I have an awful lot of food blogs on my "to read" list. I like it when the bloggers I do read link to other bloggers who have inspired them because it means I can add to this long list. A long list of blogs to read means a very happy Adrasteia, as that is where I tend to get most of my inspiration. Seeing where someone has cooked something and reading what they were thinking/feeling while they were cooking it and while they eat it is very exciting and I love trying the recipe myself and seeing what I think and feel while I cook and eat it.
That didn't make as much sense as I wanted it to in my head, but I can't think of a better way to express it.
Anyway, many of the food blogs on my list are American. This doesn't really matter, I've got my fabulous Food Substitution Bible by David Joachim for any unfamiliar ingredients and Google can sometimes help you source something that you didn't think you could find here in Brisbane. Sometimes, it is nice to read blogs that are Australian. They refer to places you know and even restaurants you can try. I started reading Not Quite Nigella because she blogged about many places near where D's mother lived in Sydney and I was looking for foodie places to visit on our holiday. However, we don't get to visit Sydney very often.
I have a few Brisbane food blogs that I love to read. I also love reading about someone's experience at a restaurant that you can visit. I love reading about the recipes that they cook and the stores they visit because it's the kind of recipes I generally want to try and the stores I want to visit. I have found that Brisbane bloggers tend to be a much smaller group than those in the fancier foodie areas of Sydney and Melbourne (this is evidenced by how much content is missing from our Good Food and Wine Show compared to those cities - I'm not bitter). I have always wanted to find more.
Then I came across this amazing project: Australian Food Blogs. It's a website compiling Australia's food blogs. The blogs are sorted into state groups and the site aims to collate "[a]ll of Australia's food, wine, coffee and restaurant review blogs in one place". I don't know how long this site has been up and running, I have to say that if someone hadn't linked to it I wouldn't have gone looking at it. Luckily, Google Analytics told me Anna's site has directed two people to visit my site (Hi!!) and I went and checked it out.
Thanks so much Anna for putting this all together. My "to read" list has just doubled!