Five Boston Food Blogs

May 9, 2009 · 29 comments · Print This Post

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When I first started blogging on ErinCooks several years ago I couldn’t seem to find many food blogs that were local to the Boston area. There was of course the gorgeous and food fairytale like images of La Tartine Gourmande to drool over but otherwise I mostly read blogs that were based in other areas of the country. But soon I began to collect a number of fellow Boston area bloggers in Google Reader that I’ve grown to enjoy very much. I’d like to share some of these great sites with you today just in case you haven’t already discovered them on your own.

Cave Cibum
Follow Pam on Twitter @cavecibum

Pam and I actually connected via LibraryThing originally and soon learned that we worked in the same office. I always enjoy her informative posts on local cheap eats and she consistently posts about restaurants, bakeries, and other events in the Boston area that I endlessly find myself adding to my “to do” lists. One of my favorite of Pam’s posts is when she claims that Croissants are Surprisingly Easy.

Consuming Lilly
Follow Lilly on Twitter @lillyj

Lilly is leading my dream lifestyle right now as she’s in the Gastronomy program at Boston University and works as an intern for both America’s Test Kitchen and Simply Ming. She’s also a cupcake addict. Lilly’s blog posts are equal parts hilarious, informative, and memorable. I suggest you take a look at her honest take on the Food Network’s celebrity chef personalities entitled Oh Paula.

Sweet Amandine
Follow Jess on Twitter @sweetamandine

Jess is a brand new blogger who has only been blogging since January but you’d never know it. Her photographs and personal writing style are simply a joy to read. One of my absolute favorite posts on Jess’s site details her relationship with her grandmother and rugelach. I’ll admit that when Jess recounts the lovely life lessons that her grandmother imparted on her including her insistence that “it’s not that I look ugly in that photograph, but that the picture itself “isn’t flattering” I may have teared up a little.

Eat Boutique
Follow Maggie on Twitter @mizmaggieb

I discovered Maggie’s blog via Twitter. She not only takes fabulous images of food but she also is the founder of the foodie meme Fridge Fridays. Something I’ve been too embarrassed to participate in yet due to the general messy state of my refrigerator. As for the delicious recipes she posts on Eat Boutique check out her Smokey White Bean Sandwich. I’ve been drooling over this simple dish for days now.

WBUR’s Public Radio Kitchen
Follow Public Radio Kitchen on Twitter @pubradiokitchen

WBUR's Massachusetts Area Farmer's Market Map

WBUR’s offshoot blog Public Radio Kitchen had become my go-to site for all things food related in the Boston area. Every day a local blogger’s post is featured as well as a round-up of citywide “tidbits.” They also hosted a food blog meet-up recently where I finally had the opportunity to meet many of the people I read online in person. While all of their online content is great and you should definitely add them to your must read list of blogs (even if you aren’t in Boston) my absolute favorite item that they’ve created is a comprehensive interactive map of the Farmer’s Markets located in and around Massachusetts. It’s an indispensable resource and I can’t wait to start visiting markets weekly and taking advantage of more local produce.

Who are some of your favorite Massachusetts food bloggers? I’d love to add some more great blogs to google reader.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kerstin May 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Thanks for sharing – it was fun to check them out! I’m in Boston too and started my blog in late February :)

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2 dawn May 9, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Hey thanks for sharing this–I’m on cape cod!

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3 ttfn300 May 9, 2009 at 9:24 pm

ooh, i was going to mention kerstin’s blog–she also works in the longwood area, we should really do lunch :)

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4 ttfn300 May 9, 2009 at 9:26 pm

and thank you for posting sweet amandine’s link, i searched for hours (probably spelling something wrong) after the npr event and couldn’t find it!

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5 snooky doodle May 10, 2009 at 4:37 am

It s nice to know other food bloggers from the ame area :)

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6 Erin May 10, 2009 at 9:12 am

Kerstin & Dawn – Consider yourselves linked and added to google reader!

Shannon – I would love to have lunch with the two of you sometime. Let’s plan something soon!

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7 Jeff D May 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Love the interactive market map, thanks for sharing that. I’m passing it around to friends already!

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8 Jess May 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm

What a surprise to pop over to your site and see my own Sweet Amandine called out on your list! I’m honored. Really. On top of maintaining a beautiful, engaging blog of your own, you truly go out of your way to welcome newbies like me to the food blogging world. It means a lot. Thank you, Erin. And now, I’m off to explore the other blogs on your list!

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9 kitchenbelle May 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

Hi Erin, I love that you profiled these local blogs! I can’t wait to check them out. Three cheers for Boston bloggers! :-)

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10 Adrienne May 11, 2009 at 10:25 am

Hi Erin, I was thinking the same thing myself when I started blogging, but now I’m happy to have discovered enough blogs in the area that I have a dedicated Reader category called “Boston Food.” I’m in Boston, too!

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11 Adrienne May 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

Ok, I hit enter way too fast on that. Some Boston area blogs I follow are the ladies of We Are Not Martha (wearenotmartha.com), Adele at Tales of the Basil Queen (basilqueen.blogspot.com) and two cook-through blogs, Melissa (melissacooksgourmet.blogspot.com) and Adam (gourmetalltheway.blogspot.com) both of whom are working their way through the big yellow Gourmet Cookbook. Very ambitious! Oh, and Tammy at foodonthefood.com, who is growing her own mushrooms. Cool.

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12 Jen May 11, 2009 at 10:39 am

Thanks for the scoop about some local bloggers I hadn’t discovered yet. I’ve updated my Bloglines feed and my Twitter page…

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13 Lindsey May 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for sharing some Boston blogs, I will definitely be adding them to my reader! I’m a Boston blogger as well, located in Somerville right now and my husband and I are in the process of buying a loft in Chelsea, MA where there is a fab kitchen that is just waiting to be blogged in!

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14 Ken George May 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Thanks tons for your very generous mention of our humble little site!

And doubly-thanks for mentioning the map! The multimedia impresario behind it will be delighted to learn you singled it out for attention.

Keep up the great work blogging! We here at 90.9. draw ideas and inspiration from foodies such as yourself.

And hope to see you at the next big foodie get-together!

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15 Megan May 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Great list! Thanks for sharing. I’m also a Boston-area food blogger. :)

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16 Tasty Business May 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Awesome post! It’s great to know about other local food blogs.

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17 Meghan June 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Great post, thanks! I am always looking for Boston based bloggers, and JUST started my own. Its in the very early stages, but I can’t wait to review some of my favorite places and recipes!

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18 Nicole (dishin') June 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I love hearing more about Boston area blogs. I am a blog newbie – started it in May but I love it.

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19 MichellePC November 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I’ve been looking for a decent list like this for a while! Thanks for posting. I am also a Boston-area food blogger; feel free to follow me on Twitter @MichellePC!

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20 Lingbo Li December 30, 2009 at 10:22 am

Hi Erin, was searching around for other Boston food blogs as well and found this (very old) post. Love your delicious blog, and honored to be blogging from Boston as well with so many talented folks. :) I’m compiling a link page, and I’ll be sure to add you.

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21 CMF January 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm

This is a great blog. Many informed readers and bloggers. I have been trying to find a decent burger since living in Boston and I think I have finally done it. I checked out the Boston Burger Company in Davis Square this past week and it was awesome. My fiend got the King with bacon, peanut butter and fried bananas. The sweet and savory mix was perfect. I had my doubts but I was proven wrong. I got the Killer Bee which was a perfectly cooked burger, sauteed in homemade honey BBQ sauce and stacked with beer battered onion rings. Both were awesome. Really cool menu and a great atmosphere.

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22 Public Radio Kitchen March 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Thanks Erin — really good to know you liked the map by the way. We’re excited about launching it.

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23 Public Radio Kitchen March 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm

oops, meaning launching it again for this summer. The link will be updated. More info coming soon.

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24 Emily Gelsomin May 16, 2010 at 7:44 am

Thank you for adding this info: I am already hooked on sweet amandine! And you’d better believe I am adding this blog to my list of things to read each week.

Also wanted to say I also recently started a food blog here in Boston, so feel free to check her out (www.aplumbyanyothername.blogspot.com) Cheers!

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25 Michelle July 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

My favorite food blogger is Emily Gelsomin of Boston. She can be found at http://aplumbyanyothername.blogspot.com.

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26 Lisa December 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

We are a “boutique” full service catering company in Hopkinton, Ma. Our signature dessert is our Simply Dahlicious Cupcake Extravaganza, http://www.simplydahlicious.com/cupcakes.html
And check out our homemade Caramels for any occasion or surprise your guests with favors; http://www.simplydahlicious.com/caramels.html . We share how to find a great caterer, share tips of the trade. Our Dahlicious Live page will tell you “what’s up”.

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27 Kimberly January 5, 2011 at 1:45 am

Love this! What a great list you have. I had to promptly follow everyone you mentioned on twitter :) Looking forward to reading more topics on food! I’m liking Cave Cibum (Pam’s blog) because not only is she into food, she likes crafts too! A kindred spirit.

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28 katie February 4, 2011 at 10:08 am

hey, i’m a boston food blogger too and i’d love if you’d check out my blog! it’s called procrastibake, where it’s all about creating delicious treats while postponing less tasty responsibilities. :) i’m on twitter and facebook too! let me know what you think!

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29 Be A Fit Foodie March 12, 2011 at 11:51 pm

For all of you food lovers out there, check out the new ebook Be A Fit Foodie available now at smashwords and diesel, and major online retailers April 1st. Get 100 recipes from around the globe and wine pairings and notes by Michael Meagher, the recent Keynote Speaker at the Boton Wine Expo. Also like us on facebook!

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