Announcing the Finalists in the 2012 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards

We read food blogs as a matter of course, but it wasn't always that way. Sure, there was a time when even the most ardent food lover could get away with shrugging them off, but today, the thought of not taking food blogs seriously is laughable. Their breadth of content, their depth of knowledge, the richness of thought and imagery have changed the world of food media irrevocably, democratizing the conversation by introducing thousands and thousands of new points of view.

We received nearly 40,000 submissions in 16 categories for this year's Best Food Blog Awards, SAVEUR's third annual celebration of the best writing, recipes, and photography the web has to offer. We clicked on every link, scrolled through thousands of pages, and read posts sweet, silly, weird, and wonderful. Sometimes we were moved to tears, sometimes we laughed out loud — and sometimes we couldn't close the browser window fast enough. Based on your nominations, we've narrowed the field to six in each of our sixteen categories. It's our great pleasure to present this year's finalists, blogs and stories that represent the very best culinary content found online.

BEST COOKING BLOG

  • Cookie and Kate
  • Palate/Palette/Plate
  • Seven Spoons
  • Big Girls, Small Kitchen
  • Lottie + Doof
  • The Year in Food

BEST BAKING AND DESSERTS BLOG

  • Chasing Delicious
  • Joe Pastry
  • Butter Me Up Brooklyn
  • Willow Bird Baking
  • Sprinkle Bakes
  • Poires au Chocolat

BEST RECIPE, SWEET OR SAVORY

  • Kiran Tarun: Paneer Tikka
  • Pizza Luxiare: Crispy Penne
  • Eat Make Read: Zucchinitini
  • Food in Jars: Quince Slices in a Spiced Chai Syrup
  • Lucillian Delights: Polenta Tart with Lime
  • Joy the Baker: Double-Dipped Apple Donuts

BEST FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

  • La Buena Vida
  • Pratos e Travesas
  • Gastrofotonomia
  • Not Without Salt
  • Seven Spoons
  • Sunday Suppers

BEST SINGLE FOOD PHOTO

  • Seattle Food Geek: Pickled Tomatoes
  • Licking the Plate: Blood Orange Rind
  • Pratos e Travessas: Purple Garlic
  • Call Me Cupcake: Birthday Cakes
  • What Katie Ate: Pearl Barley and Puy Lentil Salad
  • Orangette: Morning Biscuits

BEST SINGLE FOOD VIDEO

  • Rick Mereki: EAT
  • Leaf: Avocado, Shrimp & Endive Salad
  • Kitchen Vignettes: Baba Au Rhum
  • Tiger In A Jar: Mulled Apple Cider
  • The Kitchy Kitchen: S’Meaches
  • The Perennial Plate: Mississippi Hand Grabbin'

BEST WINE OR BEER BLOG

  • Wine Diarist
  • Dr. Vino
  • Good Wine Under $20
  • Vinography
  • Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’
  • Pete Drinks

BEST COCKTAIL BLOG

  • This Girl Walks Into a Bar
  • There Will Be Bourbon
  • 12 Bottle Bar
  • The Five O’Clock Cocktail Blog
  • Alcademics
  • Jeffrey Morgenthaler

BEST CULINARY TRAVEL BLOG

  • New World Review
  • Istanbul Eats
  • Paris by Mouth
  • The Mija Chronicles
  • Trail of Crumbs
  • Eatori

BEST REGIONAL CUISINE BLOG

  • Jun-Blog
  • Taste of Beirut
  • Muy Bueno
  • She Simmers
  • Hungry Sofia
  • Farmette: I Married an Irish Farmer

BEST SINGLE PIECE OF CULINARY WRITING

  • 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
  • Cafe Fernando: My Chez Panisse Experience

BEST FOOD HUMOR BLOG

  • Food Junk
  • Anger Burger
  • Bon Appetempt
  • The Food in my Beard
  • My Drunk Kitchen
  • Fancy Fast Food

BEST SPECIAL DIETS BLOG

  • Roost
  • Nom Nom Paleo
  • Pure Vegetarian
  • My Darling Lemon Thyme
  • Tartelette
  • Sodium Girl

BEST RESTAURANT/DINING COVERAGE

  • Snap Food
  • Kevin Eats
  • Ulterior Epicure
  • Judging Your Breakfast
  • Paris Patisseries
  • Tiny Urban Kitchen

BEST GROUP BLOG

  • Honest Cooking
  • Punk Domestics
  • Culinate
  • Nona Brooklyn
  • Muy Bueno
  • Acqtaste

BEST CELEBRITY FOOD BLOG

  • Aida Mollenkamp
  • Gweneth Paltrow/GOOP
  • Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Dorie Greenspan
  • David Lebovitz


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