Hello, World! Inspiring Food Blogs (and Other Sites)

You’ve found the back page.

Here is a list of sites that won’t fit on my front page, and a picture of some potted meat.

And Camilo Cienfuegos … because “beard” used to mean “revolutionary” before it meant “I’d like a Pabst.”
"Potted Meat," via Make It Like a Man

Don’t Eat Potted Meat

This listing, along with the one in the right-hand column, is a collection of my favorite sites. Several reasons why some of them appear on the back page:

  • there’s just not enough room on the front page
  • some of the sites on the back page are no longer current
  • the sites in on the front page tend to be those I frequent most often

I curate these sites in terms of “recipes I want to try,” “people I know first-hand to be cool,” and “writing I admire.” Sometimes – less often – I collect them because simply they have beautiful images, or an elegant web design; or they contain something I just don’t want to lose track of, or something Chicago-centric.

Among the sites, you’ll find that many – but certainly not all – of them are written by men. When I started Make It Like a Man, there were just a handful of man-generated food blogs, if you don’t count those that cater exclusively to barbecue, man-foods, or those that serve mainly as the social media arm for a celebrity chef or professional food writer. However, more and more, it’s becoming easier to find sites devoted to home cooking, written by rank-and-file men who cook for their families after coming home from working for the man every night and day. The role of domestic cook and food shopper is something that I adopted very early on, and it interests me to see the trend blossom … which leads me to an interest in those types of sites. If you know of any that you love, but that you don’t see listed on my site, please send their links my way. I’d love to keep the big wheel turning.

Top Shelf

A Hundred Years Ago / A Taste of Madness / Ang SarapAngies RecipesAnyone 4 Curry and Other Things / Assholes Watching MoviesThe Bachelor Basics / BBQ Bastard / Cakewalker / Chef Mimi Blog / Cooking ChatDining at My Desk / Diversivore / Economical ChefFeed Your Soul, Too / From the Bartolini KitchensGiGi Eats Celebrities / Gourmet Get-Aways / Havoc in the Kitchen / Hostess at Heart / Italian Home CookingJana BekKitchen Gidget / Kitchen InspirationsKrumpliLost in a PotMemorie di Angelina / Merryn’s MenuMexican Please / Munaty CookingMy Tartare / Neil’s Healthy Meals /  No Plate Like HomeOld Fat Guy / Omnivore’s Cookbook / Only Taste Matters / One Man’s MeatPeter’s Food Adventures / Platter TalkPut on Your Cake Pants / Reclaiming YesterdaySamosa Street / Shared AppetiteSnap’s BlogStefan’s Gourmet Food BlogTasty Ever AfterThat Skinny Chick Can BakeThe Emotional Baker / The Endless MealThe View from Great Island / This Is How I CookWords of DeliciousnessYummy Lummy

First Rate

A Fork and a Pencil / Adam Roberts / Anthony’s Italian Recipes / Ask Sister Mary Martha / A Thought for Food / Baking DaydreamBreadtopiaBrooklyn Homemaker / Brothers Green Eats / Café Fernando / Cakes in the City / Call Me Trav / Chef Pliska / Chinotto Is My Nemesis / Cooking ComicallyCook’s Info / Cool Material / Cuisine d’un hommeDad, What’s for Dinner?Dad with a Pan / Death to Sour MixDie Welt: Kochrezept / Dorian Cuisine / Fine Dining at Home / Food Wishes / Foodness Gracious / Frankie CooksFudehouseGotuję bo lubię / Hervé Cuisine / I Am a Food Blog / I Cook and Paint / I’d Rather Be a Chef / I Wish Baking Was My Real Job / Jeff Eats Chicago / Josh Hagar / Junk Food Betty / Kitchen Konfidence / Kitchen SwaggerLa Cucina di VincenzoLe Mäle Saint: Le côté obscur du mále / Le petit journal de Chef Damien / Mann in der KüecheMantitlement / Mister Meatball / Mr. Breakfast / Nibble Me This / Nick MalgieriOui Chef / Probably This / Ramshackle Pantry / Real Food by Dad / Recipes by Chefkreso / Seasoned Advice / Spoonabilities / Steve from Scratch / Suppertime BluesThat Other Food Blog / The Bluenosers / The Culinary TasteThe Food in My BeardThe Food TrotterThe Manly HousekeeperThe Unmanly Chef / Thyme to MangoQBBQUnomafuWarren Nash

Grade-A Premium

A. J. Murray’s / Anonyme Köeche / Baking FanaticBetabrand / Boyfriend Replacement / Chicago Eater / Chicago Foodie GirlClayton’s KitchenCome Dine with Teo / Closet Cooking / Comfortable Kitchen / Construct and Consume / Cook and Kid / Cooking with Mr. Fitz / Cool Material / La Cuisine de Bernard / Donal SkehanDrool’d / Dude Foods / Eat the Love / eHow Food / English Language and Usage / Filipino Kitchen / Food 52 / Food Beast / Frugal FeedingFucking Recipes / Gapers Block: Drive-Thru / Get in My Mouf / Good FoodGreen Thumb, White Apron / Guy Gourmet / How to Philosophize with Cake / I Will Not Eat Oysters / James’ RecipesJohn PavlovitzKitchen Cheat Sheets / Krychu Gotuje / Lite Kitchen / Lord Byron’s KitchenLouise and Maurice / Macheesmo / Made Man / Man about Cake / Man Made / My Burning Kitchen / Notey / Omoxx / Ozy / Paul’s Food World / Peep My Eats / Ploetzblog / Qui Dort Dine / Ranual / Ruhlman / Running to the Kitchen / Self Nutrition Data / Stuttgart Cooking / Sweet Paul / Sybaritica / That Other Cooking BlogTermiNatetor Kitchen / The Boy Who BakesThe Iron YouThe Pantry PandaThe BleaderThe Vulgar ChefThrowcase / Un peu gay dans les coings… / Uncle Grumpy’s PlaygroundWhat’s Cookin’, Chicago?What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today?

Inactive (or I’m not sure)

Anti Foodie / Beardsy / Bowl of RecipesCooking for EngineersCooking StuffCurtis StoneDinner was Delicious / Eating Rules / Fast Home CookFood Junk / Found Shit / It’s Not Rocket Salad / Joe Pastry / John Eats CheeseKevin PangLove My SaladMastering the Art of Hipsterism / Matt BitesMio’s Hot FoodModern DrunkardNomageddonREMCooksSis Boom Blog / Steve, Don’t Eat It! / Stuff White People Like / Taste FolioThe Craving Chronicles / The Guy Can Cook / The Roaming GastroGnome / This American BiteThyme & EnvyTortilla for TeaUncle RoiWhat’s Cooking with Jim / Whiskey with Ryan

Reheat Leftover Pizza

6 thoughts on “Hello, World! Inspiring Food Blogs (and Other Sites)

  1. Thank you so much for listing me in your top shelf section! I’m honored! I’m not a man that cooks obviously but, I love men that cook well or at all I should say. Lol! My man loves my home cooking so he stays out of the kitchen. Nonetheless, I have three men to cook for so, I know a lot about meat and potatoes!

    Please let me know what you like about my blog so I can keep doing it!

    Thanks again and I hope we can connect. I’d like to link back to this page if you don’t mind.
    Joanne | No Plate Like Home recently posted…One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

    • You’re welcome! Your blog has a clean design, and nice photography … but mainly, most of the dishes you post look like something I want to eat! Feel free to link back; I’d love to connect.

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