After scouring food blogs for a couple hours, I came up with a short list of a few of the best highlights! I find myself drawn to food blogs that have writing with personality, good visual graphics, videos, quality digital photography. Below, I’ve listed a few of the more memorable foodie blogs I found.
Writing with personality is essential to successful food websites and blogs. Funny and cute .gifs are also a huge plus! Pen and Palate combines both intriguing writing and adorable graphics to go with the writing. Regular contributors Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen write about their memories of food, personal lives and how they connect with food in their daily lives. This blog reads like a collective memoir and has a simple, clean white design that emphasizes its’ adorable graphics, like the one above. Pen and Palate was the Editor’s Choice of Best Writing for The Huffington Post in 2014.
“Chef and Activist, Daniel Klein and Filmmaker Mirra Fine are traveling the world exploring the wonders, complexities and stories behind the ever more connected global food system.” -The Perennial Plate
Videos add that extra layer of interest to a food blog. This website, the Perennial Plate has a very interactive interface with pull out videos of the authors’ adventures. This website features videos from around the world, exemplifying socially responsible and sustainable food choices. With a blog for articles, recipes, and well shot videos of places around the world, this blog has a variety of content to keep readers interested. This blog has won a James Beard Award for Excellence.
Digital Photography makes food blogs more interesting if it’s not just of food. Edible Road Trip is a Canadian food blog that gorgeous photos of lush landscapes, native people, zoomed in shots of meals being made and various other cute kitschy items. Pictures of food are important to food blogs, but character and setting make the experience more relatable for viewers. This blog also features music pairings, a foodie job board, and recipes. The authors will be travelling through Canada for an upcoming project.
These are just a few things I noticed about successful, visually pleasing and truly interesting food blogs I have encountered for this post. More to come soon!