Aussies love their food.
They love eating it, looking at it, and talking about it. So it’s no wonder that everywhere you turn on the internet there’s another food blog.
How do you know which ones are worth your time?
That depends on what you’re looking for. Each blogger offers something unique, whether it’s recipes, news of a chef to watch, guides to the hottest restaurants, healthy eating tips, the latest food trends, or a calendar of foodie events.
We’ve reviewed tonnes of food blogs to bring you our favourites. Take a look at these 20 bloggers who know what’s going on in the kitchen.
Author Nagi believes that anyone can make a great meal with everyday ingredients – even if you’re short on time and cost-conscious. Her focus lies on fast meals for busy weeknights and creative, clever and fresh cooking. RecipeTin Eats is packed with fresh takes on shortcut favourites and (mostly) healthy recipes that won’t break the bank.
With over 250,000 unique readers a month and 79,000 followers on Instagram, Not Quite Nigella is one of Australia’s top and longest standing aussie food blogs. Blogging full-time since 2009, Lorraine Elliott, a self-declared cake and food enthusiast, beautifully details her blog with artsy photos that leave your mouth watering. It covers restaurants, home recipes and travel. Elliott’s memoir called Not Quite Nigella was released by Penguin Books in April 2013.
My Korean Kitchen is the story of Sue’s love of, you guessed it… Korean food and Korean fusion food. It includes step-by-step pictorial instructions, cultural discussions, and product and restaurant reviews. So good is it that My Korean Kitchen has been listed by Saveur Magazine as one of the 55 Great Global Food Blogs.
Next comes Noodlies, the food, travel and lifestyle blog run by Thang Ngo. It focuses on great street food, tucked away gems and authentic home cooked meals, honing in on the culturally diverse food and culture of Cabramatta, Sydney. A wander through the site reveals a deep knowledge of Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Thai, Lao, Iraqi, Lebanese, Italian and Korean food.
Ann is a qualified food scientist and dietician that loves to cook seriously unhealthy desserts. Continuously writing her much loved recipes down for others, she decided to start blogging in 2011 and created How to Cook That. An instant hit, Ann is still sharing her cake, chocolate, dessert, macarons and other recipes six years on.
Australian-born Chinese Christina leads readers on a journey “in pursuit of a delicious life”. The Hungry Australian specialises in quick but impressive recipes, plus some fun travel and dining write ups. The Hungry Australian has won numerous blogger awards, and in 2016, Apple asked The Hungry Australian to be part of their Australia campaigns. The sleek design makes this blog a delight to explore.
Maureen Shaw will be the first to tell you that she may not have had the best training or worked under big-name chefs, but the one thing she has done is cook many amazing meals, over and over again. Orgasmic Chef is all about sharing recipes that are “better than sex”, and most of them Shaw has cooked herself (so you know they work) and have made a big impression on her guests. As a bonus, each recipe comes with a sharp and witty story to boot.
If you’re idea of cooking is delicious, easy and cheap, then you’ll love Stone Soup. Blogging since 2005, Stone Soup is the brainchild of Jules Clancy and she’s eager to help you enjoy more tasty home cooked meals by using just five ingredients. Stone Soup teaches you that meals don’t have to be packed with different (or expensive) ingredients to taste great.
Bake Play Smile is a foodie’s paradise, especially if you have a bit of a sweet tooth and you own a thermomix. Ex-primary school teacher Lucy is a relative newbie to food blogging, but Bake Play Smile has quickly become one of Australia’s most visited food blogs. With brownie slice, cookies, cupcakes, chocolate, dessert, sweet breads and muffin recipes, why wouldn’t it be?
The Miss Foodie blog takes you along on a variety of culinary adventures. Its author keeps you in the loop with all the hottest food events in Queensland’s Great South East, provides exciting recipes (like Rekorderlig Apple Guava Cider Doughnuts), and reviews all the newest cafes, bistros, restaurants and bars in the area.
Grab Your Fork has made a name for itself reviewing many of Sydney’s little-known eateries. It follows the movements of prolific foodie Helen, who writes the monthly Eat This! column for Time Out Sydney, as well as having been the Cheap Eats editor for the 2012 Eating and Drinking Sydney guide, a contributor for The Foodies' Guide to Sydney and more. Helen is a firm believer in sharing good food around, with a focus on good, cheap eats around Sydney.
The World Loves Melbourneis an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog – the brainchild of David Hagger, a self-described ‘bald headed man’. Having reviewed over 800 restaurants in Melbourne, David’s passion is to celebrate the world’s most liveable city with his wife and two children. He also visits regional Victoria and has taken the blog to over 40 countries. A former accountant, David’s love for what he does shines through on the pages, making for an exciting and enjoyable food blog.
My Kitchen Stories is full of inspiration, interesting ingredients, instructions and ideas, how-tos, food for friends and fussy eaters, fast solutions to dinner, and recipes specifically designed to nurture the gourmet soul within. It’s also about travel, as food and travel are often intertwined for its writer, Tania Cusack. Cheese is also a big interest, as Tania once worked for one of Australia’s premier cheese companies writing recipes.
Not Enough Cinnamon’s purpose is to help women in their 20’s and 30’s on a journey towards better health, fitness and self-confidence. The goal is to help women build the best versions of themselves thanks to a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. Packed with hundreds of clean eating recipes, fitness tips and healthy living tips, it’s your one stop shop for being a healthier you.
Cook Republic belongs to Sneh, a professional Sydney Food Photographer, ELLE Australia food columnist and author of the quick-and-tasty cookbook Tasty Express (2014). The food Sneh loves best is unpretentious, fresh and designed to be shared – and Cook Republic is her personal platform for expressing this love in the form of recipes, her journal and absolutely stunning food photography. Cook Republic makes memories one recipe at a time and with her own cookbook, a number of awards under her belt and a series of pop up workshops, it doesn’t look like Sneh is going anywhere anytime soon.
Be Forever Healthier is Cassie’s way of ignoring her cravings for Krispy Kreme donuts and other sweet treats. She distracts herself by searching for healthy recipes that still pack a flavour punch and then shares them with us to enjoy. She also shares her love for natural living, reviewing chemical-free products for those wanting a more natural beauty routine as well as a clean diet.
Love Swah is a blog dedicated to Swah’s big life pleasures – baking, travel and design. Featuring delicious dessert recipes and baking tips, personalised travel guides, and savvy design tutorials, Love Swah is an online hub of inspiration. Working with tourism boards, airlines and hotels, travel brands, food brands, and seen in Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Buzzfeed to name a few, Swah is one of Sydney’s most recognised food bloggers.
For the vegetarian food lover, Delicious Everyday has to be one of the best food blogs out there. The focus is on delicious, home-cooked food made with fresh, whole ingredients, many of which are grown in Nicole’s own garden. Nicole believes that cooking is a magical experience, a chance to bring ordinary ingredients into something truly wonderful.
Emma Galloway’s My Darling Lemon Thyme chronicles a lifetime dedicated to food. Having spent 8 years as a chef, Emma started the blog in 2010 and has since gone on to release her first cookbook. My Darling Lemon Thyme’s core is in gluten-free, vegetarian recipes, stories and tips on organic gardening. It’s food, life, and a little gardening thrown in.
Sugar et al is Sonali’s place to share her passion for food (mainly sweet), photography, colours, and all things creative and beautiful. Quick, simple, savoury food is encouraged, while sweet food is celebrated. It’s all about balance and saving those calories for what’s important – desserts with height, drama, dripping sauces, carrying textures, spiced up and full of exotic flavours.