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Food Blogging

I am totally new at this!  Here are some of the resources I've found helpful so far.
  • Kiersten Frase of Oh My Veggies recently published an awesome e-book called How to Monetize Your Food Blog, which really demystifies the process of optimizing your ads in addition to explaining several other sources of income.  Click below to check it out (affiliate link):

  • Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum wrote a fabulous e-book on food photography, which helped me a lot with improving my photos and getting them posted on recipe submission sites.  Click below to learn more (this is an affiliate link):

Tasty Food Photography eBook

Recipe Submission Sites

This is a great way to get traffic to your blog!  Plus, these sites are so much fun to browse.  I find Dishfolio accepts submissions more readily than the others, so it's a good place to start.

Essential Cookbooks

These are the cookbooks I use constantly to guide and inspire me in the kitchen.  I hope you'll find them as useful as I do!

Reference Cookbooks

I use these to look up new ingredients or find a recipe for a particular kind of food.  You wouldn't just sit down and read these cover to cover, but you NEED at least one of them in your kitchen.

 This is the first place I look when I come across a new fruit or vegetable, or want the basics on something like how to make tomato sauce.  I am already getting upset looking at this link because I don't have the latest edition, and I want it!  Mark Bittman is the ultimate authority in my kitchen.

This book is a must-have, and is the cookbook my mom always went to for help.  It's extremely comprehensive!  My biggest problem with it is that it takes so long to find things in the ridiculously lengthy index.

My mom got this for me, and it is the perfect thing for nerdy foodies.  Want to know about how the protein-gluten bonds in flour affect the crumb of your cake?  This is the source for you.

=  This is my favorite French cookbook!

 Cookbooks with Beautiful Photographs

Okay, one of my favorite hobbies is just sitting down with a beautifully-photographed cookbook and reading it from cover to cover.  As you can see, I'm a little obsessed with the Barefoot Contessa books, but I've found some other good ones as well.

This is my favorite Ina Garten book, possibly because it's the first one I got my hands on.  Or maybe because it has the most fabulous Lemon Mousse recipe ever.

Here's my second favorite Ina Garten cookbook.  I love it because a lot of the recipes are easy and simple, but still delicious and flavorful.

You love this blog, right?  You will love the cookbook, too!

This cookbook is so gorgeous!  It's huge, so you should probably keep it on your coffee table.  These are real Mexican recipes, not Tex-Mex or watered-down Americanized dishes.  Some of the ingredients might surprise you, but all the recipes I've tried are delicious!

Have you been to It's one of my favorite food blogs, and this is Gaby's fabulous avocado cookbook.

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