Blogs with Bite

Blogs With Bite

Blogs with Bite is an occasional omnivorous sampling of food blogs and sites we find particularly tasty. Follow the trail of bread crumbs back to earlier editions, starting here.

Here is a fresh serving of Blogs with Bite:

Pumpkin Education   Pumpkin history, facts, recipes, horticulture and more from the University of Illinois Extension program.

Talk About Coffee – “All you need to know about coffee.”

Gluttonize — Well-written blog on a variety of food-related subjects.

Coca Cola® Virtual Vendor — Names of 3,000 Coke® products from more than 200 countries.

Eating Out Loud — The blog of Vancouver-based food writer and photographer Allen Williams. So thoughtful it includes a converter for metric recipe measurements. 

Give Recipe –  Zerrin Günaydın’s outstanding Turkish food blog.

Gode Cookery – Medieval and Renaissance recipes translated for the modern cook by James L. Matterer. Articles on period cookery, artwork, more.

Rasa Malaysia Comprehensive collection of Asian recipes by Bee Yinn Low. Go to her Nyonya Food site for a closer look at Straits Chinese (Peranakan) cuisine.

Hot Dog City — Website of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Statistics, frankfurter facts and tube-steak trivia, glossary, cooking tips, recipes, more. Includes excellent Pop Culture page.

Burnt Food Museum — carbonized cuisine curated by Deborah Henson-Conant.

Toaster Museum — Cyber Museum of the tabletop appliance. The collection of more than 500 devices “ranging from pre-electric 19th century toasting forks to modern toasters” has recently been purchased by the Henry Ford Museum.

Food Law Prof Blog —  Edited by Donna M. Byrne, Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul. Professor Byrne also teaches a Food Law and Policy Seminar.

Leemei Tan Photography – Fine food photos by this Malaysian- born Londoner, who also blogs at My Cooking Hut.

Pizza Goon – Pizza like you’ve never seen it before by award-winning John Gutekanst of Avalanche Pizza in Athens, Ohio.

Fat of the Land 21st century foraging blog by Seattle author Langdon Cook.

Nutrition.gov –  “Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, USDA.”

The Official Scott Roberts Web Site – Spicy food and technology by the blogger of the same name. Handy version of the  Scoville “hottness” scale combines peppers, sauces, and extracts in a continuum of capsicum fire

 

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

Image: “Take-Out in the Dining Room, after Paul Signac,” by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

About these ads

Tags: , , , , ,

16 Responses to “Blogs with Bite”

  1. John Gutekanst Says:

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for including me in your “Blogs with Bite” list. I just spent the better part of an hour on this list of blogs. Great selection. “Fishing for the pinks” on Fat of the Land was totally amazing! Gode Cookery was also cool with a capital “K” dude!

    I used to live on Kalarama Drive in D.C. and loved to go to an Ethiopian Restaurant in Adams Morgan with an upstairs. Is it still there?

    Thanks for the great blog…you rock dude. When you come to Athens, I’ll name a pizza after you.

    Da Goon (John Gutekanst)

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    John Gutekanst wrote: I used to live on Kalarama Drive in D.C. and loved to go to an Ethiopian Restaurant in Adams Morgan with an upstairs. Is it still there?

    You probably mean Meskerem — still cookin.’ As I recall, the second level has basket tables. If you get there late enough, there’s Ethiopian pop music in the downstairs bar.

    The old standby Red Sea across the street has closed, but Zed’s is still in Georgetown.

    DC has a new infusion of Ethiopian restaurants in the U street corridor, around 9th Street NW (“Little Ethiopia“), many of them quite good. Injera (sourdough flatbread) is almost always made with teff flour these days, though it was once hard to get.

    I’m not sure teff flour would make good pizza, though you’d know best.

  3. zerrin Says:

    Hi,
    This is my first visit to your blog. And it has already my attention now as I’m so much interested in learning about culture. And it sounds great to read some news from Washington. As an English teacher, I want my students learn more on English life and culture, so I can also recommend my students to check out your site.

    It’s very kind of you to put my blog in your list. Thank you. I must check the other blogs in the list. It looks like a great collection.

    Cheers from Turkey

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    zerrin wrote: it sounds great to read some news from Washington.

    Most of my blog posts are opinion and analysis rather than news. I have posted some news articles, but blog readers prefer opinion.

    As an English teacher, I want my students learn more on English life and culture, so I can also recommend my students to check out your site.

    English language learners do not always recognize sarcasm, so please alert them that blog posts on this site may mean the opposite of their literal meaning. That is considered humorous by many Americans.

    It’s very kind of you to put my blog in your list.

    It is one of the best of its kind. Thank you for writing it.

  5. A Fresh Helping of Blogs with Bite - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com Says:

    [...] Here’s the latest from Mike Licht: Pumpkin education, Hot Dog City, hot peppers. Look here. [...]

  6. Frenchie Says:

    Each time I see an update about your “Blogs with Bite” on Bitten I immediately click, I’m so curious to see what you’re reading and I am ALWAYS looking for new food blogs to read. If you could list three absolute favorites (I know that’s tough) what would they be?

  7. Darya Says:

    Thanks for this fantastic list! The ones I’ve heard of I already adore (Eating Out Loud and Rasa Malaysia) and I can tell already there are some other gems here. Looking forward to Gluttonize and Fat of the Land.

  8. jennyknopinski Says:

    Fat of the Land has me cursing my tiny freezer. A really cool blog, thanks!

  9. Mike Licht Says:

    Frenchie wrote: If you could list three absolute favorites (I know that’s tough) what would they be?

    That’s beyond tough. I admire different things in many blogs and sites: culinary value, usefulness, good writing, photography, humor, scholarly fixation about one type of food or process, a peek inside the Agricultural-Industrial Complex, food /hunger policy discussions that are readable and not strident, food and culinary history, ethnographic description of foodways. Each Blogs With Bite post is an attempt to balance a collection of those different types of sites in an entertaining manner.

  10. Scott Roberts Says:

    Thanks for the link, Mike!

    [We are waiting for the German police to contact chili expert Scott Roberts about this case. -ml]

  11. Lang Says:

    Hey Mike, thanks for the including Fat of the Land.

    [Langdon Cook's Fat of the Land blog has a unique perspective on "modern foraging." - ml]

  12. Frenchie Says:

    As much as that answer leaves with a continued curiosity, I would say that your answer could not make more sense. It is so tough to pick out of such a large selection of truly interesting, well done and good-looking blogs. I guess, I will have to go through all the lists myself, if I manage to pick three favorites, I will let you know, but I see that being a bit challenge.

    Frenchie: Thinking over your question, I suppose it’s like picking three favorite foods — no matter how delicious the ingredients and preparation, you would soon tire of such a restricted diet. And with so much good food in the world, why would you do so?

    Same with food blogs.

    Blogs With Bite is an attempt to create a “well-rounded” menu of food blogs and sites. Not all will appeal to every taste, but each post tries to present a selection of interest.. -ml

  13. Julia Says:

    This is what I’m talking about! Thanks for the fabulous list. I’m bookmarking this so I can go through it when I can.

  14. Blogs with Bite « NotionsCapital Says:

    [...] Blogs with Bite is an occasional omnivorous sampling of food blogs and sites we find particularly tasty. Follow the trail of bread crumbs back to earlier editions, starting here. [...]

  15. Donna Byrne Says:

    Thank you so much for including Food Law Prof Blog! It’s mostly just headlines — my alternative to clipping little bits of paper out of newspapers. And I’ve been neglecting it lately — this gives me an incentive be more diligent.

    And you’ve given me lots of great leads!

    Cheers!
    Donna Byrne

  16. Mike Licht Says:

    Donna Byrne (the Food Law Prof) wrote: … you’ve given me lots of great leads!

    Take a gander at the Barf Blog in November’s Blogs with Bite (their T-shirts make great stocking stuffers for the food-poisoning litigation community).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 137 other followers

%d bloggers like this: