Blogger Spotlight - TasteFood
This week we are featuring Lynda Balslev, the author of TasteFood. Lynda has lived, worked, and cooked throughout Europe, which has in turn influenced her culinary style and inspired her to start her food blog. Her gallery on foodgawker is full of beautiful, colorful images that will make your mouth water and inspire you to get to work in the kitchen! Posted by: Angie Rizzo Where are you...
Blogger Spotlight - Season with Spice
This week we are catching up with Mark and Reese from their blog ‘Season with Spice’. The colorful dishes on the blog are influenced by midwest and southeast asian cuisine, making for bold and flavorful creations. With inspiration from a historical spice trail in Malaysia, this intercontinental foodie duo has a unique story behind their blog. Posted by: Angie Rizzo Where are you located? We...
Blogger Spotlight - Baked by Rachel
This week we are pleased to highlight another foodgawker submitter, Rachel Currier from Baked by Rachel. This New Hampshire blogger has a wide range of savory and sweet recipes on her blog that are easy enough for most people to make and even easier to enjoy. Rachel tells us about her love of comfort food and the family who loves to eat it. Posted by: Angie Rizzo Where are you located? I live...
Blogger Spotlight - Emily Loves Food
We are excited to release our first interview for a new blog feature, Blogger Spotlight. First off, let us tell you a little about this new series. Each week we will be highlighting a submitter from a gawkerverse site (foodgawker, craftgawker, dwellinggawker, weddinggawker and stylegawker). We will post an interview with the blogger and some of our favorite images from their gawkerverse gallery....
Site Update: Sort & Filter
Today we released a few behind the scenes site updates and some new features. One of the features we released last year was the customize page. We determined that many of you weren’t going to this page, so we moved the functionality to the homepage. The primary site updates today are the following: Sort & Filter Tab On the homepage and search result pages, you will now see the...
foodgawker favorites 06/14/12
Sample the top five foodgawker favorites from this month: Southwest Stuffed Peppers make a great summer time dish. [via Sunny Side Up] ~ Perfect for Reese’s lovers: peanut butter cheesecake with a fudge peanut butter cup layer and an oreo crust, all covered in a rich chocolate ganache. [via Deliciously Declassified] ~ Sonoma chicken salad puts a new twist on an old favorite...
dwellinggawker favorites 06/03/12
Linger for a while in the top five dwellinggawker favorites from this month: Is your shoe collection getting out of control? Check out this post for creative ideas to organize your shoes. [via PS by Dila] ~ The key to a well-organized garden is a great pathway, use these 35 garden pathways as inspiration for your next project. [via Freshome] ~ Brighten up your home for summer with...
weddinggawker favorites 05/28/12
Revel in the top five weddinggawker favorites from this month: Burlap adds a rustic touch to any wedding; browse through this gallery for 15 burlap finds. [via OneWed] ~ A list of gorgeous wedding dresses including this one photographed in Paris. [via Le Magnifique] ~ Incredible first look photographs from both the altar and first look sessions. [via Bowties & Bliss] ~ Advice on...
craftgawker favorites 05/07/12
Quell some Spring time boredom with the top five craftgawker favorites from this month: Adorable magnetic closure bracelets made out of t-shirts. [via Henry Happened] ~ 10 incredible ideas for DIY furniture makeovers. [via Babble] ~ DIY lace socklets add interest and can even make ill-fitting shoes more comfortable. [via Love Maegan] ~ Be inspired by mystifying paint sculptures...
foodgawker favorites 04/22/12
Take a bite out of the top five foodgawker favorites from this month: These s’mores cupcakes have both the flavor and texture of real s’mores. [via The Pastry Affair] ~ Spiked spaghetti (spaghetti with vodka sauce) makes a great romantic dish. [via 6 Bittersweets] ~ The best roasted potatoes you’ll ever eat. [via Jo Cooks] ~ A last minute scramble for homemade...
After 7 months of design, development and a lot of testing, we are extremely excited to launch the new look of the gawkerverse. We are starting out with foodgawker and rolling out the new design to the other sites in the next few days. The redesign adds some new features and a little more polish to the sites. It’s also a responsive web design, which means the layout adapts and optimizes to ...
dwellinggawker favorites 04/04/12
Revel in the top five dwellinggawker favorites from this month: Thought stairs were boring? Think again with this compilation post of inspirational staircases. [via Lulobird] ~ A quick tip to help hang or mount items without drilling unnecessary holes. [via The Harpster Home] ~ Spark your Spring cleaning creativity with a list of 25 beautifully organized closets. [via Babble] ~ ...
weddinggawker favorites 03/25/12
Celebrate with the top five weddinggawker favorites from this month: An elegant DIY wedding in Nebraska for under $5,000. [via Le Magnifique] ~ A chic wedding in Portland, plus a tutorial for the bride’s retro-inspired hairstyle. [via Bridal Musings] ~ A DIY aisle runner that can serve as a memento after the ceremony. [via Oh Lovely Day] ~ What not to do: the top five...
craftgawker favorites 03/20/12
Find inspiration in the top five craftgawker favorites from this month: DIY glow in the dark jars are ethereal and simple to make. [via Poppytalk] ~ Tips for styling curly hair to avoid the “finger stuck in a light socket” look. [via Stars for Streetlights] ~ Gorgeous geography-inspired handmade wall art made out of string and nails that shows local pride. [via Cook Quilt...
foodgawker favorites 03/11/12
Sample the top five foodgawker favorites from this month: French Crullers with honey glaze are surprisingly fast to make. [via Use Real Butter] ~ Crispy brussel sprouts with garlic aioli will convert any non-brussel eater. [via Savoring Life with Anna Costa] ~ Sunny side eggs contained in onion rings— a brilliant way to serve breakfast. [via Apron Strings] ~ Sausage and...
dwellinggawker favorites 03/02/12
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the top five dwellinggawker favorites from this month: A unique mountain resort in Germany where you can sleep in a tent hanging 6,562 feet in the air. [via enpundit] ~ Easy ways to use glass jars, bottles, and vases to decorate your home. [via Lavender and Ash] ~ Looking for a new headboard? Check out 37 of the most unique DIY headboards for inspiration. ...
weddinggawker favorites 02/25/12
Rejoice in the top five weddinggawker favorites from this month: Gorgeous ideas for how to incorporate sparklers into your wedding photos. [via Uptown Designs] ~ Be inspired by a real wedding featuring an enchanted forest theme. [via Ruffled] ~ A comprehensive guide to making mismatched bridesmaids dresses look great. [via Belle the Magazine] ~ Five great ideas for making a...
craftgawker favorites 02/19/12
Become inspired by the top five craftgawker favorites from this week: What is cooler than DIY scratch off paint? Fantastic for invitations, cards, and even party games. [via Mister G and Me Crafts] ~ Lipbalm made with koolaid and vaseline, incredibly simple and surprisingly delicious. [via Just Lovely Things] ~ Friendship ear buds: bringing friendship bracelets into 2012. [via Crown...
foodgawker favorites 02/10/12
Savor the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Easy leek and potato soup is a delicious smooth soup that can be easily modified. [via Greedy Gourmet] ~ Hidden vegetables add moisture to this rich chocolate cake. [via Kitchen Heals Soul] ~ Both gluten-free and vegan, this Garden Vegetable Medley makes a delicious light lunch or side dish. [via The Shiksa in the Kitchen] ~ ...
foodgawker favorites 02/03/12
Chow down on the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Honey Glazed Baby Donuts make an adorable miniature dessert. [via Kokken 69] ~ Twice Baked Butternut Squash is baked and filled with quinoa and gorgonzola cheese. [via Naturally Ella] ~ Whole Wheat Cottage Cheese Pancakes topped with Mixed Berry Chia Seed Syrup would make a romantic Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch....
foodgawker favorites 01/27/12
Devour the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Rich Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup is good for the soul. [via Hungry Native] ~ Nutella and Cocoa Cupcakes are made easy by starting with a box cake mix. [via HowTo: Simplify] ~ Ever wanted to try to make your favorite candy bar at home? Homemade snickers are even better than the real thing. [via How Sweet It Is] ~ This...
foodgawker favorites 01/20/12
Sample the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Adorable miniature cinnamon rolls are ready in under 30 minutes. [via Iowa Girl Eats] ~ Lu Wei, food braised in an aromatic brine, perfectly prepared for Chinese New Years. [via Yi Reservation] ~ What happens when you cross a baked potato with a grilled cheese sandwich? The uniquely delicious Baked Potato Grilled Cheese...
foodgawker favorites 01/13/2012
Dig into the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Trend setting oven-baked scotch eggs are a great breakfast or snack. [via Edible Ireland] ~ Rosemary-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin is perfectly juicy and tender. [via Handle the Heat] ~ Mediterranean Chicken Stew makes a great one pot meal. [via The Tasteful Life] ~ Individual baked creamy Mac & Cheese pots. [via Simply...
foodgawker favorites 01/06/12
Nibble the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Flank Steak, Goat Cheese & Wild Rice Roulades pair beautifully with Cabernet. [via Domestic Fits] ~ Luxurious Lobster Newberg fit for royalty. [via Lost Past Remembered] ~ Vegan french toast makes a lovely, healthy breakfast for any day. [via Give Them Something Better] ~ Nutella Cream Pies: A new twist on an old...
foodgawker favorites 12/30/11
Sample the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Chocolate salted caramel pretzel pie- great to serve chilled or at room temperature. [via LemonPi] ~ Kicked-up Black Bean Soup makes the perfect spicy winter dish. [via Tadka Pasta] ~ The only thing better than carrot cake is healthy carrot cake, even when served with a not-so-healthy frosting. [via Love & Lemons] ~ ...
foodgawker favorites 12/23/11
Take a bite out of the top five foodgawker favorites of this week: Chicken with Mushrooms is a versatile and quick recipe made in a clay pot. [via Rasa Malaysia] ~ Combine two breakfast classics into one with Bacon Strip Pancakes. [via Eclectic Recipes] ~ Egg-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip is an irresistible dessert served with cookies or graham crackers. [via Sing For Your...
foodgawker favorites 12/16/11
Sample the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: Ever tried chili for breakfast? Served inside a sourdough bread bowl with scrambled eggs underneath, this chili can be served any time of day. [via Willow Bird Baking] ~ A unique holiday treat that would make a great edible gift: Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark. [via Endless Simmer] ~ A simple, elegant Roasted...
foodgawker favorites 12/09/11
Dig into the top five foodgawker favorites from this week: A simple vegetable lentil soup, perfect to warm up with on a chilly evening. [via Potinues Y Fogones] ~ The Number Four: a unique, seasonal alcoholic drink spiced up with cardamom and black pepper. [via Joylicious] ~ Need an adorable gift or dessert for a holiday potluck? Christmas Tree Meringues are both simple and delicious....
New Features: Advanced Search & More
We have added a few new features to foodgawker… Advanced search My saved searches Sort by most relevant, latest, most favorited and most gawked Favorited and gawked counts on each post The biggest new feature is Advanced Search. You now have the ability to filter search results by category, published date and submitter. You can also exclude results by keyword and category. Once you...
iPhone App Update v1.1
We just released iPhone app version 1.1 for all four apps to the App Store. This update adds the following… Shake device to randomize (also on the “more” screen) Double-tap to add to favorites (on single photo screen) Pull/release to update any thumbnail screen Links to other gawkerverse apps on the “more” screen Login/logout on the “more” screen ...
Food Photography Workshop Giveaway
At this point, most of you have seen the peanut butter pie photos for A Pie for Mikey. The newly founded Bloggers without Borders kicked off their first fund raising campaign, A Fund for Jennie, last week to benefit Jennie and her two girls. The super-talented and kind Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple are offering a full day food photography/styling workshop as their contribution for...
foodgawker Turns Three
Three years ago today, we launched foodgawker, the first site in the gawkerverse. We want to say THANK YOU to all the incredible food bloggers who submit to the site. Without you, foodgawker would not exist. We know that many submitters have a love/hate relationship with us, but just know that we work extremely hard to be as consistent as possible across multiple editors on a subjective topic....
Over the last two months as we released our iPhone apps, we also updated the site badges to match our app icons and site favicons. The hardest one to complete was the dwellinggawker icon. We initially started with a house because it represents home design/dwelling the best, but we struggled with the right type of house. A very modern house looked like a box, especially in the 16x16 pixel...
craftgawker iPhone App
We are excited to announce the release of our third iPhone app. The app is the mobile companion to craftgawker and has the following features… - VISUALLY BROWSE arts & crafts photos by latest submissions, popular posts (most clicked/most favorited), category or your marked favorites. - DISCOVER new, creative projects from thousands of craft bloggers. - SEARCH thousands of craft photos...
weddinggawker iPhone App
We are happy to announce the release of our second iPhone app. The app is the mobile companion to weddinggawker and has the following features… - VISUALLY BROWSE wedding photos by latest submissions, popular posts (most clicked/most favorited), category or your marked favorites. - DISCOVER traditional or modern ideas and new trends from thousands of wedding bloggers. - SEARCH thousands of...
foodgawker iPhone App
We are pleased to announce the release of our first iPhone app. The app is the mobile companion to foodgawker and has the following features… - VISUALLY BROWSE food photos by latest submissions, popular posts (most clicked/most favorited), category or your marked favorites. - DISCOVER recipes, restaurant reviews and new trends from thousands of food bloggers. - SEARCH food and drink...
Photography Manual Giveaway - Help Japan
Matt Wright created a photography manual that “covers everything you need to know to get yourself taking great food photos in your house.” He spent the last two months working on it after work and all profits will go to the Red Cross Japan relief. We love Matt’s photography and want to support his charity effort. So, we are going to buy five copies of the book and give them...
iPhone App Sneak Peek
~ We’ve been talking about and working on an iPhone app for almost a year. It shouldn’t have taken this long and some of you may have had doubts about it ever launching. But it’s finally almost done, so we wanted to give you a sneak peek of the app. It’s a simple UI that will allow you to get your foodgawker fix on the go. We hope to wrap up beta testing and bug fixes...
Testing out Apture
We are testing out Apture on all the sites. Per their site… Apture gives users the power to search and explore rich content without leaving the page. By transforming flat web pages into connected multimedia experiences readers can fluidly dive into related information without losing their place on the page so they can see, hear and truly experience the ideas on the page. What does...
Wanted: WordPress Plugin Developer
We are looking for a freelance developer to enhance a custom WordPress plugin. We are seeking a talented LAMP developer to optimize a web application and add new functionality. The coding is performed remotely. The ideal candidate would be a well rounded individual able to handle complex server side development and experienced with client side coding. We are looking for a dependable, knowledgeable...
We launched foodgawker on June 14, 2008 after slapping together a site in 2 days. Fast forward 826 days later and we just published our 75,000th post! We have posted 7 days a week, 365 days a year, which means all holidays. On average, we published 90.8 submissions per day and reviewed more than 165,000 submissions! We’ve come a long way since launch day and we’re proud of the sites...
We printed up these simple, cool t-shirts a few weeks ago and want to give some away. They are 100% cotton, asphalt-grey American Apparel t-shirts and come in women’s and unisex sizes. So who wants a free tee shirt?!? We are giving away 15 shirts. To enter… Share your favorite foodgawker page, post, submitter gallery via twitter and tag the tweet #FGtee The easiest way to...