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10 Food Instagrams Every Traveler Should Follow
Instagram has done wonders for food photography. Not only has it made food photography more accessible, but it has also given professional photographers and chefs the chance to share their behind-the-scenes lives. When these lives involve traveling the world to eat or cook delicious food, it’s lucky for us. We can globe-trot vicariously on our phones.
David Lebovitz’s adventures outside his kitchen are just as picturesque as the ones inside. His Instagram contains some of the best images of Paris (and beyond).
Andrew Knowlton, the long-time Restaurant Editor at Bon Appétit, captures the Tsukiji fish market and a pan of Chicago deep-dish pizza in with the same degree of finesse. Extra points for amazing color balance.
Anthony Bourdain’s fearless sense of adventure takes us to the food of cultures we might never visit on our own. This is where you’ll see what people eat for dinner in Zebu.
While Jamie Oliver doesn’t travel as much as others on this list, he borrows so much from other cuisines in his beautifully pictured meals that every traveler stuck at home can adopt a few of his tricks in his or her own kitchen.
This whimsical Instagram, stunning in its uniformity, has captured the hearts of people around the internet. It’s a simple concept that reminds us how vast the world (and its food) is.
René Redzepi owns Noma in Copenhagen, which has been voted the world’s best restaurant, and he recently opened (and then closed) a pop-up in Tokyo. His photos of food have so much personality that you can see exactly what makes him unique.
Vice’s Munchies travels far and wide to bring us a mix of wonderful food and bizarre food news. Their Instagram features neat photos of dishes sent to them by top restaurants around the world along with short travel video montages.
We know Andrew Zimmern for bizarre foods, but his Instagram has quite a few photos of foods nobody would hesitate to eat (Nomad’s lemon tart looks especially delicious). His travel photos take us right into the hut kitchens of various indigenous peoples, like the Boras of the western Amazon.
Rick Poon’s sleek photos of minimal ingredient meals, sometimes juxtaposed with sweeping landscape images, have gotten him more than 88,600 followers on Instagram.
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You obviously like food. And you must like reading. Hey, you&aposre just like me! But if you&aposre a true gastro-bibliophile, you&aposll no doubt take issue with at least some of my picks below. Please, I invite you to beg to differ. What&aposs missing? Who&aposd I leave off? Which author is overrated? And what top 10 list would you like to see next?
Top 10 Food Books (not Cookbooks) That Every Chef Should Own
(in random order)
1) On Food & Cooking -- Harold McGee
2) The Art of Eating -- MFK Fisher
3) Kitchen Confidential -- Anthony Bourdain
4) It Must&aposve Been Something I Ate -- Jeffrey Steingarten
5) Tender at the Bone -- Ruth Reichl
6) The Tummy Trilogy -- Calvin Trillin
7) The Omnivore&aposs Dilemma -- Michael Pollan
8) Down and Out in Paris and London -- George Orwell
9) Heat -- Bill Buford
10) The Physiology of Taste -- Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
1. Kaluhi's Kitchen | Life. Love. Food
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog Kaluhi Kitchen is a Kenyan food blog, for the everyday Kenyan. This blog plans to change the way people plan for meals, cook, eat, and share their food. Whether you are a culinary pro or you've just started cooking, the kitchen is our common ground and it is her hope that you shall stay inspired by her recipes. Frequency 1 post / month Since Jul 2014 Also in Food Blogs, Meal Planning Blogs, Black Food Bloggers Blog kaluhiskitchen.com
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2. Leo Tunapika? | The joys and woes of placing a meal on the table
Kenya About Blog My name is Gatuiri Mwangi, a Kenyan food blogger and I love good food. I started this food blog to journal my kitchen adventures. Join me as I answer the daily question, Leo tunapika? (what's cooking?) Frequency 1 post / month Since May 2012 Blog leotunapika.com
Facebook fans 22.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 8.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 18 ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 25 ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.6M ⓘ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
3. Tastie Dine | Bringing sinfully delicious recipes to life.
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog My name is Ms. Biwott and I am a 30-year-old living in Nairobi, Kenya. Tastie Dine is a creative outlet that showcases my passion for homemade food and its recipes by bringing sinfully delicious recipes to life. Frequency 3 posts / month Since Mar 2014 Blog tastiedine.com
Facebook fans 5.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.2K ⋅ Domain Authority 11 ⓘ ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
4. Yummy Magazine | East Africa's definitive food, drink & lifestyle guide.
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog Yummy is a food and lifestyle publication that brings you the best in food, drinks, and all-around life content! Frequency 2 posts / week Blog yummy.co.ke
Facebook fans 11.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 747 ⋅ Domain Authority 39 ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.7M ⓘ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
5. Pika Chakula
Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog A Kenyan Food Blog that shares recipes and cooking videos from all over the world with focus on using ingredients readily available. Frequency 3 posts / quarter Blog pikachakula.com
Facebook fans 165.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 18.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⓘ ⋅ Domain Authority 39 ⓘ ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.9M ⓘ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
6. Nairobi Kitchen
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog In Nairobi Kitchen, you will find Mulunga who loves eating what she has cooked. You will mostly find her perusing recipe sites, cooking channels to find that perfect recipe. Her all-time favourite cooking shows are Master Chef, Hells Kitchen, Cake Boss, Royco Fuata Flavor, and My Kitchen Rules. Follow her blog to experience cooking together. Frequency 1 post / month Since Jun 2017 Blog nairobikitchen.blogspot.com
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7. Kane's Kitchen Affair | Finding joy in the art of cooking and sharing
Kenya About Blog I am Juliet Kane, a Kenyan born and raised. I started Kane's Kitchen affair a platform to express my love for food especially cooking and share my journey through my Kitchen because I realized that every other day I learn something new about it. My greatest hope is that the recipes in this blog help you out and give you as much joy as they give me. Frequency 1 post / quarter Since Jan 2018 Blog kaneskitchenaffair.com
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8. Healthy Living Kenya | Healthy Life, The Good Life
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog Eating healthy is the best choice to make for your diet. Follow the blog to get updates on healthy living and a good life. Frequency 1 post / year Blog healthylivingkenya.wordpress..
Facebook fans 2.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 3K ⋅ Domain Authority 23 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
9. A Foodies Collective | Kenyan Food and Travel Blog
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog My name is Lucy and I am a food lover eating my way through my home city of Nairobi and occasionally beyond. I eat out more than I should and enjoy sharing my foodie experiences with people. If you love food and are always searching for your next amazing food experience, you are in the right place because this blog is dedicated to exactly that! Blog afoodiescollective.com
Facebook fans 224 ⋅ Twitter followers 1.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 6 ⋅ Domain Authority 21 ⋅ View Latest Posts ⋅ Get Email Contact
10. Cooking with Jaz | The not so simple meals made easy!
Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya About Blog Hi, My name is Jasmine Macharia, and welcome to my kitchen. I love cooking new things and this blog is really just my way of showing others to make fancy-restaurant meals in their own kitchens. Join me as I cook, review, travel, and share my little world with you. Frequency 1 post / year Blog cookingwithjaz.com
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19 Healthy Food Instagrammers to Follow for Nonstop Recipe Inspiration
As someone who spends a lot of time looking for recipes as part of my job, I know how hard it can be to find ones that actually inspire you to cook. After a while, everything kind of starts to look the same—all those avocados and fried eggs sort of just blend together. The worst part? When I do find something that grabs my attention, it's usually too complicated for me to want to cook right away. Call it a bad case of Internet food ennui.
When I'm really feeling bogged down by the sameness of so many online recipes, these 19 healthy food Instagram accounts are just the palate cleansers I need. They put simple, healthy, interesting recipes I would actually make right on the 'gram, so I don't even have to pull out my computer to look them up and cook them. Even if you're not trying to find simple recipes, these accounts are still worth adding to your feed just for their gorgeous food photography. Get ready for swoon-worthy smoothie bowls, vibrant salads, healthy baked goods, and so much more.
Yumna Jawad started her Instagram account as a hobby, but her food photos gained her a serious fanbase and she's now got 2 million followers and counting. These days, she posts her recipes to her Feel Good Foodie blog, and they're everything from wholesome, kid-friendly favorites to dinner party-worthy sides.
Luise Vindahl, the woman behind this Danish healthy eating account, runs the blog Green Kitchen Stories where she makes extremely creative, healthy recipes will little-known, niche ingredients. Her feed is a showcase of some of the more photogenic recipes she's developed, including a smoothie bowl made with cultured buttermilk, tahini, and black quinoa, and salads like the one above made with red cabbage, dried sumac, dried figs, and more.
Hashtag humblebrag: If you're not already following SELFstarter—SELF's subscription-based healthy meal planning service—on Instagram, you're missing out. On the daily, it posts fun, doable, healthy recipes you'll actually want to eat from the site and from healthy bloggers all around the 'gram.
Kevin Curry is the voice behind the mega-popular site Fit Men Cook. On his feed you'll find meal prep inspiration, healthy recipes with calculated macros (if you're into that kind of thing), and fun how-to videos.
Bon Appétit's healthy younger sibling is killing it on Instagram. Along with simple recipes like sheet pan salmon dinners and smashed cucumber salads, you'll also find aesthetically pleasing graphics and cartoons as well as info about unique new ingredients like pink radicchio and cannabis powder.
Vegan blogger, Gena Hamshaw, serves up the most colorful food shots on the Instagram account for her blog, The Full Helping. Here, you'll find out how to make spicy noodle bowls, roasted broccoli toast, and decked out baked potatoes, just to name a few recipes.
Eating Bird Food is one of the more creative healthy food blogs out there, and its Instagram account is no different. On it, creator of the blog, Brittany Mullins, chronicles her fitness adventures and the recipes she eats to keep her going. Tempeh chips, chickpea "cookie dough," and more will keep you on your toes.
Every recipe Minimalist Baker posts requires no more than 10 ingredients or 30 minutes to make—basically, they're about as easy as it gets. That doesn't mean they're boring, though. Mostly vegan, they include things like the raw banana split featured above and Korean-spiced cauliflower wings.
SELF's own features editor, Christine Byrne, runs an Instagram account full of all the oatmeal, peanut butter, and egg photos you know you need in your life. She's also serving up a bunch of great cooking and workout content in her stories that will make you want to do more of both.
Whether or not you have any interest in the Paleo diet, Nom Nom Paleo is an account worth following. Run by Michelle Tam, creator of the blog of the same name, makes simple recipes that are a cut above the rest. She uses basic ingredients and easy-to-learn techniques to make anything from chicken nuggets to roast salmon taste way better than you thought it could.
Created by registered dietitian duo, Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez, this account is full of certified healthy recipes that anyone can make with ease. Blueberry flatbread pizzas, black bean tostadas, and so much more await.
Nazima Qureshi is a registered dietitian who works primarily with Muslim women, so hers is a great feed for anyone looking for culturally specific nutrition advice, especially on things like how to healthfully navigate Ramadan. That said, the recipes she posts are meant for everyone, and her healthy breakfast ideas are especially bookmark-worthy.
It's no surprise that registered dietitian Abby Langer makes a living off of her Instagram, because it's loaded with great food content. All the extremely colorful sandwiches, soups, and salads she posts are proof that she lives by the mantra eat the rainbow. Follow her and you can, too.
Vegan chef, Jenné Claiborne, knows exactly how to make vegan food that's as satisfying as anything else. Her account showcases hearty, delicious recipes like meatless jambalaya and egg-free egg salad sandwiches that taste as good as their non-vegan counterparts.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to live on the farm, follow Andrea Bemis stat. In addition to running the popular food blog Dishing up the Dirt, she posts all of her adventures on the farm and the easy, seasonal recipes they inspire on this account.
Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing, the registered dietitians behind the blog and the Instagram account The Real Food R.D.s, make real food that's also really good. They're a great account to follow if you're interested in trying out Whole30, because many of the recipes they share are compliant with the diet's restrictions.
Though the lavish food photography on this account might make the food seem fancy and complicated, it's actually just the opposite. Super simple and super tasty is the name of the game when it comes to these beautifully composed smoothie bowls and pancake stacks from blogger Ashley Alexander.
The great thing about Paige Adams, creator of food blog Lasting Ingredient is that she breaks down exactly how to make each recipe in the actual Instagram post. And the food is often so simple, it usually doesn't take her more than a paragraph or two to do it.
Lindsay Maitland, author of the recently released cookbook, Healthyish, knows how to balance healthy eats with indulgences. On her account, everything is a treat, even things that are totally nutritious like salads and oatmeal.
46 Black Chefs, Influencers, And Food Bloggers You Should Follow Right Now
You've seen Instagram's call to amplify melanated voices, and it's way past time to heed it. There are many ways to do so&mdashlike frequenting Black-owned restaurants, donating to deserving causes, and purchasing from Black-founded businesses. But perhaps the easiest thing to do is lend a "follow" and your continuous engagement to Black profiles on Instagram.
Black influencers have often reported being paid less than their non-Black counterparts, and Black chefs are underrepresented in management positions at restaurants. Supporting them on social media is a small step, but it's something you can do now. Diversify your feed with these 46 top food influencers, chefs, bloggers, and activists&mdashthen engage with their work, buy their cookbooks, visit their restaurants, and share their pages with your friends.
6 Easy Kuih Raya Recipes That Every M’sian Should Try At Home This Hari Raya
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Hari Raya is just around the corner but due to the current MCO situation, it will be hard for us to go out and buy some kuih raya. But what is Raya without kuih raya?
Fret not, with all these simple recipes, you can now enjoy your own homemade kuih raya without having to spend so much money on them!
Here are 8 easy kuih raya recipes for you to do at home:
1. Almond London
What is Hari Raya without Almond London? Every Malaysian should at least have one at home otherwise it’s not Raya for us! With its sweet and crunchy texture, no one can ever get enough of these Almond Londons and we believe one jar is simply too little.
Here’s how you can make your own Almond London at home following this simple recipe by Rasa.my:
- 1 cup of butter
- 3/4 cup of icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 2 & 1/2 cup of wheat flour
- 1/2 cup of cornflour
- 1 spoon of rice flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3 spoon of almond powder
- 2 cups of baking chocolate (boil to liquid form using a double boiler)
- Almonds (must be toasted at 150 degrees for 15 minutes)
- Mix the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy then slowly add one egg along with vanilla essence.
- Sift dry Ingredient B altogether in a different bowl and once that’s done, add it together with the butter mixture.
- Roll the dough and flatten it into individual portions.
- Place one toasted almond in each dough piece and wrap it to form an oblong shape.
- Transfer the cookies onto a tray and bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees for about 25 minutes.
- Next, melt the chocolate using the double boiler method.
- Once baked, coat the cookies with melted chocolate and top it off with almond chunks or any topping according to your preferences.
2. Biskut Mazola
Biskut Mazola or peanut cookies is one of the stars for Hari Raya and it’s safe to say that your Eid is not complete without this cookie! Even if you’re not a big fan of peanuts, you would still love Biskut Mazola (unless you’re allergic to it). Make your own Biskut Mazola at home with this easy recipe:
- 2 & ½ cups of wheat flour
- ½ cup of icing sugar
- 2 cups of grounded peanuts
- 1 cup of corn oil
- Mix together grounded peanuts, flour, and icing sugar in a bowl and mix it well.
- Slowly add corn oil into the mixture to form a dough.
- Roll the dough into small balls and finish it off by sprinkling some grounded peanuts on top of the cookies.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 150-180 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
3. Kuih Semperit
Can you believe this small piece of heaven is only made from four ingredients? even if you’re not a professional baker, you can easily make kuih semperit at home! Here’s how to do it:
- 250g of butter
- 1 cup of condensed milk
- 400g of cornflour
- 3 spoons of custard flour
- Mix the butter and condensed milk together until light and fluffy. Then slowly add in the flour mixture to form a dough.
- Once done, fill the dough into a semperit maker and press it gently on a tray to create the shape.
- You can finish it off by adding any topping according to your preferences and bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
4. Cornflakes cookies
Cornflakes cookies are a Malaysian favourite regardless of the festive season. How can you celebrate Hari Raya without one? This is one of the easiest kuih raya to make and you no longer have to break the bank to spend money fulfilling your cornflakes cravings.
- 125g of butter
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 5 spoons of honey
- 250g of cornflakes
- Melt butter over medium heat, then add brown sugar, and honey together and mix well.
- Let the mixture cool for a while and once done, add cornflakes and mix well until it’s fully coated.
- Place the cornflakes into small moulds and you may also add toppings according to your preferences.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 170-180 degrees for about 10 minutes.
5. Pineapple Tarts
Don’t you just love it when a fluffy pastry melts in your mouth and you get the sweet, tangy taste of the pineapple jam? If you’re a huge fan of pineapples, you surely won’t miss the opportunity to stock up on some pineapple tarts this Hari Raya. With this simple recipe, you can make this at home!
- 250g of butter
- 1 spoon of castor sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon of ghee
- Yellow food colouring
- Pineapple jam
- 2 & 1/2 cups of wheat flour
- 2 & 1/2 spoons of cornflour
- 2 & 1/2 spoons of custard flour
- Mix the butter, castor sugar, and ghee until light and fluffy. Add in one egg and vanilla essence, beat until well combined. Mix in Ingredients B slowly to form the pastry dough.
- Divide the pineapple jam and dough into the desired portions and put the dough into a mold.
- Roll the pineapple jam into balls then add it to the middle of the dough.
- Finish it off by rolling the dough and brush the top of the cookie with eggwash (+ yellow food colouring).
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.
6. Cadbury Tarts
Aside from pineapple tarts, this relatively new kuih raya is the latest must-have treat in everyone’s home for Hari Raya. Again, if you love chocolate, especially Cadbury Dairy Milk, this recipe is for you. Cadbury tarts combine the slightly salty taste from the pastry and sweet chunky taste of the Cadbury chocolate to give you an experience that will leave you craving for more. Here’s how you can easily make your own Cadbury tart at home.
10 Banned Foods That Every American Should Stop Eating. How have we managed to let this crap slip through the cracks for so long? I mean even China, Russia and our crazy Canadian brothers have this thing figured out! Come on America, let’s get our s*** together.
Here are four quick things we can do right now.
- Avoid the foods on this list. We all know (too well, maybe) the effects of supply and demand on consumer-driven products. We don’t buy it, they don’t make it.
- Speak out. Pass this information on to friends and family. Share it on social media. The more of us that say no to this garbage the better, for everyone.
- Research. If you just can’t say no to something you love on this list, do a quick google search for a more responsible, healthy alternative, then tell your friends! Or better yet, blog about it and submit it to Elephant Journal so we can share it with the world.
- Get involved. Sign petitions, make alternative meal options for your family, boycott stores (and products) that don’t have our best interests or health in mind. Start here and sign this petition to help stop GMO’s.
What’s the difference between conventional, GMO and organic? This:
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The great benefit of the stir-fry is variety. It’s one dish, but it can also be a thousand others. Chicken and mushrooms, chicken and asparagus, beef with black pepper – the combinations are unlimited. You don’t even need a wok, as a frypan works just as well. My advice is to keep the ingredients to a minimum, and go easy on the sauces. This stirfry one of my favourites.
Beef and broccoli with oyster sauce. Photograph: Adam Liaw's Asian Cookery School/Hachette Australia
Molly Yeh | my name is yeh
Blogging since 2009, Molly Yeh’s my name is yeh, is a great blog where readers are not only presented with Molly’s fun personality but also an assortment of creative sweet and savory recipes inspired by her Jewish and Asian heritage. Currently living in North Dakota, Molly also invites readers to read about her life on a farm, a big change from growing up in Chicago and living in NYC, with her husband along with stories of her travels. All of these things and places have inspired Molly over the years, and her unique blog, which will inspire many, has earned her the coveted Saveur Blog of the Year award.