|Not my picture, and I don't think Sally has a One Lovely Blog growing from her hand, but you get the idea.|
I've been very fortunate to virtually "meet" so many lovely individuals in the bloggosphere and the best thing about little kudos like this is being able to pass it along to someone else. So, in the spirit of goodwill towards this act of kindness, it's encouraged to highlight several blogs one has discovered recently. If you wish to nominate one of your favorite blogs (doesn't have to be a food blog; can be anything), here is the simple criteria for One Lovely Blog:
- Link to the person from whom you’ve received the award.
- Nominate blogs you really like, preferably ones you have recently discovered
- Leave a message on the nominees’ blogs telling them of their award!
So with out further adieu, these are the blogs I'd like to award as being One Lovely Blog, and deserving of a crowd-pleasing Oscar speech by Sally Field:
Velveeta Ain't Food - Carli's blog is a delightfully cozy mix of food and life. Always tasty and thoughtful, her writing voice is humorous and very real. You feel like you're reading a note from a good friend or close family member, and the food makes you feel the comforts of home.
Citron et Vanille - Silvia is a personal chef, blogger, and I'm fairly certain she's a muse for the culinary gods. When she's not serving up delicious food for lucky clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is dilligently posting daily recipes that look so fresh, you'd swear you were in the heart of summer all year round.
Papawow! - This blog makes me L-O-L to the max because it's never without a smart sense of humor. Written by multiple people, you have the benefit of getting many stories and perspectives. I like that they discuss several food-related topics, list suggested readings, and like the cool teacher everyone wanted, you always feel like you learn something new.
Sweet Paul - Gorgeous blog, as it should be, since its namesake is a food stylist! Beautiful photos, and always an excellent reminder that quality imagery makes all the difference. I like that it's not just about food, but the beautiful things that we surround ourselves with that help inspire what we do every day. A lovely reminder that life must nourish as much as food.
The Eaten Path - I can't read this blog when I'm hungry, so consider yourself forewarned. This is a global jaunt around the world, as the writers contribute posts from several different countries. Along with the flavors of the region, you get a very real sense of where it came from. It's as much of a travel blog as it is for food. It focuses a lot on small family restaurants and the almighty power of street food. Have hunger? Will travel.
* Note: These are not the only favorites I have, so please visit the Links page and see another list of blogs I regularly enjoy. I have several favorites who just got nominated for FoodBuzz Awards as well (remember to vote!), but I figure they're getting plenty of well-deserved attention, and I wanted to highlight some others that I felt were nomination-worthy as well.