Friday, April 2, 2010

April's blogs of the month

As usual I'm picking out five of the blogs I enjoy - and hope you will too. Watch for their updates in the sidebar (right)

Just Cook It
At the time of writing UK-based blogger Alex Rushmer is still battling it out on Masterchef but whether he wins or loses his blog is well worth reading for creative food ideas, good recipes and some stylish food photography

Chocolate & Zucchini
Veteran food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier (although I don't know if you can use that expression of someone who's still only 30) has been blogging since 2003 but her entries are still fresh and full of information. I particularly like her series of ‘edible idioms’ - French idiomatic expressions that relate to food like ‘plein comme un oeuf’ - filled to the brim. She’s based in Paris and is now a full time food writer.

Leite’s Culinaria
Another long-standing online writer, David Leite started reviewing and running recipes from cookbooks in 1999 and is now a major US food personality in his own right. Cookbooks are still the focus - all the recipes featured are tested - but this is much more of an online cookery magazine these days and a very good one too. He also offers ‘virtual classes’ for those who want to learn to be food bloggers

Wine Conversation
UK-based Robert McIntosh has become something of a social media guru to the wine industry and his blog is well worth following to keep up with latest developments in the field. He was one of the founders of the European Wine Bloggers Conference, the second of which takes place in Vienna this autumn

As regular followers of this slot will know I have a weakness for food photography and this is my food porn blog of the month! Mowie is a London-based baker, food stylist and photographer whose pictures are utterly gorgeous. All that needs to be said, really. Just look for yourself.

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