One of my favourite non-Canberra food blogs is the Sydney-based street-food blog B-Kyu.
B-Kyu is “a celebration of the world’s great culinary underbelly by two Sydney-based travel nerds. They dig traditional foods, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and international supermarkets of mystery.”
They recently came to Canberra to check out our annual world-famous National Multicultural Festival and were appropriately impressed.
They also wisely set aside some time to visit a local favourite – The Burmese Curry Place.
I’ve blogged on it before here and it’s one of those classic authentic ethnic restaurants that is family run and gives you consistent value for money.
It’s great to see it get the national recognition it deserves!
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
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 🙂
Bake Bike Blog @bakebikeblog
You Berra believe it @LindaSoo
Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things @bizzylizzycooks
Blithe Moments @LisaRobey
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_
Charinya’s Kitchen @CharinyaR
Dreaming of Almonds (and a nicer world) @Almond_Dreams
Emiko Davies @emikodavies
Food Wine Travel @ChristineSalins
Freak Biscuit “gluten-free vegequarian”
Good Food Week @GoodFoodWeek
Green Foodie @greenfoodie
Her Canberra @HerCanberra
In The Taratory @InTheTaratory
The Intolerant Chef (not active on Twitter)
Kate Freeman Nutrition @KFNutrition
Kiriels Kitchen Medieval and Renaissance cooking
Le Bon Vivant @Rachiperera
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
My Canberra Table @girl_who_cooks
My Nutritious Journey @KaseyBateup
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
The Canberran @TheCanberran
The Food Avenue @thefoodavenue
The Girl Has Sparke @girlhassparke
The Martini Whisperer @martiniwhisper1
The Merrymaker sisters @fithealthymade
Woodkitchen by Lucy firstname.lastname@example.org
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
@jaysullivan2 (aka Comedian Jay Sullivan) has a regular blog which I like reading called Dear Weetbix
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)
The Papillon Pantry (last post March 2013)
This is my third interview with some of Canberra’s better known foodies and bloggers, inviting them to share information about themselves so we can learn more about what makes them tick and why they are such cool people.
My third interview is with the Trish (@eatshootblog), who has been an active member of Canberra’s constantly evolving online community for several years (I first noticed her great snippets of advice about food, photography and parenting in Canberra on Twitter in 2010).
Trish is between blogs because she’s about to launch a Kickstarter campaign and all her creative energies are going straight into that at the moment!
Who are you Trish? I was born, raised, educated, married and became a mother in Canberra. I started writing online as a contributor to parenting forums when my kids were babies, and in 2004 organised my thoughts and opinions into a blog. That blog evolved and endured for almost ten years though I recently stopped blogging to focus on writing a novel and right now I’m getting ready to launch my own company. I tweet about anything and everything and post lots of pictures of food on Instagram (both as @eatshootblog). I am a very proud Canberra resident but since we turned 100 and we’re all grown up, I have vowed not to engage in any more debates with Canberra-bashers. Rather, I say a short prayer of thanks that they don’t live here. My favourite place to go in Canberra for an affordable, tasty meal is The Duxton for Thursday night Burger + Beer $15. It’s my local, so I’m a bit of a fan.
<For those that want to check it out some of the regular specials at The Duxton, check this out. http://www.theduxton.com.au/whats-on>
Age? 42 and a half.
Where do you live? O’Connor
How long have you been blogging? About ten years
Other hobbies? Cooking, writing, photography, travel.
Apple or Android? Apple
Car/bus/bike? Bike, car, foot.
Favourite TV show? ‘Australian Story’
Favourite devices? The remote control for my garage door.
Can we take a peek at your home screen? I am currently homescreenless J
Most-used app? Instagram
Favourite social media? Toss up between Instagram and Pinterest.
What’s the first thing online you check each morning? My email.
What do you worry about at night? I usually go to bed worrying about how tired I’m going to be in the morning on account of going to bed so late.
Most exciting recent news? I can’t say, but it’s got something to do with my new company and the product I’m launching.
Ideal career? Working for myself.
Recent book you recommend? I’ve been reading a lot of very dry books about business and marketing and crowdsourcing. The last novel I read was Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘The Signature of all Things’ and I really enjoyed it.
Recent online video you laughed at? The goats – http://youtu.be/58-atNakMWw
Favourite food? Fish Tacos.
Follow Trish on Twitter @eatshootblog