The official nominations for the 2004 Food Blog Awards have been posted, and it is with great joy that I can announce the nomination of Chocolate & Zucchini in four categories:
- Best Writing,
- Best Site Design,
- Best Recipes and
- Best Overall Food Blog!
Many many thanks to all of you who have kindly expressed your appreciation, the blog and I are very honored and rosy-cheeked with pride.
The actual voting has now commenced! You can use the links above to get to the voting polls, and you will also find a link in the upper right-hand corner on The Accidental Hedonist website. Navigate between the categories (you don't have to vote in all of them) and make sure you hit the "Vote" button when you've made your choice (hitting "Next" will not validate the vote). Voting will end on December 31st at midnight PST.
In other news, Chocolate & Zucchini is mentioned in a small article in the Le Monde newsletter today (for the non-French among you, Le Monde is -- more or less -- the French New York Times):
"BLOGS DU GLOBE : Chère faible
Courgettes et chocolat, hamburger et croissant. Clotilde et Estelle sont des cordons-blogs dont le cur balance. Sur les deux rives de l'Atlantique. "L'hédoniste accidentelle" liste les meilleurs foodblogs. Tous chantent "C'est moi qui l'ai fait !" Du jardin d'Eden à la lie, les plaisirs de la chère."
Which could be thus translated:
"BLOGS FROM THE GLOBE : Chère faible*
Chocolate and zucchini, hamburger and croissant. Clotilde and Estelle are cordon-blogs whose hearts belong to both sides of the Atlantic. The Accidental Hedonist lists the best foodblogs. All of them sing "I made it myself!". From the garden of Eden to the sediment, the pleasures of food."
*Chère faible is a pun on the homonymous chère (food), and chair (flesh). The expression la chair est faible originally comes from the Bible ("the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"), saying that our instincts steer us towards whatever feels (or here, tastes) good.
[Thanks a lot to my mother for spotting that one!]
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