On Sunday, I co-hosted a baby shower with a new friend and amazing chef. An owner of a local deli, this guy seriously knows how to cook. He planned a delicious menu for us to feed our forty guests all without really using recipes! I was totally inspired although exhausted from the feast and came away determined to maintain my foodie inspiration from the day. I don't think I am quite ready to venture into the non-recipe zone so I decided to find some new food blogs to keep my creative cooking juices flowing. See below for some new resources and make sure to visit their websites for more inspiration.
Love & Lemons is written by Jeanine Donofrio from her kitchen in Austin, Texas. Her focus is seasonal produce which I really love since one of my new goals is to eat as local and seasonal as possible (see this post). I also really like the way her website is organized with thumbnail images of recipes that you can easily search.
The New Potato is brand new to me so I haven't had much time to any in depth exploring. What I like so far is that it is a food blog that deals with both food and the experience of food. Set up as a collection of interviews, the site gives you a sense of how designers, restaurateurs, chefs and foodies view food. They also have a great looking recipe section as well as foodie city guides.
Another new discovery is 101 Cookbooks. Written by Heidi Swanson, this blog began when Heidi realized she owned over 100 cookbooks and that is was time to stop buying and start cooking. Since its beginning in 2003, the blog has evolved to include Heidi's general musings on cooking, recipes, travels and everyday interest. Lots to love here.