Today is Blog Day – each year on August 31st, bloggers will post recommendations of 5 new blogs. Since this is a food blog, I’ll stick with that theme. Here are 5 blogs that I read that you may or may not have heard of, that rock my world.
1. Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef
Aidan is an intelligent, eloquent, talented 19-year old young man from the UK, who has just graduated from culinary school and is about to embark on his first professional position. He has an incredible amount of culinary knowledge for his age, and I read regularly to see just what brilliant idea he has come up with next. I have no doubt that he can achieve all of his dreams to be a top-ranked chef.
2. La Mia Cucina
Lisa is a fellow Ohioan, and the reason I read her blog regularly is because of her willingness to try anything, even going way outside of her comfort zone, and the exhuberance with which she’ll do it. Her excitement is infectious, her entries are humorous at times (especially her not so successful efforts in the kitchen), and on top of that, she’s just a really nice person.
Sus is a German blogger (who blogs mostly in German) with similar food sensibilities to my own. She makes many of the same dishes as my Oma did, and has been an incredible help in me trying to recreate the recipes I remember from my youth. My understanding of written German is a bit iffy, but I put her entries through Babelfish so that I may understand them.
I’m not a vegetarian, much less vegan, but these three people could convince even the most hardcore carnivore to give these vegan recipes a try. I often find most mainstream vegan recipes lacking something, but not these. Check this blog out even if meat is your thing, you may be surprised.
5. (tie) Restaurant Widow and Bitchin’ in the Kitchen with Rosie
Lisa and Rosie are my local foodie partners in crime. Get us together in a restaurant and we’ll chat the place up for hours. They’re great people in person, but their blogs also have much to offer. Rosie inspires my comfort food side, whether it’s blogging about her Christmas cookie baking sessions or her chili recipe, while Lisa, a waitress here in Columbus, challenges me to try foods and recipes I’ve never tried before. Plus, Lisa’s as much into local eating as I am.
Too bad I’m limited to just five. I have 2,000+ feeds in my RSS reader, and everyone of them is awesome for some reason. I just wish I had time (and space) to tell everyone why.
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