Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0’

Blog Stats for March 2009

April 1, 2009

Blog Stats for March 2009

I’t’s April First, but we’re not fooling: 37,418 page views in March.

There were 28,318 page views in January, 23,732 in February.

Serving two helpings of Blogs With Bite last month seemed to whet the Blogosphere’s keen appetite for food-related content. This food feature is firmly fortnightly.

Thanks, folks. More to come.


Image by Mike Licht.

Blogs With Bite

March 22, 2009

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:

New York City Food Museum— Big Apple food of yore.  Public markets, pushcarts, oyster barges, breweries, eateries. You got a problem wit dat?

Eat me daily — Commentary, criticism and features on food, media, and culture. “Aggregation of links deemed important, irreverent, redeeming, absurd, or plainly awesome.”

Rachel Laudan— “A Historian’s Take on Food and Food Politics.” Tasty, thoughtful writing by this Mexico-based food authority.

World Carrot Museum —  What’s up, Doc? Carrot Museum curator John Stolarczyk knows. And how.

Offal Good— Cooking with “those parts of a meat animal which are used as food but which are not skeletal muscle.”  Unique, authoritative site and blog by Chris Cosentino. Not for the faint of heart, queasy, or Vegan.

Endless Simmer — Is that a great name or what?  A kitchen cabal led by Brendan Spiegel and Stefanie Gans writes this group blog. Festures, news, recipes, restaurant reviews, and commentary on food and drink of all types. Knowledgeable but unpretentious.

Readable Watchable Edible Potable — “Food and Drink in Books and Film.”  Recipes and culinary color, especially as found in international crime fiction.


DC Blogger Meetup Today

March 18, 2009

DC Blogger Meetup Today
DC-area bloggers are welcome at the Meetup. You don’t need to bring a laptop or drink alcohol.

The Washington Blogger Meetup is this evening, Wednesday March 18th, from 7:15 PM to 9 PM. DC-area bloggers will talk, drink beer, eat burgers and such, and drink beer at RFD (a/k/a Regional Food and Drink), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202-289-2030). That’s near the MCI Center, a half block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station (directions). RFD has beer (did we mention that?) in several colors, none of them green.

The Washington DC Blogger Meetup was founded back in 2002, when the Brontosaurus roamed the Blogosphere. New DC resident and Blogger-in-Chief Barack Obama has not yet RSVP’ed for the Meetup, but you can do it right here. Not registered with Meetup? Do it here, quick and easy.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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

Blogs With Bite

March 8, 2009

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.


Blogs With Bite

February 22, 2009

   Blogs With Bite

Blogs with Bite is an occasional omnivorous sampling of food blogs and websites we find particularly tasty. Follow the trail of bread crumbs back to earlier editions, starting here.

 Today’s serving of Blogs with Bite:

Food & Think — Amanda Bensen and Hugh Powell blog for the Smithsonian Institution. Science, history, anthropology, and art of food, dining and drinking. Recipes, too.

Junk Food News — Shake hands with the Devil; you can always clean the grease off with a moist towelette.  Observe the awesome industry news feed page; feel the pulsing peristalsis of America’s industrial-culinary complex. You’ll swell with patriotic pride.

Caviar and Codfish — Robin Damstra’s charming food blog. Fine recipes and photos.

Beef Label Decoder — Supermarket survival tool.


Uh-Oh. Smithsonian 2.0

January 31, 2009

Uh-Oh-Smithsonian 2.0

Put the Smithsonian on the Web and everyone can help curate the collections. What could be wrong with that?


The Institution held a “gathering” recently, Smithsonian 2.0. It was an updated cabaret version of a bigger production staged eight years ago at the museum’s 150th birthday party. There seem to have been no Smithsonian 2.0 speakers who would not personally benefit if the Smithsonian bestowed its blessing on “Web 2.0” measures.

Sadly, most models proposed at the meeting were antithetical to the “increase and diffusion of knowledge,”  the Smithsonian’s mission. Unless, that is, the Smithsonian now interprets “diffuse”  in its adjectival sense, “being at once verbose and ill-organized” (Merriam-Webster).