The readers and SAVEUR’s editors have spoken: here are your winners for the 8th annual SAVEUR Blog Awards. Finalists flew in from as far as Poland, India, and Hong Kong to spend two days in Charleston, SC with the SAVEUR team talking shop, distilling whiskey, ripping into whole-hog barbecue, and swigging more than a couple cocktails before convening at the Dewberry Inn to learn who’d bring home the gold. As always, we're so happy to honor the people who inspire our cooking, our baking, and our martini-shaking—read up on the winners and finalists below.
Blog of the Year
Strangertalk aims to tell the travel stories that aren’t being told – the stories of locals passionately fostering their history and traditions, of recipes and crafts being passed down from generation to generation, and capturing the day-to-day moments that exist within any community. From learning about the power of the magical Thai Buddhist tattoos to meeting some of Japan’s last remaining kombu shavers, shaving the paper-thin seaweed with the country’s sharpest knives, this isn’t a blog about their travels or a guide to a particular city—these are real experiences celebrating local culture and their everlasting, although sometimes dwindling, traditions.