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’s a fresh serving of Blogs with Bite:

HotSauceDaily.com   Brian Meagher’s blog is a guide to all things hot and spicy – reviews, recipes, BBQ and more.” 

Honey.com Website of the National Honey Board, “a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight.”  Consumer and honey industry information, recipes, research and more. NHB also has an online Honey Locator – search for honey produced from the nectar of specific flowers or in your area. Kosher honey? No problem.

Culinary Types  Engaging writing about food by T.W. Barritt.

Bricole – “An idiosyncratic and opinionated dictionary of Italian words related to food, with audio accompaniment” by Simona.  The chronological entries are charming but there is an alphabetical index if you need one.

Seventh-day Adventist Dietetic Association — Adam and Eve were vegetarians; so are many Seventh Day Adventists. This is the website of SDA registered dietitians.

It’s All About the Bacon — It’s all about cured swine flesh. Photos and hyperlinks, with occasional recipes for dishes like Bacon Baklava with Pomegranate Molasses.

Heat Eat Review – Abi Jones reviews convenience foods for “ease of preparation, deliciousness, and bang for the buck.”

Global Crop Diversity Trust – Perhaps you have heard of the “doomsday vault” full of seeds in a remote part of Norway that will preserve food crop varieties in case of global disaster. These are the folks who run it. The seed bank and cryopreservation are not just tools for food security; they preserve living culture as well.

Taste of Beirut – If anyone has the right to make Lebanese Nachos, it’s Beirut-born Texan Joumana Accad. Her blog features “Lebanese recipes for home cooking.”

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements —  Thanks to Congress, anything can be sold as a “dietary supplement” if the label states that health claims are not FDA tested. The FDA can only act after a supplement harms someone, and manufacturers do not have to prove effectiveness. FTC regulates false advertising but is no match for the $25 billion nutritional supplement industry. One federal agency does test effectiveness of this stuff: the Office of Dietary Supplements in the Office of Disease Prevention of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Before you decide to trust an infomercial or a “health food” store clerk instead of consulting your doctor, look here first.

Men in Aprons That’s right, bubba. Got a problem with that? Alright, then. Adam Byrd of Austin, Texas serves up hints about burgers, barbeque, chili, eggs, and all manner of manly grub.

Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America —  IFANCA is “the leading Halal-food certification organization in North America,” helping Muslim consumers and savvy food producers determine food purity. This website answers many questions for the rest of us, chief among them “What is Halal?

The National Bison Association NBA (not the sports group) is “a non-profit association of producers, processors, marketers and bison enthusiasts.” Their Bison Central website includes “Bison Cooking 101” and buffalo meat recipes.  The North American Bison Cooperative has a nice buffalo BBQ recipe, and you can buy bison cookbooks from NBA. Got your own buffalo? Register that critter today! Canadian, eh? Contact the Canadian Bison Association.

Souvlaki For The Soul – Greek food blog by Peter Georgakopoulos of Sydney, Australia. Excellent photography, writing, and recipes. “Peter G” is also a contributor to the BloggerAid Cook Book (all profits go the School Meals project of the UN Food Programme).

No Recipes — A food blog with no recipes? Marc Matsumoto thinks it’s more fun to cook without them, but includes over a hundred recipes for the insecure.

Kakaw: Chocolate in Guatemalan Culture — Chocolate and Maya civilization, an online exhibition of the Museo Popol Vuh in Guatemala City. Click on the photos of artifacts at the foot of the introduction to navigate the site.

 

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25 Responses to “Blogs With Bite”

  1. tasteofbeirut Says:

    Thanks for including me in your list!

  2. Lee Says:

    Where’s the Nacho Seder Plate?

  3. Mike Licht Says:

    Lee wrote: Where’s the Nacho Seder Plate?

    Why are these nachos different from all other nachos?

  4. cookingschoolconfidential.com Says:

    What a deliciously eclectic list. Thanks!

  5. Mike Licht Says:

    cookingschoolconfidential.com wrote: What a deliciously eclectic list.

    Glad you find the taste to your liking. I’ve been posting this monthly feature for over a year, so if you want to gorge on it, start here.

  6. Simona Says:

    Thank you so much for including my blog in your list. I am glad you found it tasty.

  7. Simona Says:

    And thanks for the whole list. I am off lo check the previous ones!

  8. BBQ Billy Says:

    Fun list. Thanks for aggregating these!

  9. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul Says:

    Thanks for including me in your list!

  10. Marc @ NoRecipes Says:

    Thanks for including me in your list!:-)

  11. The Foodie Says:

    Wow, what a great list! I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the afternoon… :-p

  12. Deb Says:

    Great list thanks from a newbie to good eats and fun foods!!!!

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  14. The Nervous Cook Says:

    “Taste of Beirut” is my new favorite blog! This is a great list; thanks so much.

  15. Rebecca Says:

    What about Tokyo Terrace? It’s lovely.

  16. garam_mas Says:

    Heat Eat and Review? So yesterday! The author Abi Jones has given up on it several times already, with NO NOTICE to her audience. This time, it finally seems like it’s RIP. I used to be a loyal reader. Now it’s just a lame site. Freezerburns.com is much better (and responsive).

  17. Mike Licht Says:

    garam_mas wrote: Heat Eat and Review? So yesterday! The author Abi Jones has given up on it several times already, with NO NOTICE to her audience.

    The last entry was Groundhog Day (February 2nd) but the blog started in 2006, so there is a substantial body of information on the site. Product lines change, but there is useful data and amusing writing available, so the blog is on this month’s list. As you point out, the blog has gome moribund before and re-started.

    As a point of reference, the lifetime of a typical blog is 3 months, length of the typical diet.

  18. T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types Says:

    I am honored to be in such excellent company – thank you very much!

  19. Simona Says:

    That is very interesting data on the lifetime of a typical blog. Thank you!

  20. scottiedc Says:

    Here is one Blog with a Bite: Two Burners and a Toaster Oven.

  21. Jonny Hamachi Says:

    Great stuff, thanks.

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