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best of the food blogs 2011

Get inspired. Find new flavors. Need some new recipe ideas? The net is a great resource, but only if you know where to look. You don’t have time to test every tasty-sounding idea you find, so you might turn to Epicurious or Cooks Illustrated for vetted recipes. But when you want to jumpstart your creativity and get insight into the next big trends and what flavors are hot in cities around the country, you turn to food blogs. In May, Saveur Magazine announced the winners of their annual Best Food Blog awards. Starting with 40,000 entries, they narrowed the field to six finalists in 17 categories. We present 12 groups here with links to the winners and finalists. For the full list, Google “Saveur Top Food Blogs 2011.” Whether you’re new to food blogs or you’ve been browsing them for years, these sites will open your eyes and your imagination to new items, flavors and culinary possibilities. Now find a computer, a comfy chair and enjoy!

Pear, Apple & Fennel Salad from Canelle et Vanille

best cooking blog winner: Smitten Kitchen

finalists 101 Cookbooks I Made That Lottie and Doof Sprouted Kitchen The Wednesday Chef

best original savory recipe finalists Local Lemons Sweet Corn, Chilis, and Burrata over Fettuccine Delicious Days Caesar Salad - Kind Of, But Better Dinner: A Love Story Baked Sausages with Apples & Potatoes Eating Brooklyn Farro Salad with Roasted Red Grapes, Kale and Swiss Chard Melissa Clark Braised Pork Shoulder with Tomatoes, Cinnamon, and Olives over Polenta

winner: 101 Cookbooks

‘Quinoa Skillet Bread’

best baking and desserts blog winner: Joy the Baker

finalists Desserts for Breakfast Eat the Love Evan’s Kitchen Ramblings She Who Eats Sprinkle Bakes

best original baking and desserts recipe winner: Cafe Fernando

‘Brownies with Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate Lace’

finalists Beyond the Plate ‘Bomboloni with Meyer Lemon Curd’ Seven Spoons ‘Frozen Eton Mess’ La Tartine Gourmande ‘Spiced Pumpkin Pots de Crème with Sautéed Apples and Pistachios’ Sprinkle Bakes ‘Crown Jewel Cake’

best wine or beer blog winner: Vinography

finalists Alice Feiring Blog About Beer Good Wine Under $20 Washington Beer Blog Wine Terroirs

best cocktail blog winner: Drink Dogma

finalists Alcademics Cask Strength Cocktailians Jeffrey Morganthaler Kaiser Penguin

best restaurant / dining coverage winner: The Girl Who Ate Everything

finalists Immaculate Infatuation Kevin Eats Skillet Doux The Delicious Life The Ulterior Epicure

best kitchen tools & hardware winner: The Kitchn finalists Delicious Days ‘How to Organize Your Spices’ Food in Jars Equipment Kitchen Generation Lifehacker ‘The Geek’s Guide to Rebooting Your Kitchen’ Regrettably Edible 11 Crappy Kitchen Tools to Avoid

best food photography winner: What Katie Ate

finalists 101 Cookbooks Beyond the Plate Not Without Salt Seven Spoons Sunday Suppers

best video content winner: Food Wishes

finalists Epic Meal Time Food Curated Food52 Perennial Plate Sky Full of Bacon

best regional cuisine blog winner: Homesick Texan

finalists Indian Simmer Jun Belen Just Hungry Lucullian Delights She Simmers

best cook-through blog winner: The Bitten Word finalists Alinea at Home Cookbook Archaeology Momofuku for Two Nose to Tail at Home The Way We Ate

Best Food Blogs 2011  

Saveur Magazine's annual Food Blog awards, 2011.

Best Food Blogs 2011  

Saveur Magazine's annual Food Blog awards, 2011.