7 San Francisco Foodies to Follow
It’s easy to fall in love with the San Francisco Bay Area – the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge set against the backdrop of a stunning bay can make any photographer’s dream come true. As one of the dining capitals of the world, the Bay Area is a paradise for many food enthusiasts. There’s always something to satisfy one’s palate, whether you’re looking for a Michelin-star fine dining experience, or a simple, frugal meal that you can prepare at home.
With so many food choices, where does one begin? You can start by following these 7 Bay Area Foodies for some great ideas.
With nearly 150,000 followers on Twitter, Heidi tops almost every list related to Bay Area food blogs. As an accomplished photographer and NY Times best selling author, Heidi created her blog 101 Cookbooks in 2003, which highlights recipes from her cookbook collection. Her recipes focus primarily on natural, whole foods and ingredients. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking newbie, 101 Cookbooks is a great place to start for finding all types of delicious recipes.
No Bay Area restaurant can claim they’re the best without a glowing review from Michael Bauer, the Bay Area’s most famous restaurant critic. Michael is the executive food and wine editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, and manages the country’s largest food and wine staff for any newspaper. If you want to read the latest reviews, make sure to check out his recently published guide The Chronicle’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants
Jet-setting from her native Bangkok to her current home of San Francisco, Pim quit her Silicon Valley job in 2005 to pursue her passion for food, photography and writing. Her blog ChezPim.com features her adventures around the world and showcases these international cuisines. Her recipes and photographs have been featured in the New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine.
Multiple-award winner Carolyn Jung features her interviews with celebrity chefs and reviews of cookbooks and products through her food and wine blog, FoodGal.com. She is a recipient of a James Beard Award, and has judged a number of food contests, including the Pillsbury Bake-Off. You can find the latest scoop on trendy restaurants and the coolest cooking techniques on her blog.
Cookbook author and food writer Amy Sherman started her blog Cooking with Amy in 2003. Shortly after, her blog was chosen as one of the top five food blogs by Forbes, and has received more than 3 million visits. Cooking with Amy highlights her original recipes, reviews, commentary and other food news.
If you have a sweet tooth and love desserts, you’ll love the blog Eat The Love, created by Irvin Lin. Irvin is a writer, recipe developer, designer, photographer, and self-taught baker who wanted to showcase the art and magic of baking. If you want great desserts for your dinner party or gatherings, his blog is definitely the place to go.
Known as the “Culinary Concierge”, Marcia has been reviewing the San Francisco dining scene since 2002. Her website Tablehopper.com features the latest restaurant reviews, along with industry gossip, food and wine events and getaway ideas. If you need some creative ideas on where to go and what to eat while in San Francisco, subscribe to her weekly newsletter.
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