I thought it would be a good idea to use one post at least to talk about some of the food blogs that I enjoy reading and give me inspiration for my every day eating and cooking. I have already spoken about the Republic Of Bacon and Epic Meal Time, but here are some others.
A great site with a guide to everything Slush Machine related.
I really like Mostly Eating because it’s all about simplifying the more time consuming decisions involved in food prep, cooking and because Sophie the owner is a dietician, healthy eating is a big part of what she speaks about on the site, which I love because I am always looking for healthy alternatives to what I eat – I have to keep the bacon weight off somehow!
Although some of his restaurants have had problems in the past, I have always enjoyed watching Heston Blumenthal’s shows and always wanted to eat at the Fat Duck restaurant. I guess that is what really attracted me to this website, run by a wife and mum known as foodplayerlinda online, who is experimenting with fire and water in cooking. She states in her introduction that great cooks are masters of the elements in cooking, but she is still playing and welcomes you to her playground. It’s a really fascinating site, plus she mentions on her About Me that her husband is a bacon lover!
As well as being an avid cook, eater and bacon lover I am also keen on environmental issues, especially when it comes to food waste. In my opinion, in Britain and other parts of the western world, we waste too much good food and that is a crime! I like what Love Food Hate Waste stands for and how it attempts to tackle the problem of food waste and help people reduce it.
Their philosophy stems from the idea that you can take practical steps each and every day to make sure you waste less and use the food you purchase more effectively and efficiently.
There are also some cracking recipes on the website too.
This blog claims to explore all aspects of food from the plot of land a particular seed is planted on, the person who planted it, how far the produce has travelled and why and who gets to eat it in the end, as well as looking at the different ways we can consume food and the options we choose as human beings. It’s a really interesting site, if like me, you have become more and more wary about where things come from before they reach the green grocers, butchers, fishmongers, or supermarkets and prefer to find things that are sourced in a way that is not detrimental to the environment.
I can definitely identify with Cara Waters who is a journalist and blogger that runs the site called Gourmet Chick. She loves writing about travelling and, restaurants and adventures in her own kitchen and also hilariously refers to cookbooks as her porn. The aim of the site is to find the best places to eat out at in London, Melbourne (where Cara is from) and anywhere else she travels to. She has a great sense of humour and the pictures are amazing!