The SAVEUR Blog Awards are here, and from a pool of tens of thousands of reader nominations we’ve selected 78 finalists in 13 categories. Now it’s your turn to vote for a winner. Cast your ballot here early and often; you can vote as many times as you like by August 31st. Today: meet the finalists for our Best Humor Blog award.
It may seem like food writing is a serious field, but these 6 bloggers are out to prove that wrong. Some use videos about dating sourdough starters, others rely on plastic Star Wars figurines, and all of them are hilarious.
The Blog: Robyn Lee started TGWAE in 2004 as a college student in NYC. Her early posts covered a variety of riveting topics such as eating a discounted brownie from Au Bon Pain and not having any cups in her dorm room. The internet responded appropriately to her blog by not reading it. Robyn eventually attracted readers by tucking food photos in between the words and making the words less terrible. Over ten years later, her sporadically-updated blog still clings to life like a crippled cockroach that refuses to die. She’ll continue blogging as long as her tens of readers are entertained.
The Blogger: After being born and mostly raised in New Jersey, blogger Robyn Lee spent ten years in NYC attempting to be an adult. People sometimes think she’s an authority on food because she worked at Serious Eats for nearly seven years as an editor and photographer, until they realize that Serious Eats became much more credible after she left. She has a penchant for soft serve, Taiwanese food, old diners, and places that look like they should fail every health inspection. She currently lives with her husband in Norway where she has yet to contribute anything to society.
The Blog: Food Junk is filled with foods that are bad for you, with photos that contain the occasional Storm Trooper.
The Blogger: Blogger Steve writes about new junk foods, like spreadable Twix and various flavored chips, in a way that makes you simultaneously want to devour and run away screaming from whatever food product he’s talking about.
The Blog: You’re Still Fat is a one-size-fits-all satirical fashion and lifestyle blog curated in Chicago by Caitlin VanderKlok and Liza Rush, two abundant appetites always in search of a perfectly blended bite (and a good pair of control top tights).
The Blogger: Caitlin VanderKlok and Liza Rush met over the last doughnut in the office break room and have been comparing BMIs ever since. Both pride themselves on their creative process, carb consumption, and collection of over-the-top fashion accessories. By day, they can be found conceptualizing and executing ideas for major brands at global ad agencies, and after hours, you’ll find them sipping negroni slushies and petting other people’s dogs.
The Blog: On The Pizzle, blogger Dennis Lee explores the things that nobody needs to know about food, whether it’s a cat food taste test, if you can cook a steak dinner in a clothes dryer, or what it’s like to eat fondue by yourself on Valentine’s Day. He has juiced a whole surf and turf meal, recreated prison punishment food, and made empanadas out of Play-Doh (“non-toxic” means “still edible” in his house). This blog is an exploration of what it’s like to drive a serious food writing career over a cliff. Basically, what he’s saying is, this is the greatest food blog in all of human history.
The Blogger: Dennis Lee is a 35-year-old man whose life is a constant dumpster fire. He just happens to write about food.
The Blog: Somewhere between a romantic comedy and a cooking show, My life in sourdough chronicles the culinary adventures of Jeanne, a French girl looking for a love as orgasmic as bread making. The series was created as a way to bring together food and film. More passionate about fermenting than dating, Jeanne ends up finding her soulmate in the most unexpected places : her kitchen. Falling in love with her sourdough starter, who turns out to be the funniest guy she has ever met, was probably the best decision of her life. Until he decides to break up with her.
The Blogger: Marie Constantinesco is a French filmmaker and photographer. After qualifying as a lawyer in Paris, she moved to New York to attend the Graduate Film program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Recently featured in SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase, she created the web series My life in sourdough, which was part of the TriBeCa Film Festival and is currently in production for season 3, shooting this summer in Paris. She also directs commercials with Macguffin Films.
The Blog: Lazy Mom is a food photography and video collaboration by Josie Keefe and Phyllis Ma.
The Blogger: Phyllis Ma is a visual artist based in New York City. Inspired by her day job as a window dresser, her work explores the commercialism of beauty and fashion through stop motion animations and handmade clothing. Josie Keefe is an artist and prop stylist.