Thursday, March 4, 2010

March’s Blogs of the Month

As usual I've picked five favourite blogs this month instead of putting up a blogroll. Hope you enjoy them!

Oliver Thring
Ollie Thring, whose work also appears on the Guardian Word of Mouth blog and in the newly published Fire and Knives magazine is one of the most talented young British food bloggers whose writing is always a joy to read (even though we disagree about food and wine matching!). He can cook too, I’ve recently discovered. One to watch for the future.

David Lebovitz
An American in Paris, one of the original food bloggers, David Lebovitz is almost indecently talented with as sharp an eye for a beautiful shot as he has a waspish wit. He blogs regularly too, always interestingly. A must-read if you don’t already know his work.

Veritas in Vino
“I'm looking for the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world” says American wine writer Alice Feiring which says it all about her maverick approach to the world of wine. Opinionated, quirky, always entertaining, this is as far from the bland recommendation-based wine column as you could hope to stray.

Not Quite Nigella
The irony of Not Quite Nigella, which is written by Sydney-based Lorraine Elliott, is that she’s probably as talented a cook as her heroine. I’m sure the real Nigella would go gaga for her Mini Watermelon Jellies. Great photography, great ideas - one of the most popular Australian (and international) food blogs.

Dos Hermanos
Dos Hermanos, which is written by brothers Simon and Robin Majumdar, started off as a restaurant blog but has morphed into more of a travelogue (mainly penned by Simon, the extrovert globetrotting one). Always opinonated, frequently controversial it’s a must-read for those who want to keep tabs on London's restaurant scene. (They always manage to get a review up within a couple of days of opening).

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