Explore World Cuisine in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Food Blogs

Feb 11, 2011

As food culture has exploded, so has the culinary blogosphere. There are hundreds of cuisine blogs out there, featuring food news, restaurant reviews, recipes and, of course, mouth watering photographs. Check out 10 of our favorites below, which range from the spices of India to gluten-free baking and everything in between.

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1. Diner's Journal

The New York Times recently combined all three of its food blogs into one 'free-range superblog,' Diner's Journal. Featuring superstar food writers Mark Bittman, Eric Asimov and many others, this blog covers food reading, cooking photography, new restaurants and, of course, recipes.

2. Serious Eats

Serious Eats is more than just an award-winning blog with recipes, cooking tips, restaurant reviews, food news and articles on subjects like the ethics of foie gras. It's also a foodie community where forum users can ask questions, share ideas and chew the fat (pun intended).

3. TasteSpotting

Billed as a 'community driven visual potluck,' this blog features photos and recipes submitted by users from all over the world. Discover new recipes and regional twists on the classics, or submit your own culinary creations.

4. Baking Bites

Searching for the perfect bread, brownie or cookie recipe - or simply need tips on the art and science of baking? Look no further than Baking Bites, your source for all things baking, savory or sweet.

5. Steamy Kitchen

If healthy and simple is your bailiwick, then you definitely won't want to miss Steamy Kitchen. The recipes on this blog aim to be 'fast, fresh and easy' and cover all categories - from sweets to sauces to seafood. There's even a section on adapting many popular recipes for the gluten-free eater.

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6. Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

More and more people in the U.S. are trying to live gluten-free, but that doesn't mean they have to resign themselves to a life of boring foods. Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef share hundreds of wonderful recipes and tender tales of their lives in cooking - all without gluten.

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7. Chocolate and Zucchini

The French are known for art, romance - and food. Get healthy and delicious recipes from a Parisian food writer living in Montmarte (and writing in English) with a focus on natural ingredients and top-notch baking.

8. Homesick Texan

Need a little down south in your kitchen? So did Lisa Fain, a Texas transplant living in New York who grew homesick for Tex-Mex, barbeque and that unique Texas flavor. Lauded by the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times alike, this blog is an excellent source for recipes and beautiful photographs of the culinary delights from the Lone Star State.

9. The Colors of Indian Cooking

Ever wonder how to make a chutney or grind spices for your own curry? On this blog, a Hollywood screenwriter offers delectable recipes from 20 years of experience cooking in her 'Bollywood kitchen.'

10. Tastes of Home

Launched when blog author Jen started to feel homesick for Malaysia, Tastes of Home has expanded into a compendium of easy-to-prepare Asian recipes from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and, of course, Malaysia. There's also a whole section on Asian desserts and baking for Westerners looking for something unusual in their sweets.

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