A foodie family's diary of travel, food, and photos

Virtual Visits

Blogs I Visit (as regularly as time permits)

For the food, the recipes, the photos and stories

Bizzy Lizy’s Good Things – A collection of news, essays, recipes and reviews written from Canberra Australia

Brave Tart – sweet recipes with some superb professional photography

The British Larder – showcasing seasonal British produce

Confessions of a Wino – great wine reviews for wines available in the UK

Dinner with Julie – A reality Cookbook – from Calgary

Eat this Poem – A literary food blog – recipes inspired by poetry

Edible Aria – Journal of healthy interesting eating on a budget – his TM “Eat as if your life depends on it”

Fat of the Land – 21st Century food forager

Farmette – married an Irish Farmer

Food with Legs – Recipes and Reviews from Toronto

Girl Interrupted Eating – from Nottingham, a love of food: eating it, buying it, growing it and foraging for it

Gourmet De-Contructed – Flavoursome foods from around the world

Happyolks – Recipes and stories for happy folks

I am a food blog – celebrating the awesomness of food (also of Momofukufor2 fame)

Island Menu – A food and photo journal from Tasmania

Life in Recipes – Molten Dulce de Leche pudding here

Lobstersquad – a food blog with drawings

Miss Foodwise – A journey of food, Britain and photography

One Man’s Meat – honest food with a healthy dose of humour

Pastry Chef Online – A really good Pate de Fruit recipe

Pratos e Travessas – great pics, recipes and stories in English and Portugues

Seven Spoons – thoughts and family and food from Ontario

She Simmers – lots of super asian recipes

Sous Style – Lifestyle Magazine

Spoon Fork Bacon – for Tiny Party Food (their new book)

Sprinkle Bakes – the most awesome cakes and cookies on the planet

The British Larder – A recipe diary by 2 professional chefs who use lots of British seasonal produce

Wright Food – Charcuterie specialities and photography tutorials

Yellow House – nice pics, healthy. unfussy living


For all things French

B Comm Bon – authentic French recipes and beautiful food and travel photography

Belle Provence Travels – A blog from the South of France

David Lebovitz – Living the sweet life in Paris

Manger – Life in the Medoc


For all things Italian

An American in Turin – Recipes, reviews and travels

A Path to Lunch –  Walking and Eating in Ameglia

Bella Vita Italia – Italian Travel Specialists

Diana Baur – Change, Inspiration and running a B&B in Aqui Terme, Piemonte

Italian Forever – some lovely traditional Italian recipes

Jul’s Kitchen – stories and recipes in Tuscany

Madonna del Piatto – Italian family food from Umbria

Papunette – Recipes for food explorers

Piemonte Escapes – see Diana Baur’s new website


For Food Styling and Photography Ideas

A La Mode – a photographer obsessed with food, travel and design

Art and Lemons – great photography ideas and tutorials

Cannelle et Vanille – famed for Small Plates and Sweet Treats

Ceramic Canvas – the strap line  “Good food is an Art form”

Desserts for Breakfast – great food photography

Dietlind Wolf – propstylist, designer, illustrator and photographer

Digital Photography School – for tips and tutorials

Ditte Isager – simple Nordic style

Fete Press – Magazine filled with great design ideas

Pixiq – for tips and techniques


For the fun of it

56 Men and Other Mistakes – Dating without the dinners – Memories from a lifetime of journal writing

King of States – Lateral literary

Mimi Smartypants – this lady is really funny

Travel Channel – Anthony Bourdain – My most favourite food and travel author

The Middle Class Handbook – An illustrated field guide to the stuff the modern British middle class say, do and buy

The Woman Formerly known as Beautiful – putting herself way out there

The White Trash Gourmet – Developing you mind’s mouth and other interesting tit-bits


For the shear cuteness of it

Goat Berries – I love all things goat