The San Francisco Chronicle featured Bay Area food blogs in Wednesday's food section this week. Bay Area Bite's blogger Amy Sherman was interviewed, talked about how she ended up blogging for KQED, discussed her personal blog, Cooking with Amy, and shared her OTT (Over the Top) Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
The beauty of the blog is the interactivity it inspires. Amy was blogging about Jacques Pepin and sent so much traffic to KQED's Jacques Pepin: Fast Food My Way website that we checked out her site. When we decided to create a KQED aggregate food blog we naturally asked Amy to participate.
Tapping into the realm of Bay Area food bloggers has provided a great alternative to mainstream media's take on local food. If you are a diehard foodie I recommend getting a free newsreader like Pluck or Bloglines and subscribing to a bunch of these blogs. Then you can scan the headlines daily in one location. And if you are an aspiring local food blogger there is a commmunity of like-minded people with whom to share your passion.