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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Creating this list of food blogs takes a lot of work. If you find it useful, I'm always very happy and grateful when someone talks about it on his or her blog or mention it on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks a lot in advance!
I will soon publish to thank all the persons who help me to make the list known, so let me know if you write about it!

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?

You can leave a comment on the blog post that announces the list of food blogs, contact me on Twitter at @verygoodrecipes or email-me.

So how many food blogs in English are there?

I counted 8390 active food blogs.

This list also exists for food blogs in French.

History

  • 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.

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Address / URL or domain:

1. smitten kitchen
smittenkitchen.com - 1305 recommendations - Twitter: @smittenkitchen

2. 101 Cookbooks - Healthy Recipe Journal
101cookbooks.com - 949 recommendations

3. David Lebovitz
davidlebovitz.com - 818 recommendations - Twitter: @davidlebovitz

4. Cannelle et Vanille
cannellevanille.com - 600 recommendations

5. Orangette
orangette.blogspot.com - 576 recommendations

6. The Pioneer Woman | Ree Drummond
thepioneerwoman.com - 505 recommendations - Twitter: @thepioneerwoman

7. La Tartine Gourmande
latartinegourmande.com - 481 recommendations - Twitter: @tartinegourmand

8. Chocolate & Zucchini
chocolateandzucchini.com - 447 recommendations - Twitter: @clotildenet

9. Joy the Baker —
joythebaker.com - 442 recommendations

10. bakerella.com
bakerella.com - 413 recommendations - Twitter: @bakerella

11. Simply Recipes Food and Cooking Blog
simplyrecipes.com - 401 recommendations - Twitter: @simplyrecipes - Recipes

12. What Katie Ate
whatkatieate.blogspot.com - 314 recommendations

13. Closet Cooking
closetcooking.com - 302 recommendations

14. delicious:days
deliciousdays.com - 293 recommendations

15. Dorie Greenspan
doriegreenspan.com - 254 recommendations

16. Brown Eyed Baker | Sweet. Savory. Sinful.
browneyedbaker.com - 233 recommendations - Twitter: @browneyedbaker

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

20. Baking Bites
bakingbites.com - 222 recommendations - Twitter: @bakingbites

21. Bake at 350
bakeat350.blogspot.com - 217 recommendations - Twitter: @bakeat350tweets

22. Steamy Kitchen Recipes and Food Blog
steamykitchen.com - 210 recommendations - Twitter: @steamykitchen

23. | Post Punk Kitchen | Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking
theppk.com - 209 recommendations - Twitter: @isachandra

24. Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes
rasamalaysia.com - 204 recommendations - Twitter: @rasamalaysia

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

27. Vegan Recipes by Angela Liddon | Oh She Glows
ohsheglows.com - 195 recommendations - Twitter: @ohsheglows

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

32. Skinnytaste
skinnytaste.com - 176 recommendations

33. Wild Yeast
wildyeastblog.com - 175 recommendations - Twitter: @wildyeast

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

37. Cupcakes Take The Cake
cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com - 169 recommendations - Twitter: @cupcakeblog

38. SPROUTED KITCHEN - A Tastier Take on Whole Foods
sproutedkitchen.com - 166 recommendations

39. My Kitchen Snippets
mykitchensnippets.com - 166 recommendations

40. honey & jam | recipes + photos
honeyandjam.com - 166 recommendations - Twitter: @honeyandjam

41. My Baking Addiction
mybakingaddiction.com - 166 recommendations - Twitter: @bakingaddiction

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

44. Sprinkle Bakes
sprinklebakes.com - 157 recommendations - Twitter: @sprinklebakes

45. Picky Palate
picky-palate.com - 157 recommendations - Twitter: @pickypalate

46. Not Quite Nigella » The cooking, eating and travel blog of a hungry blogger from Sydney, Australia
notquitenigella.com - 155 recommendations

47. Two Peas & Their Pod
twopeasandtheirpod.com - 153 recommendations - Twitter: @amyatlas

48. BitterSweet
bittersweetblog.wordpress.com - 152 recommendations - Twitter: @bittersweet__

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

52. Healthy Gluten Free Recipes | Elana's Pantry
elanaspantry.com - 148 recommendations - Twitter: @elanaspantry

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

59. Love and Olive Oil
loveandoliveoil.com - 141 recommendations - Twitter: @loveandoliveoil

60. RecipeGirl.com
recipegirl.com - 139 recommendations - Twitter: @recipegirl

61. eatlikeagirl.com
eatlikeagirl.com - 139 recommendations - Twitter: @eatlikeagirl

62. Izah Muffin Lover
izahdaut.blogspot.com - 138 recommendations

63. Pinch My Salt - Food, Recipes, and Photography
pinchmysalt.com - 136 recommendations - Twitter: @pinchmysalt

64. Culinary Concoctions by Peabody – Where Baking and Humor Meet
culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com - 136 recommendations - Twitter: @bakerpeabody

65. Tuesdays with Dorie | Baking with Julia
tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com - 135 recommendations - Twitter: @tuesdayswdorie

66. dailydelicious
dailydelicious.blogspot.com - 135 recommendations

67. Anncoo Journal
anncoojournal.com - 134 recommendations - Recipes

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

70. Nordljus
nordljus.co.uk - 131 recommendations

71. ..::~**Sinar Kehidupanku**~::..
yatiememories.blogspot.com - 130 recommendations

72. My New Roots
mynewroots.blogspot.com - 129 recommendations

73. For the Love of Cooking
fortheloveofcooking.net - 128 recommendations - Twitter: @4loveofcooking

74. Miz Helen's Country Cottage
mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com - 128 recommendations

75. Foodies 100 UK Food Blogs Index
foodies100.co.uk - 128 recommendations - Twitter: @foodies100

76. Bake or Break | Adventures of an amateur baker
bakeorbreak.com - 127 recommendations - Twitter: @bakeorbreak

77. Angie's Recipes . Taste Of Home
angiesrecipes.blogspot.com - 126 recommendations - Twitter: @angiesrecipess

78. passionateaboutbaking.com
passionateaboutbaking.com - 125 recommendations - Twitter: @vindee

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

87. Yummylicious!
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

90. use real butter
userealbutter.com - 117 recommendations - Twitter: @userealbutter

91. 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

94. Kalyn's Kitchen
kalynskitchen.blogspot.com - 112 recommendations - Twitter: @kalynskitchen

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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