Blog Profiles: Food Blogs, Volume 2
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell us why @BeyondBylines.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
I really love you food bloggers. Or maybe it’s the food. Anyway. You guys write – and cook up – some good stuff. (I didn’t even need the excuse that November is National Pomegranate Month or Sweet Potato Awareness Month to go here.)
1. Bake at 350
Bake at 350 is the blog of baker and author Bridget Edwards.
Her most recent book came out this fall – Decorating Cookies Party: 10 Celebratory Themes * 50 Designs. Edwards believes “cookies are made to be eaten, not to be perfect,” and “your time is better spent EATING cookies with family and friends than slaving over them.”
As such, this is a fun blog, and the photography is amazing (if I could just figure out how to get a fork through the computer screen).
If you want to follow Edwards, I recommend starting with her Pinterest page.
Or, follow @bakeat350tweets on Twitter.
Eats Well With Others takes a “vegetable- and cupcake-laden approach to life (always with a bit of laughter on the side)!”
Blogger Joanne Bruno started the blog in 2009, while a senior in college as a way to teach herself how to cook.
“What started as just a spur-of-the-moment whim has morphed into something I spend the majority of my time thinking about, an obsession if you will,” Bruno writes, admitting the blog itself has undergone a lot of changes, particularly in the last couple of years, when she embraced a “vegetarian whole-foods based lifestyle.”
Honestly, her Moroccan chickpea and butternut squash soup is probably one of the tastiest bowls of fall soup I’ve laid eyes on.
Follow @joanneeatswell on Twitter.
Tom’s Foodie Blog says “life is too short for bad food and cheap wine.”
Blogger Tom Holmberg covers a lot of information on his blog, from restaurant reviews to food trends.
Because it’s almost Thanksgiving, a post that caught my eye was Top 15 Alternate Ways Turkey Recipes, which covers everything from smoked turkey to turducken.
I appreciated Holmberg’s recent featured post: Hidden Orange County Wine Loop – Napa Valley, Eat Your Hvarti Out!
Follow @tomsfoodieblog on Twitter.
The Baker Chick honestly had me at cheesy cauliflower gratin with bacon. I mean, seriously.
Blogger Audra Fullerton moved from the Midwest to New York to pursue her dream of performing on stage. After five years of acting and doing what she loved, Fullerton pursued another life passion: Baking and cooking.
“I created this blog in February 2011 to document my baking endeavors,” she writes. “Since I can remember I’ve loved everything sweet, and after turning into the ‘go-to girl’ for baking tips and recipes, I decided it was time to start a blog!”
The Baker Chick is a great site. I could honestly spend hours here, pouring through recipes like peanut butter banana cream pie, ginger vanilla bean ice cream sandwiches, cranberry swirl mini cheesecakes, and buttermilk spice layer cake with brown sugar cream cheese frosting.
Follow @TheBakerChick on Twitter.
Eat, Play, Love chronicles the family and kitchen adventures of a Midwest family of four.
I like how this family cooks “outside the box.”
“In an effort to get out of the at-home, standard-fare rut, to learn to try new things and to open our children up to other cultures around the world, we thought it would be fun to start sampling different recipes from around the globe,” the blog says. “Every month (or so) we select a new country or region from which to try new recipes. We also select a new U.S. state each month and sample some of its local cuisine (and desserts!).”
In her recent post, Proud Mama, Mom Kristy covers her family’s hand at making Yemeni Ka’ak (“Ka’ak is an Arabic word for cake and the Yemeni version of ka’ak is like a cross between a biscuit and a cookie,” Kristy writes.)
I especially love how involved and hands-on her children are in preparing meals.
Follow @eatplayloveblog on Twitter.
The Duo Dishes is a Southern California blog that experiments with blending family tradition, regional fare, and new ethnic flavors.
It’s written and managed by freelance culinary consultant and writer Chrystal Baker, who covers recipes, restaurants, and food events.
How Baker and friend/blog partner Amir came up with the name ‘The Duo Dishes’: “We figured that we’re two folks who like all things about food — talking about it, learning about it, teaching others about it and, of course, cooking it. We dish up food and dish about food, hence The Duo Dishes.”
Follow @TheDuoDishes on Twitter.
P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for food and beverage or restaurant news, let us know. We’re happy to customize that feed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.
Christine Cube is a former media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. She woke up early to hit the farmer’s market for the cinnamon rolls. THE cinnamon rolls. Follow her @cpcube.