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#1 Leslie

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 04:58 PM

There are so many food blogs, which ones do members allocate their limited time to read or check in with periodically?

I enjoy Pim's blog chez pim

There are 3 Seattle based food blogs that I'm aware of to recommend, any others?...

tastingmenu.com
Accidental Hedonist
Biscuits and Brioche

2 great new food and/or food & wine blogs that are recently out...

Gastroville by our own ardoise and degusto

Opinionated About Dining by Steve Plotnicki, owner of OA, a brand new blog featuring restaurant reviews and his year in review dining and wine notes.

#2 Scorched Palate

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:09 PM

I'm right there with you on tastingmenu.

Also:
Amuse-Bouche
Orangette
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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 05:56 PM

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...it actually comes down to what thrills you - Hugh Johnson

authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

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#5 Leslie

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:00 PM

Yikes! Thanks Vanessa I had no idea! That should keep me busy reading for awhile. ;)

Which ones do you like best??

#6 Vanessa

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:05 PM

Blogs bore me silly. Chez Pim is the only one I like perhaps because I know her.

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...it actually comes down to what thrills you - Hugh Johnson

authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#7 Leslie

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:07 PM

Blogs bore me silly.  Chez Pim is the only one I like perhaps because I know her.

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I don't even know Pim and I still like her blog. ;) :D

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:27 PM

Opinionated About Dining by Steve Plotnicki, owner of OA, a brand new blog featuring restaurant reviews and his year in review dining and wine notes.

I do enjoy his reviews.

Kudos for Steve.

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#9 Wilfrid1

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:28 PM

I used to follow New York City Eats, but it's mainly a digest of stuff published elsewhere. I don't have enough use for blogs to devote the time to them. Unless you know (and respect) the author, restaurant blogs are fairly useless. Either they confirm what you know (Per Se is a great NYC restaurant), or they publish stuff which is hard to believe.

The discussion on food web-sites is much more useful for me, although these days the only place I really look at other than Mouthfuls is Chowhound for the occasional interesting write-up on cheap eats. As far as the New York dining scene is concerned, eGullet is less active (and less reliable in my opinion) than Mouthfuls.
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#10 pim

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:48 PM

Why thank you for the compliments. ;)

The list of blogs I read is on the left sidebar of Chez Pim :D, too tedious to cut and paste them all here, sorry.

In the spirit of reading blogs of people you "know", a few other MFers have blogs:

Elissa got her Contrarian Quarterly.
Alder and his Vinography.
Louisa's fabulously Movable Feast.
Is Derrick here or just OA? Well, his is Obsession with Food.

Tana and Carolyn each has one too, on small farms and CA wines, respectively.

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#11 Vanessa

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:53 PM

Alder & Louisa are here?

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...it actually comes down to what thrills you - Hugh Johnson

authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#12 pim

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:55 PM

Unless you know (and respect) the author, restaurant blogs are fairly useless.  Either they confirm what you know (Per Se is a great NYC restaurant), or they publish stuff which is hard to believe.

I sort of agree that knowing the palate and experience of the bloggers would be helpful, but those things are pretty transparent on the blogs, no? You can just read through where the bloggers have been and what their opinions of some of the restaurants you know are. That way it's pretty easy to calibrate your own taste again theirs.

Same goes with reading reviews on food forums. And in a way, unless you are a regular and know most people in the forum, it's easier (quicker) to learn their individual tastes on blogs.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 06:57 PM

Alder & Louisa are here?

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I just assumed they were, thought I've seen them here. I could perhaps be totally wrong. ;)

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:30 PM

Wilfrid has echoed Marcus' seminal comment that things written on these boards and blogs are most useful - maybe only useful - if you can calibrate your own taste and experience to that of the writer and/or if you know and respect that person. I agree. This self-editing feature helps to weed out a lot.
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#15 Leslie

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:05 PM

Our own Rancho Gordo has a very cool food web site (not a blog per se), Here . I think I have read somewhere that he also supplies Thomas Keller and the French Laundry with ingredients.

Anyway, I have enjoyed looking at Rancho Gordo's recipes, too, and have in mind to try making one of his suggestions with cactus paddles, which I have seen at one of the markets I frequent.

I also enjoy the wonderful food photography of dishes on some food blogs ;) . That is something that a regular review in a newspaper is not going to give you to the same extent a food blog can. Sometimes by just looking at a good picture of the dish, you can get a good idea if you would like it or not. You know that old saying, 1 picture is worth a thousand words thing...