Last weekend, a bunch of New Jersey food bloggers met for a Indian grocery tour given by Elizabeth Stelling from Cook Appeal in Princeton. The tour was at an Indian grocery that I knew of, in Plainsboro (right next to the Asian supermarket that we go to for things like duck.) E gave us a bunch of facts on Indian cooking (she’s worked with Indian food for many years) and we all shopped around for a while, before going off to lunch at an Indian restaurant nearby.
I hadn’t known of all the great blogs in New Jersey; Deb of Jersey Bites and I have talked on and off (internetantly) for a while now, but I was never able to attend one of her events (she organized this one), and I’m so glad to have gone and been introduced to such fine NJ bloggers!
Alex and Brandon of A Food Coma have a fabulously techie blog, equipped with iTunes Podcasts of their cooking show, cute animations, and of course, great food. They’re both in college and extremely talented and it’ll be exciting to see where they go from here.
John and Lisa from John and Lisa are Eating in South Jersey seriously know their New Jersey stuff. I’ve had a great time persuing their blog and it’s a go-to for foodie things to do in the garden state.
Vanessa from Chefdruck Musings runs a wonderful, mommy-centric food blog that’s witty and a lot of fun. And Vanessa is just about the cutest woman on earth.
Lisa from Jersey Girl Cooks runs a pretty blog with food that runs right up my alley, like braised lamb shanks and mandarin and pecan spinach salad.
Melissa from Sable Minded (yes, there were two fishy blog titles at this event) has a blog that’s not food-centric, but fun and informative to read. And I do need to read something other than recipes every once in a while.
And finally, Deb of Jersey Bites, who organized the whole thing, runs a blog that you need to read if you live in New Jersey and love food. And hey, you can even sign up for Jersey Biters and talk on the forums with me about the best burger joints. And Chef E, as she likes to be called, not only runs a buzzing chef service but also a blog,
Thanks again, Deb, for organizing this, and can’t wait to do something again!