At the outset, I want to thank three of my fellow bloggers, all of whom awarded me the Liebster Blog Award for new blogs with fewer than two hundred followers: thanks to GermanMama at From Arepas to Zwetschgen, Jess at On Sugar Mountain and Soni from Soni's Food for Thought.
I love these three very different blogs. Soni is cooking up world cuisine with a heavy Indian influence, and the chocolate dessert she just posted is drool-worthy. Jess is a student at Rutgers determined to become a master baker, and has a wicked sense of humor. GermanMama hosts a monthly "Cook Around the Globe" event that spotlights lesser-known world cuisines. Thanks to all of you for the blog love!
One of the conditions of the award is that I name five of my favorite blogs in return, and send them this award too. Several of the blogs that I read are now too big and well-known for the award, so I'd like to name several of my favorite fellow upstarts (or start-ups, if you insist, Michael):
Michael @ The Culinary Lens
Liam @ Is Butter a Carb?
Janet @ From Cupcakes to Caviar
Kiri @ Healthy Foodie Travels
Pate a Chew @ Pate a Chew
Please check out their wonderful blogs! Back tomorrow with a seared tuna recipe with a soy-lime glaze.