Feeling peckish? It’s time to get to know our favourite food blogs, so whether you want to whip up a feast or simply feed your imagination, there’s plenty of culinary indulgence to be found here. We’ve also included our favourite allergy-friendly food blogs, so you can be sure to find delicious recipes that work for you.
Mrs D's great passions are food and travel, and she doesn't let her gluten allergy hold her back. Whether tucking into burgers in a Tuscan village or splashing out on Christmas dinner in Uruguay, she's always looking for the best that world cuisine has to offer, so let her share her discoveries with you!
Alice’s cooking may have made her son cry and her dog sick, but her charming determination to improve her culinary skills makes this blog a must for anyone that can relate to similar incidents. From the highs of her successful chocolate cupcakes, to the lows of hot dogs on a plate, experience a wonderland of family cooking from Alice’s brave and spontaneous experiments.
Anne is a home cook extraordinaire who has a passion for having a go, whether the results are perfect or need a little more practice! Anne's personable style and detailed process will have you rolling up sleeves, slapping around pastry and having a good chuckle. Let's get baking!
Creative and clean cooking endeavours are the norm on Annieko... but Annie makes it look so easy. As Christmas approaches, her mince pies and stollen will be the envy of seasonal bakers, but guests to "Wonton Gatherings" and samplers of her delicious Chinese-inspired meals are left wanting more.
Zombie gingerbread men? Chocolate peanut butter mousse cake? Blueberry and nectarine yogurt cake?! Blogger Katie is not only a culinary genius, her baking is vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free. Creative, innovative and supremely generous, she shares these fabulous recipes with the wider world in an easy-to-follow style.
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for presentation, the meticulous cakes and cocktails featured in the blog are simply breath-taking. We go on an adventure across the globe finding favourite foodie snaps from Thailand, incorporating exotic, alluring recipes and even a “Love Salad”. With her nectar pancakes stacked high, Anna gives us the low-down on some of the most delicious recipes on the planet.
Sugar, spice and everything nice, Mrs. M guides us gently through new favourite cookbooks, cream tea gift sets, seasonal cakes and the very tastiest foods. Mrs. M has created a wealth of recipes, which can be explored using drop-down menus in the "Recipe Index". Online cookbook heaven!
We present to you, the most beautifully photographed doughnut which ever existed. Azelia is a talented chef and baker, with Portuguese roots and passion for foods like no other. Intriguing and unusually tactile recipes pop from the page, like a satisfying final squeeze of a lime in the exquisite Shorbat Adas. So what is a dough globe and how do I make Dutch fruit pudding? All this and lots more can be found at Azelia’s Kitchen.
Bacon on the Beech celebrates all aspects of foodie culture in Manchester (and sometimes further afield!) They write, ‘we really are living in the best time right now for eating out’ and set about building a convincing argument; from fine dining, an amuse bouche here, a hearty winter beer there, you soon are oo-ing and ahh-ing at beautifully composed ingredients and a lavishly layered gastro feast.
Not only is the Belleau Kitchen design a rustic, chic joy (those cabinets!), the food created within it is equally charming and sophisticated. Taste combinations are adventurous - bramble and liquorice, carrot and coconut - but blend together in a spectacular crescendo of tangy oomph. Visit the Belleau Kitchen for mouth-watering photos, but settle in for flashes of brilliance and culinary wisdom.
The big spud certainly knows his potatoes and if you want to know how to make the perfect roasted beauties, this blog is a good place to start. But there's more - loads more than the perfect fluffy roast potato. We really liked the post about masala cheese scones. What potential! Combining two wonderful flavours doesn't always work, but we're more than confident that this is a winner. Serve with mango chutney!
Jam drops, raspberry frangipane, lobster salad and even garibaldi fingers, the British Larder is a professional foodie institution (pub-tastic) with wholesome blogger roots. Author/chef Maddy has a passion for ingredients and an eye for culinary design. Each dish is prepared with the finesse of a fine artist and the expertise of a master chef.
Butcher, baker, blogger and Great British Bake Off champ in the making, Jules will astound with innovative baking exploits and tremendous technical skill (simply look at her pastry). Her bread is kneaded with timeless energy, familiar to bakers of a forgotten age, whereas her cakes are decorated with the smoothest icing and innocent designs. Topped with flawless presentation, this is a blog of wonders.
Prowling the wilds of Stoke-on-Trent, our brave cake hunter, blogger Sophie, pounces on sweet stocks, flours and raising agents hiding in the pantry and cupboards of a very special British kitchen. Pumpkin week (particularly in the case of pumpkin spiced bundt cake) explores the variety and wealth of flavours which makes pumpkin such an unusual ingredient. A must for both experimentalists and traditional bakers.
Wholesome family lifestyle, with technique, taste and creative composition to boot, readers will delight in pretty wedding cakes and delicate cupcakes at Casa Costello. Particular wonders are hyper-real sugar flower decorations, social feature ‘Cake of Week', and cute grand prix icing.
Cupcake Claire brings baking extravaganzas, en masse, to a computer screen near you. This pretty blog feeds our imagination with banana espresso chocolate chip muffins (to die for) and Nutella Swirled buns. Hosting a high tea? Fear not! You will also find some amazing dinner party ideas and savoury treats, designed for those with busy, working lifestyles.
Charlotte is well travelled, having lived in Paris and Madrid. Now the kitchen is at the heart of her life, and she specialises in making cakes free of wheat, gluten, dairy and soya. Try her wet weekend carrot cake, or her wholemeal English muffins for a perfect way to start any day. Our stomachs are rumbling already!
Personal, reflective and accessible, blogger ‘Gomez’ is the weaving-word-wizard behind Corpulent Capers. Based in Wales, he is the first on the scene at food events and restaurants, ruminating over every meal and giving the reader more than food for thought. Mint and Mustard and the increasingly popular One Mile Bakery posts will leave you wanting more.
Cumbria foodie is a lesson in the magnificent, extraordinary and unusual. Aside from the fantastical photography, (where foods resemble a cast spell) readers will be struck that, not only is this an artistic eye, but an actual dining experience. Keep a look out for the deconstructed popcorn dish, sorbet at The Ritz and cod yolk. It has to be seen to be believed.
The cupcake mum loves crafting, reading and, of course, cooking. She has great recipes for the family, like quick pasta with meatballs, or more indulgent breakfast pancakes. And when you don't have little ones to think of, try something more exotic, like spicy Chinese pork. This is a wonderfully eclectic source of recipes!
This family-friendly blog will encourage you to get busy in the kitchen and active in the great outdoors. After you’ve pitched a tent, Wendy will teach you how to make a delicious and hearty meal. After a fun family day out, these are definitely the recipes for you. So, come inside for a second and have a look at Daisy and Pie’s recipes: peanut butter and choc chip cookies for hungry little mouths. After something more grown up? Maple chicken tostadas and chilli beef are bound to appeal to the masses.
Enjoying food in its most natural form, Ella teaches us how to conjure quick, delicious meals, free from sugar, gluten, dairy and meat (with no calorie counting required!). From understanding the fundamental basics of healthy eating to producing a vegan-friendly, raw zucchini lasagne with ease, this blog will be your visually enticing guide to adopting purer and cleaner eating habits.
So burgers might be off the menu, but food blogger and professional writer Simon knows what he likes (and what he likes is Rioja, two main courses and good crunchy pizzas with a billion tasty toppings!). He is a man who speaks truthfully on all matters including, ‘Zombies are better than skimmed latte’s anyway’ and if you haven’t had a Zombie... you haven’t lived. Eat Drink Manchester is to the point and guides you to all the best hotspots.
Easy does it. Matt, chef and blogger at Easy Teas effortlessly makes all his dishes look delightful and sing with Sunday lunchtime perfection. Food is the source of happiness at Easy Tea’s, teamed with Matt’s inquisitive love of ingredients and eclectic accumulation of recipes, readers will browse for hours and relish in his enthusiasm and skill.
Move over River Cottage – we want to go foraging with Robin! Eat Weeds is rich, earthy, sticky, grubby-fingernailed, roll-up-your-sleeves, wellington boot-sized buckets of brilliance. Chutneys, cheeses, goliath mushrooms, jams, homemade lemonades, vinegar and even snail-based recipes will make you bound out into the dewy morning brush to bring the outside in.
A perfect corner of the internet for food lovers and home chefs alike, Fab Food celebrates all that is great about vegetarian cookery. If you like cheese you'll love the spinach roulade. Or maybe you have a heart of chocolate? Whatever your taste, you'll be sure to find a recipe here that will have you reaching for your apron!
Fabulous, friendly, ambrosial and mouth-wateringly good, Fab Food 4 All is a global food celebration, yet has a soothingly hyper-local feel. It’s a feel good, free food-fair and everyone is invited. Readers will love blogger Camilla’s Banocolate chip muffins and the winter warming Boeuf Bourguignon and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at the blog.
Food, wine and lifestyle luxe, blogger and foodie Ren makes it all look so easy. We watch with awe as she whizzes round her kitchen, mastering everyday dishes, to specialty sweets treats inspired by Polish heritage. The blog is immaculately presented and eloquently written; readers will instantly warm to Ren’s excitement about food and eagerly anticipate her new recipes.
Spontaneous and adventurous, blogger Jason is an innovative and exciting chef who crafted his technique and developed his tastes in Singapore and Malaysia. Readers will explore both familiar and new territory recipes, gleefully prodding local shops for fresh crab, pandan leaves, shrimp paste and other pungent and thrilling ingredients.
Blogger Katie is mum to two ravenous boys and wife to a hungry firefighter. This lady has a lot on her plate, but has created an encyclopaedia of breakfast, lunch and dinner to quickly distract any rumbling tummies. Squidgy banana blondies, broccoli tomato tart, updates from the allotment and red velvet wonders - every taste is catered for.
Wholesome, friendly family life is perfectly framed by blogger Sian's delicious home-cooked treats. Crumbly cookies and popping peanut butter popcorn posts appear next to sweet miniature owls and musings about sweet potatoes. A nice spot to unwind, fishfingersfortea takes a relaxed and nourishing approach to food.
Inspiration from Kate’s kitchen appears as homemade classics with a new lease of life. From cowboy corned beef ’n’ beans, to helpful weight loss tips and seasonal bakes, such as mini Christmas cakes and trick-or-treat Halloween cake (chocolate and oozing raspberry. Spooky!) Making food work for little ones is a challenge, but Kate takes it in her food-wise stride at the Five F’s.
2012 Great British Bake Off champ John Whaite is the author of Flour and Eggs. While he is famed for delicious bakes (and some stunners do immediately pop out - apple and ginger loaf and stonking marble cake), savoury surprises also lie in wait, some with a distinct Moroccan influence. Aside from the baking brilliance, John reveals all about his GBBO experience and we have to agree that a good bit of rough puff pastry will turn any frown upside down!
If you are plagued by questions such as; what is the dilemma of the Fat Duck? Why is that passion fruit smouldering? Wonder no more, because Food Geek has the answers. Food Geek is hot off the press to review all the movers and shakers in the pop culture dining world, from conscientious Jimmy’s Farm eatery, to the Jamie Oliver empire and the boutique Michael Caines restaurants, with a few local bods in for good measure.
Blogger Tash is fusion foods focused. She happily marries the taste of Jamaica with the West Country (we can officially confirm that both roast potatoes and rice are acceptable with goat curry). The stand-out features at Food I Fancy are the blend of master classes Tash attends, ‘A Taste of Africa,’ and ‘A Taste of Madagascar and Tanzania’ are posts, which detail complex cooking technique, but Tash confidently guides a cook along with a detailed recipe and step-by-step help. No challenge is too big!
Science teacher by day, Hazel strives to hunt down the most delicious, healthy and cost-effective meals, which compliment a busy lifestyle. We love her perfect egg recipes, hard boiled or fried, soft runny yolks are a promise. She provides tips for cutting down on sugary treats and doing a sensible weekly shop: beneficial for both the bank balance and the belly. Her simple, yet, genius granola bars are a tasty way to start the day on the go.
The quince tree in Helen's parents' garden is dying, and with it goes her only source of this most fragrant of English fruits. Quinces are marvellous to cook with and make a wonderful jelly, too. If you don't have access to fresh fruit, Helen recommends you try the fruit-flavoured syrup. It makes a mean apple and quince syrup crumble. A perfect autumn treat
You won't find any gluten here, but this blog definitely isn't short of amazing advice for coeliacs, as well as the latest advice about supermarket foods. Find out where to get ten great gluten-free presents, the best places to eat out, and a wonderful winter idea for sweet almond milk. Free yourself from the allergy blues with Free From!
This is the perfect home for foodies with allergies seeking scrummy alternatives to hundreds of dishes. There's everything from dairy-free cheesecake and wheat-free pancakes, to fig rolls which contain no soya, eggs or sugar! Whether or not you have to watch your diet, this blog is a fantastic source of cooking inspiration.
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