We both love good food here at S&G – you may have noticed? But aside from whole-hearted enjoyment and appreciation, we have very different preferences and attitudes to our food. Kirst is a health-conscious cook and eater, who enjoys creating amazing, good-for-you meals and trying out new health foods. She makes super-healthy, super-tasty food.
I, on the other hand, adore delicious salads and eating healthily…but I also enjoy huge steaming bowls of pasta with red wine, steak cooked in butter, duck-fat roasted potatoes and culinary indulgence.
So below are five of my favourite food blogs. I buy and use recipe books as well – I have Stephanie Alexander, Julia Childs, The Little Paris Kitchen and a huge folder of found and gifted recipes on my shelves, among others. But I get newsletters and inspiration from these great at-home online chefs.
The first food blog I loved and still my favourite. I have saved almost every recipe that has been sent to me over the years. I make a lot of Smitten Kitchen recipes and they have an amazing success rate, even with my bastardisations.
Not just a food blog, but this lady loves her desserts. I’ve made a few of her recipes and they have all worked out scrumptious. Also a good blog to check out for Sydney-siders.
Recently started but this girl can cook! Her recipes are delicious and she’s Brisbane based, so no worrying about whether ingredients are in season or if I can find that strange-sounding spice. Seriously, check out this crispy roast duck recipe.
The long recipe index is harder to navigate than Smitten Kitchen but the recipes are manageable and their family-focus is actually really great for affordable Wednesday night cooking.
Phoodie does a lot of incredible looking desserts and sweets, but she creates easy-to-do but tasty and impressive savouries too. Plus her newsletters are fun.
Other places I look for recipes are Jamie Oliver, Cup of Jo (not just a food blog, but such good simple recipes!) and for your every-day dinner, Taste.com.au or BBC Good Foods. Don’t mock, they’re pretty good.
What are your favourite cooking blogs?