The BIG list of food blogs
Almost all the active food blogs in May 2012. The best cooking blogs and greatest food blogs ranked in an almost complete list! Forget "Exclusive" Top 10, Top 50 or Top 100 lists: this is an INCLUSIVE list of food and recipes blogs! I aim to list all of them. :-)
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How many active food blogs are there?
That's the question I have been looking for an answer to without success. Usually the lists of "the best food blogs" that are published from time to time are limited to the top 10, 50 or 100. The various blog directories are very incomplete and full of blogs that have been long abandoned. So I decided to count them myself, and this page is the result of my search. It is to my knowledge the first almost exhaustive list of active food blogs in English.
How the list was created?
It's actually quite simple: I started from the list of food blogs that have been submitted to Very Good Recipes (you can submit yours for inclusion here). Then I followed all the links from their blogrolls. For each of the link, I verified that the site was a blog, that it was written in English, that it was about cooking, food and recipes, and that it was active. I then followed all the links again to discover more and more food blogs.
When this process is repeated, the list of food blogs grows and grows, very rapidly at first, but as the blogosphere is not infinite, there comes a time when all the links go to sites that I have already visited. That's the moment when one knows that the limits of the culinary blogosphere have been reached, that we can count the number of food blogs, and maybe rank them too!
It must take quite a long time to surf from blog to blog to visit them all?
I programmed a small robot to do that for me. It did take it quite a few days and nights though!
A robot? But what do robots know about food and cooking? All they are good at is slicing carrots and dicing onions!
It's true that robots are not perfect. I did my best to teach him English (being French, I'm quite happy I didn't have to teach him to pronounce it as well!) and some rudimentary notions of cooking so that he could distinguish food blogs from other blogs.
Of course it is very likely that the robot made a lot of errors (missing some food blogs and misidentifying other blogs). Please do let me know about them so that I can fix the errors and improve the algorithms I use.
How are the food blogs ranked?
For every blog, I indicate how many times it was linked from other food blogs. It is a measure of its popularity inside the food blogosphere.
How come that my blog or my favorite blog is not in the list?!
The first thing to check is that your blog has not been on vacation for the last 3 months. Only active blogs with recent posts are listed.
If you blog in English but also in another language too, I might have misidentified the language. Contact me so that I can fix it.
Only blogs that talk mostly about food are listed. If you blog about food but also a lot of other topics, it may be a reason why your blog is not listed.
If you have a relatively new blog with few links to it, the robot might have been unable to discover it.
It is possible that there was a technical problem when the robot visited the site (site unreachable, in maintenance etc.)
The best way to be certain to be in the list is to submit your blog on Very Good Recipes: that's the list of blogs I use as a seed to discover all the others. You can submit your blog here.
In all cases, if you think a blog is missing, or that some blogs are not cooking blogs and should not be there, please send me an e-mail along with the urls.
Do you have questions, comments or suggestions?
So how many food blogs in English are there?
I counted 8390 active food blogs.
This list also exists for food blogs in French.
- May 2012: 8390 active food blogs (more precise list)
- February 2012: 10399 active food blogs
- December 2011: 11423 active food blogs
- November 2011: 11301 active food blogs
- October 2011: 9742 active food blogs
- September 2011: 10187 active food blogs
- August 2011: on vacations :-)
- July 2011: 9713 active food blogs
- June 2011: 11260 active food blogs (and a much better algorithm to find them!)
- May 2011: 7925 active food blogs
Food blogs in May 2012
Next update in June 2012.
You can use the form below to quickly check if your blog is listed, and also see which blogs are linking to yours.
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2. 101 Cookbooks - Healthy Recipe Journal
101cookbooks.com - 949 recommendations
4. Cannelle et Vanille
cannellevanille.com - 600 recommendations
orangette.blogspot.com - 576 recommendations
9. Joy the Baker —
joythebaker.com - 442 recommendations
12. What Katie Ate
whatkatieate.blogspot.com - 314 recommendations
13. Closet Cooking
closetcooking.com - 302 recommendations
deliciousdays.com - 293 recommendations
15. Dorie Greenspan
doriegreenspan.com - 254 recommendations
17. One Perfect Bite
oneperfectbite.blogspot.com - 229 recommendations
18. FatFree Vegan Kitchen | Sinlessly Delicious Recipes
blog.fatfreevegan.com - 225 recommendations - Twitter: @susanffvk
19. Gluten-Free Recipes | Gluten-Free Goddess
glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com - 224 recommendations
23. | Post Punk Kitchen | Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking
theppk.com - 209 recommendations - Twitter: @isachandra
25. The Secret Recipe Club | A fun way to make, bake, blog and share
secretrecipeclub.com - 198 recommendations - Twitter: @secretrecipeclu
26. Nasi Lemak Lover
nasilemaklover.blogspot.com - 196 recommendations
28. Homesick Texan
homesicktexan.blogspot.com - 194 recommendations
29. How Sweet It Is
howsweeteats.com - 189 recommendations
30. Our Best Bites | Tips, Tricks, and Tastes from Two Real-Life Kitchens
ourbestbites.com - 185 recommendations - Twitter: @ourbestbites
31. V e g a n D a d
vegandad.blogspot.com - 176 recommendations
skinnytaste.com - 176 recommendations
34. Food in Jars - A Canning Blog
foodinjars.com - 172 recommendations
35. White on Rice Couple — Food Photography Blog | Los Angeles Food Photographers
whiteonricecouple.com - 171 recommendations - Twitter: @whiteonrice
36. Happy Home Baking
happyhomebaking.blogspot.com - 170 recommendations
38. SPROUTED KITCHEN - A Tastier Take on Whole Foods
sproutedkitchen.com - 166 recommendations
39. My Kitchen Snippets
mykitchensnippets.com - 166 recommendations
42. Home Sweet Home
ummizaihadi-homesweethome.blogspot.com - 164 recommendations
43. Not Without Salt - recipes, photographs and projects for joyful living
notwithoutsalt.com - 158 recommendations
46. Not Quite Nigella » The cooking, eating and travel blog of a hungry blogger from Sydney, Australia
notquitenigella.com - 155 recommendations
49. What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses
whatsforlunchhoney.net - 152 recommendations
50. HomeKreation - Kitchen Corner
homekreation-recipes.blogspot.com - 149 recommendations
51. SWEET AS SUGAR COOKIES
sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com - 149 recommendations
53. Jamie Oliver | Official site for recipes, books, tv, restaurants and food revolution
jamieoliver.com - 147 recommendations
54. MamaFaMi's Spice n Splendour
mamafami.blogspot.com - 145 recommendations
55. Secubit Garam
secubitgaramnor67.com - 145 recommendations
56. Technicolor Kitchen - English version
technicolorkitcheninenglish.blogspot.com - 144 recommendations
57. Bisous À Toi
bisousatoi.com - 144 recommendations
58. Cream Puffs In Venice | Just another WordPress weblog
creampuffsinvenice.ca - 143 recommendations
62. Izah Muffin Lover
izahdaut.blogspot.com - 138 recommendations
64. Culinary Concoctions by Peabody – Where Baking and Humor Meet
culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com - 136 recommendations - Twitter: @bakerpeabody
dailydelicious.blogspot.com - 135 recommendations
68. The Amateur Gourmet - A Funny Food Blog with Recipes, Restaurant Reviews and More
amateurgourmet.com - 132 recommendations - Twitter: @amateurgourmet
69. masam manis
fromintankitchen.blogspot.com - 132 recommendations
nordljus.co.uk - 131 recommendations
71. ..::~**Sinar Kehidupanku**~::..
yatiememories.blogspot.com - 130 recommendations
72. My New Roots
mynewroots.blogspot.com - 129 recommendations
74. Miz Helen's Country Cottage
mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com - 128 recommendations
79. Tracey's Culinary Adventures
traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com - 125 recommendations
80. seven spoons - main
sevenspoons.net - 125 recommendations
81. Curlybabe's Satisfaction
curlybabesatisfaction.blogspot.com - 125 recommendations
82. Michael Ruhlman - Translating the Chef’s Craft for Every Kitchen kitchen
ruhlman.com - 125 recommendations - Twitter: @ruhlman
83. have cake, will travel |
havecakewilltravel.com - 122 recommendations
84. Souvlaki For The Soul — A Food and Travel Blog
souvlakiforthesoul.com - 121 recommendations
85. HaSue: I Love My Life
sue-hasue.blogspot.com - 121 recommendations
86. Lottie + Doof
lottieanddoof.com - 120 recommendations
yummylicious-jun.blogspot.com - 119 recommendations
88. Gluten Free Girl and the Chef — Food-Stories-Recipes-Love
glutenfreegirl.com - 117 recommendations - Twitter: @glutenfreegirl
89. ♥ LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥
love2cook-malaysia.com - 117 recommendations
easybakes | Bakes n Such made simple-with sprinkles of raves n rants
yateasybakes.blogspot.com - 116 recommendations
92. Cookie Madness
cookiemadness.net - 113 recommendations
93. Glorious Treats
glorioustreats.blogspot.com - 113 recommendations
95. Chocolate Covered Katie — The Healthy Dessert Blog
chocolatecoveredkatie.com - 112 recommendations
96. :: Dari Dapur CT ::
sitidelima.com - 112 recommendations
97. Hanieliza's Cooking
hanieliza.blogspot.com - 112 recommendations
98. Welcome to Eat Live Run
eatliverun.com - 111 recommendations
99. That skinny chick can bake!!!
thatskinnychickcanbake.blogspot.com - 111 recommendations
100. Vegan Crunk
vegancrunk.blogspot.com - 111 recommendations
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