The Best Food Blogs in 2018
One of the most popular topics for blogs is food. Whether you’re looking for everyday dinner inspiration or dreamy dishes that look like they were a collaboration between a professional chef and a food photographer, there are lots of choices out there for you. Some of our favorite food blogs have been online for ages, but there are more popping up every day.
If you’re wondering which ones are worth exploring, check out some of our favorites below. These are the best food blogs of 2018.
A tried-and-true favorite, Smitten Kitchen has been online since 2006, and author Deb Perelman has spun her amateur interest in cooking into two successful cookbooks (so far). Her site’s description is “Fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City,” a motto that really represents her goals.
Many of her most popular recipes are ambitious classics that she explains in a simple, straightforward way. She has excellent recipes for staples like pie crust, barbeque sauce, meatballs, and birthday cake. Her style is deeply unpretentious and fun — it’s like cooking in the kitchen with your mom or best friend.
Plus, all of her newer posts feature Easter egg photos of her adorable children.
This festively green, mostly vegetable, and very beloved quiche has been stretched and tweaked to feed a crowd just in time for all of the potlucks and parties ahead. https://t.co/FBtd5FHF98 pic.twitter.com/lg7uX3BPFD
— smittenkitchen (@smittenkitchen) December 3, 2018
David Lebovitz is an American pastry chef who decided to pack up his life and move to Paris in 2004.
Since then, Lebovitz has blogged about his ex-pat life in the City of Lights, reviewed tons of incredible restaurants, bakeries, and confectionaries across France, and has posted several of his own recipes too. He often posts savory recipes, but his sweet recipes are by far the best. Lebovitz makes complex confections like salted butter caramels, marshmallows, and candied grapefruit peel accessible to even the most novice home chef. In both his published work and his online content, his writing style is dry and incredibly witty.
If you’re traveling to Paris, his site also has a treasure trove of restaurant and bakery recommendations.
— David Lebovitz (@davidlebovitz) November 30, 2018
Food in Jars
If you’re interested in jam-making or preserving, you should definitely check out Marisa McClellan’s blog Food in Jars. Her site is a gigantic recipe repository and contains info on how to preserve almost every type of fruit and vegetable you can think of. She has a Canning 101 section for novices, and her approach is straightforward and easy to follow.
McClellan has three published cookbooks, but her site, which has been online since 2009, has tons of great recipes for preserves, as well as recipes that use them as a base ingredient. In recent years, she’s moved away from recipes that use white sugar and has been publishing a lot of recipes that use honey and other natural sweeteners.
On Wednesday, I offered up a batch of Peach Chutney with Toasted Whole Spices. This one is dreamy with grain bowls and roast meat. @WAStoneFruit #canbassador https://t.co/4ijJIKu633 pic.twitter.com/n2ELRxgQnR
— Food in Jars (@foodinjars) August 30, 2018