn about it! There are so many regional specialities, the possibilities are endless! If you want to spice up your kitchen Priyameena’s blog is a great place to start! She shares with you both her good and bad experiences in the kitchen.

The Austerity Kitchen

The Austerity kitchen is dedicated to the best in austere fare, past and present. From the Victorian era, to the Great Depression to contemporary austere cuisine, the blog showcases the best and tastiest recipes from hard times. Each month, as part of their “Austerity Kitchen Challenge” a new recipe is developed to feature inexpensive and readily available ingredients that is neither bland nor humdrum. An example, Lazy Pierogi, which is similar to a dish I created some time ago.

Cook, Eat & Live

This blog is written by a “gal in Singapore”, nicknamed, Xiaopang. There are a lot of delicious recipes on her blog that are totally new to me, which I find to be very exciting! I always love learning new things about food, and various cuisines, so a blog like this is always a goldmine of information! For example, did you know that rice pizza is common in Japan and other Asian countries, and their love of rice has created amazing dishes like, rice burgers? To learn more, check out this blog!

The Cookie Shop

This blog is written by Paula in Brazil and it is her virtual bakery! She loves to bake, and started making too many sweet things. As a way to prevent herself from gaining weight she gave away her goodies to friends, who then told their friends about it and they started to make orders and so she had a little business going! This makes her virtual bakery, less fictional! You will be amazed by some of her combinations and I am sure will find inspiration for your next baking endeavor!

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.

Finest Foodies Friday – August 7, 2009

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I want to start off this post with a HUGE thank you to all of our Foodie Blogroll Members!!!!

This week the Foodie Blogroll was honored by being featured in the the #1 spot of Mashable’s 15 More Fantastic Social Media Resources for Foodies on Mashable: The Social Media Guide.This is what they had to say about us:

“The Foodie BlogRoll is a directory of over 4700 foodie blogs, making it perhaps the most comprehensive food blogger directory on the web. The site also operates a blogroll widget that is embedded on a large number of food blogs across the web and has already seen over 87 million views this year.”

None of this would have been possible without our awesome Foodie Blogroll Members! Our thanks goes out to each and every one of you for making The Foodie Blogroll such a great networking tool for foodies the world over!

Now for FFF.

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday 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 4,700 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.

Brown Eyed Baker

Sometimes you visit a food blog, and as your scroll through the first page, the photos of the food just jump out at you. Maybe it is the photography, or maybe it is just the food itself. I am not sure, but I know that is what happened to me when I visited this blog. It made me hungry. Although Michelle’s blog focuses on baking, there is also quite a nice cross section of other recipes – like soups, ice cream, salads and breakfast. But the one that really caught my eye was Eggplant Lasagna Tart with Pamesan Basil Crust – not all baked good have to be sweet!


Annie’s Eats

Annie is a resident physician and mom to a beautiful son – so she doesn’t have much free time. But when she does, she loves to cook! What I love about her blog is that she states in her “about” section that although she has learned a lot about photography along her way, she keeps her “beginners” photos up to show that “everyone starts somewhere and has the potential to improve”! Nicely said Annie! Her most recent post Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic looks so good!

Red Chillies

This blog is written by Supriya and the inspiration for her blog’s title comes from the food of her native city, Bangalore, India, where chilies, coconut and tamarind are featured in their everyday cooking. This is a blog of vegetarian recipes, but I promise you, everyone can find something beautiful to eat here. Just look at those photos and tell me they don’t make you hungry!

Powerfulpierre’s Weblog

The first expat book I ever read was A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. It was given to me by my French teacher when I graduated from high school. I caught the travel bug in high school, because growing up in the DC area, you go to school with a lot of kids of foreign diplomats. So I relished this book, never having traveled abroad by that point in my life. Since then I have always enjoyed reading books (and now blogs) authored by expats. Although I enjoy reading about other countries from the perspective of natives, I find that expats have a very unique way at looking at their adoptive country. Powerfulpierre and his wife moved to France to get away from the rat race of the UK, to live a quieter, simpler life and to a large extent they believe they have achieved that goal. His latest post about two parties and a funeral really give a look into what it is like to live in France.

Kara Cooks

Losing nearly 100 lbs can really change the way you look at food. For this blogger, who did just that about a year ago, it also changed the way she cooks, significantly. She says it has made her “aware of not just what I was eating but where it comes from and how buying it, fixing it, and eating it impacts the world around me”. She shares her journey into whole and local foods with all of us on her blog. Her photos are also mouthwatering. So be sure to check it out!

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. (Thank you Helen for letting me know this link was not working last week!)

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.

Finest Foodies Friday – July 31, 2009

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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.