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Top 500 cooking blogs in 2014

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Here is Cellarer’s guide to the most popular cooking blogs. The contest includes all personal sites but the table shows only the 500 ‘best’ — ‘best’ is evaluated with public website metrics.

A comprehensive pool of candidates

I retrieve the metrics of about a thousand websites.

The multitude against the big

I chose to exclude magazines, that is sites that are written by many contributors. Press and firms have their means of getting known. I’d rather promote unique voices (blogs). So the top food blogs is a convenient tool for getting to know prominent culinary authors. Please tell me if you spot an item in the list that would have more than 2 contributors.

How to participate

Websites are automatically included in the contest as soon as I learn of their existence. To be eligible to the next issue of the best recipe blogs, the below conditions must be met:

  1. The main topic should be cooking.
  2. The articles must be written by no more than two persons (not a team) — so as to screen firms.

You can follow the ranking evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.

How to discover cooking blog posts

There are ways to discover food-related sites. Here is the list of the best French food blogs. Selected blog posts are listed in the Cellarer planet.

Top 100 wine sites in April 2014

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Here is the quarterly ranking of web sites. Webmasters need not apply as the contest includes all sites. The table shows only the top 100. Selection is done from public website metrics. These figures permit to include all sites — not just blogs.


How to participate

Crowd of competitorsWebsites are automatically included in the contest as soon as I learn of their existence. To be eligible to the next issue of the Cellarer wine directory, the below conditions must be met:

  1. The main topic should be wine.
  2. Producing estates and wine sellers (and aggregators) are excluded. Some of them run wonderful websites but the type of information is different.
  3. The purpose is to present sites with articles. (But inventories of tasting notes — trackers — are included).

If you disagree with the directory criteria, please comment below or e-mail me.

You can follow the directory evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.

The best authors of vegan recipes

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Where to find vegan recipes? The contest includes all personal sites but the table shows only the 50 ‘best’ — ‘best’ is evaluated with public website metrics.

Definitions

Veganism is the personal practice of eliminating the use of animal products. Dietary vegans or strict vegetarians avoid animal products in their diet. So the websites listed here should not show any recipe with dairy or eggs.

How to participate

Websites are automatically included in the contest as soon as I learn of their existence. To be eligible to the next issue of the best vegan authors, the below conditions must be met:

  1. The topic should be vegan cooking.
  2. The articles must be written by no more than two persons (not a team) — so as to screen firms.

You can follow the ranking evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.

Best wine sites as of January 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

This article is a resource for you to find interesting sites.

I have performed website appraisal on 500 sites and I have ranked only the top 250. Herebelow is an analysis of the results.

The big guns

Two Fort Riley soldiers compete in the 2005 Best Ranger Competition

More people look for food or wine information on the Web in the Autumn that in other seasons. This primarily benefits the information brands. This semester the sites that gained most traffic were (in decreasing order): CellarTracker, Wine Enthusiast, the Wine Spectator, Snooth, French Scout.

Conversely fewer and fewer people go and visit the small sites, I mean the ones that do not show in the selection because they are not enough visited. So we may have a vicious circle here : few visitors bring low visibility. Maybe you have to reach out to become famous…

Diversity

The recent holiday season has favoured the big sites again. Yet challengers already show in this list. You can expect some to rise higher in the next installment in April.

In the last few years the web offer has immensely diversified. Everybody and their wine supplier now has a blog. There now are many quality wine critics who comment on line. So go on a reading journey by browsing the list of 250 best wine sites!

How to participate

Websites are automatically included in the contest as soon as I learn of their existence. To be eligible to the next issue of the Cellarer wine directory, the below conditions must be met:

  1. The main topic should be wine.
  2. Producing estates and wine sellers are excluded. Some of them run wonderful websites but the type of information is different.

If you disagree with the directory criteria, please comment below or e-mail me.

Here are the metrics I use for rating the wine sites. You can follow the directory evolution by subscribing to the feed on websites blog RSS.