Red-letter day

Posted by Anita on 08.31.06 10:45 AM

BlogDay 2006 logoIn addition to being my dad’s birthday (Happy B-Day, Pops!), August 31 is also BlogDay 2006. What’s that, you ask? I’m so glad you did! Here’s a clip from the BlogDay site (which seems to be overwhelmed with traffic at the moment):

What will happen on BlogDay?
In one long moment In August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

BlogDay posting instructions:

  1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting
  2. Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending on them on BlogDay 2006
  3. Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the recommended Blogs
  4. Post the BlogDay Post (on August 31st) and
  5. Add the BlogDay tag using this link: and a link to BlogDay web site at

Given that the only blogs I read until recently were Hedonia and SFHomeBlog, I’m basically thinking that any blog is pretty much fair game as “new” in my book.

As most everyone else who’s participating has said, it’s hard to pick just five. But here, in no particular order, are the five new-to-me food blogs I’ve put at the top of the pile, the ones that I read on my Treo on the way in to work.

  1. Anyone who’s already reading food blogs knows about Becks & Posh. Sam’s a fellow Bay-Area gal (albeit a transplant from England) and those who know tell me that I am rightly very sad that I missed my chance to shake her hand at the Bay Area Food Bloggers’ Picnic last weekend (which we had to back out of attending at the last minute).
  2. After rekindling our romance with cocktails during the Seattle Experiment, we found ourselves a bit adrift when we moved back to San Francisco: Where were all the decent watering holes? We should have gone trawling for a site like Cocktails with Camper English a long time ago. Love it.
  3. One of our friends from the Seattle food crew, Matthew Amster-Burton is also a food writer of local reknown. He’s also dad to one of Seattle’s cutest toddlers, Iris. In Roots & Grubs, Mamster chronicles his often hilarious interactions with his budding foodie of a daughter.
  4. Speaking of Seattlites… during the course of a shared dinner at Union, Molly struck me as someone who I’d be reading about some day. Little surprise to catch up with her, a couple of years later, and find that her Orangette has become one of the stars of the food-blog world.
  5. I always knew Shuna Fish Lydon was a blogger: her review of Range for the KQED blog got caught up in a (ahem) spirited debate over on MouthfulsFood last fall. But I didn’t know she solo-blogged until I met her at a June Taylor marmalade class earlier this year. When I put out my call for blog recommendations earlier this month, multiple people suggested eggbeater …and I could no longer keep my head in the sand. Now I am hooked on this quirky little slice of Shuna’s brain.

ps: Thanks for the link, Sean. :D

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Comment by sam

aww – thank you for including me – I am touched. Were you at the picnic? How on earth did I miss that??

I love your picks – i only discovered roots and grubs recently and am already addicted to news of Iris.

Sean and Shuna are friends of mine already, and I hope one day to meet Molly. Last time we arranged to her car broke down and the meetup was cancelled.

Now I have to confess a thing – when I redesigned my site I did somethig slightly dumb and accidentailly used an old file which didnt have all of the updates to my local blogroll included which means that whilst you were on my blogroll in the old template, you are peobably not in the new one. Be aware I know of my error and will try and fix it asap.

Asap might be a while since I had to take a break from coding, but I promise I havent forgotten you.



Posted on 08.31.06 at 11:27AM

Comment by Anita

Hi Sam!
Nope, we weren’t at the picnic… we had to cancel at the last minute due to one of our pups being incredibly sick (as a dog? har.) She’s better now, but I’m still sad at not having been able to meet everyone — including you, of course.

Please don’t fret about the blogroll; we’re doing MWD for fun, not for fame and fortune. We love it when folks find us, but we’re not actively promoting it.

Posted on 08.31.06 at 11:35AM

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