Blogging has become the new ‘it’ career for content creators who are seeing their hobbies turn into cash cows, as their websites begin garnering hits that rival those of top media outlets. The most popular food bloggers have become spokespeople for major brands, are hosting TV shows, and almost all of them seem to have a cookbook in the works. While most blogs are more likely to fade into obscurity than reach this level of success, every year a few new bloggers stand out from the masses. Here are my picks for the top new food blogs from the past 12 months. Keep an eye on these bloggers because it won’t be long before they’re showing off their skills on the Food Network or smiling at you from the covers of cookbooks…
Broad Appetite was Saveur’s 2014 Reader’s Choice winner for Best New Blog, and it’s no wonder. Marcella’s gorgeous food photography and diverse, decadent recipes live up to her motto of, “Life’s short – taste everything.” Whether it’s pairing bacon with persimmons or adding kimchi to her Bloody Mary, she’s on a mission to make you more adventurous in the kitchen.
Now this is the blog to watch if are looking for a guide to healthy, clean eating with a delicious twist. Written by nutritionist Carly, her site is full of recipes for colourful meals made from whole foods and sprinkled with nutritional advice and tips for living a healthier lifestyle.
The Naked Fig
The Naked Fig is all about simple, gourmet food made from real ingredients. Recipe developer Chelsea Hunter believes that everyone is capable of creating tantalizing, nourishing meals, and she’s here to show us how. And even with her focus on health and wellness, she never preaches deprivation. She’s even got a recipe for completely guilt-free raspberry chocolate cake.
My Blue and White Kitchen
This blog always gets my mouth watering as soon as I click on to its beautiful design. Sini creates full-on photoshoots with the seasonal ingredients she cooks with before crafting them into gorgeous dishes. Taste your way through the seasons with her creative array of recipes, and see if you can resist getting caught up in her passion for thoughtful, local cooking.
Let It Be Cosy
Written by Rocio from her home in a little seaside village by the mountains in Spain, her recipes inspire me to eat more simply and to create more colourful dishes, while her lifestyle posts leave me longing for life by the ocean.
What are some of your new favourite food blogs? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.