Blogs With Bite

  Blogs With Bite

There are many food blogs and websites. Here are a few we find particularly tasty:

Bitten — Mark Bittman’s New York Times blog. Recipes, photos, videos, and clear thinking and writing about cooking, foodstuffs, and how your appetite affects the globe.

EatWashington — Excellent writing about food, ethnic food shops, cooking, and restaurants.  Not just for locals; DC cuisine has been globalized, and author Julia Watson travels. The companion EatWashington website is a valuable and entertaining gastronomic treasure.

Food Timeline — Lynne Oliver’s awesome website. More fun if you don’t read about it first. Click away.

Gherkins & Tomatoes — Food and recipes, culinary history, nutrition, and food policy. Ms. Bertelsen is an excellent photographer, writer, and researcher, and has compiled an impressive bunch of food bibliographies for the seriously food-obsessed.

Key Ingredients — “America By Food.” This great-looking website, part of a Smithsonian travelling exhibition, features food history, regional foods and recipes, and great graphics.

The Lunch Encounter — Sandwiches! America’s greatest delis, luncheonettes, and sandwich joints. Iconic, classic, bread-enclosed meals. Condiments? you got ’em, pal. There are even sandwiches you can make yourself. A fun blog by DC food stylist Lisa Cherkasky, better-known for more elaborate arrangements of edibles.

 Enjoy.

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.

10 Responses to “Blogs With Bite”

  1. Blogs You Might Like | Rachel Laudan Says:

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  2. Dee Says:

    Sorry, I lived in the area when I was a kid but my blog is not Washington-based. That said, there is food outside the beltway! Wings in Buffalo, bbq in many states. Thanks for the blog list, sorry mine’s not on it. Dee

  3. Mike Licht Says:

    Dee: I intend to make Blogs with Bite a recurring, occasional feature, not confined to DC-area blogs (my boyhood chum Bittman is in NYC). I enjoy good food writing as well as good food, so I will get to your blog in weeks to come.

    I do not spend much time in the kitchen myself these days, though when I was married to an Englishwoman I was forced to cook in self-defense.

    Miss Anita loves to cook (she lived in France and went to La Varenne) and we are currently exploring the cuisines of India with the help of friends, neighbors, and spice shops in Northern Virginia.

  4. pawsinsd Says:

    Self-defence of Brit food, no doubt. The fish & chips were OK but the burgers like hockey pucks??? That’s Scotland, anyway.

    When you’re looking for spices try Penzeys. Most is mail-order but here there’s a shop just a couple of miles away and they have apothecary jars so that you can smell the difference between French and California basil, or Turkish or Mexican oregano. It’s amazing and I go four times a year and buy small amounts, including salt and pepper, that I replenish regularly.

    There are physical stores in Rockville MD and Falls Church VA (my HS stomping grounds, go Marshall!). If you can’t make it to either location, I’ll have to send you a personal sampler. Let me know.

    You’re lucky to meet Miss Anita with her culinary background (and she’s a dog lover). No wonder your knife skills are dormant. Enjoy your Indian culinary experience! I went to ICE in NYC, and La Cucina al Focolare, which could be a romantic week for two, if you two are interested. I went alone…. Dee

  5. Mike Licht Says:

    pawsinsdc Says: Self-defence of Brit food, no doubt. The fish & chips were OK [snip]

    Got it in one. Her Mum was an East Ender — “bland” food would have been a big improvement.

    [snip]There are physical stores in Rockville MD and Falls Church VA [snip]

    We just hit three Indian groceries on Lee Highway, so we’re well-stocked. I’m hoping to get back to Langley Park, MD soon just for comparison.

    [snip] You’re lucky to meet Miss Anita . . . (and she’s a dog lover). [snip]

    Romantic story: We met in Lincoln Park nine years ago, when we were both playing with other peoples’ dogs. I’ll post about that sometime.
    .

  6. Julia Watson Says:

    I’m honored you should mention eatWashington as a Blog With Bite. Thank you. Yours is a very welcome political Blog With Bite and I’m linking to it. Onwards and upwards, with knife and fork, pencil and pad…

    Julia Watson, http://www.eatWashington.com

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