Celebrity Food Blogs: Not Just For Gwyneth Anymore…..
The good folks at Eater have clued me in to an exciting new celebrity food blog that I am re-blogging for your enjoyment. Yes, David Allan Grier has started his own culinary-themed blog, aptly titled “DAG’s Food Blog,” and it is pretty entertaining.
In my relatively brief perusal of it, he describes how he accidentally ground up a wooden spoon when making pesto and served it to his daughter (“more ruffage”), provided some decent-looking recipes for rillettes and coq au vin, and mused about how he would like to cook every recipe in “The Escoffier Cook Book” – which would put Julie & Julia to shame as it involves 2,973 recipes and would take 8 years and 2 months to complete at a rate of one recipe per day.
Anyway, DAG (posting as “Chocolate Glutton”) is very enthusiastic and seems to be interested primarily in classical French cooking. It is not a slick blog, but has a home-grown charm to it. There is not much content yet but it seems promising if he sticks with it.
Now, I am aware that Gwyneth Paltrow also has a website on which she often posts recipes. Stylistically, it is just about the polar opposite of DAG’s blog (which is to say, it is slick, professional and dull). I am sure it gets tons of links and media coverage, so I am not particularly interested in writing about it, although you can feel free to click through if you are interested. In the meantime, David Allen Grier, if you are somehow reading this – keep posting! Your readers are out there.
And in the meantime – bring on the celebrity food blogs! The more the merrier……if you are aware of any others (not including celebrity chefs) – please clue us in.