Sunday, January 02, 2011

CANADIAN FOOD BLOG AWARDS

I guess it was just a matter of time before Canadians start an award competition for food blogging. Will there be a televised (or YouTube) show of the actual ceremony as well? That would be great.
I hope for a good food fight at least, instigated by some second placed, bi polar food blogger. DRAMA, DRAMA. You know, a solid Kanye West moment sort of.


There are 12 Alberta Bloggers nominated, all interesting reads at times, some more so than others.
A few of the missed Blogs surprise me though, but the judges had a hard time twindling down the finalists as it is, so I won't sniper.

Here are my two solid picks (and by extention you will like them also, right?) of Alberta based Blogs who really deserve to win their category.

Best Restaurant Review Blog: Chris Falconer.  http://eatingisthehardpart.com/
Why?
Just great reviews.


With reviews and great images like this: http://eatingisthehardpart.com/2010/12/18/bistro-la-persaud-edmonton-alberta/#more-5840 
Or more acerbic observations such as "The bar side of the restaurant seemed so depressing, what with sheets tossed onto the couches, that it seemed more like a haunted house than a fine dining establishment."

He is facing some tough competition though, with this Calgary based Blogger, who is on my Blogs to read list: http://ugonnaeatthat.com/



Best Seasonal/Local Blog: Kevin Kossowan.  http://www.kevinkossowan.com/
Why?
The guy has a veritable, home made food processing plant in his basement! That's why.
If you ever thought "What is local eating?", read his Blog for some insight. Wine making, Saucisson sec, Cheese curing, root cellaring, or a $30.00 Brick Piza oven in his back yard, you name it, he has it. He does not just write about it, he lives it.


So. Visit this website, let's hope they make it to the top. The voting is by judges, except the people's choice, which I predict will also go to a funny Alberta Blogger: http://dinnerwithjulie.com/

http://www.beerandbuttertarts.com/cfba/nominations/

1 comment:

A Canadian Foodie said...

I agree with you on both counts... Kevin's skill set and willingness to share is truly amazing!
:)
Valerie