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A World of New Flavors just waiting to be discovered The internet is bursting with culinary inspiration, but only if you know where to look. When you want to know what foodies are excited about this season and for insight into current flavor trends, food blogs are a delicious place to start. In May, Saveur Magazine announced the winners of their annual Best Food Blog Awards. Starting with nearly 40,000 nominated entries, they narrowed the field to six finalists in 16 categories. We present 12 groups here with links to the winners and finalists. For the full list, just Google “Saveur Best Food Blogs 2012.” 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 grab your laptop or iPad, find a comfy chair and get inspired!

Blood Orange Pistachio Salad from Licking the Plate

best cooking blog winner: Lottie & Doof

finalists Cookie and Kate palate/pallette/plate Seven Spoons Big Girls, Small Kitchen The Year in Food

best single recipe, sweet or savory finalists Kiran Tarun: ‘Paneer Tikka Pizza’ Luxirare ‘Crispy Penne’ thebestremedy ‘Zucchinitini’ (formerly eatmakeread) Food in Jars ‘Quince in Spiced Chai Syrup’ Lucullian Delights ‘Polenta Tart with Lime’

winner: Joy the Baker

‘Double-Battered Apple Doughnuts’

best baking and desserts blog winner: Butter Me Up Brooklyn

finalists Chasing Delicious Joe Pastry Willow Bird Baking Sprinkle Bakes Poires au Chocolat

best food photography winner: Gastrofotonomia

finalists La Buena Vida Pratos e Travessas Not Without Salt Seven Spoons Sunday Suppers

best wine or beer blog winner: Pete Drinks

finalists Wine Diarist Dr. Vino Good Wine Under $20 Vinography Cruisin’ for a Brewsin’

best cocktail blog winner: This Girl Walks Into a Bar

finalists There Will Be Bourbon 12 Bottle Bar The Five o’Clock Cocktail Blog Alcademics Jeffrey Morgenthaler

best restaurant / dining coverage winner: Tiny Urban Kitchen

finalists Snap Food Kevin Eats The Ulterior Epicure Judging Your Breakfast Paria Patisseries

best single food video winner: Kitchen Vignettes finalists Rick Mereki: Eat Leaf: Avocado, Shrimp & Endive Salad Tiger in a Jar: Mulled Apple Cider The Kitchy Kitchen: S’Meaches (S’mores & Peaches) The Perennial Plate: Mississippi Hand Grabbing

Baba Au Rhum

best special diets blog winner: nom nom paleo

finalists Roost Pure My Darling Lemon Thyme Tartelette Sodium Girl

best group blog winner: Honest Cooking

finalists Punk Domestics Culinate Nona Brooklyn Muy Bueno Acqtaste

best regional cuisine blog winner: She Simmers Thai Home Cooking

finalists Hungry Sofia (Latin) hungrysoďŹ Muy Bueno Cookbook (Mexican) Taste of Beirut (Lebanese) Jun-Blog (Filipino) Farmette (Irish)

best celebrity food blog winner: David Lebovitz finalists Aida Mollenkamp Gwyneth Paltrow Ree Drummond: The Pioneer Woman Anthony Bourdain anthony-bourdain Dorie Greenspan

Best Food Blogs 2012  
Best Food Blogs 2012  

compiled list of Saveur Magazine's annual awards