In SAVEUR‘s ongoing mission to chronicle a world of authentic cuisine, we find what we’re looking for more and more in one place: online. Of the tens of thousands of nominations that came in this year—blogs great and small, visual and textual, humorous and profound, technical and amateur, exuberant and austere—we found not just great writing, great photography, and a great commitment to the importance of food to storytelling and community-building, but also some blogs that truly spoke to us. We’re thrilled to shine a light on the sixty-eight unique blogs that are finalists in the fourth annual SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards—and even more delighted to announce the winners in each category. Congratulations to all!

 


Credit: Not Without Salt

BEST COOKING BLOG

WINNER: Not Without Salt

FINALISTS
Chasing Delicious
Happyolks
Tartelette
Spoon Fork Bacon
The Year in Food


Credit: Joy the Baker

BEST BAKING AND DESSERTS BLOG

WINNER: Joy the Baker

FINALISTS
Bakers Royale
Desserts for Breakfast
Honey & Jam
Hummingbird High
Top with Cinnamon


Credit: Good Beer Hunting

BEST WINE OR BEER BLOG

WINNER: Good Beer Hunting

FINALISTS
Beer Dorks
The Fiering Line
Guys Drinking Beer
Jameson Fink
The Thirsty Wench


Credit: The Boys Club

BEST COCKTAIL BLOG

WINNER: The Boys Club

FINALISTS
12 Bottle Bar
Five O’Clock Cocktails
Gastronomista
Spirited Alchemy
There Will Be Bourbon


Credit: Green Kitchen Stories

BEST SPECIAL DIETS BLOG

WINNER: Green Kitchen Stories

FINALISTS
Canelle et Vanille
The Domestic Man
My New Roots
Oh Lady Cakes
Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes


Credit: Sprouted Kitchen

BEST ORIGINAL RECIPES

WINNER: Sprouted Kitchen

FINALISTS
Hipster Food
The Forest Feast
Foodess
Adventures in Cooking
Honest Fare


Credit: V.K. Rees

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

WINNER: V.K. Rees

FINALISTS
The Food Dept.
Island Menu
Lingered Upon/Alice Gao
Little Upside Down Cake
Le Passe Vite


Credit: Behind the Food Carts

BEST CULINARY TRAVEL BLOG

WINNER: Behind the Food Carts

FINALISTS
Austin Bush Photo
Fed Man Walking
My Kugelhopf
Roads and Kingdoms
Ulterior Epicure


Credit: Manger

BEST REGIONAL CUISINE BLOG

WINNER: Manger

FINALISTS
Biscuits and Such
Indian Simmer
Jun-Blog
Miss Foodwise


Credit: Thug Kitchen

BEST NEW BLOG

WINNER: Thug Kitchen

FINALISTS
Dinner was Delicious
For the Love of the South
Larks and Japes
The Roaming Kitchen
A Tale of Two


Credit: Ideas in Food

BEST CULINARY SCIENCE BLOG

WINNER: Ideas in Food

FINALISTS
The Alinea Project
Jet City Gastrophysics
Seattle Food Geek


Credit: Simple Bites

BEST KIDS’ COOKING BLOG

WINNER: Simple Bites

FINALISTS
Dash and Bella
Dinner: A Love Story
Family Fresh Cooking
In Praise of Leftovers
In Sock Monkey Slippers


See the winners of the 2011 Best Food Blog Awards »