I remember back in the day when I first started blogging, we all had blog rolls down the side bar of our websites that show cased the blogs that we read and loved. Somewhere in the midst of improved blog designs and WordPress switch overs the old blog roll disappeared. I miss the days of discovering awesome blogs this way so I thought I’d pop together a list of my favourite food blogs that I’m loving at the moment.
5 of The Best Australian Food Blogs
This blog is an absolute delight. It’s written by the gorgeous Lorraine, who is basically a total nutcase about food. She makes crazy things like Obama Pizzas (seriously it’s a pizza with Obama’s face on it) and Bacon Roses and she records almost every mouthful of food that she eats. She also does no-nonsense restaurant reviews that are actually honest and don’t blow smoke up the arse of the owners. Lorraine has also met Nigella Lawson. Awesome points multiplied.
This is a relatively new addition to my blog reader and although Katie hasn’t updated the blog since December 2013, her photography is such gorgeous eye candy that it’s worth a thorough look back into the archives, especially through her baking section.
I discovered Lisa’s Spicy Ice Cream last year as one of the finalists in the Voices 2013 blog competition and I’ve been devouring her archives ever since. She pairs easy-to-follow recipes with gorgeous photography that just makes you want to throw dinner parties and eat outside every night.
I can’t remember how I found Simple Provisions but it’s such a delight to have in my blog reader. Her recipes are slightly healthier than the average food blog which is a huge draw card for me, with many of her main meals being protein and vegetable based. I also love her slightly darker photography. Lots of food blogs have a false summer feel about them but Amelia’s just makes me feel all warm and snuggly.
I first heard of My Darling Lemon Thyme at Problogger last year and through the name alone, I knew it would be my kind of blog. Emma is a professional chef from New Zealand who now lives in Perth and blogs about gluten and lactose free cooking because her family (much like mine) are allergic to everything. What I love most about Emma’s blog is that although it’s technically an allergy cooking blog, you don’t really notice because she is a wizard in the kitchen and her photography is stunning. Fun fact I Learned from Emma: In New Zealand a tablespoon is 15ml but in Australia it’s 20ml. Mental.