It wasn't easy to work through over 45,000 of your nominations for this year's food blog awards but honestly, it was a lot of fun. We discovered so many incredible blogs that we hadn't previously heard of in the process, and choosing only six finalists per category was a tough task. Since we didn't have room for all of the sites we loved in this year's nominee list, we wanted to give fifty of our next-favorites a shout-out. Here are 50 food blogs you should bookmark, along with reader quotes on why they're loved.
À la Mode Journals
"An L.A. food photographer's travels." (Rick Poon's photos pictured right.)
"Annie is a truly amazing woman. She cooks amazing meals, bakes wonderful desserts and is a great wife and mother. On top of all that, she's also a doctor!"
At Down Under
"She cooks. He devours. Together, they have some amazing food photography and recipes."
"Beautiful travel photos."
"She adds a sprinkle of humor and generous amounts of elegance to her posts while still managing to make them warm and inviting."
"A Toronto cook's adventurous recipes."
Eggs on Sunday
"Whole foods in Ithaca, NY."
"Motivating and simple to follow recipies. Beautiful and simple site design. Great writing."
"Unique sweets, sometimes with Asian ingredients."
Honey and Jam
"Her blog consists of a plethora of baked goods and/or desserts, all of which inspire comfort and warm cheer on gray rainy days."
House to Haus
"A new ex-pat and newly wed adjusting to life in Zurich."
Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
"A hunter and forager's recipes for enjoying the fruits of the earth."
John and Elana
"Gorgeous design and photography from a funny brother-sister pair."
Learning to Live Without a Microwave
"Beautifully written essays and recipes."
Licking the Plate
"Beautiful photos with natural color."
"Drop dead gorgeous photography and write ups that transcend her desserts into works of art."
"Stir-fry and great Chinese cooking techniques."
"Gorgeous photos and full-screen design."
"Scandinavian style and healthy recipes."
"I bookmark a lot of sites, but the recipes on Simple Bites are ones that I actually make and my family consistently enjoys."
"Just breakfast photos. Genius!"
Slice of Feist
"I love the writing, very engaging storyteller, great recipes and beautiful photography."
So Good and Tasty
"Vegetarian recipes everyone can enjoy."
Starving off the Land
"A writer with the goal of eating what she hunts, fishes, grows, or gathers."
The Canal House Cooks Lunch
"Lovely lunch photos almost daily."
The Japanese Food Report
"Great Japanese home cooking recipes."
The Kitchen Sink
"Healthful recipes from a Chicago lawyer."
The Naptime Chef
"I love finding options for what to bring to a picnic or foods I can package for gifts, just as easily as finding a side dish I can make."
The Parsley Thief
"A Connecticut mom and her family's eats."
"A wife and husband who tell funny stories about family life (and the food they eat)."
The Spinning Plate
"Angela's essays are thoughtful and elegant, and The Spinning Plate has been one of my longtime go-to blogs."
The Sugar House Blog
"A serious booze blog."
The Year in Food
"Kimberley's writing is fun and approachable, but her photography makes everything look absolutely decadent and irresistible."
Things We Make
"Really original photographs and a lovely writing style bring a little corner of England to life."
Three to One
"It's beautiful, smart, has a great perspective, and has something to say."
Use Real Butter
"I read many blogs, but I have made more actual recipes from this one than any other. ALL have been fantastic."
Vegan Yum Yum
"An elegant vegan blog."
Very Small Anna
"A baker with adorable illustrations."
"She eats her way around New York City, photographing food at major restaurants, her own cooking, and occasionally, food & lifestyle around the country."
Visions of Sugar Plum
"I can't wait to read her blog everyday. My day isn't complete until I catch up on what she's been up to."
What's Gaby Cooking
"Gaby's blog is amazing! Her recipes are delicious, easy, and the perfect "go-to" for almost any meal needed!"
"She has the best recipes, along with some daily story telling and its all very inspirational."
Whole Larder Love
"A DIY-minded blog with a sharp sense of humor."
Willow Bird Baking
"You feel better after reading it, and you feel you know the author."
"Regional Chinese cuisines."
You Fed a Baby Chili
"A breath of fresh air."
Yummy Mummy Kitchen
"She makes cooking beautiful food for my family easy and fun."
"I love Zoe. Her recipes are clear and concise, and she posts the most photos of any blogger I can find making the recipes easily understandable."
"The writing is absolutely awesome, and it's the only readable blog I know that focuses on prairie food."