A Cappuccino for You!


Well, it’s official, I WON!! First of all, you’ll have to excuse my excessive use of exclamation points in this post but…Pinch My Salt is officially the Best New Food Blog of 2006!! I would like to thank everyone who took a moment out of their day to go vote for me! And I would especially like to thank my friends who not only voted, but went out of their way (through blog posts and e-mail campaigns) to encourage others to vote as well, especially Emon, Jessica, Sandi, and Karen!

Another big thanks goes out to the Well Fed Network for hosting this great competition! There were so many great blogs nominated and my list of daily food blog reads has grown considerably since this whole thing started! And of course, I never could have won if I hadn’t been nominated, so a big thank you to Rachel for the nomination! In fact, Rachel’s blog, Coconut and Lime, won Best Original Recipes so some congratulations are in order over there too!

So once again, thanks so much to everyone for all the love, encouragement and support! And next time you’re in Sicily, you’ll have a cappuccino on me!

Ok, now that I’m done gushing, please take some time to go check out some of these other winners because there are some really amazing blogs listed below! But remember to stop back here soon because now that I’m through winning awards for a while and my houseguests are safely on their way back to the states, I’ll be busy posting lots of new recipes to start this new year off right!

2006 Food Blog Award Winners

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  1. emptybelly

    Sweet! My vote(s) (hey, no I swear I only voted one time, just try and catch me in a lie) were not in vain. Always good to feel as if your vote is counted. 🙂

    12:08 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  2. Dolce


    1:23 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  3. Kristen

    That is so great! Congrats 🙂 Well deserved win.

    2:36 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  4. Connie

    congratulations! you deserve it 100% and that is a very very cute cappuccino, what a fun way to celebrate!

    2:59 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  5. Lisa (Homesick Texan)


    3:43 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  6. Mimi

    Congratulations ‚Äî it was a well-deserved honor. I’m glad, because thanks to the nominations, I found this blog.

    4:07 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  7. rachel

    I was happy to nominate you and I am glad you won!

    4:59 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  8. Jennifer

    Congratulations, Nicole! A well-deserved recognition.

    5:50 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  9. Ruby Berry

    Congratulations Nicole! 🙂

    6:08 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  10. FoodieBride

    Congratulations! I only just found your site (because of the awards) and look forward to visiting often!

    6:23 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  11. Kat

    Congratulations Nicole! Well deserved!

    6:56 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  12. s'kat

    Way to bust into the new year! Congrats, I look forward to seeing more over the next year.

    7:03 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  13. leslier

    Awesome news! Congrats!!!

    7:06 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  14. emon

    My right nut is saved! My right nut is saved!

    Congratulations, Nicole! Very well deserved!

    7:48 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  15. emon

    Thanks for the mention! I could use some traffic. 🙂

    Hey, just saw yours on WordPress’s Hot Blogs list. NICE!!

    7:58 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  16. Tyler

    Well deserved! You rock! Can’t wait to see what 2007 brings!

    8:48 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  17. Trig

    Congratulations on your win. I’m very impressed by your standards, especially the photography which I’m sure will be challenging everyone next year. Well done.

    8:53 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  18. Helene

    Congratulations. I got to know your blog only this year, thanks to the contest. Wish you the best.

    9:17 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  19. amanda

    Congradulations, Nicole!!! it’s true! you really are the best….. perhaps next year it’ll be best overall!!! we’re so excited for you 😀

    10:47 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  20. Bea at La Tartine Gourmande

    Congrats on your well-deserved award Nicole. Your site rocks!

    10:51 pm  Jan 11th, 2007
  21. Vanessa

    Pinchy…I’m so happy, you are so deserving! Yeah!!! Now, I love, love, love coffee, and caps, and all…but really, break out the Champers.

    You know I’ve waited my whole life to call someone Pinchy…I’m so glad it is you.

    1:57 am  Jan 12th, 2007
  22. Ivonne

    Many congratulations, Nicole! Tanti auguri!

    4:11 am  Jan 12th, 2007
  23. Fer

    Congrats Nicole!!! That is so awesome!

    7:14 am  Jan 12th, 2007
  24. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

    whoopie! That is well deserved.
    I will take you up on that cappuccino the next time I’m in Italy!

    7:16 am  Jan 13th, 2007
  25. allansiew

    Congrats! I was just passing by when I saw your blog. I will come back more often.

    2:08 pm  Jan 15th, 2007
  26. madchilli

    Congratulations Nicole! Well done.

    2:45 am  Jan 17th, 2007
  27. Steph

    Whoohooo!!! Congrats Nicole! Can’t say it enough!!! What an accomplishment!

    4:29 am  Jan 17th, 2007
  28. Dina Slater

    Congratulations Nicole! I found out about your food blog from New York Magazine. I subscribe to their online grub street digest. The 1/16/07 report featured you as one of the winners they liked. They said “Best Food Blog – New: Pinch My Salt. By a housewife in Sicily, this plain, recipe-centric blog has some of the most dazzling images around and is written in a totally simple and direct style that we wish we saw more of.
    Check it out at-

    12:24 am  Jan 18th, 2007
  29. Grethel Valdes

    Congratulations Nicole. Your blog is the best!

    12:27 am  Jan 22nd, 2007
  30. WokkingMum

    Congratulations! You deserve it!

    6:16 am  Feb 12th, 2007
  31. food

    Having just taken a good look at your blog after stumbling upon it by chance, it is easy to see why you won.

    The recipes are fantastic and the photography, amazing!



    4:16 am  Mar 19th, 2007
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