Howdy folks. Today is a special day. I was nominated for a 2008 Brillante Weblog award for excellence in Food Blogging, and my ability to eat Ice Cream and stay svelte. Many thanks to my friend Liz, over at Yo Soy Blog! for the nomination. In accordance with the award, I must follow a few rules. Which I believe includes not nominating the person who nominated you. If I could, I would, as Liz has done a tremendous thing for the Vegan community in WOV. Her term for West of Vermont, a street that divides, our little Silver Lake/ Los Feliz community with the rest of Los Angeles.
The rules for receiving the award are as follows: 1.)Post the logo on your blog. Check 2.)add a link to the person who nominated you. Check 3.)Nominate 7 other people for this award and add links to their blogs. Will do 4.)Leave a message for the people you've nominated. Will do
Alright, I get to highlight 7 blogs now.
First off, I have to nominate Kirby Von Scrumptious. She helped inspire me to add photos, and really blog rather than journal once every 6 months. Also, she constantly entertains me with her witty titles, and banter in her blog. Also, one hell of a cook.
Before I get to my second nomination, I would like to give a shout out to Leslie, author of Brunch and Such. I would nominate her for this award, but I am not sure if it is just a foodie award. While she doesn't do recipes, she will tell you about the brunch and dive bars in Los Angeles.
Second. I am going to nominate Adam Roberts, of Amateur Gourmet. Now he has a fantastic food blog, filled with great anecdotes, however, it probably isn't fair as The Food Network, is his sponsor. Regardless, a great read. I hope to meet him someday.
Third, I nominate For The Love of Cooking. Always with great photography, For the Love of cooking inspires you to make or eat something sooner than later. The photos and are too appetizing to resist.
Fourthly, Sarah, for The Delicious Life. While I wish she would update her blog more, she is also a big reason Tastespotting is a reality. So, for that she gets this award.
Fifth. I want to give an award to a blog of my hometown. The best blog for the area in Western North Carolina, would have to be Hendersonville Epicurean. I like how the two anonymous Chefs are sneaky, and don't reveal themselves. They also stay away from poor reviews. Read their blog to find out why.
Sixth. 101 Cookbooks. Heidi, always has something tasty for me to cook from her recipe journal. It doesn't hurt the eyes either, as she is a professional photographer. Always a good read.
Last, but not least. Fotocuisine. They always have stellar photos. As you can tell, presentation counts for a lot in my book. Great photographs help a blog stand out.
I have been working a lot this week and haven't been able to blog as much as I would like. Hopefully, I can return to that soon. Thanks again Yo Soy for the award.