No lie, I’ve been lusting after this “E” award ever since I started seeing it passed around the blogosphere so imagine my delight when Gloria from Cookbook Cuisine gave me one! Gloria is not only an excellent chef with a Southwestern flair (ole!), she is a prolific writer and a very generous blogger always looking to promote and support her sister/fellow bloggers. So in that tradition, I decided to pass the E Award on to a few bloggers who I don’t see frequently in the commenting circle, but who nonetheless deserve a shout out for excellent blogging in the food arena. I poked around my RSS list and came up with following blogs who are doing an excellent job and have thus far gone un-awarded.
Last Night’s Dinner
: This is one of my favorite blogs for everything a blog should be…very stylish, great food and fab photography. I can’t believe they haven’t been tapped for awards but I don’t see any noted on the blog. Perhaps it’s a style decision.
Eating in Translation
: This is specialized blog all about eating out (ethnically) in New York City. Since the blog’s launch in 2005, the writer has eaten in and blogged about over 2000 places. Even if you don’t live in NY, you can learn about all different types of cuisines from his several-times-a-week posts.
: The name of this blog belies the interesting recipes you’ll find here. Christine features Asian and Western recipes and specializes in the food of her Chinese culture. I particularly love her (cheese-covered) Baked Pork Chops with Rice
: I just came across this blog recently and it’s already become one of my favorites. Layla presents beautiful food with a South American flair in a very stylish blog.
Strictly Fine Dining
: And for creative presentation, I have give an E Award to this sous chef from Hampshire, England. Take a look at some of his presentations for a little creative inspiration.
Chronicles of a Fledgling Home Cook
: Christine has some really good recipes from Korean style beef ribs to fish tacos. I notice she hasn’t posted recently but I’m hoping this award and a little love from you all will bring her back out again.
To award recipients, this is a ‘pay-it-forward’ award. Hopefully, you’ll bestow it on some of your favorite blogs.
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