Happy Blog Day 2005, everyone! Since all bloggers got the day off today to celebrate this momentous....what? You didn't get the memo? That's right. Today is an international holiday, celebrated worldwide, kind of like May Day. Don't tell me you don't get May Day off! How about Earth Day? Arbor Day? My God, where do you work? Here's a bit of advice: you might want to consider perusing the help wanted ads in today's paper (truth be told, I just learned about Blog Day a little while ago myself).
First, if you're coming here from another blog (I offer my gratitude to fellow food bloggers Amy Sherman of Cooking with Amy, David Lebovitz of his eponymous site, NS of SF Gourmet, and Melissa Kronenthal of The Traveler's Lunchbox for linking to my site), then you already know what Blog Day is all about.
For those of you who don't yet know, on August 31 (the date was chosen because of the similarity between the numbers 3108 and the letters that spell Blog) bloggers worldwide are encouraged to recommend links to 5 new blogs, preferably "blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude."
So, in that spirit, here are links to three wonderful food blogs that celebrate a topic close to my heart (remember, my wife, N, is of Indian descent), the wonderful cuisine of India, and two blogs from elsewhere in Asia.
The Cook's Cottage - "deccanheffalump" writes brilliantly from India, sharing recipes (vegetarian and non-veg) with lots of step-by-step photos, stories and photos from her dining experiences throughout her hometown of Poona/Pune, a large city not far from Bombay/Mumbai.
One Hot Stove - Nupur, whose family comes from the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, enthusiastically cooks in her cramped New York City kitchen. She shares her vegetarian recipes, stories, childhood recollections, travels and photos on her food blog.
Mahanandi -The name for Indira's lovely blog comes from an ancient temple in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh near where her family used to spend their summer holidays. Now living in the States, she shares with us vegetarian recipes from her mother and around the world, always "cooking with consciousness."
She Who Eats - Chika's food blog from Japan includes beautifully written and photographed stories of cooking and eating in that country and from her recent trip to Europe. Her photographs are gorgeous works of art.
Chubby Hubby - Aun writes from the culinary mecca of Singapore, one of my favorite cities in Asia. His "musings on food, wine and marriage" are filled with some of the finest food photography on the web. He also includes occasional recipes and lots of mouth-watering descriptions of his meals throughout Asia.
Hope you enjoy linking to these sites. And Happy Blog Day!