First up, I've decided to take a month haitus. I am hoping that after a month of chilling out I will have a clearer picture of where to go next.
Until then, check out these great local food bloggers. If I have missed anyone, it is not intentional, and please add them in the comments and I will put them on this list.
Columbus Foodie - of course. Columbus Foodie has been blogging the food scene in Columbus and beyond for years. She gets props for actually having a successful garden! Columbus Foodie gets up at the crack of dawn and hits the markets every week to document them through food and photographs. Believing she should know everything about what she eats, Ms. Foodie even slaughtered her own chicken last year! She also cans and preserves in large quantities and is brave enough to attempt online food challenges, such as Daring Bakers.
If you haven't been to Hounds in the Kitchen yet, go now. Aside from running an online eco-friendly store, Rachel and Alex are true and genuine DIYers. Alex even purchased a meat CSA this year, despite the fact that Rachel is a vegetarian. From what I've seen on his Twitter and website, he has bravely cooked just about anything which has come his way (beef kidneys, for example). The Hounds' website is truly a how-to resource for anyone who wants to spend more time feeding themselves real food and doing things themselves. They have written great posts on making your own bread, jam, fences, yogurt, snacks, you get the idea. They bike everywhere and are super cool people to boot.
Itinerant Foodies is written by freelance writer Maya, who lives in Brooklyn, and Jill, who lives here in Columbus. Jill should be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for being a shining example of how an old fashioned business can engage the online community. The Itinerant Foodies share great recipes and offer thoughts on local and seasonal eating and living. Both have a charming writing style and the blog creates interest coming from someone in NYC as well as a local.
CMH Gourmand - despite being a noted "gourmand," Jim focusses a lot on suchs treats as bbq and hot dogs and, above all, ice cream. Jim is one of the only people I know who has hosted a hot dog tasting, and even did some consulting for the new Dirty Franks. Jim has done lots of judging and travels around judging bbq. He also attends lots of food events and is active in Slow Food.
Hungrywoolf is a British transplant here in Central Ohio, so it's great fun to hang out with her and discuss the different meanings of certain food items between here and Great Britain (I had a great time trying to explain "biscuits and gravy" to another expat, biscuits being the British term for cookie). Hungrywoolf is very active in Slow Food and is their dedicated blogger. She gets out to a dizzying number of food events and has a relentless passiong for learning and experiencing new things.
The Kitchn, an offshoot of Apartment Therapy, isn't a local blog, but there is a contributor in Columbus who keeps us on the map. The photos are lovely and the writing is great. The site encourages community interaction and always has something to inspire you. Plus it offers lots of great ideas for your kitchen, of course!
Off Her Cork isn't strictly a food blog, but the author documents everything she eats and her healthy lifestyle. I just recently discovered her site and it offers lots of tips and inspiration for living healthfully.
Breakfast with Nick documents, amazingly enough, Columbus' breakfast scene. Since I get a lot of questions about the best breakfasts, Nick's blog is certainly a needed niche in our fair city.
Charise from More Bread and Cheese Please documents her cooking escapades and takes great pictures of yummy-looking food.