Since you’re reading my blog, I know for a fact that you read several other food blogs. They’re addicting, right? One food blog is never enough. What is it about food blogs that keeps us coming back for more? The photos? The writing? The recipes? Usually, it’s all of the above!
I think many people trust recipes from food blogs more than other sources because we feel like it’s been prepared right before our eyes. The blogger often shares their thoughts on what was great about the recipe and what could use some improvement. And we often leave a food blog thinking, “Hey, maybe I can do that too!”
But the truth is, we often read food blogs while we’re at work or when we’re drinking our coffee first thing in the morning. Although we ooh and ahh over the recipes, we don’t always run out and make them right away. And then when we need a specific recipe at a specific time, we can’t remember where we saw it. So what do we do?
We google it.
You know you’ve done it. And what happens when you search for a recipe using google? You often end up on crazy recipe sites that are more interested in selling advertising space than providing you with a great recipe. I am constantly amazed at how many really bad recipe sites are out there. How do you find the food blog recipes without searching through each one individually? It used to be a maddening experience.
But thankfully, three of our favorite bloggers have been working at solving this problem for quite some time now. The Food Blog Search has been around since 2006 and it just keeps getting better and better. Elise, Kalyn, and Alanna have now added over 2000 blogs to this search engine, which guarantees you’ll be able to find just about any type of recipe you can imagine…and it will come from a food blog!
The search engine is even available in other languages! French, Spanish, and Portuguese, to be exact. I don’t know why it took me so long to write about this wonderful invention, I’ve been using it almost daily for quite some time now. But recently I’ve noticed that lots of my favorite bloggers have added a Food Blog Search in their sidebars. I finally decided to figure out how to do that myself and I’ve now added it to Pinch My Salt.
So maybe the food blog search isn’t breaking news, but it’s certainly information that needs to be shared! If you haven’t tried out The Food Blog Search, give it a try right now!
And I’d like to extend a long overdue Thank You to Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes, Kalyn Denny of Kalyn’s Kitchen and Alanna Kellog of A Veggie Venture and Kitchen Parade. Not only are they three of the most talented and prolific foodbloggers around, they are also genuinely nice people who went out of their way to make me feel welcome at last year’s BlogHer conference in Chicago. Thanks so much for taking the time to create and maintain this wonderful search engine!