At the recent Food Bloggers Indaba, we were lucky enough to mingle with food bloggers from all over South Africa. Here are some of the best from Cape Town…
Betty Bake: http://www.bettybake.co.za
Inspired to a gluten-free lifestyle because of her daughter’s gluten intolerance, Bernice Griffiths tempts us with guilt-free recipes like double chocolate squares and moist carrot cake. The blog is an insight as to what a food blogging Mum can get up to, like attending the Oprah Magazine 10th Birthday party and having one of her recipes in July 2012 Elle Magazine.
The Gorgeous Gourmet : http://www.thegorgeousgourmet.co.za/
Candice Le Noury – the Gorgeous Gourmet – introduces herself as “A vanilla-obsessed eater, baker and cook.” It’s impossible not to scroll down and purse your lips together in an “Mmmmm” of appreciation of the tempting pictures. It’s a clean, easy to use website with an A to Z of restaurant reviews and a recipe index to make you throw away your cookbooks.
Chef Privé: http://www.chefprive.co.za/
While some food bloggers are amateur cooks, Jaclyn van Zyl is not only a trained Cordon Bleu chef, but heads up food research and development for a leading retailer. In other words, she speaks (and tastes) with an informed tongue. She shares insights and information on all things foodie and this is the kind of blog you might follow to keep in touch with what’s going on in a food-lovers world.
The Food Fox: http://thefoodfox.com/
I get the impression that Ilse van der Merwe adores desserts – not that her lithe figure reflects it. This recipe blog has mouth-watering dishes, easily explained and beautifully photographed. It’s just a delightful place to be that will make you feel like you’ve made a new friend who loves food even more than you do.
Real Men Can Cook: www.realmencancook.co.za/
Fritz Brand is a great character and amateur cook who says, “I aim to show how easy basic cooking actually is once you get the hang of it and will use step by step instructions, simple language and lots of photos to illustrate that cooking can be easy and fun.” That’s exactly what he does in a blog as colourful as his character.
Drizzle & Dip: www.drizzleanddip.co.za
Drizzle & Dip showcases Samantha Linsell’s many talents as food stylist, cook, traveller, photographer and author of her cookbook ‘Drizzle & Dip’ – what else? She says, “Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all”. I suggest you throw abandon to the wind and follow this blog.
Other great food blogs to follow:
Lavender and Lime - http://tandysinclair.com/
Leaine’s Kitchen: Learning to Eat With Limitations: http://leaineskitchen.blogspot.com/
Pink Polkadot Food: http://pinkpolkadotfood.wordpress.com
Bits of Carey: http://blogs.food24.com/bitsofcarey