2020 is a year we won’t forget very easily! Unfortunately.

Lockdown had been an intense experience. In Italy for example, when we walked out after two months of isolation, some of our beliefs and certainties were gone. Except for one: we could all cook better. People who had never even boiled an egg in their life started to enthusiastically run to the closest supermarket. At some point, flour and yeast were rarer than gold. Cooking is therapeutic, and 2020 was proof.

We wanted to thank those who helped make this happen. So, we rounded up our 10 favorite Instagram & food blogs (from all around the world) that made our afternoons shorter and our cooking skills better.

Alessandro Lo Stocco

An Italian, Alessandro says that ”The future is crispy”. I don’t really know how to interpret it. But if you want to learn or to master your dough making skills, this is the best food blog you can ever find.

Sarah J. Gim

From Southern California, everything she does look somehow cool and delicious. Especially considering that she mostly combines leftovers any of us can find in our fridge. Creativity and freshness are her imperatives.

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relationship status update! made an Italian Date Night board for two 🥰 . ate the entire thing myself. . am breaking out of my digital detox for just a moment to share that 1) i have, in fact, been taking a little break and will share more about that in stories and 2) i made an Italian Date Night board with all the faves in boardsnack format — yes those are mozzarella cheese sticks, meatballs, and chicken parm tenders— from the local “martinis and chicken parm” type Italian restaurants that I 100% have only gone to with dates which means I have to cook everything myself at home now. this one’s for you, @cravingsbychrissyteigen. peep stories for the full list . relationship status update 2: so turned off by eating the entire board i ghosted myself last night. . have a great week friends! . . .

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Rajeswari Vijayanand

Indian food, oh Indian food! Singapore based, she shares many amazing vegetarian Indian recipes. Not the best food blog to follow if you were planning to visit India and you couldn’t due to covid (only because you’ll want to get there as soon as possible!).

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#rakslunchenna with a plate full of items sent by a crazy angel I would say 🥰 Yes all these in my plate was sent to me as total surprise by @laxmionline after reading my post saying I am bored of eating my own food😭😭 With a toddler at home and a job, she made this whole spread and sent it to me 🤩 She is so so thoughtful and caring, I mean who will do this! Swipe to see the handwritten note to understand how pure her love is 💜 I am not sure if I deserved this, but after long time (really) had these many veggies for my meal 😭 Thoroughly enjoyed all with hot rice and ghee as she have instructed. She also passed on some cheese cake and apples along with her rasam podi for later use. Come on, this is too much for me to handle 🙏🏼🤗🤗🤗 Thank you so much for making my day Lax 😘😘❤️ #sgannalaxmi #grateful #payitforward #rakskitchen

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Elise Dumas

No doubt her food is amazing. But the pictures of this French food blogger are more than enough! Caravaggio would be proud of her!

Toni Brancatisano

This multitalented Australian woman (southern Italian on her father’s side) seems to be able to make perfect every recipe she tries. She ranges from Italian to Anglo-Saxon food with the greatest nonchalance. In other words, legit!

Brandon Matzek

Brandon grew up in a big Italian-Eastern European family in New Jersey. So, he’s comfortable creating delicious traditional family recipes. But he also loves to challenge himself in the kitchen. And hopes to help other home cooks in their quest to do the same.

Clerkenwell Boy

Just a great Instagram food blog. First, the recipes shared are incredibly succulent. Second, they range from healthy to very dangerous. In addition, the author is anonymous. And that’s always fascinating.

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FREE RECIPE for the weekend ♥️ ~ Fig & Goat's Cheese Tart ~ Inspired by my trip to the Loire Valley last Summer. Check out the free wine tastings around town via the @LoireValleyWine truck this weekend & next weekend! 🌞😋💜🌿🍯🧀🔥🍇🇫🇷 . ROUGH PUFF PASTRY ✓175g Bread Flour ✓ 140g Butter (cubed and chilled for 2 hours) ✓ 3g salt ✓ 6g Vinegar ✓ 85g Water . TART FILLING ✓ 4-6 x Figs (sliced) ✓ 1 x log of Sainte-Maure de Touraine goat's cheese ✓ 1 x onion (caramelised) ✓ 1 x handful of pine nuts (toasted) ✓ a few sprigs of fresh thyme ✓ a drizzle of honey . PASTRY METHOD (use ready to bake puff pastry if you like) ✓ Sift the strong plain flour & salt into a large bowl. ✓ Add the cubed butter to the bowl & rub them in loosely. You need to see bits of butter. ✓ Make a well in the bowl & pour in the cold water and vinegar, mixing until you have a firm rough dough. ✓ Turn out onto a lightly floured board, knead gently & form into a smooth rectangle. ✓ Roll the dough in one direction only, until 3 times the width, about 15 x 45cm. ✓ Keep edges straight & even. ✓ Fold the top third down to the centre, then the bottom third up & over that. ✓ Give the dough a quarter turn (to the left or right) and roll out again to four times the length. ✓ Fold the top quarter down to the centre, then the bottom quarter up & over that. ✓Give the dough a quarter turn (to the left or right) and roll out again to four times the length. ✓ Once again, fold the top quarter down to the centre, then the bottom quarter up & over that. ✓ Wrap the dough tightly in cling film. ✓ Rest the dough for 2 hrs in the fridge. . TO BAKE ✓ Roll out the dough to the size of your baking tray. ✓ Line with baking paper & place on baking tray. ✓ Trim the edges & add a window frame using left over scraps. ✓ Use a fork to poke holes inside the 'window'. ✓ Egg wash & blind bake at 200°c for 15 minutes. ✓ Add your toppings: onions, figs, goats cheese (remove straw from the centre) & bake for another 10 minutes. ✓ Sprinkle toasted pine nuts, thyme & honey ✓ Serve with your favourite Loire Valley wines! . TAG a friend who'd love this! 😋💜🌿🍯🧀🔥🍇🇫🇷 . #LoireValley #Fig #GoatsCheese #Tart #PuffPastry [Ad]

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First-generation Mexican American who loves to cook. She grew up eating authentic home-cooked Mexican meals every single day. Most importantly, she really learned! And now she shares them with us. Seeing (and tasting) is believing!

Erin Wysocarski

For all the vegans looking for a great follow. Erin is a Vegan chef or ”recipe developer ” as she humbly calls her self and writer. She runs this Instagram food blog that can make even the most meat devotee mouth water.

Stefano Cavada

Last but not least, Stefano loves food, photography, and speck (smoked prosciutto). If he didn’t commit to cooking, he could have been a supermodel or an actor. We’re certainly glad of his choice.

We hope you found this list of food blogs fun and inspiring. Most importantly, to be soon over the difficult times we’re living in. However, food and cooking will always be there to comfort us, as it had for many of us at Eating Europe as well!


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