Congratulations to Emma Gardner whose blog poiresauchocolat.net has won the Guild of Food Writers Awards Food Blog of the Year. Here are three of my current favourite food blogs, whose posts make me laugh, try new food and more importantly think about what I’m putting on my plate.
Cooking dinner for his nephew, in exchange for learning about blogging, seemed a fair swap for former Guardian restaurant critic Matthew Fort, so fortonfood was created. Matthew’s blog is friendly, concise and informative without being condescending. For eating in or out, shopping inspiration or answering his readers’ kitchen queries Matthew’s blog is accurately encapsulated as ‘the pleasure of food’.http://fortonfood.wordpress.com
I hadn’t come across this blog until Jay Rayner tweeted about it and I instantly joined the followers wanting to know more about shopping for food on a budget. An honest and sometimes painstakingly account, this is the push that you need to stop taking a full fridge and supermarkets for granted. http://www.theskintfoodie.com
The English Can Cook
www.marmitelover.blogspot.co.uk by Kerstin Rodgers is an innovative and stylish guide to hosting parties and Supper Clubs. Kerstin launched her first Supper Club evening in London in 2009 and has led the way ever since with her quirky ideas, recipes and photos. A passionate believer in the punk philosophy of DIY but applied to food, she has also innovated The Underground Farmer’s Market, to encourage small producers to create food businesses and sell their wares. Some markets take place at night, incorporate music and a foodie dragon’s den, where a panel of experts give advice.