Grow Better Veggies Love Apple Farm's Cynthia Sandberg, the source of Manresa's wonderful biodynamic vegetables, tells you the secrets to growing vegetables, etc.
When not driving very fast, Chuck eats well. Simply, our favorite restaurant reviews blog. Travels afar for the great meals of the world.
Between Meals SF Chronicle's restaurant critic Michael Bauer blogs on restaurant issues, pizza restaurant of the week, and more. Some excellent posts with uncensored comments from readers.
Kate Hopkins brings to light the many problems of the US food system - we don't think the folks at the USDA, etc., like this. Writing a book on Whisky.
An Obsession With Food
Derrick Schneider freelances for the AoE and the SF Chronicle's wine section, amongst others. He teaches a wine class, makes his own vinegar, and you'll want to eat his duck confit. Collects puzzles.
The Oyster Guide
Rowan Jacobsen, book author and contributor to AoE, has a blog, maps, oyster sources and oyster tasting notes.
Diner's Journal NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni tells us the ins and outs of the NY
restaurant scene, including chef interviews. Other Times writers contribute.
Txacoli's (Michael Jones) stories of life as a chef and caterer and more are, at times, some of the best reads in the food blog world.
David, a pastry chef and author, lives in Paris, and teaches us about food. We enjoy his tales and photos
of his culinary adventures.
Mauro, Cheese and Wine
An artist, Jordana, writes about Chef Mauro and their adventures in NYC - with a focus on food, wine and cheese. Very long, interesting but infrequent posts.
Tigers & Strawberries
Barbara Fisher has great commentary and very detailed recipes. Also really excellent cookbook reviews.
Regina Scrambling sends out frequent observations, mostly on food, that are hilarious and biting. Note: Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Harold McGee (On Food and Cooking) continues his explorations on the science of food and its transformations. (Irregular postings.)
Chris Cosentino's blog focuses on the less popular parts of animals and how to cook them. Or you can sample some at Incanto in San Francisco, where he is the chef.
Author and Chef Michael Ruhlman blogs on food issues and cooking. Anthony Bourdain is a frequent guest writer.
I'm Mad and I Eat
Cookie Crumb does the fun, not-so-serious food blog thang to the hilt.
The experiments in the kitchen of Steve Sando, owner of Rancho Gordo, the heirloom, exotic bean company.
Cook & Eat
Lara Ferroni's food blog has beautiful photos and
covers a lot of topics. Luscious looking desserts, too! Formerly known as Cookbook 411.)
A fairly new food blog that it hard to describe but has spunk, humor and pleasing graphics.
Mikael and Vedat focus on reviewing top European restaurants and these reviews are a pleasure to read. (Infrequent postings.)
The posts from Hillel and crew always seem quite interesting. Be sure to check out the electronic cookbooks, too, as the word Wow comes to mind!
Philpott @ Grist
Tom Philpott does sustainable farming while critiquing industrial agriculture. Also check out the rest of Grist.
U.S. Food Policy
Read food economist Parke Wilde's blog if you care about food, nutrition and the US
Renegade Lunch Lady
Chef Ann Cooper
is transforming school cafeterias into culinary classrooms for students. Posts/links to articles on kids, food, obesity, more.
Eating Liberally "Free yourself from the fossil food chain." - Various writers contribute on all sorts of food subjects.
Heath Putnam of Wooly Pigs gives you a crash course in pig raising and slaughtering, including the delicious Mangalitsa.
Samuel Fromartz's blog
aims to "shine a light on the food system so we can make better food choices." He wrote Organic, Inc., too. Culinate
A web-magazine focused on food issues along with cooking, food sources, etc.
Jamie Forrest's cheese blog, who "really, really, REALLY likes cheese." Although more oriented toward the Northeast, it has the best all-around cheese news of any blog.
The Cheese Mistress
The Cheese Mistress is based in Austin, TX. The title is derived from "maître fromager" - one who selects and cures cheeses. The site has a wonderful reference section.
This new cheese blog by the Underground Cheese Lady intends to be "the place where the world finds out about great Wisconsin artisan cheese." It's off to a great start!
The blog of Anne Saxelby's cheese store, which is located at the Essex St. Market (New York City). She definitely has a passion for small cheese producers and has visited quite a few of them.
Nadia Muna Gil's excellent cheese blog focuses on answering people's everyday cheese questions. She'd also be happy to do a cheese event for you in New York City.
Mary Quicke's Dairy Diary
Not quite a cheese blog. This journal is written by Mary Quicke in Devon, who makes Quicke's Cheddar.
Updated monthly it chronicles the news of the farm and dairy.
Food & Wine Blog Aggregators
They list 72 Food and Wine blogs. You can rate threads there, too.
This is a
relatively new (and under publicized) blog from SF Chronicle's wine section editor, and main wine writer, Jon Bonné. Diverse in scope and a fun read.
Bertrand Celce's photography shines as he visits interesting vineyards in
France and beyond. He always seems to create one of the five best wine blog posts each year.
Ryan and Gabriella Opaz are frequently posting about the wines of Spain and Portugal, educating their readers along the way.
Thomas Pellechia, wine veteran and wine book writer, tackles a wine subject or wine myth in detail about twice a-week.
Rockss and Fruit
Lyle Fass gets down and dirty on a plethora of wine subjects. Excellent wine tasting notes. Worships German wine. Bigger Than Your Head
Wine writer Fredric Koeppel shares his knowledge on this blog and his website.
The Picky Eater
Keith Levenberg serves up some serious wisdom on the world of wine and food. So refreshing!
Lenn Thompson's blog focuses on New York wine, especially Long Island. The Long Island Wine Tourist Board needs to name (and pay) him as their spokesperson!
Les carnets de François Audouze
François has a tremendous passion for old wines - and has tasted more of them than practically anyone. His eBob posts accelerated my interest in old wines. His blog is worth visiting for the photos alone.