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:— “Greek Food and Beyond,” from Toronto. Recipes, food, more.”Kalofagas” is Greek for “gourmet.”

MR Bloch Salt Archive  Everything there is to know about sodium chloride (NaCl), common salt, table salt, halite.  Archaeology, history, geology, production, physiology, paleogeography, paleoclimatology, religion, economics, etymology, monomania.

Beer-a-Day — Daily beer feature of the Hop Talk blog.

gas•tron•o•my — Recipes and restaurant reviews from across the country and globe. Book reviews, photos, food fun. Includes the Hanoi Top 10 and Saigon top 10  foods.

Catholic Cuisine —  “Recipes for Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Liturgical Year.” Recipes, prayers and blessings, monastic cuisine, divine mercy cupcakes, and more.

Photograzing — Food photos from Serious Eats to stimulate the appetite.

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra — Two tasty videos: an introduction to the acoustics of vegetables and a second helping that is beyond words.

Bacon Unwrapped —  Salty, slick, and smokin’ blog by Heather Lauer, whose bacon book will be out soon. For some crisp images, add a rasher of It’s All About the Bacon, a highly-visual appreciation of a certain cured pork product.

International Year of the Potato  —2008 was the Year of the spud, as observed by FAO. Recipes, agriculture, facts, publications, more. Good preparation for November’s 15th Triennial Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) in Peru.

Food Navigator USA— Alimentary Industry ingredient information and news. Yeasts, sweeteners, food fibers, flavors. “Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development – North America.”  There is an equally gut-wrenching EU site.

Restaurant-ing through history —  Jan Whitaker’s incomparable documentation of 19th and 20th century American eateries. Essays, recipes, prices, books.

Cocinando a la Mexicana— Anita Lachief’s Spanish-language Mexican cooking site; “recipes from my mother.” Recipes, ingredients, cooking tips. Easy enough for browsing by English speakers, who can use “Google Translate” to clarify fine points (Vista users can right-click, select “Page information” and  then “Translate page into English,” too).

Literary Menus —  English, French, Greek, and Latin menus from literature, compiled by Andrew Dalby.

SPAM® Recipes — The official SPAM® recipe search engine seems a bit awkward; we prefer recipe access through the site of the parent company, Hormel Foods (sample search here) even though Hormel seems to have slaughtered, butchered and canned Austin’s  beloved Spamarama.

Famine Foods DatabasePlants not normally considered as crops but consumed in times of famine. Compiled by Robert L. Freedman. Search function, Latin name list, bibliography and notes.

Deep Fried Junk Food— As they say in Dixie, “If it ain’t fried, it ain’t food.” 131 pages of deep-fried recipes from, including Elvis’ favorites and yours:  Deep-Fried Twinkies, Deep Fried Corn on the Cob, Three Musketeers Fried Pies, Deep-Fried Cheesecake, Fried Custard, Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Baby Ruth Turnovers, Fried Candy Bars, Deep Fried BBQ Ribs, Deep-Fried Peaches, Deep Fried Watermelon.


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

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16 Responses to “Blogs With Bite”

  1. Blogs That Bite - Bitten Blog - Says:

    […] Licht’s newest Blogs that Bite list can be found here. Some beauties in […]

  2. Peter Says:

    Thanks for the shout-out…much appreciated!

  3. Martha Says:

    Another great list – thanks for doing this!

  4. Dragon Says:

    Great list!

  5. Lynn Says:

    Deep Fried Junk Food. Yep – we all just love the fried crazy things here in ‘ol Dixie. 🙂

  6. Gastronomer Says:

    Thank you for including Gastronomy on the list, Mike! I’m sending a hearty “cam on” your way. Best, Cathy D

  7. Some tasty food blogs « Later On Says:

    […] in Daily life, Food at 12:35 pm by LeisureGuy Via Mark Bittman, this post lists some good food blogs. One example:– “Greek Food and Beyond,” from Toronto. […]

  8. victualling Says:

    I adore your “Take-out in the dining room,” pizza shadows and all. Thanks very much for giving me a boost.

  9. Megan {Feasting on Art} Says:

    So many good sites!! Thanks for the list.

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  11. Free Video Skin Templates Says:

    Great list of sites..

    How about including a vegetarian site list?

    I’ll check back a month later.. 🙂

  12. Wrathchild Says:


  13. kate Says:

    Another bunch of great sites to check out! My poor bloglines feed….

  14. gehry Says:

    Good list…thanks for sharing

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