“Contemporary Food Bloggers” or My first Round-Up :)

Ladies and gentlemen, first of all, let me wish you a happy New Year!

Thank you for joining us today. On behalf of our gallery, I am so excited to present you our new exposition “Contemporary Food Bloggers”.

It’s going to be quite a journey, so let’s get started.

The biggest part of our exposition are the works of the North American food bloggers.

On the left, you can see the works of David.

Mixed Berry Coffee Cake

David, as an artist, combines different styles and cuisines. Most prominently, David is known for some good American food from burgers to grilled food, but you also can see many examples from the International cuisines, especially the Italian one. David belongs to the classic school, so you won’t often find him using too eccentric combinations and whimsical ingredients. For example, the archival records show David has used lavender only twice. Also, the author likes to make his audience feel deceived which is why he tends to use some confusing names. The most common example would be David’s famous coffee cakes which, most of them, as research demonstrates, don’t have…(dramatic pause) any coffee inside!

The audience: WOW (stunned)

The next food blogger you see is Shashi. It’s extremely hard to describe author’s style in a nutshell. First of all, Shashi is famous for some amazing food which is healthy and looking utterly appetizing. Right. It’s often hard to make healthy food look beautiful, but Shashi has mastered this. However, healthy food doesn’t mean skipping the dessert, and you’ll find plenty of them.

No Bake Caramel Chocolate Treats

Similar to the previous blogger, Karrie’s style can be described as the duet of the modern and classic arts. Plenty of real and wholesome foods, occasionally some boozy recipes, and desserts. This author doesn’t mind trying some contemporary approaches like “sugar-free” style, but still, old good classic is her favorite.

Nutella Espresso Rum Popsicles

Right after Karrie, you can see the works of Kevin. I can briefly describe Kevin as The King. The King of what? – you might ask. Basically, everything. The King of Grilled Food. The King of Poultry & Meats. The King of Flat Bread. The King of Spices.The King of Fabulous Desserts.

Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin Chops

The works of another artist, Marissa, are mostly about whole foods with quite a few decadent examples. The Marissa’s credo which influences her style is simple: you can create a masterpiece with a with a pinch of salt and a swirl of olive oil. And she regularly proves this!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

If Kevin is the King, the next artist is the Queen, Cheyanne. Cheyanne, or shortly Chey, is famous for many things. She’s certainly the Queen of Grilled Food, the Queen of Dips and Sauces, the Queen of Flatbreads, and many other foods. Unfortunately, Cheyanne rarely works with chocolate as she’s allergic to dark chocolate. Luckily, she’s not allergic to white chocolate, Irish cream, and martinis, so you may see plenty of fancy cocktails. There’s one fascinating legend. Once Cheyanne was trying to officially change the name of the place she lives for either the Bourbon Country, the Champagne Lakes, or the Love Potion#9 Village, but the Government turned her down. Believe it or not, but many people know this legend…

White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake

The last, but certainly not the least, is Kelsie. I hope you’ve got sweet teeth, ladies and gentlemen. The most distinctive characteristic of Kelsie’s style can be described very simply. Desserts. Cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, cakes again. You will unlikely find a smoothie among her works unless it’s a cheesecake smoothie! Well, what would you expect from the blogger whos dog’s name is Cookie? Not Burger. Not Mac&Cheese. Not Stuffed Pumpkin. Quite straightforward – Cookie!

Fudgy Snickers Brownies

The next part of our exposition is about the European artists. On the right, you can see the creations of Neil. Neil, I would say, belongs to the old culinary school. At the same time, he is quite a rebel trying to challenge all us to eat healthy and budget meals. As that, you can find few healthy and budget twists on classic recipes.

Green Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Continuing the healthy theme, let’s move to Germany to meet Evì. Ladies and gentlemen, let me ask you a question. How do you feel when heard the words “vegan” and “cheese” together? A little skeptical, eh? I understand. It’s relatively new direction in terms of art, so we all need some time to get used to this. However, if you see some Evì’s cheese creations, you might not even be able to distinguish between vegan and dairy cheeses. And her famous tahini dressing?

Vegan Almond Cheese

The last food blogger from Europe is Anu. What do you imagine when you hear “a food blogger from Finland?” Do you picture wild berries and mushrooms like cloudberries and chanterelles? Venison recipes? Or, perhaps, do you dream of Karjalanpiirakka pies? Well, not with Anu. Anu’s world is full of spices and distinctive flavors from curry to cardamom. She’s certainly devoted to flatbreads (such as Naan). Anu’s art could be comprehensive in terms of the culinary terminology as Anu uses the names and ingredients you possibly never heard before. But the hearty ambiance of Anu’s works will make you enjoy this art even without understanding some words.

Afghan Naan Bread

All right. We are moving on to the last, Canadian, part of our exposition.

As you can guess, Katherine does like baking. Katherine creates a variety of different things. She also believes in a good balance, which is why a dessert is a good way to balance a healthy diet, in her book. The artist has confessed on a few occasions that life without some salted caramel would be rather miserable.

Peekaboo Pumpkin-Chocolate Loaf

The last artist is Ben. He is a young and not that well-known artist like the previous ones. What is clear about Ben’s culinary philosophy is that he likes to combine some things which might sound incompatible. Let’s say, risotto and Irish cream, or pasta and Nutella. The author jokes that one day he will be banned from entering Italy for his mischievous experiments!

Chocolate Pasta with Nutella Whiskey Sauce

All right, I see you’re tired, ladies and gentleman.

Thank you for stopping by our gallery today. It’s been a pleasure to have you. We are positive this exhibition will be growing, and we’ll see you soon again.

Happy New Year too!

11 thoughts on ““Contemporary Food Bloggers” or My first Round-Up :)

  1. Shashi at SavorySpin says:

    I am too honored, Ben! Thanks so much for including me in this round up! And – LOVE your wit! I hope you had a wonderful time ushering in the new year! I look forward to seeing ALL your creations in 2018 – and counting how many you include lavender in! :)

  2. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Yay! Thanks for much for including me in your post Ben! :-)

    I’m delighted to be included with all those other delicious recipes. I especially like the look of those Fudgy Snickers Brownies! I know we’re supposed to be on a healthy kick after Christmas but maybe, just maybe I could make a space / exception for that! :D

  3. Laura says:

    Awesome post, Ben! I’m glad you included yourself – but you should’ve crowned yourself “King of Naan Pizzas” because my family has loved several of those recipes you posted! I loved seeing this museum! A great way to start the New Year and review last year! Thanks!

  4. Marissa says:

    You are just the most charming fella, Ben! I adore this post and reading your take on some of my very favorite bloggers. I’m truly honored that you would include me.

    And that chocolate pasta of yours is so creative, something I love about you and have come to expect! Happy New Year, my friend!

  5. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    Ben! This is so fun – I love the way you’ve written it as an actual art showcase. I’m honoured that my humble fellow Canadian blog made the cut ;) I think you need to keep these roundups coming!! Can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for you…you KNOW there’s going to be salted caramel in my future!!

  6. Kevin | Kevin Is Cooking says:

    Ha! You honor me friend, thanks so much. It looks like I’m in some tasty company and what a fun post Ben!
    Last but not least is right, I love your style and the writing today is fun. I’m still drooling over your Brie Lingonberry Jam Crostini! :)
    Cheers friend and I hope the East cold finds you both warm and safe.

  7. David @ Spiced says:

    Haha! What a fun post, Ben. I loved the way you wrote this one, and I am honored to be included in such a list of famous people…especially considering my aversion to lavender. :-) Seriously, though, this is a great round up, and I’m definitely hungry after seeing all of these creations! I hope you have a delicious food-filled weekend ahead, my friend. Stay warm!!
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