2012 Best Food Blog Awards: The Winners

This year, the third of the SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards, as we sorted through nearly 40,000 nominations for blogs, videos, and websites, we found proof again and again that food blogs are a force to be reckoned with. In their infinite variety and extraordinary depth, they’re a vital part of not only the internet, but of food journalism overall. It was a hard task to narrow down the entries into 6 finalists for each category, and we can only imagine how much harder it must be to choose just one winner from each group — thankfully, that job was left to you, with the winner in each category receiving a majority of user votes.

Congratulations to all of our talented, intelligent, hardworking finalists, and our warmest thanks to everyone who nominated blogs, voted for them, or takes the time to visit them. Here are your 2012 Best Food Blog Award winners!

Best Cooking Blog

WINNER: Lottie + Doof

FINALISTS
Cookie and Kate
palate/pallette/plate
Seven Spoons
Big Girls, Small Kitchen
The Year in Food

Best Baking & Desserts Blog

WINNER: Butter Me Up Brooklyn

FINALISTS
Chasing Delicious
Joe Pastry
Willow Bird Baking
Sprinkle Bakes
Poires au Chocolat

Best Single Recipe, Sweet Or Savory

WINNER: Joy the Baker: Double-Battered Apple Doughnuts

FINALISTS
Kiran Tarun: Paneer Tikka Pizza
Luxiare: Crispy Penne
Eat Make Read: Zucchinitini
Food in Jars: Quince in Spiced Chai Syrup
Lucillian Delights: Polenta Tart with Lime

Best Food Photography

WINNER: Gastrofotonomia

FINALISTS
La Buena Vida
Pratos e Travessas
Not Without Salt
Seven Spoons
Sunday Suppers

Best Single Food Photo

WINNER: What Katie Ate: Pearl Barley and Puy Lentil Salad

FINALISTS
Seattle Food Geek: Pickled Tomatoes
Licking the Plate: Blood Orange Rind
Pratos e Travessas: Purple Garlic
Call Me Cupcake: Birthday Cakes
Orangette: Morning Biscuits

Best Single Food Video

WINNER: Kitchen Vignettes: Baba Au Rhum

FINALISTS
Rick Mereki: EAT
Leaf: Avocado, Shrimp & Endive Salad
Tiger In A Jar: Mulled Apple Cider
The Kitchy Kitchen: S’Meaches
The Perennial Plate: Mississippi Hand Grabbing

Best Wine or Beer Blog

WINNER: Pete Drinks

FINALISTS
Wine Diarist
Dr. Vino
Good Wine Under $20
Vinography
Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’

Best Cocktail Blog

WINNER: This Girl Walks Into a Bar

FINALISTS
There Will Be Bourbon
12 Bottle Bar
The Five O’Clock Cocktail Blog
Alcademics
Jeffrey Morgenthaler

Best Culinary Travel Blog

WINNER: Istanbul Eats

FINALISTS
Trail of Crumbs
The Mija Chronicles
Eatori
New World Review
Paris by Mouth

Best Regional Cuisine Blog

WINNER: She Simmers

FINALISTS
Hungry Sofia
Muy Bueno Cookbook
Taste of Beirut
Jun-Blog
Farmette

Best Piece of Culinary Writing

WINNER: Cafe Fernando: My Chez Panisse Experience

FINALISTS
Food Woolf: Service 101: Help Me Help You
Nostrovia: Moonshine Maker
The Farmer General: On the Subject of Cookies
Kitchen Insurgency: Looking for Laundry with Llamas
The Spinning Plate: On Being Satisfied

Best Food Humor Blog

WINNER: Bon Appetempt

FINALISTS
Food Junk
Anger Burger
The Food in my Beard
My Drunk Kitchen
Fancy Fast Food

Best Special Diets Blog

WINNER: Nom nom paleo

FINALISTS
Roost
Pure
My Darling Lemon Thyme
Tartelette
Sodium Girl

Best Restaurant/Dining Coverage

WINNER: Tiny Urban Kitchen

FINALISTS
Snap Food
Kevin Eats
The Ulterior Epicure
Judging Your Breakfast
Paris Patisseries

Best Group Blog

WINNER: Honest Cooking

FINALISTS
Punk Domestics
Culinate
Nona Brooklyn
Muy Bueno
Acqtaste

Best Celebrity Food Blog

WINNER: David Lebovitz

FINALISTS
Aida Mollenkamp
Gwyneth Paltrow/GOOP
Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
Anthony Bourdain
Dorie Greenspan

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