Foodie Underground: 5 Best Foodie Blogs

ColumnFive of our favorite foodie blogs involving everything from music to local produce.

It happens to all of us: the kitchen routine. You’re tired and uninspired and what happens? Your meal, at best, becomes a bowl of sauteed greens. Not that there’s anything with a bit of chard and kale thrown together in the frying pan, but sometimes we all need a little kick in the pants when it comes to cooking. Fortunately there’s the internet, and it has been helping foodies for years.

So go ahead, fuel your culinary prowess and overall food presentation with these 5 blogs:

1. Turntable Kitchen

What should you listen to at your next dinner party? Turntable Kitchen has the answer. It’s a food blog with a musical twist, pairing meals with music. Every recipe they have has a song to go with it, and they even do monthly mixes, which are sure to get the creative kitchen juices flowing.

2. Simply Breakfast

If visual inspiration is all you’re looking for, Simply Breakfast is the place to find it. Jennifer Causey documents her morning meals and keeps things, well, simple, by only posting a photo of what found its way onto the breakfast table. No titles, no recipes, just good old fashion food photography, sure to get your brain going for what to serve tomorrow morning.

3. Foodzie

You know that bored sigh you let out when you look in your refrigerator and everything seems the same? You can cut that out with the help of Foodzie, an online marketplace that lets you buy food directly from small passionate food producers and growers. Track down producers by region with the help of the Foodzie map or spend some time perusing the ample amounts of various artisanal products.

4. Kokblog

Kokblog is a personal favorite – a combo of recipes and amazing food illustrations – that never fails to inspire. The most recent example: Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake. A Scandinavian classic, I had been looking for the ultimate recipe for a while, when Johanna Kindvall’s version showed up. Thanks to almond meal instead of flour and my own addition of cardamom, it’s a recipe to be reckoned with.

5. Big Girls Small Kitchen

I have a personal affinity for this site since the name pretty much sums up my own culinary experience. If you’re pressed for time and money, this site is for you, as it’s all about simple and inexpensive meals that are still fun and creative. Love.

Happy cooking!

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of Anna Brones’s weekly column at EcoSalon, Foodie Underground, discovering what’s new and different in the underground food movement, from supper clubs to mini markets to the culinary avant garde.

Image: Kokblog

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.