I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Bloggers Take a Bow

One of my blogger friends, Chris over at Mele Cotte was nice enough to present me with the “E for Excellence Award”. I would very much like to thank Chris for her kindness and for sharing her wonderful recipes, stories and humor.
Here are the rules friends: You have to choose 10 more blogs of any kind which you deem to be excellent. It’s tough to choose since there are so many excellent blogs out there but limit we must. I’m sure over time all of those much deserving bloggers will be awarded.

Here are my 10:

Mimi (French Kitchen in America) – Mimi gave Noshtagia its first mention in one of her posts for which I will be eternally grateful. Mimi’s blog takes American cooking and puts a French twist on it and her photo’s are amazing.

Butta Buns (Butta Buns) – What can I say with a tag line; “Well butter my buns and call me a biscuit! What’s not to love? Butta Buns has a terrific blog loaded with food, wit and humor.

Nic (Cherrapeno) – Nic was so generous to me, she sent me some smoked garlic that I had expressed an interest in, thank you once again Nic. You will love Nic’s blog the food is always fabulous.

Patricia (Technicolor Kitchen) – Patricia always leaves the nicest comments and her blog is a wonderful read in two languages English and Portuguese.

Gretchen Noelle (Canela & Comino) – Gretchen has a real passion for Peruvian food which she shares brilliantly and the photography is beautiful.

Tracy (Rah Cha Chow) – Tracy is a fellow Rochestarian the name of her blog reflects our slang pronunciation of Rochester. I’ve been rooting for Tracy’s entry in the Pillsbury Bake-Off “Jalapeno Popper Cups”; hope you get that Million Tracy.

Lidian (Kitchen Retro) – If you are a cookbook junkie you will love this blog. Lidian highlights recipes from old cookbooks that stir up delightful memories.

Catherine (The Dish) – I’ve enjoyed meeting Catherine through the blogosphere her blog has so much wit and humor but most importantly really great food.

Joe (Italyville) – I just love Joe’s blog, it reminds me of home and family there are some wonderful old world recipes to be found here that you will absolutely love.

Becky (Biker Chickz) – What’s not to Love about a wife, mother and mother-in-law who rides a motorcycle. Becky may be cool but her recipes are warm and comforting and easy to make.


Tracy said...

Thank you so much for both the honor and the good wishes!
I'm in the frantic stages of getting ready for the trip to Dallas ... I'll think about a post and passing on the award upon my return.
I will try to post updates from Dallas...

Julie said...

No rush on the posting Tracy, stuff like this is all in good spirit and fun. I hope you have a really good and safe trip.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Julie - Thanks so much for the vote of excellence! I appreciate your kinds words!

Lidian said...

Julie, thank you so much! I am really honored...I really appreciate it coming from you, who writesuch a sensational blog.

I assume I just double click on the widget thingy? Forgive my ignorance, which runs deep - this is a first for me.

Mimi said...

Wow! Julie, thank you for putting me in such good company!

Julie said...

You are quite welcome Mimi

Lidian said...

Thank you again Julie, this is just to let you know that my post is up and I have nominated 10 others - and I am enjoying visiting your other choices, too.

Butta Buns said...

Awww, you're making me blush. I'll get around to posting mine very soon.

BTW, since we're all food bloggers is the E for egg-cellence? Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Julie said...

You are very welcome Gretchen

Julie said...

You are very welcome Lidian

Julie said...

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Julie said...

Too funny Butta Buns

Julie said...

Great Lidian I'll go take a look

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Julie,
Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad with the award!

Julie said...

You are very welcome Patricia

Chris said...

You're so very welcome, julie!

Julie said...

Thanks again Chris, it was greatly appreciated.

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joe@italyville.com said...

Thanks you Julie.... I just saw this and I enjoy your blog very much as well. It's so nice to know that others have had similar "Italian American experiences" Things have been busy, so I haven't posted or commented much over the last few weeks. I hope to do more soon. Ciao! Joe

Julie said...

You are welcome Joe

Julie said...

You are very welcome Bibliochef

nicisme said...

Thank you so much Julie! I am chuffed to receive this super award.
And thanks for saying such lovely things about me, I am blushing here!!
I'll be passing it on shortly.

Julie said...

You are quite welcome Nic, it is very easy to say lovely things about lovely people such as yourself.

Becky said...

I have just discovered the award that you bestowed upon me. I am greatly moved. Thanks for the recognition, now I have some work to do picking only 10 favorite blogs.


Julie said...

You are very welcome Becky, I really enjoy your blog.