From Algeria to Vietnam, Saveur magazine has released a list of 55 â€œmust-readâ€ food blogs to follow, written from every corner of the world.
Many of the blogs are written in English and helmed by English-speaking expats living abroad and documenting their epicurean adventures.
EatingAsia, for example, is helmed by an American husband-and-wife team living in Malaysia: wife Robyn Eckhardt writes the text, while husband David Hagerman shoots the photos. Posts focus on street food and authentic local fare. Eckhardt is also a prolific travel and food writer for The New York Times, Food & Wine and Saveur.
Though the list is sprinkled with a host of the usual suspects â€“ popular bloggers like Australiaâ€™s What Katie Ate, as well as Franceâ€™s Chocolate and Zucchini and David Lebovitz â€“ it also provides links to blogs from unexpected places and cuisines.
AZcookbook.com, for instance, is written by a woman living in California who hails originally from Azerbaijan which lies north of Iran. Foods are a mix of traditional Azerbaijaniâ€”some of which are old family recipesâ€”and contemporary American dishes collected from cookbooks and magazines. Azerbaijani recipes include stuffed grape leaves or Yarpag Dolmasi, a staple on any Azerbaijani table, and Dushbere, a traditional meat-filled dumpling soup.
Other blogs from unexpected places include Palachinkablog.com from Serbia and Nyam Penh from Cambodia.
To see the complete list released September 29, visit http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/SAVEURs-Favorite-Global-Food-Blogs.
Meanwhile, Epicurious.com was named the Best Food and Beverage website in this yearâ€™s Webby Awards, and Zagat released a comprehensive list of 140 foodies, chefs and restaurants to follow on Twitter last week.