Friday, October 9, 2009

Spreading a little love

On Wednesday, I got the exciting news that Michelle over at One Ordinary Day had awarded me the "One Lovely Blog" award. The last time I won an award was...never. I'm a terrifically low achiever. So, I'm feeling rather pleased.

Part of the good will of this award is that once you're named, you pay it forward and give a shout-out to some blogs you really like, preferably ones you've recently discovered. You let them know they've won, and they pass it on.

I appreciate all kind of blogs, but I tend to gravitate toward writers that have a distinct, defined perspective. Although I naturally enjoy the ones written by fellow Bay Area peeps, I find myself increasingly drawn to blogs written from other coasts or continents. I don't mind if the photos aren't great (although I admire them when they are), and I don't really care if anyone posts recipes (although I've been known to bookmark a few). I'm interested in the person behind the blog and their unique view of food, and the world.

Here are a few I've been digging recently. Not all are new to me, but a few are.

Croque-Camille: An American in Paris, writing about her cooking and eating adventures abroad.
Feasting on Art: One of the coolest blogs I've seen, blending art and cooking in the most graceful way.
Jessica's Dinner Party: I recently discovered this one and was quickly impressed with the elegance of the photos as well as the writing.
Tiny Urban Kitchen: I like the way Jen writes about Boston; it really makes me want to go there.
Unfussy Fare: I love the clean, uncluttered look of this blog almost as much as love the sharp writing.

I hope you check these out if you haven't already. I think they're great.

-The Hungry Dog


  1. Hungry Dog! Thank you! I'm totally flattered. I'll get busy making my picks so I can pass on the blog love. And I can't wait to scope your other picks! Gratefully, Gillian (

  2. Thank you for the "love"! I am really flattered too. :) Just wanted to let you know that I love your writing style too . . and I still can't stop chuckling at that grape cake & the Mickey mouse nose. Heh heh. Anyway, I will definitely spread the love. Thanks!

  3. Oh thank you so much!! You are so sweet, I really appreciate the 'blog love.'

    Also - I just read your grape cake post, I did a version on my blog and I dripped a bit of honey into the little grape wells (and I used green grapes which I think have a bit more flavor). It kept them from looking like noses and gave the whole thing a bit more flavor.

  4. How fun, I love learning about new blogs (although I'm hard pressed to keep up with all my favs)! Congratulations hungry dog.

  5. Thanks so much for the mention! I'm trying to think of who to pass this on to, but yours is the only new blog I've added in a while - like foodhoe said, I have a hard enough time keeping up with the ones I already have in the Reader! :) Thanks again, though!

  6. Congratulations! I should thank you, as Jen from Tiny Urban Kitchen spread the blog love my way! I love things like this, because it's so positive and really speaks so highly of the supportive nature of the blog community.

  7. Congrats on the award and thanks for the blog suggestions. Keep up the good work!

  8. Thanks, everyone, and I'm so pleased to promote all of my new and old favorites as well--which include all the links to the right :)