Today is Blog Day 2005, an event that was created to help broaden our blog horizons. So many blogs get created every day that it’s impossible to keep up with all, and most of us find ourselves visiting the same favorite blogs, the ones where we feel at home and comfortable, where we know who’s writing and what it’s about, the ones that have been around for long enough that we feel safe they’re not just going to die on us once we’re hooked — isn’t it horribly frustrating when that happens?
So. Out of this simple observation, Blog Day says: “We want to read more blogs! Tell us about five new ones!” The definition of “new” here is a little fuzzy — newly created, new to you, new to your readers? — so I will simply offer a selection of five newishly created or discovered food blogs:
- A Finger in Every Pie. I have been in touch with Julie from New York ever since she sent me a wonderful care package last year, and I really enjoy reading her blog because her writing is just as generous and warm as her selection of goodies was.
- Anne’s Food. Anne writes from Sweden, where she cooks and bakes a lovely and personal mix of dishes and desserts, some of them with a Scandinavian inspiration. Anne’s blog has been around for almost a year now, but it wasn’t on my radar until recently — and that’s actually a good thing, so much archived stuff to browse through!
- Food Migration. Cindy has just moved to Paris to attend culinary school. Classes started a week ago, they’re exciting and exhausting and fun, and Cindy shares it all with us. It is probably going to be hard for her to find time for the blog, but I hope she does because we all want to learn what she learns!
- Gluten-free Girl. Shauna lives in Seattle and documents her (successful) attempts to eat deliciously well on a gluten-free diet. A few dear people around me have to eat under these constraints and I know how hard it is, so I commend Shauna for having such a positive attitude.
- Seven Spoons. Fresh design, cute logo, superb photography and inspiring choice of recipes, brought to us by Tara from Ontario.
And since the French food blogosphere has grown tremendously in the past few months, I will bend the rules a little and offer you an additional handful of blogs I recommend if you read French or just like to pretend that you do.
- Cléa Cuisine. Cléa used to live in Tokyo where she told us all about the Japanese food, culture and food culture. She has just moved back to France, and her style and humor continue to entertain and delight me.
- Papilles et Pupilles. There seems to be no end to the wealth of tempting recipes and pictures that Kscades has to share, and I’m certainly not complaining!
- Tasca da Elvira. Elvira writes from Portugal and her blog is my little window on this country’s fabulous cuisine, complete with warm sunlight and cultural notes.