Announcing BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta): What Do You Think?

For a little more than a year now, BlogHer has published the #3 largest food network in the U.S. (comScore), syndicating headlines from and advertising to 600 of the best food blogs in the world. To celebrate these amazing bloggers and serve our mission to create more exposure for their work, we've taken an important step forward with this new service: Throughout the day, we will update BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta) with beautiful, highly clickable excerpts from the latest posts from all 600 blogs in BlogHer’s Publishing Network for food blogs. ...more
Great idea, and thanks to BlogHer for starting with food blogs! One suggestion for the next ... more

Announcing BlogHer PRO, this December 13th in San Francisco

For the last few years, the Professional tracks at BlogHer annual events have been the most highly-attended (followed closely by the Writing track, naturally). After this year's conference, we decided it was time to do a deeper dive and create a focused event for those community members who are making the most of their substantial online influence! The result is BlogHer PRO, open for limited registration today....more
Would love to go to this conference, but for those of us on the East Coast, it's more than a day ... more

On Julia's 100th Birthday: 6 Food Blogging Lessons I Learned From Her

Julia Child taught me everything I know about cooking. During college, in the early 1970s, while my friends cut classes to watch afternoon soaps, I inhaled every episode of The French Chef. I bought her cookbooks when I could find them at the used bookstore in town. I couldn't get enough of Julia, cooking teacher extraordinaire, who dropped, spilled, flung and goofed, but also infused new-to-us recipes and techniques with her special joie de vivre. ...more
Thank you all. We are all still learning from Julia, aren't we? I hope she is having one whale ... more

Irish Blue Cheese and Tomato Soup

[Editor's Note: As soon as I saw this post, I put this recipe on my must-try list. It sounds so comforting and delicious! It's a really interesting twist on traditional tomato soup, and is a great place to experiment with local blue cheeses from dairies or creameries near you. I'm looking forward to making a pot of this when the Bay Area rains set in for the winter. --Genie]...more
Thanks for featuring this recipe. It's every bit as good as it sounds, and perfect for a cold, ... more

Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken

[Editor's Note: Brined chicken is always incredibly moist and delicious, but using sweet tea in the brine? Well, that's just genius. This southern-accented chicken dish is a great one to try during these final grilling days of summer. --Genie] ...more
Brilliant! I'm putting this on my list of recipes to try before the end of summer. more

Grilled Eggplant with Feta, Golden Raisins, & Mint from Nami Nami

Even as I'm writing this, I know there are some of you who are very suspicious of eggplant (or aubergine, as it's called in Europe.) Besides the fact that it sounds so delicious, I think I'm partly featuring this recipe so I can tell you how I never liked eggplant until I finally tried grilled eggplant. Grilling brings out the flavor of eggplant in a way that no other cooking method does.  In this recipe Pille is using a stove-top pan to cook the eggplant, but you could also cook them on an outdoor grill with good results....more
I love the combination of eggplant and mint, and my garden is overflowing with mint right now! more

Meatless Mondays: Mushroom Bhaji from The Perfect Pantry

If I think about memorable meatless recipes I've spotted on food blogs, this Mushroom Bhaji (or Mushrooms in Tomato-Onion Sauce) from my friend Lydia at The Perfect Pantry will always come to mind.  This dish has so many of my favorite flavors like cumin, coriander, chile powder, and jalapeno, and I love the idea of mushrooms being a main dish.  Serve it over rice if you'd like, but definitely try this one! ...more

I'm so excited to be featured on Meatless Mondays -- and you've reminded me how much I love this ... more

What's Not to Love About Google's New Recipe Search? Plenty.

Whether you’re a food blogger who publishes recipes or you’re trying to find a great mac and cheese recipe for dinner, you just might not love Google’s new Recipe View. I don’t love it. Now, I’m neither a programmer, nor a webmaster, nor an expert. I’m a magazine food writer turned part-time blogger five years ago. I have two food blogs, a decent page rank on the more established blog, and a published archive of more than 800 recipes -- not one of which you’ll be able to find with Google’s new recipe search feature. ...more

This makes me feel a bit like the "Move Your Money" movement (which I support wholeheartedly) -- ... more

What's Not to Love About Google's New Recipe Search? Plenty.

Whether you’re a food blogger who publishes recipes or you’re trying to find a great mac and cheese recipe for dinner, you just might not love Google’s new Recipe View. I don’t love it. Now, I’m neither a programmer, nor a webmaster, nor an expert. I’m a magazine food writer turned part-time blogger five years ago. I have two food blogs, a decent page rank on the more established blog, and a published archive of more than 800 recipes -- not one of which you’ll be able to find with Google’s new recipe search feature. ...more

Susan, you make an excellent point about recipes for those with special dietary requirements. ... more

What's Not to Love About Google's New Recipe Search? Plenty.

Whether you’re a food blogger who publishes recipes or you’re trying to find a great mac and cheese recipe for dinner, you just might not love Google’s new Recipe View. I don’t love it. Now, I’m neither a programmer, nor a webmaster, nor an expert. I’m a magazine food writer turned part-time blogger five years ago. I have two food blogs, a decent page rank on the more established blog, and a published archive of more than 800 recipes -- not one of which you’ll be able to find with Google’s new recipe search feature. ...more

Lisa, I hope that Google will give us what we want, eventually -- and what we want is search ... more