A list of #Canberra food blogs

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After a brief chat with a few other Canberra food bloggers I thought it would be worthwhile complimenting my Twitter list of #Canberra Foodies (i.e. people in Canberra who share food stories on twitter – I’ve identified over 234! see the list here) with a reasonably current Canberra Food Bloggers list.

When I started tweeting from @CBRFoodie last year I noticed (after a little bit of research and googling) there seemed to be hundreds of Canberra-based food blogs, but most seemed to have died a quick death. I’m guessing this is because a lot of people try and then abandon the idea of blogging when they realise it can be time-consuming, has technical challenges and it involves occasionally interacting with some very strongly opinionated people. (So perhaps a background in politics may help? 🙂

Anyway – back to the topic at hand. Here’s a short list (only 75 at last count!) of my current favourite Canberra-based food bloggers (in alphabetical order). As you can see I’ve discovered most of these via Twitter or Facebook. More recently I also discovered two relevant facebook groups (which are appropriately moderated to keep the content relevant): Canberra Bloggers Collective and Canberra Food Bloggers. Both are closed groups just for bloggers and both are moderated to keep posts on topic. Even more recently a friend Anna (@eatnik) pointed me in the direction of another ten or so additions to the list which I had missed!

If you know of anyone not on this list please let me know and I’ll update it. After a few iterations I was advised that it would be more sensible to try and keep the list in alphabetical order, so it is alphabetised on the basis of the blog name.

Absolutely Jas @absolutelyjas

Adventures in Winterland by Sharon Trauki @Sharon_inez

A Kitchen Cat Natash (aka A Kitchen Cat) was a contestant on the 2014 Master Chef TV series! here’s a link to the story in the Canberra Times including the cheeky tweet from Rachi Perera which revealed the news 🙂

Andrew and Emelia’s Food Adventures @EVimalasiri

Anything But Toast

The Baking Bureaucrat

Bake Bike Blog @bakebikeblog

You Berra believe it @LindaSoo

Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things @bizzylizzycooks

Blithe Moments @LisaRobey

Brazen’s (mostly) gluten free adventures!

Café Cat @the_cafeCat


Canberra Gastronome @CanGastronome

Canberra Times Food and Wine (Choose your “location=Canberra”) Current and previous Editors: @NatashaRudraCT and @kirstenlawsonCT

Capital Food Journal @capfoodjournal

Capital Gourmand (Tom moved to London last year but his blog is still excellent) @FreeHugsTommy

Cara Phillips @_caraphillips_

CBR Foodie (me! :)) @CBRFoodie

Charinya’s Kitchen @CharinyaR

Dreaming of Almonds (and a nicer world) @Almond_Dreams

Emiko Davies @emikodavies

Feeding the Sonis  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feeding-The-Sonis/595780520501408

Fine Eating

Food Porn journal https://www.facebook.com/foodpornjournal

Food Wine Travel @ChristineSalins

Freak Biscuit “gluten-free vegequarian”

Exploring the taste of language

Good Food Week @GoodFoodWeek

Green Foodie @greenfoodie

Her Canberra @HerCanberra

In The Taratory @InTheTaratory

The Intolerant Chef (not active on Twitter)

Karin’s Recipes and Random Musings

Kate Freeman Nutrition @KFNutrition

Kiriels Kitchen Medieval and Renaissance cooking

Le Bon Vivant @Rachiperera

Lily and Ouk Eat Food

Love at Every Bite @loveateverybite

Makeitbakeitsnapit @kirsty__young (previously known as ‘In the Kitchen with Kirsty’)

Miss K Licious As Anna (@Eatnik) explained, MissKlicious is Sydney-based but reviews many CBR restaurants and deserves an honourable mention 🙂 she’s on twitter too @missklicious

mnfdblog – maybe about food, maybe not @neildoody

Mouthless Mutters @ezzbez

Mumchic @mum_n_chic

My Canberra Table @girl_who_cooks

My Nutritious Journey @KaseyBateup

Netherleigh @netherleighblog

Nilbarcodefood @nilbarcodefoodNilbarcode

Nutrition In Action @Eucale_Stanes

One Hungry Hen Heidi lives in Cooma, just south of Canberra but spends a lot of time here and blogs and tweets regularly about Canberra food and happenings @onehungryhen

Raving Recipes @ravingrecipes60

shenANNAgans @AnnaJ31

Short and Sweet

Shrinking Single @shrinkingsingle

Sir and M’Lady Dine Out mainly outside of Canberra but they have a Canberra section to their blog and they’re on Instagram http://instagram.com/restaurantfoodpictures#

Susan’s Sumptuous Suppers

Tales of a Confectionist

Taiwanxifu https://twitter.com/Weekendparent

The Bread and Butter Chef https://www.facebook.com/BreadandButterMum

The Canberran @TheCanberran

The Cinnamon Scrolls @cinnamonscribe https://www.facebook.com/thecinnamonscrolls

The Constance Search For Gluten Free https://www.facebook.com/theconstancesearch4glutenfree

The Food Avenue @thefoodavenue

The Food Marshall https://www.facebook.com/Thefoodmarshall

The Girl Has Sparke @girlhassparke

The Martini Whisperer @martiniwhisper1

The Merrymaker sisters @fithealthymade

The Munch and Crunch

The Patient Cook https://www.facebook.com/thepatientcook

The Unicorn Mum

The Wooden Spoons https://www.facebook.com/thewoodenspoonsblog

Travel and beyond @TravelnBeyond

Vegeterannean Editor Charlotte is a well-known journalist, publisher and researcher in Canberra writing circles and active in social media on twitter via @vegeterranean and Editia

Woodkitchen by Lucy feihua.cao@gmail.com

Yummy Lummy @garydlum

Also, I have to mention there are few Canberra people who may not be trying to be food bloggers but who share plenty of food stories and Canberra stories and who follow these sorts of conversations very closely on twitter to the point where I think of them as fellow-Canberra foodies (I’ll explain why in some detail in a future blog).

@RichardTuffin … https://www.facebook.com/atrtphotos

@TweetCanberra (aka @JamesTew) … www.raising3daughters.com

@PaulJurak … www.kayakcameraman.com

@martin_o (aka Martin Ollman) …   techosapien.com  

@gcnelson (aka Greg Nelson) … gcnelson on vimeo

@Honey_Delight (aka Carmen) …honeydelight.com.au

@jaysullivan2 (aka Comedian Jay Sullivan) has a regular blog which I like reading called Dear Weetbix

Nah, It’s Canberra

I’ve also decided to list recently inactive Canberra food blogs (for two reasons, in case I stumble across them and wonder if they’re on my list or not, and also in case they are reactivated and I want to add them again to the master list).

The Canberra Cook Cath hasn’t blogged since 2013 but she’s on twitter at @CathCanCook

Canberra Vegan (last post December 2013)

Fooodgasm (last Canberra-related review January 2013)

Happy Bites (last post November 2013)

Honey and Soy @honeyandsoy (blog inactive since 2013)

Progressive Dinner Party (the last blog entry to this awesome Canberra food blog seems to have been in May 2012 but the author Zoe is still active on twitter at @crazyBrave )

The Papillon Pantry (last post March 2013)

31 thoughts on “A list of #Canberra food blogs

    Gary Lum said:
    April 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Wow, I didn’t realise there were so many food bloggers in Canberra 😉

    CE Papas said:
    April 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    You missed us! 🙂

      CBRFoodie said:
      April 19, 2014 at 11:20 am

      hehe, no I didn’t 🙂

    CE Papas said:
    April 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Wait… we’re on there! HAHAHAH! 😀 thanks for sharing!!!!

    cbrfoodie responded:
    April 8, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Yes, there are HEAPS Gary. I don’t think I’m gonna find the time to interview them all! but I’ll try, might take a couple of years :))

    Linda said:
    April 8, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Aww thanks for the plug Elias!

    shenANNAgans said:
    April 13, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Thanks heaps Elias for adding me to your list. Great to see so many familiar names on your list. Canberra has some amazingly talendted people, and this town really doeesbnt get the credit it should. #canberrapride

    Alethea Kuiper-Belt said:
    April 21, 2014 at 1:51 am

    I’m one of your ex-bloggers, but I ran out of steam due to ill-health. I haven’t been eating out or cooking much because of that. I did go for several years, and once in a blue moon I stick something up there. My old site – http://thecanberracook.blogspot.com.au/

    Karin said:
    May 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks so much for including me! What a fine bunch of foodies we Canberrans are 😉

    Rosemarie said:
    May 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Thank you Elias for adding Travel and Beyond to the list!! So happy to be part of such a fantastic group of peeps!

      cbrfoodie responded:
      May 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

      You’re most welcome Rosemarie! Sorry it took me a few days 🙂 Work has been very busy. I’ve been following your amazing journey and adventures since you moved here and look forward to meeting you both soon!

    Liz Posmyk of Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said:
    May 23, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Great list Elias!

    karen said:
    June 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    LOL my lack of blogging is more the fact that life and my fussy children have beaten the enjoyment of cooking out of me! 😦

    theunicornmum said:
    June 13, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Hoorah, thanks for including me in the list 🙂 My food posts are probably not up to par with the rest, considering they’re mainly written for the benefit of fussy kids, but I feel so privileged for being a part of this group!

    […] I’ve also developed a couple of aspects to the blog which I hadn’t anticipated: a comprehensive list of Canberra food blogs and a series of interviews with other foodies. The list of blogs has been a great source of ideas […]

    Serena said:
    August 8, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    After a break when I started a new job, have now started up again at http://www.anythingbuttoast.com. Who would have thought there were so many Canberra bloggers! The food scene has gone viral in our city mush to our benefit.

      cbrfoodie responded:
      August 11, 2014 at 3:08 am

      Thanks for the link Serena, have added you to the Blog list. Are you on Twitter and/or facebook as well?

    […] in a lifetime. Many places are well-hidden and can only be found by word of mouth , news stories, tips from Canberra’s many foodies, or just plain luck (Urban Spoon is another option too […]

    katherineknguyen said:
    November 17, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Hey! How are you?

    I am a food blogger located in Orlando, FL, USA! I’ll be visiting Canberra and Brisbane for 2 weeks in December. What are some delicious locations to try for students on a budget?

      cbrfoodie responded:
      November 18, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Hi Katherine, thanks for the message. You have a lot to choose from in Canberra! I suspect you’ll only be here for a few days and will have a limited budget. Have a look at my list of ‘three beanie’ cafés and restaurants if you’re on a tight budget. If you want to splurge a bit there are a few other food bloggers in Canberra with some great suggestions as well. Are you on twitter? I have a Canberra god for twitter list you might want to follow as well. Hope you have a safe trip. If you want to meet over a coffee or lunch while you’re here just shoot me an email on CBRFoodie@gmail.com or send me a message on twitter 😉

    ladysharon said:
    December 18, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Great list! I’m putting up 70% Canberra posts on http://www.ladysharon.wordpress.com too, if anyone is interested 🙂

    woodkitchen said:
    February 2, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Count me in. I am new but I am loving it. https://woodkitchen.wordpress.com/

      cbrfoodie responded:
      February 2, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Thanks for reaching out! The blog looks great 😀

        woodkitchen said:
        February 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

        Thank you!

    Amanda said:
    February 25, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Hey there! I just found this post after searching for Canberra food bloggers on google. I was looking for fellow bloggers in my area, and would love to be added to this list and meet some people who share my love of food! My blog is called The Cinnamon Scrolls (the link is attached to my name). I’m a Canadian currently based here in Canberra. Thanks for putting together this list!

    Amanda said:
    February 25, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Hey there! I just found this post after searching for Canberra food bloggers on google. I was looking for fellow bloggers in my area, and would love to be added to this list and meet some people who share my love of food! My blog is called The Cinnamon Scrolls (the link is attached to my name). I’m a Canadian currently based here in Canberra. Thanks for putting together this list!

      cbrfoodie responded:
      February 25, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Will do Amanda – great to hear from you! 😊

    boyandspoon said:
    February 24, 2016 at 3:54 am

    great to see so many people writing about food in canberra! we started cooking and writing and taking photos last year before we took our blog to paris for a few months. just back into writing in canberra now, sharing original recipes and collaborations with restaurants and cafes around town if you interested : http://www.boyandspoon.com

    vintagebarbie17 said:
    April 6, 2017 at 1:54 am

    This is a great list and really great to see so many fabulous writers in Canberra! I’ll be making sure that I check them out and see what my fellow Canberrans are up to 🙂 Keep up the good work!

      cbrfoodie responded:
      April 6, 2017 at 1:56 am

      Thanks Simone. I need to update it and a few other lists I have on this site – but work and family keep distracting me. I think it will be a holiday project 😉

        vintagebarbie17 said:
        April 6, 2017 at 1:57 am

        I agree that updating the blog is a great holiday project – that’s pretty much what I spend my holidays doing! Looking forward to seeing the updates 🙂

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