Food and history are my passions … and I love reading food blogs from around the world. The following four blogs are ones I go to over and over. Each, in some way, reflects my interest in my own heritage and the foods that have impacted it and inspired me to keep learning.
Food Blog #1
Ranked number 94 in the Top 100 UK Food Blogs, Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen is focused on real food, but simple food that fits a busy life. I love reading this blog because it gives me a little peek at my Scottish roots … and let’s me daydream about living a slow food kind of life in Scotland (Thanks, Janice!). I’ve learned a lot, too, about different types of food eaten in the UK and often the history behind them … like this week’s post about Bakewell Pudding. I love the Slow Cooked Challenge Janice does each month, too. I’ve only managed to participate in one, but it’s a great way to find new slow cooker recipes to try out. Every busy mom needs that!
Food Blog #2
Heritage Foods USA
Heritage Foods USA is actually an online butcher that supports family farms raising livestock using traditional farming methods. I enjoy reading their blog and recipes because they include less common meat like goose, duck, goat, and lamb along with beef, turkey and chicken. I loved How to Cook a Heritage Goose from this past February and, as soon as I can get my hands on a goose, I’m making it! If you’re not sure about a cooked goose, you will like their Burger Tips. This is a great blog for both entertainment, education, and inspiration. If you’re looking for a fun and different Father’s Day gift, you might try their sausage subscription … 3 months worth of sausage from different producers. Don’t tell JD, but we might be seeing this over the summer!
Food Blog #3
Scotsman Food and Drink
Scotsman Food and Drink is probably more of an online magazine than a traditional blog, but when you give me 6 Great Scottish Recipes Using Whisky, I’m not turning away! This site is a combination of recipes, food news, restaurants, reviews, and all things foodie (and whisky and beer) in Scotland. Yeah … I’m slightly hooked. I keep planning my vacation … many vacations!
Food Blog #4
While I love Heidi Swanson’s focus on natural foods, I really love reading 101 Cookbooks because of all the cookbooks she highlights and finds inspirations in! There really is something here for everyone. If you’re addicted to cookbooks like I am, this is also a great resource to find new ones to try. A cookbook author herself, Heidi has traveled the world to create her recent book, Near and Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel. I love the premise behind this cookbook, and have enjoyed … and appreciate … how Heidi has incorporated so much of herself into the writing. This is a great blog for foodies, but Heidi is a great inspiration for food bloggers who spire to more than just blog at night after a long day at work.
What else should I be reading each week? What is your favorite food blog? If you write one, let me know that, too!
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