Wow. The Hungry Mouse is just about 4 months old!
A little housekeeping and a small speech
I’m kind of stunned and very touched by the really nice response I’ve gotten so far.
I’m also a little boggled by the ridiculous number of wonderful folks I’ve met along the way. (Hey, I’m a city girl, which means I’m a born skeptic.) I had no idea there was such a big, diverse, and genuinely super nice online community of people who just love food.
You’ll have to pardon me if I feel compelled to make a small Mouse Speech. I’ll keep it short. I promise.
Have you heard the buzz?
So I joined FoodBuzz, an online community for foodies, food bloggers, and the folks who love them, a while back.
FoodBuzz is a quirky and unique group of really knowledgeable people who unabashedly share their recipes, kitchen creations, and restaurant reviews with gusto.
When they invited me to become a Featured Publisher, I jumped at the chance. Check them out if you aren’t familiar. I can almost guarantee you’ll be drooling in no time flat. And if you join up, definitely drop me a line.
The 2008 Fabulous Food Blogger Awards
On to all the amazing food bloggers I’ve met. Well, virtually met.
I’d like to introduce a few of them, and give them The Hungry Mouse’s first official internet treat, the 2008 Fabulous Food Blogger Award.
Go have a nibble on their blogs. These folks definitely know their way around the kitchenâ€”and serve up their recipes and personal experiences with totally unique style. If you have a food blog you love, pass the award along.
I created this award because I have a lot of Mouse Love to share. The list below is by no means comprehensive. Consider this Round One.
The Adventures of Kitchen Girl
Jo is a mother of three and one hell of a cook. Her recipes and stories make you wish she lived down the street so you could raid her kitchen. I’m still drooling over her fruit salad with vanilla honey dressing.
KianLam Kho runs The Red Cook, a blog about Chinese home cooking. I’ve learned so much from his posts, which are informative, really well written, and lots of fun to read. Check out his impressive Mid-Autumn Festival Banquet.
An Exercise in Hospitality
Chris Stanley is a mixologist extraordinaire. I happened across his blog by accident, and man, am I glad I did. He gives cocktails the thoughtful, creative attention they deserve. From classic to signature drinks (go see what he’s doing with pumpkin), his blog makes me thirsty every time.
Cory is a foodie through and through. His recipes are full of new twists and ideas that make you want to run to the kitchen and start cooking. Go take a peek at this amazing chicken sandwich.
Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
Reeni is a sweetheart. She makes the most sumptuous-looking baked goods. Plus, she cooks with her official Kitchen Cat, Moon. I’m dying to try her Chai Spiced Banana-Fig Surprise Muffins.
A Dork and His Pork
Jeff is hilarious. No two ways about it. Someday, my love and dedication to all things bacon might rival his. If I really, really, really work on it. Oh, and he can cook, too (chickpea and bacon cutlets, anyone?).
The Hungry Engineer
I love April because she’s really curious about food and has a great sense of humor. Her recipes and instructions are well written and easy to follow. Just look at what she did to this pumpkin.
The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch
HoneyB writes about feeding the folks she loves, including her kids and her husband, Grumpy. (Being married to The Angry Chef, she’s automatically near and dear to my heart.) Her sesame cardamon chews look amazing.
That’s my list for now. I’ll be doing Round Two sometime soon, as there’s a whole host of yummy food blogs out there.