12 August 2008

Cooking Blogs, a treat for the eyes and mouth

Is it weird that I have about 20 cook books and have only ever actually cooked about 3 of the recipies? I tell you why this happens. I'm a sucker for food photography.
I've decided this habit is silly and expensive, so I've turned to the net for food blogs. There are some really impressive sites out there. These bloggers amaze me. Are they on drugs? I mean that in the nicest way. I come home from work, watch friends re-runs, eat some toast and retire to bed.
These people are regular joes who hold day jobs and manage to cook some brilliant dishes and then photograph and blog about them. I mean on a daily basis. Phew.
My favorites go so far as to put step by step photographs up, so I just swivel my computer around to face the kitchen and use the screen like an open recipe book. This delights me no end.
I don't mind some of the professional sites, marthastewart.com etc, but they are a bit old hat. It's the blogs I like best. The photography is amazing and have that personal touch.

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/ is a good aussie site. People write comments and ask questions after each recipe so this helps if you need a bit more help.

http://aapplemint.blogspot.com/ has some pretty photos and some seriously yummy looking food.
Try www.bloggerschoiceawards.com and look under the food category for more sites.
Tonight I'm actually going to try making one of the recipes. A layered vegetable cob. We'll see how I go.

x Zeph

I just put some photos up of the end result. It turned out pretty good (the cob, not the photography) thanks to the easy instructions. It would be really good to prepare and take on a picnic.
Recipe was obtained from http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/


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