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:

Asian Dumpling Tips  Few people know more about gyōza, wonton, lumpia, momo, bao, har gow, siu mai, and samosa than Andrea Nguyen, and none of them write as well.

McDonald’s History — “Travel through time using our Interactive Timeline! See the birth of McDonald’s, the launch of your favorite menu item, McDonald’s characters, or advertising jingles!”

Jellypress  — “Old recipes, art, and ideas” from Laura Schenone and Nancy Ring. – “The largest collection of vintage California sardine can labels on the Internet.” Gallery and Pacific sardine facts.

à la carte —  The “culinary ramblings, thoughts, comments, observations, and miscellany of one Francophile [Peter Hertzmann] including lots of recipes and pictures.” 

BBC Glossary of Food Terms —  “A to Z guide to cookery terms” from BBC Food.  World’s largest website about airline meals. Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class meals; airline food in films; menu card archive; more.

Flagrante Delícia — Remarkable desserts by Leonor de Sousa Bastos; astounding photography by Miguel Coelho. Also in Portuguese.

World Hearth Recipe Collection —   Database of 3000 recipes from many cultures compiled by Laura Law and Storm Wilder, sorted alphabetically and by cuisine. Most entries cite the original sources.

Mental Masala — Well-written food and cooking blog from Berkeley, with occasional posts on nature and art.

Asian Ingredients Guide — A guide to many components of Asian recipes, assembled by MakanTime of Singapore.

Off the Broiler — Blog of “Technologist, Food Obsessive, Arrogant Wiseass, eGullet Founder” Jason Perlow (nice interview with him here). Mr. Perlow has recently concentrated on healthier eating.

California Dried Figs– Website of the California Fig Advisory Board, a Fresno-based dried fig trade group. Recipes, tips, varieties, fig history, fun facts and more. Fresh figs? Look here.

Cafeteria Posters and Table Tents — From the Yale Sustainable Food Project.”These table tents and posters inform students about the ethics of eating and the issues around food and agriculture” while they chow down in Yale’s dining halls. Eat like an Eli;  print these out and display them in the cafeteria at work or school. 

Cooking the Books — Outstanding food writing and photography by London’s Joshua Armstrong.

Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian —  Take a 360-degree tour of Julia Child’s kitchen and view her cooking implements (including that 6-burner stove). In 2001 the Smithonian’s Nanci Edwards, Rayna Green, and Paula Johnson documented the kitchen in situ with Mrs. Child, and their project diary is online. If excerpts of interviews with Julia Child make you hungry for her “French Chef” TV series, sample a few episodes at PBS.


Image (“Food Blogger Returning from the Market, after André Fougeron”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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