Monday, 28 July 2008

Aw shucks

I’m delighted to announce that I have been presented with my very first award. Dave Sacerdote, from the excellent blog Dave's Cupboard, deemed me worthy of the Arte e Pico award (details here) passed on from blogger to blogger and given to those who ‘display creativity, present interesting material and contribute to the blogging community in some way.’ As a result, I am honoured and get to pass on the award to five like-minded foodies. And so, in no particular order:

Matt from Wrightfood is clearly a talented chef and his photographs do justice to some wonderful creations. I am always delighted when I see he has updated his blog.

I discovered Kate’s blog, A Merrier World, when she invited me to write a post about free-range chicken. The post hasn’t (yet) been written but it did allow me to discover a great blog.

Taste Bud Travels is a great blog from Cheeky Spouse who documents her adventures on the ‘grow-your-own’ front, many of which strike an eerily familiar chord with me.

Darlene from Portland, Oregon is the author of Blazing Hot Wok– an awesome blog which I always delight in reading, thanks in part to her love of Thai food.

And finally Foodycat, is a London based Aussie who write about some of the finer things in life including, amongst other things, pork scratchings. Anyone who respects pork scratchings deserves an award (plus it's a really good read).

Oh, and the rules are:

1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award with their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog.
3. Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award
4. Award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. Display these rules on your blog.

I'm also going to take this opportunity to mention again my new blog where you will be able to read musings of all descriptions. It is here


Heather said...

Hey, you do have a pretty great blog! And thanks for turning me on to Darlene's blog - she and I apparently have a lot in common. :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool blog Alex! I saw it listed on Neatorama too. I'm still working my way down the list and visiting as many blogs as I can but it's slow going! Thanks for the kind words over on my blog.

I'm going to forward the link to Just Cook It! to a friend of mine whose husband is a freelance personal chef. I know he'll enjoy it.

In your About photo, are you eating a bowl of pho? Good Vietnamese food is hard to find here in Baltimore. My perfect meal is grilled pork summer rolls to start, followed by a bowl of tai chin, and a cafe sua da for desert...

Just Cook It said...

Fank Q heather, glad you like Blazing Hot Wok too, it's a good-un.

Cheers Sotto voce, thanks for passing on the blog. The photo was taken on Phuket and it was a damned tasty bowl of noodles. I have no idea what was in it but golly, it was good. Your perfect meal sounds pretty perfect, to be honest!