Saturday, February 6, 2010

February's blogs of the month

It somehow seems to be February 6th already and I haven't got my blogs of the month up. So, together with it being a short month I'll make that an excuse for only having four.

Pinch of Salt
I've always thought A Pinch of Salt was a great title for a blog but found it taken when I tried to register. Obviously, I discovered, by Katy Salty, features editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated whose personal blog it is. It describes itself as a 'London Food Blog' and does exactly what it says on the tin: which is to post - very wittily - about eating in London (usually in restaurants but there are some good home-based posts too). Good reading.

What's for Lunch, Honey?
I discovered this great looking blog from fellow blogger Kavita of Kavey Eats and assumed this was one of those drop-dead gorgeous bits of food porn the Americans seem so good at but actually it's written by an Indian-born blogger called Meeta who lives in Germany. She describes herself as a foodographer because of her emphasis on photos which are certainly way up there with the glossies.

Ruth's Words
I'm a huge fan of Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet - or perhaps I should say the editor of the late Gourmet as it was the magazine which folded rather than dispensed with her services. Anyway this is where you can find her most recent writing which she describes as a journal rather than a blog. Always worth reading whether it's a recipe, a tale of travelling or a snippet of autobiography.

Wine Anorak
The assiduously updated blog (almost always daily) of wine writer Jamie Goode. As a former scientist he is at times quite anorakky but as a record of what a wine writer's daily life is like there's nothing to touch it. Some nice personal touches too about his dog RTL (you'll have to read it to find out what that stands for) and passion for Manchester City - one I don't share but respect!



  1. Thank you so much for these highlights. I plan on checking all out. Especially Ruth. I am a huge fan. Lobstersandwich began as a project to cook every recipe in GOURMET mag for a year starting OCTOBER 1.....Well, you know what happened next... So . On I go. In a different direction, but missing Gourmet all the way.
    Nice to "meet" you

  2. Fun blog, Saucy. Thanks for tipping me off about it. We all miss Gourmet but at least Ruth still blogs - or, rather, writes her journal.

  3. Great selection of blogs Fiona, some new ones there to check out :-)