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100 Useful Search Engines for Chefs, Cooks and Food Lovers

Posted by Site Administrator | Posted in Cooking, Cooking Resources, Online Resources | Posted on 30-10-2008

By Alisa Miller

While everyone has to eat, only those true foodies are absolutely devoted to their food. Whether you make it professionally, as a hobby, or just love to eat good food, you will find search engines from this list below to make your nose and tongue sing. From recipes to ethnic foods to restaurants to local farmer’s markets to wine and beer, these search engines will help you find exactly what you want when it comes to creating and appreciating delicious food and beverages.

Recipes

There is absolutely no reason any food lover should ever be at a loss for what to cook. These search engines will keep you stocked with all types of recipes.

  1. FoodieView. This recipe search engine will help you find what you are looking for with over 1 million recipes available.
  2. Five Mushrooms. Use this search engine to find recipes from real people just like you.
  3. Global Gourmet Recipe Search. Search for recipes at Global Gourmet that span back ten years.
  4. Epicurious Recipes. Search for both Epicurious recipes and recipes submitted by members with this search engine.
  5. Food & Wine Recipes. Find a recipe by the type of food or the Food Network. The search possibilities are flexible with this search engine which allows you to look for a recipe by quick meals, what’s in season, the chef who created it, or searching the entire site.
  6. Food Down Under. Search from over 200,000 recipes or browse by category to find what you are wanting to cook.
  7. Easy Recipes. Find easy recipes using simple, everyday ingredients.
  8. The Recipe Link. Search with this tool to find recipes from this repository that has been collecting since 1996.
  9. RecipeSource. Look for your next meal among the 70,000 recipes with this search engine started by an alumni of University of California, Berkeley who has been compiling recipes since 1993.
  10. Allrecipes. This popular site offers a search engine which provides recipes, information on ingredients, and more.
  11. Cooking.com. Search. Find recipes or search by ingredients with this search engine.
  12. Mimi’s Food Finder. Use one of the three search engines here to find exactly the recipe you were seeking.
  13. Meals For You. These recipes include detailed nutrition information so that you can choose meals just right for your needs.
  14. Yahoo! Food. Browse or search for recipes from this Yahoo! food search engine.
  15. RecipeComun. Super simple to use, this search engine will provide you with recipes from some of the top recipe sites quickly and easily.
  16. Recipes Engine. Type in your keyword and get recipes from this database of over 177,000 recipes.

Various Types of Food

Whether you are looking for Asian, French, or raw food, these search engines will help you find recipes and information on a variety of foods.

  1. ChineseFoodDIY. Search for definitions, recipes, techniques, and more to help you create delicious Chinese food at home.
  2. Asia Food. Search for terms and recipes for foods from countries all across Asia.
  3. Chicken-Recipes.ca. Use the search tool on this site to find any type of chicken recipe imaginable.
  4. The Recipe Link Copycat and Restaurant Recipes. If you’ve ever wanted to recreate something you ate at a restaurant, check out this search engine to see if you can make your favorite dish at home.
  5. Britannia Recipes. If you are looking for a recipe for Bubble and Squeak or clotted cream, this search engine will help you out.
  6. Cooking2000. Get French recipes and information on French wines with this search engine.
  7. Tokyo Food Page–Japanese Cuisines. Search for delicious Japanese recipes that move way beyond sushi with this search tool.
  8. RFCJ Recipe Archive. From Hanukkah recipes to kosher dishes, find recipes for Jewish food with this search engine.
  9. Made*In*Italy*On*Line Wine and Food. Whatever you want to learn about Italian wine and food can be found here from recipes to information to regulations.
  10. Bawarchi.com. Find Indian food recipes with the search tool here. You can even narrow your search by vegetarian, user recipes, expert recipes, and more.
  11. Keeping It Raw. Search for raw food news and websites with this search engine.

Vegetarian and Vegan

Being vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you should rely on sprouts and hummus. These recipes, articles and more will help you eat healthily and deliciously while staying on your chosen path.

  1. HappyCow. Find vegetarian restaurants and food stores in your area with this search tool.
  2. VegWeb. Find vegetarian recipes with this search engine.
  3. V3GGIE. This vegetarian search engine will find anything from recipes to news to blogs.
  4. 101 Cookbooks. Taken from various cookbooks, the searchable recipes on this site are primarily vegetarian and almost always natural and healthy.
  5. Vegetarian Times Recipes. Search for vegetarian recipes with this search engine that can be customized to find exactly the type of recipe you want.
  6. VegEats!. Look for vegetarian recipes and vegetarian restaurants with this search engine.
  7. VegeCyber. Search for vegetarian frozen food items on this site.
  8. VegCooking. Not only can you search for vegetarian recipes here, you can also search the replacement ingredients for items such as meat, dairy, eggs, and more.
  9. goodbaker. Find vegan organic baking mixes from this site that serves as a clearinghouse and does not make or sell these products.
  10. Vegan Recipes. Search by ingredient to find a delicious vegan recipe among these.

All About Food

These search engines don’t just stop at recipes. You can find blogs, websites, information about ingredients, and more from these search engines.

  1. The Big Fat Food Search Engine. Use this search engine powered by Google to find exactly what you want from several food-related websites.
  2. Epicurious Food Dictionary. Type in keywords or browse alphabetically to find definitions for words that have to do with food and cooking.
  3. thefoodsearch. This search engine will help you find information on food, beverages, cooking styles, appliances, and more.
  4. Cooking Connect. Find what you are looking for when it comes to food with this search engine that covers everything from vegetarian resources to professional chefs.
  5. Food ingredients. If you are looking for suppliers of food ingredients, this search engine will connect you with the right businesses.
  6. International Purveyor Index. Find distributors of food, beverage, and equipment from all around the world with this search tool.
  7. GourmetSpot.com. Use this search engine to find information on food, groceries, cooking, and more.
  8. Cheww. Search food blogs without the spam with this search engine.
  9. Food Blog Search. This custom Google search engine will connect you with information from several food blogs.
  10. FoodTube.net. Search for videos that feature cooking, recipes, and beverages at this site.

Restaurants

No matter where you live or what type of food you want to eat, these resources will help you find a place to eat.

  1. allthefood.com. Plug in your zip code or search by state to find restaurants in your area.
  2. Delocator. Use your zip code to find non-corporate cafes in your area with this search engine.
  3. DineSite.com. Not only can you find restaurants in your area with this search tool, you can also find reviews about them to help you know if you want to give them a try.
  4. Food & Wine Restaurant Search. Whether you are looking for a restaurant in Monaco or Mississippi, this international search engine will help you find a place to eat.
  5. Zagat. Enter your zip code or city and search for restaurants and reviews with this popular search tool.
  6. GreekCuisine.com Dining Guide. Find Greek restaurants around the world with this simple search engine.
  7. The Vegetarian Resource Group Online Restaurant Guide. Find vegetarian, vegan, or vegetarian-friendly restaurants across the US and Canada with this search tool.
  8. VegDining.com. Search for vegetarian restaurants around the world here.
  9. Food Finder. Enter your zip code and the type of food you want to receive a listing of all the restaurants in your area.
  10. Food Finder.net. Not only can you find restaurants in your area, but get ratings and menu items as well.

Local Markets and Farms

Whether you want to purchase your food from a local farm, browse a farmer’s market, or find a place to buy real milk, these search engines will help you get what you are seeking.

  1. FarmersMarket. Find farmer’s markets all across the country with this search site.
  2. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Market Search. Use the flexible search parameters on this search engine to find farmer’s markets in your area.
  3. Local Harvest Family Farms. If you want to support family farmers and buy local, organic produce, then use this search engine to help you know where to go.
  4. Community Supported Agriculture (And Other Farm Subscriptions). Find out where you can get locally grown food from small farmers on a subscription basis with this search engine.
  5. CSA Search. Find Community Supported Agriculture farms around the country with this search engine.
  6. Ecovian. Find restaurants, food stores, and farms in your area that provide local and organic food.
  7. The Local Food Directory. For those in the UK, use this search engine to find locally grown food near you.
  8. Australian Community Foods. If you live in Australia and want local food, use this search engine to find farmer’s markets, community gardens, co-ops, cafes, and more.
  9. Coop Directory Service Listing. Find food co-ops in the 50 states with this tool.
  10. Eat Well Guide. Find fresh, sustainable food anywhere in the US and Canada with this search engine.
  11. Where Can I Find Real Milk?. If you are searching for real milk, unpasturized milk from grass-fed, true dairy cows, use this search engine to find it.

Healthy Eating and Sustainability

For many food lovers it is important to support both healthy eating and sustainability. These search engines will help you do just that.

  1. Sustainable Table rBGH-free dairy map. This searchable map provides you with local dairies that sell products free of artificial bovine growth hormones.
  2. Pastured Products Directory. Find farms that pasture-feed their animals and supply meat and dairy products in the US and Canada.
  3. Seafood Watch. This search tool will let you know all about specific seafood and if it is a sustainable choice.
  4. Environmental Defense Fund Seafood Selector. Find out what seafood and the specific species are ecologically smart to eat. They also provide health concerns for fish and seafood high in mercury or other contaminants.
  5. Green Maven. Use this search engine to find healthy resources on topics such as health food stores, food, diet, nutrition, and more.
  6. FitFood.com Recipe Search. Find recipes tailored to your healthy choices with categories such as rich in grains, low carb, or rich in fruits.

Nutrition

Find out nutritional value of everything from asparagus to fast food, or get information to help you eat more nutritiously with the information available from these search engines.

  1. NutraWatch Food Finder. Discover the nutrition in your food when you search for anything from baby food to fast food to vegetables.
  2. Fast Food Facts. Find out all about the nutrition in your favorite fast food with this search tool.
  3. MayoClinic.com Food & Nutrition Center. Search this site for a plethora of recipes, information, and more to help you with nutrition and healthy eating.
  4. Arbor Nutrition Guide. This search engine will connect you with tons of links and resources on food and nutrition topics.
  5. International Food Information Council. Get food safety, nutrition information, and more from this organization which strives to help people understand science-based food information.
  6. fealth. This search engine has a focus on health and is a good place to search for nutrition-based information.
  7. OrganizedWisdom. While this search engine is technically a health search tool, it does have a hefty amount of information available on nutrition.
  8. Pharmacy Technician Certification. Learn the do’s and don’ts about vitamins and prescription drug usage.
  9. Nutrition Touch. Find out nutrients, calories, vitamins, and more about the foods you eat (including fast food).
  10. Nutrinium. Search for health and nutrition news articles with this search engine.
  11. Gyminee. Search over 55,000 foods to find nutrition information on them all.

Wine and Beer

Whether you are a connoisseur or are just learning about wine or beer, these search engines will help you find information, know where to purchase products, or even locate $2 beer.

  1. BlueWine.com. Search for wines, vineyards, wine organizations, and more with this search engine.
  2. Wine-Searcher.com. Search for virtually any wine to learn about the wine and where you can buy it.
  3. Epicurious Wine Dictionary. Find out what Macabeo or acetobacter mean and more in this handy wine dictionary.
  4. WineMetro. WineMetro will connect you with the top information about wine, wineries, distributors, retailers, and more.
  5. Able Grape. This super simple search engine will not let you down when it comes to information on wine. Search in English, French, or Italian.
  6. I Search Beers. Search by keyword or by country to find information on many of the beers made around the world.
  7. PubCrawler Beer Search. Enter your location information and find microbreweries, brew pubs, and beer bars near you.
  8. the beer engine. Find the best beer in Europe with this search engine.
  9. Cheap Beer Search Engine. If you live in the Mid-south of the US and want to find beers $2 or less, use this search engine.
  10. Beer Search. This custom Google search will help you find ratings and information about beer.

Government Search Engines

For the "official" word on food, nutrition, and food safety, use these government search engines.

  1. FDA Search Engine. Use this search engine to find information on food safety, allergens, nutrition, food labeling, and more.
  2. USDA National Nutrient Database. Search by keyword or by food groups to find information on nutrients in foods.
  3. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. A sector of the FDA, the search engine on this site will give you the government stance on safety and nutrition.
  4. FoodSafety.gov. Search documents from federal agencies that pertain to food safety issues here.

100 Best Beer and Wine Blogs

Posted by Site Administrator | Posted in Cooking Resources, Online Resources | Posted on 29-10-2008

By Jessica Merritt

In the culinary world, food isn’t the only thing with a rabid following. Beer and wine are important to a foodie’s palate as well. You’ll find that many alcohol enthusiasts choose to take their love for beer and wine online in the form of blogs, and we’ve highlighted 100 of the best here.

Beer Appreciation

These bloggers share their unique insight into beer.

  1. The Brew Basement: Read about the art of cellaring beer on this blog.
  2. A Good Beer Blog: In this international beer blog, you’ll read about the beer drinking experiences of a variety of bloggers.
  3. Beer Radar: Joe Sixpack’s blog is all about breweries, food, and the enjoyment of a good beer.
  4. A Beer Sort of Blog: Check out this beer lover’s blog for beer news, recipes, and more.
  5. brewvana: Check out this blog that takes a look at beer’s role in a good life.
  6. Confessions of a Beer Geek: This blog spreads the gospel of craft beer.
  7. Beer at Joe’s: Find out what Joe and Jasmine think about beer.
  8. [BW] Beer Blog: Bob Woodshed drinks entirely too much good beer.
  9. Appellation Beer: This blog explores the wonder of beer without getting pretentious.
  10. 52 Brews: Every week, this blog features the tasting of a new beer.
  11. Beer Lass: This female beer drinker enjoys a good stout.
  12. Beer 4 Chicks: This blog promotes female beer enthusiasts.
  13. Beer Haiku Daily: This blog offers a simple premise-a daily haiku about beer.
  14. Cure for What Ales You: These bloggers share the enjoyment of craft beer on their blog.
  15. The Barley Blog: The Barley Blog features discussions about quality brew, advertising, culture, and home brewing.
  16. Beer by Bike: In this blog, you’ll find the musings of a biking beer enthusiast.
  17. Stonch’s Beer Blog: Follow the drinking life of a beer lover in London on this blog.
  18. Beer Pusher: Read this multiple author blog to learn about beer appreciation.

Wine Appreciation

Read all about wine from the people who love it the most in these blogs.

  1. Dr. Vino: Dr. Vino offers good value recommendations for wine, and offers a unique look at wine culture.
  2. The Pour: Check out this New York Times blog to find out what Eric Asimov thinks of wine.
  3. Wine Sooth: This blogger shares commentary on the world of wine, specifically in the Central Coast.
  4. Sublime Wine: Read all about the wines of the world on this tasting blog.
  5. My Wine Education: Michelle & Kevin share notes on their growing knowledge of wine.
  6. Wine Library TV: Gary Veynerchuk shares good wine deals, news, tastings, and more.
  7. Cheap Wine Ratings: Check out this blog for the honest truth on good (and not so good) wine that won’t break the bank.
  8. 750ml: On this blog, you’ll find tasting notes for hundreds of wines.
  9. Good Wine Under $20: This useful blog appeals to wine lovers with limited funds.
  10. Grape Radio: This radio program is all about the noble grape.
  11. Catavino: Catavino explores the wines of Spain, Portugal, and surrounding regions.
  12. Blame it on Rioja: Learn about Spanish winemaking, tasting notes, travel, and more from this blogger.
  13. Napa Valley Wine Radio: Listen to these wine experts to get educated.
  14. Grape Juice: Read what Canadians Erin and Michelle have to say about wine and wine tastings.
  15. Chateau Petrogasm: In this blog, you’ll find reviews of wine and the occasional beer.
  16. UnReserved: This Wine Enthusiast blog by Steve Heimoff is all about the business and culture of wine.
  17. Wine Anorak: Wine journalist Jamie Goode shares his musings on wine.
  18. Wine Burps: This blog offers a down to earth look at the enjoyment of wine.
  19. Good Grape: Good Grape is a wine blog written not for connoiseurs, collectors, or the wine elite, but enthusiasts, poets, and romantics.

Wine, Beer & Food

Read these blogs to learn how beer, food, and wine interact and complement each other.

  1. AficioNada: This blog celebrates the best food and wine creators.
  2. Beer In Food: If you’re interested in , this is the blog to check out.
  3. Feed Me/Drink Me: Learn about drinking and dining on this blog.
  4. Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman: Catie believes in cabernet, cheese, chocolate, and coffee.
  5. Vinography: Read about this blogger’s wine and food adventures from around the world, and particularly San Francisco.
  6. Brooklynguy’s Wine and Food Blog: Read this blog to learn about food and wine in Brooklyn.
  7. Beer Dinners: Get ideas and resources for hosting a beer dinner from this blog.
  8. food, wine, beer, culture: Check out this blog to find out how food, wine, beer, and culture interact.
  9. Drinks Are On Me: Dale Cruse appreciates the finer things in food, wine, and beer.

Business

Check out these blogs, and you’ll get a look into the beer and wine business.

  1. Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog: Read Tom Wark’s blog to learn about wine public relations.
  2. Ship Compliant: Learn all about shipping wine on this blog.
  3. Rethink Wine Blog: This blog offers fresh ideas for the wine business.
  4. Bigger Than Your Head: Take a critical look at the creation, marketing, and other interesting aspects of food and alcohol.
  5. Free The Hops: Read this blog to learn how this group is working to make specialty beer more widely available in Alabama.
  6. Corked: A Wine Blog: Corked is written by the makers of wine labels, and discusses the wine industry.
  7. Vinfolio: The Wine Collector: Learn all about wine investment on this blog.
  8. Wine Marketer: This blog is focused on online marketing for wineries.
  9. Wine & Spirits Daily: Here you’ll find commentary and news for the alcohol beverage industry.
  10. Wine Without Borders: Learn about events, legal issues, media, shipping and more on this wine business blog.
  11. bevlog: Check out this blog that offers a look at beverage law.

Travelers

These bloggers pair beer and wine with world travels.

  1. Postcards From a Barstool: Follow along with a beer traveler on this blog.
  2. In Vino Veritas: Alice Feiring looks for good wines that tell a story.
  3. The Beer Geek: Check out this blog to read the ramblings of beer travelers.
  4. On the Wine Trail in Italy: Alfonso Cevola’s blog is all about wine in Italy and beyond.

Beer & Wine News

Stay on top of the latest in beer and wine news through these blogs.

  1. Seen Through a Glass: Law Bryson discusses tasting notes, news, and more relating to beer and whiskey.
  2. Buzzed: Wine and spirits journalist Jordan Mackay shares his insight into the latest in the industry.
  3. Wine Blog: Jo Diaz shares wine tastings, industry news, and more on this wine blog.
  4. Seven Pack Beer Blog: On this blog, you’ll find features on events and beer news like the IPA Showdown, breweries, and even gluten free beers.
  5. Lenndevours: Read all about wine tastings, regions, wineries, events, and more on this blog.
  6. Beer Therapy: Find out about new releases and developments in the world of beer from this blog.
  7. Brookston Beer Bulletin: This blog will keep you updated on all of the latest beer happenings.

Responsible Beer

These beer blogs serve a higher purpose.

  1. Beer Locavore: Read about one beer lover’s quest to drink only local beer for an entire year.
  2. Beer Activist: Read this blog to see how this blogger combines his two favorite things: drinking beer and saving the world.

Homebrewers

Follow the challenges and successes of these bloggers that brew their own wine and beer.

  1. Brew Like A Monk: This blog is all about beer that’s brewed in abbey and trappist style.
  2. Brainard Brewing: Brainard Brewing blogs about homebrew, beer dinners, and more.
  3. Ted’s Homebrew Journal: Ted brews stovetop kitchen craft beers with expert skill.
  4. Les Garagistes: One of the few wine homebrewing blogs, this one covers winemaing, tasting, and more.
  5. CNYBrew: Travis offers recipes, homebrewing tips, and information about growing your own hops.
  6. BeerSmith: On this blog, you’ll read about home brewing, beer styles, and recipes.
  7. The Champagne of Blogs: Check out this homebrewing and extreme food collective for beer reviews, news, and food.
  8. Bathtub Brewery: Check out this homebrewing blog for etiquette, tips, and more.
  9. Geistbear Brewing Blog: This homebrewer discusses the art and science of good beer.
  10. Homebrew and Chemistry: This chemistry student discusses homebrewing as a science.
  11. Brewed Musings: Read this brewer’s blog for beer talk with a lot of thought.

Brewery Blogs

Get the official word from these brewery bloggers.

  1. Bearded Brewing Blog: This blog from the Bearded Brewing Co. discusses socially responsible and organic brewing.
  2. Flying Dog Brewery News: Check out this blog to stay on top of news from a popular Colorado brewery.
  3. Metropolitan Brewing: Follow along as this fledgling brewery gets its start in the business.
  4. How to Start a Brewery (in 1 million easy steps): Here you’ll get a look at a fledging father and son brewery.
  5. Muckney Brewing: Dave and Justin of Muckney Brewing discuss brewing and drinking beer.
  6. The Lost Abbey: Learn more about Lost Abbey and the beer industry on this blog.
  7. Midnight Brewing Co.: These two homebrewers have declared themselves a brewery.
  8. Cameron’s Brewing: In this blog, you’ll find a beer connoisseur.
  9. Flossmoor Beer Blog: Read this blog to learn about Flossmoor Station’s brewery as well as news in the beer industry.
  10. Monday Night Brewery: Follow these three wild and crazy guys on their quest to open a microbrewery.
  11. Open Source Beer Project: Flying Dog Brewery is behind this blog and project that encourages collaborative beer.
  12. Shoreman Organic Ales: Learn all about this brewery that creates small batch handmade organic ales.

Winery Blogs

Stay on top of the activities from your favorite wineries through these blogs.

  1. Anomaly Vineyards: This small Napa Valley vineyard shares insight into their wine making as well as the winery lifestyle.
  2. El Bloggo Toricido: Twisted Oak Winery writes this blog about winemaking business and culture.
  3. La Gramiere: Check out this blog to learn about small organic and biodynamic winemaking in the south of France.
  4. Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog: On this blog, you’ll be updated on the regular goings on at Tablas Creek.
  5. Beaucastel Blog: Check out Beaucastel for travel, tasting notes, winery news, and more.
  6. Chateau Julien: Bob and Patty Brower discuss wine life and culture relating to their well established wine estate in Carmel Valley, California.
  7. Terrior…Dirty Talk on Wine: Dirk Hampson of Far Niente Winery shares his thoughts about what’s going on in their wineries.

Top 100 Blogs for Foodies

Posted by Site Administrator | Posted in Cooking, Online Resources | Posted on 27-10-2008

By Christina Laun

Whether you love eating out or cooking at home, there are tons of sites on the net that cater to your foodie sensibilities. Here are some blogs that can direct you to great recipes, tips from chefs, health foods and even what to try while you’re on vacation. No matter what you love about food, you’re bound to find something that sparks your interest in one of these great blogs.

General

Check out these sites for a variety of information, reviews and recipes that cater to your foodie sensibilities.

  1. Slashfood: Here you’ll find a wide range of food-related information, from recipes to reviews of food accessories and books.
  2. The Accidental Hedonist: Check out this blog for great recipes, appetizing photos of food and great information like "a guide to asian noodles".
  3. Can Cook, Must Cook: If you love Caribbean food, check out this blog. You’ll get reviews of restaurants and books that can help you indulge your taste buds.
  4. Food Museum: This blog reports on all things to do with food including food history, gardening, book reviews, food safety, nutrition and more.
  5. Friend’s Eat: Join this community to find new recipes and ideas for the kitchen as well as an informative blog.
  6. Project Foodie: Check out this blog for everything foodie. You’ll get access to recipes, articles about cookbooks, wine pairings and even links to foodie podcasts.
  7. ChowHound: Whether you’re looking for recipes or just want some guidance on how to cook certain foods, you’ll find both on this informative blog.
  8. Delicious Days: This blog is full of beautiful pictures as well as instruction, seasonal ideas and even a few great recipes to try. Named one of the "Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine, it’s a blog that can’t be missed.
  9. The Last Bite: Foodies can find recipes, reviews, products, news about food and much more on this blog.
  10. The Real Epicurean: Check out this blog to learn about certain foods, get recipes and find ideas on how to cook seasonally and do it well.

Recipes

Tired of making the same old recipes from well-worn cookbooks? Use these great blogs to get inspired, with recipes for every season and occasion.

  1. 101 Cookbooks: This blog serves as a recipe journal and is geared more towards vegetarian main courses, though you will find the occasional recipe for a great dessert thrown in.
  2. Italian Foodies: Check out this blog for recipes from an Italian family living in Ireland. Warm up with a chickpea and spinach soup or add a twist to your coffee with some lemon cake.
  3. Baking and Books: Whether you want to make some sweet and delicious desserts or bake some muffins for a morning meeting, this blog can provide you with great recipes that will make your mouth water.
  4. The Recipe Girl: This blog contains a wide variety of recipes though it tends to focus on baking, and many recipes are seasonally appropriate, helping you make the most of the freshest ingredients.
  5. Chocolate and Zucchini: This blog features a great collection of recipes, historical information on cultural foods, and helpful tips for cooking at home.
  6. Is My Blog Burning?: Those with a love of cooking can find new recipes to try on this blog or share their own with others. It also provides a place for gourmands to meet and make friends with others.
  7. Kitchen Wonders: Craving some great Indian food? You’ll find all kinds of recipes on this site to get you started in the kitchen.
  8. Cooking with Amy: Here you can find appetizing recipes, restaurant and product reviews, culinary news and much more.
  9. Always in the Kitchen: If you find that you spend hours in the kitchen, why not spice things up with some new recipes from this blog? You’ll find loads of seasonal treats and classic favorites.
  10. in the kitchen with: This blog is perfect for creative foodies. It features different cooks each week with a great variety of delicious and inventive recipes.
  11. My Kitchen Snippets: This blog is full of great recipes from those for Chinese food to all kinds of delightful pastries.
  12. Coconut and Lime: Want to find some yummy new recipes? Give this blog a look for instructions on making all kinds of new and delicious meals.
  13. have cake, will travel: Foodies with a sweet tooth won’t be able to resist this blog, full of photos and recipes that will keep you coming back for more.
  14. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Looking for some natural and from-scratch recipes? Look no further, you’ll find recipes and step-by-step instructions on making them (with photos) on this site.

Regional

Find information about restaurants, stores and more in your area that are worth your time to visit with the advice found in these blogs.

  1. Foodie NYC: This New York resident and foodie shares recipes and ideas for cooking as well as experiences dining out in the city.
  2. DC Foodies: Want to keep up with the food events going on in the DC area or just get some good recipes? Check out this blog for a little of both.
  3. Chef’s Table: In this blog you’ll find reviews and information about fine dining in the Twin Cities area as well as some helpful advice for You Gonna Eat That?: This blog covers the food goings ons of Southern California, from farmers’ markets to restaurant reviews.
  4. Serious Eats: This blog covers food news and reviews from all over the country from the healthy to the sweet and not-so-healthy.
  5. The Passionate Foodie: Read what this Maine native has to say about restaurants and food events in New England on this blog.
  6. The Gourmet Cartographer: Those who love to try all kinds of foods and live in the New York area will appreciate this fun and informative blog.
  7. A Food Year: Canadian native Ken Sloan uses this blog to give his reviews of numerous restaurants in the Montreal area.
  8. London Eater: Whether you’re looking for some advice on where to grab a bite to eat in London or just want to know how to choose a great wine, this blog can be a great help.
  9. Snack: Get the latest gossip about New York restaurants, cafes and food happenings on this blog.

Restaurants and Chefs

Where better to learn about food and new recipes than from the chefs and restaurants you love? You’ll find blogs of both kinds below.

  1. L20 Blog: Chef Alain Ducasse uses this blog to talk about the restaurant he’s opening and running in Chicago.
  2. Michael Laiskonis: This blogger is a Symon Says: Michael Symon of Lola and Lolita in Cleveland maintains this blog which details his adventures in the kitchen.
  3. Epi Log: Epi Log is home to a variety of chef bloggers including some big names like Traci des Jardins of Jardiniere in San Francisco and Rick Bayless of Topolabampo in Chicago.
  4. Ideas in Food: If you’re feeling cutting edge, check out this blog. Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot use it to tell about their experiments with food, concentrating on molecular gastronomy and flavor composition.
  5. Kitchen Confidence: Matthew Tivy, a New York City chef, maintains this blog where he shares recipes and stories from his childhood.
  6. Marriott in the Kitchen: While you may not always think of hotels first when you think of fine dining, this blog details some of the great dishes offered by chef Brad Nelson.
  7. Becoming a Chef: This award-winning blog can keep you in the know about great places to eat and the adventures of authors Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.
  8. Cooking with Jody: Learn from chef Jody Adams in this blog, with recipes and ideas to keep you busy in the kitchen.
  9. Pacific Grill: Chefs Aaron Valimont and Gordon Naccarato work at this Tacoma restaurant and post the latest happenings and special dishes in this blog.
  10. EggBeater: Follow chef Shauna Fish Lydon as she blogs about her life as a pastry chef in California.
  11. Curbed: Food lovers living in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles can get reviews of local eateries on this blog.
  12. TastingMenu: These Washington-based bloggers provide great reviews of restaurants in their area as well as around the world.
  13. Almost a Chef: While not quite a chef yet, this blogger provides numerous delicious recipes and ideas on this blog to keep you and your taste buds happy.

Gadgets and Tools

What’s a true foodie without a few neat kitchen gadgets? These blogs will point you towards all kinds of specialty tools.

  1. Kitchen Contraptions: If you’re the type who loves all kinds of kitchen gadgets, then you’ll love this blog, with tons of posts on everything imaginable you could need for your kitchen.
  2. CNET Appliances and Kitchen Gadgets: Check out this blog to get reviews and information about everything from cutting boards to refrigerators.
  3. Kitchen Gadgets Blog: This blog highlights great kitchen tools that you can buy online, that are both useful and look neat.
  4. Great Kitchen Tools Blog: Here you’ll find an assortment of kitchen tools that help you find just what you need to make any meal.
  5. Cooking Gadgets: If you’re a foodie who loves kitchen gadgets, you’ll appreciate the numerous innovative ones listed in the posts on this blog.
  6. Mighty Goods: Looking for yummy fancy foods? You’ll find loads of it here, from specialty chocolates to high end tequila.
  7. the kitchn: Here you’ll find all kinds of information on kitchen gadgets and specialty foods.

Everyday and Beginner

For foodies who are new on the scene or who are just craving some basic, easy-to-make foods, these blogs are great places to start.

  1. I Love Sandwiches: This blog focuses on all things "sandwichy" and provides tons of recipes for making super delicious combinations.
  2. Taste and Tell: This blogger is working through numerous recipes and you can follow the journey on this blog. Most recipes are easy to make and perfect for the foodie who isn’t a food snob.
  3. Fumbling Foodie: Every foodie has to start somewhere and if you’re just learning your way around the kitchen you can follow along with this blogger. You’ll find recipes appropriate for beginners and more.
  4. The Yummy Mummy Cooks Gourmet: This busy mom shares how she finds time to cook food that’s both gourmet and considerable edible by her kids.
  5. The Amateur Gourmet: This blog is home to simple recipes and ideas and general food information and insights for the non-expert foodie.
  6. Reluctant Gourmet: Newbies to the foodie sphere can find fancy recipes that have been translated into easy-to-understand examples, to allow you to indulge your love of food in a way that meets your level of expertise.

Travel and Exotic

Don’t limit your foodie tendencies to one country, learn where to go and what to try in a variety of countries in these blogs.

  1. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Well known traveler and foodie Anthony Bourdain maintains this blog on the Travel Channel site. You can read more about his adventures and his commentary on eating all over the world.
  2. Weird Meat: For the adventurous foodie, this blog documents eating some of the more unusual elements of cuisines around the world.
  3. Travels with a Gourmet: This blog will no doubt make you hungry, with photos of food from restaurants in this blogger’s hometown and places visited while traveling as well.
  4. Wandering Gourmet: Wandering Gourmet is an international club for people who love travel and food, and you can read great reviews of restaurants and food events worldwide in their blog.
  5. Eating Asia: This blogging couple have lived and traveled throughout Asia for the past 12 years and their blog contains photos and descriptions of all kinds of delicacies from Malaysia, China, Thailand and Vietnam.
  6. gas.tron.o.my: Those thinking of taking a trip to Saigon can find photos and information on the best kinds of food to get there from this foodie blogger.
  7. Gastropoda: This foodie blog follows the adventures of a New York-based travel writer who writes about the food, both good and bad, she encounters on her travels.

Fellow Foodies

Enjoy the posts in these blogs by fellow food lovers to find recipes, suggestions or just drool over tantalizing photos.

  1. A Full Belly: Share in the love of food on this blog, which provides links to other great food sites as well as information about new foods and ideas for great, creative dinners.
  2. Gastronome: This group of bloggers focus their posts on the love of food, from sharing recipes to reviewing books.
  3. Spice Wild Schwein: This blog focuses on good food and drink and living life well. Readers will find irrisistable photos of food and tips on growing your own food.
  4. Urban Epicurean: Here, blogger Catherine shares her adventures into cooking as well as reviews and recipes.
  5. Last Crumb: Brother and sister Will and Rose maintain this blog where they share their culinary adventures in baking, preserving and more.
  6. A Passion for Food: This New York based blogger loves food and shares her experiences at restuarants and cooking at home in her blog.
  7. Winosandfoodies: This blog is home to reviews of restaurants, wine, books, movies and loads of other things that will appeal to your inner foodie.
  8. The Nibble: If you love specialty foods and yummy treats you’ll enjoy this blog, which is full of posts on the best of the best.
  9. Canelle et Vanille: Love baking? This blog will be right up your alley then, with loads of recipes for fancy, sweet treats.
  10. Gourmet Geeks: Embrace your inner gourmond with this blog, where you can learn about everything from the perfect latte to how to make great salsa.
  11. Bitten: Mark Bittman maintins this New York Times blog, which can help you learn to prepare speciality foods and provides great recipes to keep you busy in the kitchen.
  12. Orangette: This blog provides a number of great recipes for readers to try as well as some insightful and creative commentary as well.
  13. The Gourmet Project: This blogger wants to cook her way though over 1000 recipes and is documenting her process on her blog. The ambitious can get their own copy of the cookbook she’s using and follow along.

Foodies on a Budget

Don’t deny yourself the delicious foods you crave simply because you don’t have a lot of money. Check out these blogs for ideas on how to dine like a king with the budget of a pauper.

  1. The Cheap Gourmet: Check out this blog for guidance on eating gourmet without going broke. You’ll find recipes, suggestions for bargains and ways to make your budget go further in the kitchen.
  2. Almost Frugal Food: This site provides inspiration on stretching your food budget and weekly recipes that begin with the letter F.
  3. Frugal Cuisine: Based on a $3 a day budget, this blog provides recipes that can help you fill your belly with delicious foods without spending a fortune.
  4. Cheap Healthy Good: Don’t sacrifice taste because you’re on a budget. Check out the posts in this blog to learn how to make meals that are good for your health and your wallet.
  5. Cheap Eats: Whether you’re slumming at a fast food place or looking to get the best bargains on kitchen utensils, this site is your go-to place for cheap recommendations.
  6. The 99 Cent Chef: Who says you have to spend a fortune to cook inventive and delicious meals? This blog can show you how to cook great meals that only cost a dollar per serving.

Healthy and Green

If you’re a foodie on a diet, or just one that wants to eat greener, check out these helpful blogs.

  1. Carrots N Cake: Readers of this food blog will get tips on how to maintain a healthy balance in their meals and their lives.
  2. The Skinny Gourmet: This blogger proves that you can eat delicious, rich foods without being unhealthy provided you enjoy them in moderation. Check out the blog for great recipes to satisfy your craving for gourmet meals without expanding your waistline.
  3. Whole Gourmet: From shopping to the dinner table, this blog tells you how to prepared wholesome and natural meals.
  4. Skinny Chef: Learn how to stay slim while indulging the foodie in you with healthy eating tips from chef Jennifer Iserloh.
  5. Feel Good Eats: Check out this blog to find gourmet suggestions that use local or seasonal ingredients to ensure you’re eating fresh and healthy meals.
  6. 7 Minute Chef: You can learn to prep quick and healthy meals on this blog which is focused on vegan and raw recipes. You’ll also find reviews and suggestions to help you out around the kitchen.
  7. We Like it Raw: Thinking of starting a raw food diet? Check out this blog for recipes and tips on eating out.
  8. Nourish Me: This blog is full of great photos of fresh, natural foods that are sure to inspire your imagination in the kitchen.
  9. The Slow Cook: Not every entry on this blog is about health food, but it does discourage the eating of fast food and pre-packaged meals. Instead, you’ll find advice on how to cook meals the old fashioned way.
  10. Healthy Cooking: If you’re looking for some healthy recipes, this site can be a good resource, with posts on everything from soups to pastas.
  11. Healthy Snack Box: Learn how to use fruits and veggies to make healthy and satisfying snacks from this site. You can even use your foodie skills to spice up the recipes.
  12. Mostly Eating: If you’re looking for some tasty, sustainable and healthy food check out this blog for some wonderful recipes.
  13. Phlebotomy Technician Schools: The HealthZone blog covers food from a medical professionals point of view.
  14. A Thinking Stomach: This blogger grows her own food and uses local resources to come up with recipes she shares on this blog. You’ll also find a few tips on gardening as well.