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. 

Today’s serving of Blogs with Bite:

Spices: Exotic Flavors and Medicines— Attractive online exhibit by UCLA’s Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. Spices in medicine, cooking, perfume, incense, aphrodisiacs. Spice database with descriptions, images, sources, medical and culinary properties and historical facts. Keyword search function.

Lobstersquad— “A food blog with drawings,” written and illustrated by Madrid’s Ximena Maier. Portions are personally-prepared, fresh and tasty.

Daily Bread — “The Business of Food” from Slate, a feature of the Big Money blog. Daily coverage of Big Food by Dan Mitchell in a convenient single-serving size. 

CES Index of Wild Game Recipes — Useful, usable database by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Cook some critters today.

50 of the world’s best food blogs — A well-balanced buffet served by Lynne Robinson in Times Online. The introductory appetizer is optional.

Museum of Food AnomaliesTM — “Regular Food Gone Horribly Wrong.” Gawk and gasp at the galleries; upload your own photos of grotesque grub.

StillTasty — Keep it or toss it? The guide to food shelf life.

Counter Intelligence — Well-written food and dining blog by Washington, DC’s Melissa McCart. The weekly “Five on Food” is a Wednesday “must-read.”

The Devil’s Food Dictionary — Archives of Barry Foy’s blog (also a book),  “A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely of Lies.”  Escofier meets Ambrose Bierce, with a soupçon of Mencken and a dash of Groucho.

kungfoodie —  Smart, strange, and stylish smiles from the Bay Area.

Grub Hacker — BBQ, charcuterie, molecular gastronomy, street food. This guy makes salami in his basement. Awesome.

The Japanese Tradition: Chopsticks — You cannot feast at the Table of Globalization if you cannot use the proper utensils. Instructional video (3:19) from the authoritative The Japanese Tradition series by Japan Culture Lab.

Food in the Arts — Astounding site from the London Food Film Fiesta. Music, literature, art, film, food. Keyword search function.

Liqurious— Highly-visual, randomizing aggregator of the Booze-o-Sphere.

 

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

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

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5 Responses to “Blogs With Bite”

  1. The Shy Chef Says:

    Hi! Love this list, but you missed us out: http://theshychef.wordpress.com/
    Come visit if you’re ever in Europe!

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    The Shy Chef serves secret treats in Berlin’s hip, alternative Kreuzberg district.

  3. Barry Foy Says:

    Hey Mike,

    Thanks so much for citing The Devil’s Food Dictionary (available wherever unreliable books are sold). Just two little things I’ll mention:
    First, the book project actually preceded the DFD website; the site was intended to generate buzz while I completed (and published) the book. Second, the name’s Barry–not that there’s anything wrong with being called Peter!

    All the best.

  4. Mike Licht Says:

    Pet -um, Barry Foy wrote: the book project actually preceded the DFD website;

    Okay, I’ll tweak that. Thanks.

    the name’s Barry–not that there’s anything wrong with being called Peter!

    Just thought I’d give unreliability a try ….

  5. 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. […]

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