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Nonnie Muss

What do you look for in a cooking blog?

Thanks guys, for the input. I guess my focus would be trying complicated and time consuming projects, but in a real life kitchen with things like cats, spills, and improvising tools when necessary (cheese molds, double-broiler, etc.) And I'm also trying to be funny (I think I'm hilarious, but I suppose it's not up to me to decide.) I'm hoping for an audience that wants to be entertained by the writing and content, and less for serious foodies or recipes hunters. I enjoyed reading Julie & Julia more than I do recipe sites - for entertainment, not information. (Not the best example, I know). Maybe Porkulent is a better example, although I actually do cook and photograph my results. (I highly recommend Porkulent for anyone looking for a laugh.) Anyways, I really appreciate the advice.

Open Thread: What Do You Think of Dessert Tasting Menus?

A trend that came and went too fast was the mini desserts. I would rather pay $3 or $4 for a couple bites than $8 for a giant slab of cake I probably don't have room for. I would pass on an expensive tasting menu - desserts aren't really my thing. This may not be the most interesting comment in the world, but the only other one is spam, so yay for me!

What do you look for in a cooking blog?

I am working on a food and cooking blog, and am looking for input on what people like and hope for when they visit a food blog. I know everyone here is sensitive to spammy posts - I'm not going to post a link or even the title - but I'm just hoping for advice.

Personally I'm tired of food porn - 10 gorgeous pictures, one recipe, no content. I like to read, and to read about cooking processes, techniques, and real-life situations like cats jumping on the counter and mistakes and spills. So my question is this: what is your ideal food blog like?

Childhood pizza memory - does this place still exist?

About 15 years ago we had a mall food court pizza place called something like Ruggero's/Ruggiero's or the like. I remember the pizza there being incredible - thick puffy crust, tons of cheese. Maybe this is fond memories instead of reality, but just wondered if anyone else remembers this place, or even if it still exists somewhere? Googling didn't turn anything up. It was probably horrible, as I also remember cafeteria pizza day fondly, but that soggy cardboard doesn't exactly light my fire anymore.

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