Food Blogs

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.

chuckeats
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.

Accidental Hedonist
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.

Cachagua Store
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 Lebovitz
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.

Gastropoda
Regina Scrambling sends out frequent observations, mostly on food, that are hilarious and biting. Note: Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Curious Cook
Harold McGee (On Food and Cooking) continues his explorations on the science of food and its transformations. (Irregular postings.)

Offal Good
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.

Ruhlman
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.

Rancho Gordo
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.)

Matt Bites
A fairly new food blog that it hard to describe but has spunk, humor and pleasing graphics.

Gastroville
Mikael and Vedat focus on reviewing top European restaurants and these reviews are a pleasure to read. (Infrequent postings.)

tastingmenu
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!

Farmgirl Fare and
In My Kitchen Garden
Susan runs a farm (posts a daily pic), she teaches cooking classes and is building a small artisan bread bakery.

I Heart Farms
Tana Butler celebrates small farms and their produce in her chronicles (mainly in the Santa Cruz area).

Cupcake Bakeshop
Joanne is loving this blog, which seems devoted to High-End cupcakes. It's written by Chockylit and has recipes and beautiful photos of cupcakes.

Ideas In Food
Bored with food? Check out the inventive dishes and drop-dead gorgeous photography from Chefs Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot.

dessert comes first
Lori Baltazar's dessert-focused blog has some of the most beautiful photos of all food blogs.

in praise of sardines
Brett Emerson gives us “a stomach's-eye view of the world.” He's in the process of building his own restaurant from scratch, in San Francisco, to be called contigo.

Cookin' in the 'Cuse
Rev. Jennifer in Syracuse grows her own vegetables, cooks a lot(!) and advocates sustainable farming.

Appetites
Robert Peyton’s commentary on food, restaurant reviews, recipes, and more.

Food Blog School
A community of Food Bloggers ask and answer each others questions.

Food, Wine and Cheese Blogs that Score
Updated November, 2009 - Jack

Food Issues

The Ethicurean
Bonnie Powell leads this blog that has become the source for news about organics, sustainable ag, food politics, Big Food acting badly, etc.

Well
NY Times health columnist Tara Parker-Pope posts frequently on health issues; the food, obesity and diabetes posts are quite good.

Food Politics
Marion Nestle's comments on the food issues of the day.

The Cleaner Plate Club
Ali writes about the difficulty in feeding kids properly. Some great posts!

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 government's involvement.

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.

Wooly Pigs
Heath Putnam of Wooly Pigs gives you a crash course in pig raising and slaughtering, including the delicious Mangalitsa.

Chews Wise
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.

Eat Local Challenge
A blog focused on eating locally grown food. Lots of news links to eating locally. Led by Jen Maiser of Life Begins at 30. We occasionally contribute.

The Slow Food USA Blog
New, and the title says it all.

Kickaas
Vic Keegan advocates the ending of all government food subsidies.
(Infrequent posts.)

Weighty Matters
Canadian physician Yoni Freedhoff sounds off about food policy, obesity and nutrition.

Casing the Joint
Chef Jay Porter's restaurant blog (The Linkery, San Diego) discusses food sources and other topics of interest.

Mighty Foods
This site focuses on organic food, sustainable farming, recipes, etc., with gorgeous photos.



Cheese Blogs

Cheese by Hand
Michael Claypool and Sasha Davies traveled from Maine to Alaska, visiting small cheese makers and reported their finds and stories. Our favorite cheese blog. (Irregular postings.)

Pacific Northwest Cheese Project
Tami Parr reports and profiles the cheeses and cheesemakers of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. She also writes for the Portland Food & Drink site.

Curdnerds
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.

Cheese Underground
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!

Saxelby Cheesemongers
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.

Cheesaholics Anonymous
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

360eats.com
They list 72 Food and Wine blogs. You can rate threads there, too.

BlogSoopNYC and BlogSoopSF
They organize restuarant reviews by bloggers and others by restaurant
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Wine Blogs

The Gray Market Report
W. Blake Gray's wine blog is my favorite new wine blog of 2009. A must read.

Vinography
Alder Yarrow has a great writing style and palate. Great commentary, reviews of SF wine bars, wine event reports and scores.

The Pour
NY Times wine critic Eric Asimov is having fun sharing more of his insights and stories on wine, beer and spirits.

Brooklynguy's Wine and Food Blog
Neil's enthusiam for food and wine is contagious. His visits to Burgundy and the Loire Valley are detailed.

The Cellarist
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.

Wine Terroirs
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.

Catavino
Ryan and Gabriella Opaz are frequently posting about the wines of Spain and Portugal, educating their readers along the way.

Vinofictions
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!

REthink Wine Blog
Probably the best wine industry blog. Diverse and intelligent.

Wine Library TV
Gary Vaynerchuk, about four times per week, tastes 3-6 wines and tells you what he thinks. He is demystifying wine and teaching viewers to trust their own tastes.

Blame It On Rioja
Adrian Murcia, fromager and sommelier, explores wine and food, often from Rioja.

The Wine Doctor
Chris Kissack's website has a tremendous number of wine reviews, descriptions of visits to wineries and is frequently updated.

jamie goode's wine blog
Jamie Goode, wine journalist, has a huge, comprehensive and great wine website. His blog fills in some details.

Lenndevours
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.

On The Wine Trail In Italy
Alfonso Cevola's quirky wine-ish blog that focuses on food, wine and wine professionals.

The Wine Importer
Joe Dressner imparts his irreverent wine wisdom. Leads the Real Wine Revival. Also posts as Captain Tumor Man.

750ML
Nilay Gandhi reviews a bottle about once-a-week, exactly one very long paragraph in length.

Italian Wine Review
Kyle Phillip's extensive and frequent reviews of Italian wine. Check out the Lagrein post, for example. Also, writes Cosa Bolle in Pentola.

Fermentation
Winery PR-man Tom Wark is quite opinionated and prolific. Terrific wine industry news. Also writes this.





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