This may sound a boring post, but when I decided to start a blog, I did it because many times I’ve been inspired by the people I love to read. There are some great blogs out there – and I am far away to be in the group with them! – and I’d like to share the ones which I go back to read again and again. I keep all my favourite blogs into Feedly, organised by topic. I actually have too many subscriptions, but don’t worry: this is going to be my list of favourites among the favourites. Lets start with the first category, the most crowded of all: Food. A blog that I read every day, and that I think every food lover should know, is The Amateur Gourmet. Adam started his blog in 2004, when bored by his law studies decided to share his passion for food. He changed his career plans, and he is now a successful food writer and author of two books. I love his approach to food, very curious and experimental (quite similar to mine I would say), and I also love to read about people and places so far and different from what I’ve always experienced in my life. Adam seriously loves food, and this transpires from every single post in his blog. Another person I love to follow regularly is Joanne from Eats Well With Others. I probably like her so much also because she is a PhD student, so I can relate to her in a very close way. She is also a great experimentalist in the kitchen: her blog features tons of traditinal with a twist and completely original recipes, all vegetarian apart from some very old posts, and photos which will make your mouth watery. She also shares some anectodes of her life, especially now that she is organising her wedding – Congratulations Joanne!! Sometimes the many sponsorships she gets may become a bit annoying, but what she cooks is delicious anyway, so… no problem! The third blog I never miss a post from is Joy the Baker. Again mouthwatering photos and delicious recipes, minly sweets but also some fantastic savouries. Joy is a true pleasure to read, and she is able to make you want to start baking right now, even if, especially in my case, eating the results of your hard work would make your tummy feel pretty unwell. Finally, a food blog different from the previous ones – especially for me, since I can eat every single recipe posted – is Chocolate Coverd Katie. As the name says, this is a dessert blog, with lots of chocolate here and there, but every recipe is vegan, and the majority of them has a gluten free option included. Many of Katie’s recipes are healthier versions of the most famous classic American desserts, such as cheesecakes, cookies and brownies, but she also has some original recipes, all worth a try. Similar to this last is Foodie Fiasco, which I don’t read every day but that has a fabulous collection of healthy and yummy recipes. Other blogs I love to read every now and then, especially for their amazing photos and super-delicious recipes, are Bake at 350, the Detoxinista, Fork and Beans, Spabettie and The Vegan Stoner (this one with very cute drawings and seriously easy recipes), to name a few.
The second category I feel to include here, even if I tend to follow beauty people more on YouTube, is Beauty. The two blogs I am really in love at the moment are Vivianna Does Makeup and LilyPebbles. These two girls, who are very good friends and also work together, are everything I would like to be in terms of style. Unfortunately, just reading their blogs and watching their YouTube channel doesn’t transform me in a more stylish version of myself… The other two beauty blogs I follow regularly are ClioMakeup and Makeup Delight. These two come from Italian girls, even if the second one is written in both languages, Italian and English. I feel I should dedicate more space to beauty, since there are many more people I love to follow, but as I said before, they are mainly on YouTube (same for food). I may write another post in the future.
In my Feedly you then find a category I called Eco. I follow GreenPeace, The Ecologist, Unconsumption, Do The Green Thing and, written in Italian, Vita a Impatto 1 and Another and More.
Then I want to mention my love for Photos and Prints, and in this category I like most the Week in Pictures from BBC and Gemma Correll.
I hope you found this list interesting, and you’ll have a look and maybe subscribe to some of the blogs I mentioned! Enjoy reading them!!