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7 Delicious Detroit Food Blogs

Food brings us together in the most delightful and delicious ways, or as chef and food writer James Beard put it, “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”

After moving to the UK, I realized that I had to start cooking, both for survival purposes and to satisfy my cravings for food that you can’t get in restaurants in England.

And that is when I fell in love with food blogs!

Deconstructed banana nutella crepe - banana jello cylinders made with Agar Agar, nutella powder made with tapioca maltodextrin. See Mira Uncut below.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Bakerella and Smitten Kitchen are the first that come to mind but there were countless others. I copied and pasted recipes, drooled over photographs and searched the grocery store aisles for ingredients.

Much to my surprise, I’ve only had one or two disasters. And by disasters, I mean that the dish had to be thrown out and the pizza delivery man saved the day. I’ve come along way since then and now consider myself a decent cook; I really owe that to food blogs and the internet.

I’ve rounded up some of the tastiest local food blogs that not only celebrate the restaurants of Detroit but also the art of cooking. 

1. Mira Uncut - Mira plays with food in a creative, braniac way through molecular gastronomy. She also shares her recipes, love of Middle Eastern food, and reviews local restaurants.

2. The Hungry Dudes - This group of 5 (one is actually a dudette) explore local eateries and spread the food porn via their photos. They’re constantly making me hungry. Seriously.


3. Solid Dudes Kitchen - These guys are probably going to be pissed off that I called them bloggers. They have a blog but really, they’re a cooking show. A very funny, expletive laden, cooking show.

4. Simmer Down! - Noëlle calls her self a ‘culinary adventuress’ and I love that she shows us a little glimpse of her life as she shares her recipes.

5. Gourmet Underground Detroit - This isn’t just a blog it’s a food revolution! They are a community dedicated to sharing the best of food and drink with their friends and neighbors. Be sure to check out their forum.

6. Bite Detroit - Rebecca is eating her way through the Motor City and sharing her culinary adventures with us. I just gotta say, I’m totally jealous that she thought about taking a tour of Detroit’s fabulous pizza scene before I did. Pizza is my favorite food group!

7. Dining in Detroit - The thorough reviews and news about food and restaurants in Detroit will keep you salivating and going back for more.

These are some of my faves, what are your favorite local foodie blogs? What do you like most about food blogs? Photos, recipies, news, discussion?

Photo credit: Mira Uncut. Logo courtesy of The Hungry Dudes.

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Here is another fabulous local food blogger -

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Benjamin

Thanks for the include Becks. Great list :)

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiraUncut

Cool to see more local food bloggers!

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Thanks for this list Becks I will have to look some of these folks up.

Hungry Dudes (and dudette) constantly make me hungry too. I frequently worry about drooling on my laptop :)

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie_Did8

Glad you guys enjoyed the list!

Thanks for the addition, I'll check it out!

January 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Thanks for turning me on to the Solid Dudes Kitchen site, they are hilarious!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Thanks for those Becks! I had heard of a couple of those but it is nice to add a few more into my reading.

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSchmee

Yeah, they're hysterical!

No problem!

January 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Great to see some other local food blogs -- I can never have enough. As a transplant to the Detroit area almost 3 years ago, I feel like I'm still discovering the city and these blogs help!

I love to see photos and personal narratives about what worked and what didn't, or maybe potential variations. That's what I try to do with I Eat Veg.

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirstenB

You can add mine to the list if you want to!

whoops...I forgot the link. Here it is

I regularly read dozens of food blogs because it is for sure the best way to avoid kitchen disasters. A trusted blogger with tried and true recipes is the way to go!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I think I wanna check out the Solid Dudes Kitchen, there's a secret food cookin' in there. LOL

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermat board

Great round-up! I'm new to the blog scene but feel free to come check me out =) I'm always thinking up something new to share!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPart Time House Wife

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