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Some of My Favorite Things

Written by Patti on October 15th, 2009

I love lots of stuff.  My friends, my dogs, most of all, my Eric.  But there are lots of fun websites out there to love, too. Since I’m not doing any cooking right now (I will tonight), I thought I would share some fun sites you might learn to love as well.

For just gazing at pretty food, here are my three favorites:

Foodgawker: As much as I love this site, they don’t love me much.  I keep submitting my best photos and pithy food commentary and they have rejected me every time.  Maybe I just crave their approval. Or not. Either way, it’s a great way to peruse recipes when you are looking for something new and different.

Same with Tastespotting.  Although I understand that aren’t as picky about submissions as Foodgawker, I haven’t even tried. Maybe I just like the sites that play hard to get. Who knows?

Don’t be put off by the name – Food Porn Daily – The photos displayed here are museum quality and get you up close and personal with the food. I could watch this all day.

Here are a few that make me laugh:

Tastestopping – for all the Foodgawker and Tastespotting rejects. I belong on this site. Until I can convince Foodgawker to love me!  And they will…they will….

Cake Wrecks – Oh my goodness. This is endless, hilarious fun.  Just click on it and see if you can get right back to work. Bet you can’t.

So there are some of my favorite food websites. But what about just my favorite things?  Here are a few:

Fireflies in Summer


Apple Crisp

I could go on and on, but I would love to hear about some of your favorite things! Leave me a comment and let me know. It gets lonely here waiting by the computer.

More food stories tomorrow.

xoxo, Patti


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. spamwise says:

    Have you tried Refrigerator Soup?

    They're not as famous as Tastespotting (having only started recently), but they have potential.

  2. Vicky says:

    Foodgawker. Pffft. They only seem to care that you have a lot of white in your photo and that you only show one piece of one corner of your food. I much prefer your pics which illustrate not only the HOWs but also the FUN. I couldn't care less about a closeup shot of the corner of a piece of cake. Keep up the good work!

  3. TasteStopping says:

    Thank you so much for including TasteStopping in this illustrious list. Believe it or not, I, too, still submit (and am rejected from) the others on your list. However, I just consider it fodder for my own site! It's been a lot of fun, and it's always nice to know that other people are enjoying it, too. (Stay tuned for the launch of the "official" site in the next few weeks…hopefully.)

    Thanks again,

    P.S. I hope to be seeing some of your rejects in my inbox soon! LOL