The Top 10 Food ranking was last updated 05/10/2016.
Deliciously Ella was created in 2012 by Ella Mills (nee Woodward) to motivate herself to learn how to cook healthy and natural food after being diagnosed with a chronic illness. Ella posts inspiration on how to help you get your 5-a-day, without going on a crazy diet regime – but by introducing natural and unprocessed foods into your meals. Due to the success of the blog, Ella now owns a deli, is a published author, has a successful food and drink app, and has recently launched her own range of products on the high-street.
Freelance food writer Dan Toombs launched The Curry Guy to share his love of Indian food and curries. Through his blog The Curry Guy, Dan experiments with different spices and flavours to bring a twist on traditional Indian dishes. In 2012 Dan even made it into the papers for setting himself a challenge of making 365 curry dishes in a row and feeding his family a curry every day. The Curry Guy now houses hundreds of recipes created and written by Dan and is available on an app.
New to our top 10 food blogs is Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen by Charlotte Oates. Originally starting under the name of My Recipe Book as a place to record recipes, the blog has turned into a successful essential guide which provides tips and fun dishes for the family. As her blog has progressed over the years Charlotte has also kept a log called ‘building my blog’ which shares advice on how she built her site, the tools she used to promote it, and lessons she’s learnt along the way.
South African born Karen S Burns-Booth is used to living from the earth, after growing up in rural England and embracing home-grown and seasonal organic food. After living in many different countries, Karen splits her time between England and the South of France and is currently writing a cookbook on traditional British food and customs. After growing up in a house where vegetables were grown, Karen continues to grow her own vegetables and exotic herbs (many of which are unheard of nowadays), sharing advice on Lavender and Lovage.
Amuse Your Bouche is a destination for simple but tasty vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan recipes. Created by Becca Pusey in 2011 to document easy to make veggie dishes, Amuse Your Bouche houses a vast amount of interesting recipes for every course (while providing tons of amusement). As well as being a blogger, Becca is also a freelance recipe developer who is featured on different websites. Amuse Your Bouche has recipes for easy to make meals which can be ready in 30 minutes or less – sticking to Becca’s mantra “any recipe that takes more than 30 minutes had better be REALLY good.” For more information about Becca, check out this week’s spotlight.
Hungry Healthy Happy (HHH) was created in 2011 by Dannii Martin to document her transformation to a healthy and balanced lifestyle after losing 100lbs (7 stone) due to a health scare. The blog is now regarded as one of the most influential in the UK and since expecting her first child with her partner Dave, now features lifestyle content. The HHH team believe that being healthy shouldn’t mean restricting yourself but ensuring that you are happy. Dannii has now learnt how to cook meals from scratch and has published hundreds of recipes for like-minded people to enjoy.
Tinned Tomatoes was established by Scotland based Jacqueline Meldrum and specialises in providing a vegan and vegetarian twist on classic recipes. Jacqueline began the blog in 2007, naming it Tinned Tomatoes as a reminder to be more creative – because that’s how most of her favourite meals started. Tinned Tomatoes features 7-day meal ideas donated by other bloggers who want to share their recipes with her audience, as well as her own ideas for creating satisfying dishes.
Former marketing manager Andrea Soranidis began The Petite Cook to share her love of food, experimenting in the kitchen, and travel. Although she is a self-taught chef, the majority of recipes on the blog are developed by Andrea and inspired by her travels across the world. After developing a dairy intolerance Andrea has experimented with how to make food allergy-friendly for her audience. Whether you want to find new places to eat, discover new ingredients, or want to find some vegan or veggie alternatives, The Petite Cook has it all.
Fuss Free Flavours by Helen Best-Shaw started in 2007 to share simple but interesting recipes to prove that affordable does not have to be unhealthy. Throughout her blog Helen sticks to her mantra: “Eat a generous portion of (raw) vegetables with every meal whenever you can”. Aside from sharing tips on how to make meals healthier and more appealing, Helen also includes reviews on books, restaurants and products, attainable recipes, and a lifestyle and travel section.
Wallflower Kitchen was created by Aimée Ryan in 2012 after she became inspired to start eating more healthily due to a long-term illness. The blog documents her experiments with different types of foods, before finally deciding to go vegan in 2014. Aimée provides easy-to-make recipes which include vegan, vegetarian and a variety of other free-form alternatives, so everyone can enjoy them. Aside from the blog, she is also the author of the book Coconut Milk Ice Cream.
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.