Monday, January 08, 2007

More Greater Los Angeles Food Blog Sites

Food related blogs have been popping up all over the internet. I have been blogging for nearly two years now. When I first started, I was surprised by how few blogs there were. Even more surprising were the limited number of blogs from Los Angeles based writers. From memory, in 2005 there were specific geographic areas in the U.S. with very strong food blogging comraderie. Seattle and San Francisco to name the leaders at that time. New York was also a strong contender. Well that has all changed with the number of food related blogs continuing to grow daily all over the U.S. in strikingly great numbers.

In October 2005, Rachel at Fresh Approach wrote a response to a Los Angeles Times food section article disclosing a few more L.A. sites that were disclosed in the article. Again Rachel wrote in December 2005 regarding Scott Martelle's excellent article on "Blogging L.A." where three L.A. bloggers were highlighted.

Yes we have come a long way. Amy Scattergood's article "Celebs, gossip! Sure, we'll bite" media dish article in the January 3, 2007 L.A. Times noted 23 L.A. based food blogs. She wrote of a few of my favorites including the Delicious Life, Professor Salt (my BBQ Team mate "Go Four Q")and Oishieats. Many of the other blogs noted I had not visited so I took the opportunity to introduce myself. Interestingly I found myself visiting these new blogs in addition to links they had to other L.A. food blogging sites. Of note is that one site L.A. Digesty just happened to list 16/23 sites proclaimed to have food "News, Reviews and Gossip". The other 7 were noted on most of the blogrolls for the other 16 sites. L.A. Disgesty descibes the site as a "portal for the great Los Angeles food web sites" with reasonable criteria to be included- just routinely blog in L.A. primarily about places to eat and ask to be listed.

With that in mind, I thought it would be nice to list some other greater Los
Angeles blogs which may be of interest to you though some may not offer gossip, reviews or news, it's all good food. My only disclaimer is that I do not suggest that all sites are good and as of the time of this post, they were active sites though some may not post very often. In alphabetical order:

...and eat your green burning kitchen
BBQ Junkie
Best of LA Good Eats
Colorado Chow
Daily Gluttony
Eat Drink and Be Merry
Fresh Approach
Good Luck deluxe
Grub Club
LA and OC Foodventures
LA Food Crazy
La Vida Dulce
Chowhound LA Area Tips for Dining
Manja Manja
Meet Me at the corner of third and..
Mikey Hates Everything
Monster Munching
Oh So Yummy
Peanut Butter Etouffee
Peru Food
Rate A Restaurant
Slow Food LA
Soul Fusion Kitchen
The Hungry Cat
The New Diner
The Survival Gourmet


Anonymous said...

Thank you for adding my blog to your list! I am based in Los Angeles, although I blog about Peruvian food in general.


Peru Food

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for adding my blog (Good Luck Deluxe) to your list!

I appreciate it. :-)

doodles said...

I emailed the author of the article and received a very nice email in return saying that the blog world is growing so very fast but she would attempt to keep up and hilight more blogs in the future.

Sylvie said...

Hopefully so Doodles. It looks to me like she got lazy and just looked at couple of blogs and their blogrolls.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention.

Have a delicious New Year!

Sylvie said...

Doodles, I broke down and sent Amy at the L.A. times an email. The reply I got back is:

"Dear Sylvie,

Thanks so much for your letter. I know that I only touched on the number of terrific food blogs out there, and I was by no means assuming I was inclusive: I tried to list a few diverse blogs with a range of interests and primary locations. I'm therefore very happy to learn of others, and greatly appreciate your feedback. I'm sure we'll do future articles on the subject, as the story got a very good response, so I'll keep your email for future reference if I may.

Thanks again,
Amy Scattergood
Food Section
LA Times"

Sounds like a file copy standard reply.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sylvie, this is great. I think we should support the hometown kids.

Anonymous said...

hi sylvie, thanks for listing all these links, i found a lot of 'new-to-me' ones that look interesting.

your new year's black-eyed peas look delicious. happy new year to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Sylvie glad you got a good response and hopefully she will keep writing about food blogs.

La Vida Dulce said...

Muchas gracias! Thanks for including my blog on the list. It is an honor to be among such favorites of mine as Peanut Butter Etouffee. Feliz ano nuevo!
La Vida Dulce

Anonymous said...

thanks for the mention, sylvie. i'd like to add that my favorite part about l.a. blogs like yours, ours and la vida dulce's, among others, is that they're by "real people," not over-the-top foodies who eat at water grill or asia de cuba every night. fancy restaurants are nice, but i really enjoy reading about what real los angelenos are cooking and eating. it's a nice little community we've got going here!

Sylvie said...

Thank you all. It was a pleasure to highlight you all on SFK. I know I discovered some new sites to me and I am thankful for the food blogging community we share in.

MP, I often wonder how some folks afford going to very fancy($$$) restaurants so frequently. I admit I like reading about it and I even add some to my wish list of places to eat. I enjoy more reading about and sharing with everyday homecooks.

Jeni said...

I'm bummed LA Times missed some of my favorites too. But we all know you are the queen of Soul Food blogging. Here's to another year!

Daily Gluttony said...

sylvie, thanks so much for listing DG in your post. yes, i would have loved to have been mentioned in ms. scattergood's article, but the best thing that's happened to me since i started blogging is having this wonderful community of food bloggers and food lovers like yourself around me. that's what makes blogging worthwhile!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sylvia I am like you and love to cook, but I would love to meet other people such as myself or maybe events people might hold. Cooking competition or cook offs. I have researched classes but I think those are to expensive and structured, Do you know of anything?


Sylvie said...

Getting familiar with the food blog community is probably your best bet. Check out some of the food blog events listed on one of my links- Sticky date.

David Jaeger said...

Hi Sylvia,

Happy to see such a great resource of Los Angeles Food blogs. Do you know how frustrating it can be to try and find them on technorati???

I just started a food blog myself, reviewing Mediterranean restaurants .

Anonymous said...

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