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Here's a little bit of shameless self promotion: Nose to Tail at Home

This website is wholly inspired by Carol Blymire’s absolutely stunning food blog, “French Laundry at Home“. After months of reading about Carol tackling quite possibly the ultimate cook book, I found myself awestruck, and angry for being so lazy. I professed to love cooking, love food, but what did I have to show for it? Some very nice knives, a plethora of cookbooks and a slightly used KitchenAid mixer.

In an effort to grow my culinary prowess, every week I will try to cook a recipe from the critically acclaimed St. John’s cookbook, “The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating“. If I can make it through the whole book, I’ll start on “Beyond Nose to Tail“.

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At the risk of appearing even more self-serving than I am, I'd like to invite all eGulleteers to pay a visit to, yes, my own site, THE DEVIL'S FOOD DICTIONARY (link in my signature below). There really is nothing else like it out there, either on the Web or in print. Thanks in advance.

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I have to be honest, I wonder if starting my own food blog was the least original thing I've ever done.

How does one go about and be comfortable with (shamelessly) promoting one's own blog?

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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I have to be honest, I wonder if starting my own food blog was the least original thing I've ever done.

How does one go about and be comfortable with (shamelessly) promoting one's own blog?

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Zee, if you want to start a blog, just do it! Not until you're actually doing it will you know if this is something you like and are able to keep up.

Just start a blog, put the blog in your sigline, and post on eGullet... I get a lot of traffic to my blog through my eGullet signature, all though for most people, only one post (the one my signature links to) will be of interest, because it's the only post in English - the rest is in Dutch!

But, I often click on the link in someones signature when I read interesting posts by that person.

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I have to be honest, I wonder if starting my own food blog was the least original thing I've ever done.

How does one go about and be comfortable with (shamelessly) promoting one's own blog?

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Zee, if you want to start a blog, just do it! Not until you're actually doing it will you know if this is something you like and are able to keep up.

Just start a blog, put the blog in your sigline, and post on eGullet... I get a lot of traffic to my blog through my eGullet signature, all though for most people, only one post (the one my signature links to) will be of interest, because it's the only post in English - the rest is in Dutch!

But, I often click on the link in someones signature when I read interesting posts by that person.

I beleive the key to a good Food/Restaurant Blog is enjoying the experience as a Blogger. With that said, 4/9th of the fun/enjoyment/experience is actually sharing with the reader (like a chef sharing his food with the guest), 1/9th is seeing new readers sign on, 1/9th is banning your first (being god) abusive poster, 1/9th is seeing the maximum # of readers on at one time, 1/9th is 'editting off all the porn' and the final 1/9th is when your friends and family call and tell you how much they enjoyed sharing your day with you, through the blog.

Once you are comfortable with why and how you are doing the blog, people will come - like posted above - put the blog address in your signature. I have not advertised my blog anywhere other then linking it to articles and my signature - locally I am up for a restaurant blog award - traffic has jumped from a few hundred to thousands.

It is an amazing superhighway, this thing they call the internet.

Brian

Sounds corny...but true! Enjoy the sharing and the geekiness equally.

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Website: Chef Fowke dot com

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A friend of mine just started a food blog dedicated to her cookbook addiction. The writing is great, as is the photography.

www.thecookbookaddict.com

My wife has so many cookbooks, but aside from baking, I just can't seem to make myself use them. I'm gonna dive into Bouley's East of Paris, though.

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[...] 4/9th of the fun/enjoyment/experience is actually sharing with the reader (like a chef sharing his food with the guest), 1/9th is seeing new readers sign on, 1/9th is banning your first (being god) abusive poster, 1/9th is seeing the maximum # of readers on at one time, 1/9th is 'editting off all the porn'  and the final 1/9th is when your friends and family call and tell you how much they enjoyed sharing your day with you, through the blog. [...]

Haha. :biggrin: I love this, and could not agree more!

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I'm sure they've been mentioned many times by now but Ideas in food and Curious Cook are my favorites.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Thanks for linking to your friend's blog; looks quite well done and I look forward to following along. One thing that might be nice would be if he/she had a link index of the cookbooks tried on the sidebar. It would be great to see at a glance which cookbooks he/she has reviewed, etc. (I don't *think* I saw anything like this.)

... I'm gonna dive into Bouley's East of Paris, though.

When you start cooking from this, consider starting a thread in the "cookbook and reference" subforum. I have this book too and would like to start trying more things out of it; it would be great to feedback from all who have cooked from it!

"Under the dusty almond trees, ... stalls were set up which sold banana liquor, rolls, blood puddings, chopped fried meat, meat pies, sausage, yucca breads, crullers, buns, corn breads, puff pastes, longanizas, tripes, coconut nougats, rum toddies, along with all sorts of trifles, gewgaws, trinkets, and knickknacks, and cockfights and lottery tickets."

-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1962 "Big Mama's Funeral"

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I'm also enjoying this blog -- thanks for bringing it to our notice, dougw!

- L.

Aw, shucks guys thanks for checking out my blog! I am working on a decent indexing system and a sidebar for people to suggest cookbooks.

I love curdnerds, French Laundry at Home, and, for sheer gorgeousity of pics, orangette, la tartine gourmande, 101cookbooks and Nordjus. Cook and Eat is pretty cool too. And, for practical purposes (I work in hellish Times Square), I love Midtown Lunch.

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