Top 500 cooking blogs in 2011

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.

Herebelow is an overview of the results.

A comprehensive pool of candidates

The number of websites that I retrieve metrics for is a gigantic 850.

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.

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22 Responses to “Top 500 cooking blogs in 2011”

  1. deeba says:

    Thank you for including me in your listing. I feel humbled & elated to be counted amongst such great food blogs!

  2. deeba says:

    Sorry it’s me again. I’ve got a double listing. Would you remove me from 455 please {that was a address}. Thank you!

  3. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Congrats to all my blogger friends I see listed!

  4. it’s so fun to discover so many great food blogs! I can see my Google Reader will soon be overflowing . . .

  5. Deeba – You can be proud of having such a marvelous blog. Thank you for creating it!
    I have just removed the legacy Blogspot you mentioned. I have taking this opportunity to add a few important blogs I had discovered in the meantime.

  6. Patent Agent says:

    Sweet – a very nice blog. But I prefer the wine stories to the food. More of that – please. ;)

  7. Lulu says:

    Loved this! I am currently researching making my own wine, there will be a blog soon. In the mean time please have a look at my page.

    Whippet Snippet and Rabbit

  8. Sarah says:

    Interesting list! I was surprised where some of the blogs (popular ones) fell.

  9. Seo Natural says:

    I just stumbled across your post !. Great post… Have added you to my RSS reader :P

  10. Parveen Taj says:


    Please add my website in the contest. There are many amazing recipes!!!


  11. Joel says:

    As an ex Chef many people have asked me to write a cooking blog. Let me know what you think please?
    Thanks! Joel.

  12. ann reardon says:

    Hi, great list, please consider my cooking blog in your update.

  13. Gordon says:

    Hi! Amazing List! Feel Free to Check Out My blog for your consideration.

  14. Alice says:

    I had hopes that my site might appear on your list, but no luck. Maybe in 2012…

  15. Geo says:

    Please consider It is updated several times a week and has hundreds well researched recipes, articles, and links to quality food sites.

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  17. Thanks This good post, i like you posting, yeahh very goods. thanks.

  18. Cassie says:

    Don’t know how it all works, but the coolest cooking blog is
    This is an elementary school teacher who is also a cook. His unique style of cooking and teaching has pushed him into the spotlight. He filmed a cooking show that Martha Stewart produced and has been mentioned on Jane Fonda’s blog and on the Huffington Post. Watch out, this guy is on the rise. Check out his blog.

  19. Katlyn says:

    I did check out
    I love this blog, I nominate it for next years Top 500.

    Katlyn :) :)

  20. Dale Drew says:

    I love awesome websites just like this. You’re the reason exellent content is found on the Internet.

  21. Cass says:

    I found John Contratti’s website. Sooooo Cool! A whole salute to the Oscars with food starting February 20. Check it out.

  22. Charlie says:

    John Contratti deserves his own cooking show on the Hallmark Channel. He is a great cook and has developed a big following. His blog is one of the best out there.
    John Contratti was the best guest with the best recipes
    on Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn. Check him out.