The Food Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now, According To Saveur

04/14/2014 12:48 pm ET | Updated Apr 16, 2014
Love and Lemons

Every year, new glorious food blogs are born. Every year, countless unfortunate ones come into being too. Food blogging has become so common that if you aren't a food blogger yourself, chances are you know someone who blogs about food.

Food bloggers may not be "editors at Vogue," and not all of them are "experts," as Martha Stewart once reminded us before admitting the hypocritical error of her ways (she features a whole network of bloggers on her site). No, food bloggers occupy a different space and serve a different purpose. They are responsive, interacting with their readers in a way many publications cannot. Some might be pretentious or twee, but others are charming and light-hearted. Above all else food bloggers are approachable. They make us feel like we can try the tricky recipes too, and if we fail, it's okay. As food writer Adam Roberts of the Amateur Gourmet sums it up, food blogs "run on intimacy."

Every year Saveur magazine, one of the most respected publications in the food world, ranks the year's best food blogs. Readers and past winners nominate blogs, and Saveur editors decide the finalists. There are two winners for each category: a Reader's Choice award, composed of votes from online ballots, and an Editor's Choice award. Here are this year's winners:

Best Cooking Blog
Readers' Choice: Love and Lemons
Editors' Choice: i am a food blog

Finalists: Princess Tofu, Seven Spoons, The Year in Food, What's Cooking Good Looking

Best Baking and Desserts Blog
Readers' Choice: The Vanilla Bean Blog
Editors' Choice: Top with Cinnamon

Finalists: Breadtopia, My Name is Yeh, The Pastry Department, The Broken Bread

Best Cocktail Blog
Readers' Choice: Bit by a Fox
Editors' Choice: Death to Sour Mix

Finalists: Gastronomista, Loving Cup, Stir and Strain, The Straight Up

Best Wine or Beer Blog
Readers' Choice: The Thirsty Wench
Editors' Choice: Brunellos Have More Fun

Finalists: Brew Train, Guys Drinking Beer, Sob Stories, Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

Best Regional Cuisine Blog
Readers' Choice: Rose Water & Orange Blossoms
Editors' Choice: Indian Simmer

Finalists: Acadiana Table, Bottom of the Pot, Aunt Clara's Kitchen, Jun-blog

Best Culinary Travel Blog
Readers' Choice: FEAST: An Edible Road Trip
Editors' Choice: Eating Asia

Finalists: Fed Man Walking, Luxeat, Parla Food, Will Travel for Food

Best Family Cooking Blog
Readers' Choice: Dinner: A Love Story
Editors' Choice: In Praise of Leftovers

Finalists: Chinese Grandma, Dash and Bella, Pure Ella, Some the Wiser

Best Photography
Readers' Choice: Local Milk
Editors' Choice: Local Milk

Finalists: Fat & Furious Burger, Herriott Grace, Hortus Cuisine, Lady and Pups, Nicky & Max

Best Writing
Readers' Choice: 5 Second Rule
Editors' Choice: Pen and Palate

Finalists: The Yellow House, Culinary Bro-Down, Food for the Thoughtless, Plated Stories

Best Original Recipes
Readers' Choice: My Darling Lemon Thyme
Editors' Choice: Oh, Ladycakes

Finalists: Dolly and Oatmeal, Flourishing Foodie, The Beeroness, Three Little Halves

Best New Blog

Readers' Choice: Broad Appetite
Editors' Choice: Hortus Cuisine

Finalists: Bottom of the Pot, My Blue and White Kitchen, Two Red Bowls

Best Use of Video

Readers' Choice: Poires au Chocolat
Editors' Choice: The Perennial Plate

Finalists: Food Curated, Glass Backwards, Life and Thyme, Muy Bueno Cookbook

Best Special Diets Blog
Readers' Choice: My New Roots
Editors' Choice: The First Mess

Finalists: Golubka Kitchen, Happyolks, Sassy Kitchen, Vegetarian Ventures

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