Food Blog Chain: The Amateur Gourmet

Gobbling up the internet one food blog at a time.
The fourth link of the Food Blog Chain: The Amateur Gourmet to Smitten Kitchen.
The Amateur Gourmet to Smitten Kitchen.

The fourth link of the Food Blog Chain: The Amateur Gourmet to Smitten Kitchen.

You're on your favorite food blog, you scan the side and there's the list: "Recommended Sites," "Links," or just, "Blogroll." But why did those sites make the cut? Many links even go to dead sites — sometimes these ghosts of internets past just resemble a sad graveyard of quid pro quo. Who does everyone really read?

To find out, The Daily Meal has launched the Food Blog Chain, a feature inspired by Grub Street's Food Chain. Each installment asks a food blogger to name another food site he or she follows regularly. Blogger, critic, chef, everyone can play. They answer two questions that say a lot about the food blogosphere. What recent post on that site caught your eye? And does it have a feature you wish you'd thought of?

In the Food Blog Chain's previous installment, Chefs Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot of Ideas in Food said that The Amateur Gourmet by Adam Roberts was the site that they read regularly. In turn, The Amateur Gourmet highlighted Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman...


Which food website do you read regularly and does it have a feature that you wish you had thought of?
Smitten Kitchen. Not so much a feature as the whole overall experience. Deb's site is gorgeous in its simplicity and execution. Her photography explodes off the page and every single recipe she posts is something that I really want to make. That's the sign of a world class food blog.


Which post did you find of particular interest recently?
Her garlic butter roasted mushrooms; a riff on escargot without the snails. You have to admit, you want to eat that. I want to eat it too.


Tune in next time to find out who Deb names...