Last Updated 30/03/2016
Ella Woodward began blogging after she was diagnosed with a rare illness that left her with numerous symptoms which she tried healing through conventional medicine, but found they had little effect. After researching natural healing, she changed her diet to a natural, plant based diet and Deliciously Ella was born. The blog is packed full of yummy recipes using natural ingredients, including brownies and pasta. Deliciously Ella is one of the most successful UK blogs to date, and has already had two best selling cookbooks ‘Deliciously Ella’ and ‘Deliciously Ella Every day’!
After forking out too much on Indian takeaways, blogger Dan Toombs decided to take matters in to his own hands and make authentic and Indian restaurant style food at home. Toomb’s recipes range from lassis to curried roast chicken – everything you need to spice up any meal! The Curry Guy also has an accompanying app for iPhone, e-books including ‘Low Fat Indian Takeaway’ and ‘How to Make British Indian Restaurant Style Meals’ and was also awarded the Best Food Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2015!
London based Italian Andrea Soranidis is The Petite Cook! The blog documents her foodie life and kitchen experiments, which began after she finished working as a recipe developer. All the recipes on The Petite Cook Soranidis created herself and even though she is not a trained chef, she has had tips from the likes of Michel Roux Jnr and has worked in the restaurant business – so expect delicious recipes made from scratch.
Niamh Shields is the blogger behind Eat Like A Girl. The blog, which was established in 2007 has now made Niamh into one of the most influential foodies out there today, featuring on numerous ‘top’ lists. Eat Like A Girl follows Shield’s foodie travels all over the world, from making pasta in Italy to a nutmeg factory in Grenada. The blog is all about eating like a ‘real girl’ – with ‘real, delicious food, packed with flavour‘.
Karen Booth’s earliest memories are of ‘picking hazlenuts and foraging for wild herbs’, on reading Lavender and Lovage you can tell this has inspired the way Booth cooks today. The blog is all about seasonal British produce and flavour, and highlighting traditional British feasts and festivals.
Amuse Your Bouche is all about simple vegetarian recipes to tickle the tastebuds. Blogger Becca Pusey doesn’t believe in recipes that take over 30 mins and is a keen lover of cheese, so expect fast and easy – but definitely not dull meal ideas. A recent favourite recipe has to be the Scotch Crème Eggs *drool*.
The Pink Whisk is the place for baking, recipes and tutorials and is written by Ruth ‘manic mummy and baking extrodinaire‘ Clements. Clements appeared in the very first series of The Great British Bake Off and has since launched a successful career on numerous baking related projects, including writing her own books such as ‘The Busy Girls Guide to Cake Decorating’ and ‘The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making’.
8. Eats Amazing
Eats Amazing differs from the rest of the blogs on the Top 10 today, as it’s all about cooking for children. Blogger Grace Hall shares ‘ideas and inspiration for making fun, and above all, healthy children’s food’. Hall’s most popular idea are her bento style lunch boxes, so much so, that she has even opened her own online ‘Eats Amazing UK Bento Shop’ – which sells accessories such as dinosaur sandwich cutters and egg moulds, everything one could need to entertain the fussiest of eaters!
Tinned Tomatoes specialises in easy family recipes for vegetarians and vegans. Often starting each meal with tin of tomatoes, Jacqueline Meldrum began blogging as a way to be more creative in the kitchen and to explore different ways of making exciting meals for her family. Recipe ideas now include ‘cajun black bean and sweet potato burgers’ and ‘pear and ginger’ muffins – no tinned tomatoes here!
Helen Best-Shaw began Fuss Free Flavours after she got thinking about the difference between ‘eating well cheaply, and eating cheap food’. The blog is all about sharing simple recipes that are not only achieveable but affordable too, and follow the fuss free mantra; ‘Eat a generous portion of (raw) vegetables with every meal whenever you can’.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these food blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.
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