'foodbloggers' on Serious Eats

The Peanut Butter Guy Enters the Bon Appétit Bake-Off

"As the only Serious Eats blogger in the contest, I had to represent." My Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie entry. Click here for the recipe » I've only been blogging for a few months now, so I was very surprised when Bon Appétit invited me to take part in their first ever Blog Envy Bake-Off on December 10. The first place prize was an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the magazine's Vegas Uncork'd festival. Some of the other competition. To be totally honest, I didn't think I had any chance of winning. I felt like Anne Hathaway going up against Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, and Meryl Streep for Best Actress at last year's Academy Awards. Sure, I was... More

Top 10 Things to Expect When Dining with a Food Blogger

Endless Simmer goes meta with a Top 10 of Top 10 Food Lists. Among the most inspired, Top 10 Things to Expect When Dining with a Food Blogger. Besides cold food (because they have to photograph it before eating it), "You'll notice that the cake for dessert has a slice missing from it. That's because the host needed to photograph the layers."... More

Quote of the Day: Savor the Deliciousness

"Life is unpredictable and often shorter than we wish. When you sit down to eat, take a moment to savor the deliciousness that crosses your palate. Delight in each precious moment of joy, beauty and friendship. We never know how many we will be given." —Marc Brownlow, on the death of his wife, food blogger Bri (Figs with Bri) Bri also made appearances here at Serious Eats, where she'll be missed. Our condolences to Marc and the rest of Bri's family and friends.... More

Vintage Food Blogger Cartoon

If this man walks into your restaurant, grab the bottomless pitcher of Pinot. Because if he doesn't leave happy, he'll tell the entire internet on you, probably that very night. Drew and Natalie Dee behind Married to the Sea teach us an important lesson in this comic, titled "No Free Refills": the food blogger can crush you on Google.... More

In Memory of Fellow Food Blogger Sherry Cermak

Creator of the site What Did You Eat? Sherry Cermak died from a sudden heart attack July 20. She regaled us with her recipes for dark rye bread, chickpea patties, and ahi tuna salad—always flavored with her warm personality. Many of her readers (including A Fridge Full of Food, La Mia Cucina, and Pages, Pucks and Pantry) have rallied together to pay tribute to Sherry, a great voice in the food blogging community we will all miss.... More

Meet & Eat: Julie, A Finger In Every Pie

According to some studies, 60-80% of blogs are abandoned in the first month. Blogging since 2004, Julie falls into the "old school food blogger" classification. I've been following Julie's blog since then, but it was only a couple of months ago that we finally met in person. I'm happy to introduce Serious Eaters to Julie in this week's Meet & Eat. Name: Julie Location: East Harlem Occupation: Education consultant URL: http://fingerineverypie.typepad.com What prompted you to start your blog, A Finger In Every Pie? During the summer of 2003, I discovered The Julie/Julia project, and proceeded to read almost all of it, from start to finish, while I was in bed convalescing from a surgery over a period of a few... More

Meet & Eat: Kevin Smalley

This week we'd like to introduce you to Kevin Smalley's LOL-inducing food blog, Acme Instant Food. But it's not just about the laughs. A lack of inspiration in the kitchen inspired Kevin to organize an ingredient exchange project called Acme Instant Ingredients. Participants sign up to exchange an unusual ingredient or food product with another blogger, incorporate the ingredient into a recipe, and then blog about the ingredient, recipe, and lessons learned. Sounds like a fun way to get to know an unfamiliar or forgotten ingredient and connect with fellow food bloggers. Without further ado, Kevin Smalley. Name: Kevin Smalley Location: Los Angeles Occupation: Development director for a nonprofit charity URL: acmeinstantfood.blogspot.com What prompted you to start your blog, Acme... More

David Haskell on Online Food Crit

To supplement the foodblog this and foodblog that discussion going on recently, Eater L.A. grabs David Haskell, owner of Bin 8945, to share his thoughts on another food-crit site, Chowhound: I banned Chowhound. It’s not that I don’t think the writers supply some decent informative reviews. It’s that most of the reviews never critique the food or actual service. I always thought my profession was to supply the best food and service for the cost. If you want to review that, then please mention the food and why you didn’t like it. Or the service. Did we not put down silver for every course? But “It sucks” is not a review. People have come to my restaurant with cards that... More

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