21 April 2010

Food Blogs, and Why I Hate Them!... a.k.a Okay, I Actually Love Them Too Much!

Okay, I have an obsession (this blog just got dangerously personal...)...staring at food...there I said it! People make food, eat food, sell food, buy food, design food, sculpt food...I just stare at it. At the lovely colors, the lovely food photography, the chocolate cake that I can almost taste off the book or computer screen, the roasted chicken I can almost smell in that scrumptiously lighted photograph...

And the best place to appease the hunger pangs coming out of my eyes? Food blogs!! I don't know why I had to say that with double exclamation points, since food blogs are a dime a dozen these days...! exclamation point! (I seem to use a lot of these nowadays, probably because I can't believe myself half the time?? Question marks?

Okay, help me out people...don't tell me no one else in the entire blogosphere has this obsession??...come on!!! Okay, I hear you back there...thanks for the support.

Anyway, I have, like, tons of them subscribed on my reader, and bookmarked left and right, that it takes me hours, every night, to finish oggling at the food. Some recipes, like a few, ...okay, maybe 1 or 2 in the entire time I've been reading these food blogs... I have tried to make. Others, I simply look at, and wish someone would make them for me...not make by myself, mind you...but that someone would bake me that cake, roast me that chicken, saute that asparagus, get me that doughnut, give me that cookie, brew me that coffee...you get the idea .....  siiiiiiiiiighghghghgh! I am really sad now...

But WHY? Why do you obsess over food blogs? Why do you do it? My answer, (channeling Isla Fisher here), "Because when I obsess over food blogs, the world is a better place". Camera zooming in on dreamy eyes (mine), shocked expression on face (yours), violin playing a slow tune, rising to a crescendo (orchestra...Hey, who invited them?!?!)... surreality follows...

So, maybe I am no expert when it comes to blogging (I totally wrote 'globbing' just now...probably delirium from staring at all that sugar!), but these are some of the best food blogs out there...take a peek, and hope you can never look away...and Hey! if you cook some of the food you see here, be nice and send me a sampler, or a big package...I'm not picky that way!

Bakerella You have got to be from some other galaxy, if you are a foodie and haven't heard about this lovely lady. She stands for all that is sweet and cute...lotsa sweet, but the cuteness...ooohhhh, I feel faint already!!

The Pioneer Woman I wish I was one of her kids, no seriously...Ree, will you adopt me...like, not for always, or anything...but only for meal times...please...Pretty PLLLLeeaaaassssse?!?!?  Could I have your Cinnamon Rolls just once, please? Then I can die peacefully... Reader, go to her website, click on the 'Cooking' link, and stay there!

SmittenKitchen The only food blog whose name is a warning of your fate once you start reading the posts! I am smitten, absolutely smitten! There is always a jaw-dropping picture smack in the middle of the page, and...well, that's usually as far as I get! Her recipes list is so long, you could put on weight just by reading it! And I am smitten...but I already said that... Go get smitten, people! You know you want to...after this picture....

Joy the Baker Can't argue with that! What an appropriate name! What joy at looking at all those good eats, and that fabulous personality! I love the little bees buzzing around on her blog...I mean, who can resist food like that, right?

Two Boos Who Eat A lovely couple who love good food, how simple yet yummy can it get?! And they like to stay healthy...important if you have all this yummy-ness going on!

Love and Olive Oil And while we are on the 'couples' thing, these guys are pretty cool, too! Love and Olive Oil, two very healthy, very 'good for you' things...I can't complain about this visual either!

Multiply Delicious Really huge, mouthwatering pictures of food, and this Heath Bar Chocolate Trifle pretty much did it for me! I'm a a fan for life! Mommy Heather and her family of 4, cute family picture, adorable babies, yummy color-scheme,  - win, win, win!!

Fancy That...Fancy This Ameena Din's awesome humor, her cute little baby girl, her humor, her interesting food choices, equally interesting rants about the furniture, and humor! She has some good recipes too! But best of all, she has visited my blog..Yaaay! I have 1 reader that other people recognize!!!!

And, finally, Dad~Baker & Chef Super Dad who makes the best Chocolate Mousse in the whole world, on short-order? Bakes awesome birthday cakes? Cooks delicious Indian cuisine? Takes on a Daring Baker Challenge? Check, check, check, and check...Guilty on ALL counts of Awesomeness! Sheesh, I envy the kids!

Okay, now that I am sufficiently miserable knowing what I'm missing, I will proceed to share the miserableness with my family through dinner...Actually, I am not that bad a cook, just not 'Food Blog' material...so, I wrote this post to get some of that awesomeness onto my blog!!

Enjoy... But first, tell me, do you know of any good food blogs out there? Or do you have one of your own?...Tell me in your comments; I would love to visit!


I have entered this post in "Things I Love Thursday" over at TheDiaperDiaries. Go on over, and join the party!


Wil Soto said...

I loveeee bakerella!!!!

Paulina said...

I feel like I should check these all out now, but I feel like I might regret that.

Jane Pauline Hamilton said...

Yeah...I get you! But, you know you want to!

Natasha said...

I agree!

Here are some that I really like...

1. Picky Palate: http://picky-palate.com/
2. Simply Breakfast (even though she doesn't have recipes she has great photos): http://simplybreakfast.blogspot.com/
3. Prudence Pennywise: http://prudencepennywise.blogspot.com/

and many others. If you go to my blog down on the right hand side I have many links for food blogs I love.

Christy @ Sumners In Scotland said...

Ooooo! I love food blogs too, though I don't know that it matches your obsession. =) I do love bakerella and pioneer woman.

Jane Pauline Hamilton said...

Yeah, I love them both, too!! About my obsession, I probably should get it looked at right?? Sheesh...yeah, I think so...maybe, I should get the local baker's opinion :P haha!

Jane Pauline Hamilton said...

I totally bookmarked all your suggestions on this comment...pretty yummy food there! Next - definitely checking out the list on your blog!

Thanks for dropping by :)

lauren said...

I'm happy to see someone else loves food blogs! I feel similarly to you about both food and craft blogs. I do LOVE eating, and enjoying the food.. but simply perusing these blogs, finding what either have been up to and consider delicious etc. Definitely can't say I spend quite as much time obsessing, but I do like them. I also LOVE the kitchen aid mixer in the screen cast of pioneer woman's blog. i dream of being able to own one! (and, big surprise, mostly because they look cool)

Jane Pauline Hamilton said...

Yeah, these food bloggers always have fantastic stuff for giveaways...and yes, gotta love that kitchen aid mixer! Thanks for visiting Lauren!

rachael said...

I'm totally a cooking blog addict too! A lot of these I have heard and visit as well, but some of these I haven't seen yet! Thanks for new suggestions! :)

As a gluten-free, vegetarian I also love:


I know some might think, vegan? gluten-free? eew! But you would be surprised at how wonderful and talented some of these recipes are!

Jane Pauline Hamilton said...

I have seen a lot of gluten-free recipes that people have raved about! Well, definitely going to check out those blogs...thanks for stopping by, Rachael!

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