For International Blog Day, here are five food blogs that are either relatively new, or new to me.
First and finest, StephenCooks, up in Maine, consistently turns out beautiful food, beautifully photographed, and with entertaining commentary. I would love to visit him some day: I think we've got a lot in common except he's ten times the cook I'll ever be. Stephen is an example of what I love most about the internet: using your creativity to inspire it in others.
Aloha and ciao to Rowena, in Lombardia, and her blog, Rubber Slippers in Italy (land of my soul, despite having been dropped by a lazy stork in Alabama). Again, the photography is crackerjack. You won't see me linking to blogs with photos taken on cell phones, I'll tell you that. She says: "It's a long, long way from Hawaii to Italy. Living in the land of pasta, pizza, and wine is everything that you might imagine, but one thing remains true. You can take the girl out of the island but you can't take the island out of the girl."
Another inspiring food blog is the visually sumptuous Travelers Lunchbox. Beautiful Melissa, an American, lives with her German husband in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Up in San Francisco, the mysterious "NS" blogs about the most beautiful city in the country at San Francisco Gourmet. He loves the city, and it shows.
And finally, though my French is as rickety as a rocking chair made out of toothpicks, I subscribe to Station Gourmande, and I cannot tell you anything more than that.
COMING UP TOMORROW: A wrap-up of the Eat Local Challenge for August, 2005. Also, a visit soon to VB Farm.