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The results are in for May's edition of DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good in This) and two very deserving winners are sharing first place.
Jaden of Steamy Kitchen submitted her gorgeous Tropical Island Salmon, pictured above. Seasoned, slow-cooked salmon served on a bed of sliced orange and onions, finished with fresh herbs and a razor-thin slice of orange for garnish.
And, Anita of Married ...with dinner shared first place honors with her beautiful submission of Spring-Green Soup (pictured, right) which includes a fresh dollop of lemon crème fraiche and droplets of chive oil. She finished her presentation with an edible flower, which compliments the soup beautifully.
The full list of winners for each category including Edibility, Originality, and Aesthetics can be found at RealEpicurean.com. Congratulations to all the winners!
Every month, snap-happy food bloggers pile together their favorite food photos for judging in Does My Blog Look Good in This? For the month of April, Cook & Eat was the blog that hosted the "competition," and last week, with the decision of the judges, Cook & Eat announced the winners from the incredible pool of entrants. There are, as always, three regular categories - originality, edibility, and aesthetics - and this time around, they also chose a couple of photos for Best Use of Color and Best Dish Name. The overall winner for April was a Bag of Chips by Fer Food, pictured above. Head over to Cook & Eat to see the whole gorgeous gallery of photos.
We've been a bit remiss in keeping up with all the blogging events of late. We completely forgot to mention the roundup of the latest Sugar High Friday entries, from the Sweet Seduction-themed round hosted at Confessions of a Cardamom Addict! Fortunately, we are getting back on track now and are pleased to point out that the latest results from the Does My Blog Look Good in This? contest have been announced. The international food blogging/food porn competition asks bloggers to submit their best photos from the previous month of posts. Once submitted, a panel of bloggers votes to determine the winners. Fancy Toast hosted this month's round, where the overall winner was the above photo of a chocolate mousse trio from French food blog Blanc d'Oeuf.
Note that if you don't speak French, there is an English approximation of the recipe ("white in snow" = egg whites, FYI), but take care to read it well before starting to avoid getting hung up in translation error.
Hot on the heels of September's winning Does my blog look good in this? photos, we have the results from the October round of the food blogging photo competition. This time around, the contest was hosted by Emma, a.k.a. The Laughing Gastronome, a New Zealand-based food blogger. As usual, several awards were given out. The winner of the Aesthetics category was a photo of Chili Powder from the Homesick Texan. Pomegranate and peach sorbets in mini meringue baskets took the prize for Originality, while the luscious Caramel Apple Cake from Culinary Concoctions took the top Edibility spot. The overall winner was the picture above of Dan Dan Noodles, snapped by Jenny of The Omnivorous Egg. The noodles are a traditional Sichuan dish and, if you want to give them a try, the recipe is here.
Congratulations to all the winners. We can't wait until the next round comes up and we can see what food bloggers from all over have been cooking up in the last month.
It seems that this month there was a first for the Does My Blog Look Good in This? food blogger photography competition: a tie! This round was hosted by Katherine, from Toast Point, and after getting a look at the entries, it is easy to see why judging was so difficult. Every photo looked like a winner. The photo above is a Matcha Opera Cake from Anita, at Dessert First, with its lovely layers of green tea genoise, chocolate ganache, and green tea buttercream. It tied with the Roasted Tomato, Red Onion and Arugula Tart from Bea at La Tartine Gourmande. In addition to the top two, there were winners in several additional categories. Becks and Posh had the "most original" entry with her photo of "Alien Tomato, Pregnant with Strawberry" and Peabody's Texas Big Hair Tarts captured everyone's fancy as the "most edible." Last but not least was the "most aesthetically pleasing" photo of financiers from From Our Kitchen.