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Gwyneth Paltrow, a woman of many talents but best known for her Hollywood roles. Among the different sections of her site is a category entitled “Make,” which focuses on recipes ranging from dinners to cocktails, details about detox methods, meetings with professional chefs and all other things pertaining to food. Paltrow offers many health-conscious recipes, but also recognizes

SMITTEN KITCHEN http://smittenkitchen.com Perusing the pages of Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen is a dangerous pastime. One risks ending up in the kitchen feverishly attempting to replicate the meals featured on her blog. However, such an endeavor will likely be successful, as Perelman’s recipes are exceedingly clear, her photographs not only lovely but also functional as references. The author is self-professedly wary of “excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients,” making her blog a breath of fresh air for most cooks and aficionados of food

the necessity of the occasional sweet treat (or, according to her preferences, many delicious

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varieties of cheese). Combined with an assortment of other food-related content, this section of the site makes for great food-related

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blogging. The variety of her recipes and the “Surprise Me!” button on the navigation panel promise a virtually inex-

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NOT W ITH OUT SALT http://notwithoutsalt.com Part personal blog, part photography blog and part cooking blog, Ashley Rodriguez’s Not Without Salt is unified by the food

that she takes as her overarching subject. Photos of beautiful meals and scrumptious sweets (accompanied by instructions for those who hope to bring them home to their own kitchens) are interspersed with photographs of the author’s children, craft projects and family updates. This creates

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feel; while in no way decreasing the sophistication and attention to

CANNELLE ET VANILLE http://cannelle-vanille.blogspot.com Although Basque ex-pat Aran Goyoaga’s blog revolves around food and the creation thereof, the center point is her lush, colorful photography. Goyoaga focuses not only on the food preparation process or the end result, but also on the events in her life that lead to the creation of her dishes. Settings and family factor into entries side-by-side with photos documenting the construction of delicious meals from start to finish. Posts brim with

detail that also characterize Rodriguez’s work in the kitchen. Be sure to check out

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Food brings people together. This is a sensibility that is not lost on the Internet, where blogs devoted to food and cooking abound. Here is a list of 10 great food blogs and why you should be reading them.

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to the author’s own dietary restrictions. Visit Cannelle et Vanille for a visual feast as well as ideas for one to put

Not Without Salt if you’re looking for inspiration, culinary or otherwise.

fresh ingredients, and all recipes are gluten-free according

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India-born Meeta Albrecht, now cooking and blogging from Weimar, Germany, brings an international voice to the food blogging community. Variety is the spice of Albrecht’s posts as a general rule. Elements that are unusual in American cooking, such as Spätzle and lingonberries, share space with standards such as peach cobbler and gnocchi. The result is a potpourri of colors and flavors working in concert to create ap-

petizing recipes and meals. Albrecht is also conscious of the impact her culinary choices have on a global scale, and is heavily invested in buying organic, local and seasonal ingredients as frequently as possible.

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Oct/Nov 2011 featuring Hannah Ware