While there’s no shortage of great restaurants in Boulder, and there are new ones popping up all the time, there’s a pretty great slew of local food bloggers who show how good home cooking can be.
Food blogging is great fun. Prepare a fabulous meal, take pictures and make it look even better, and then share it with the world, or at least your corner of the world.
But it’s easier said than done. After doing it myself for a while, I have a newfound respect for those who make it look easy.
Grace has been writing about food and the local scene in Boulder for over 6 years and her passion for it is palpable.
As a devoted reader of her blog, I see all of the good parts: the travel reflections, beautiful pictures, and recipes that I’d make for certain if only I had the time. But I know that with her full time job at Kapost, it’s not all cupcakes and candy. So I asked her about the good and bad about food blogging and here’s what she had to say.
What’s the hardest part about keeping up your food blog?
I care a lot about the output, so although I’ve become pretty nimble at busting out a blog post over the last six years of blogging, the photography, word crafting, fact-checking, and nailing the right tone takes time and consideration. I have more stories about food than I could ever tell, which is great, except that I don’t have time to write them all! It’s a labor of love or a “jobby” as I like to call it; so, if I don’t do it right, I won’t do it at all.
What do you love best about blogging about food – in Boulder in particular?
I’m driven to uncover stories, educate, and drive awareness around food because it’s so central to our lives, no matter our beliefs or where we’re from. Food is our way to connect and heal, and for that reason, it’s something I’ll always love. And in Boulder, there’s no shortage of interesting chefs, farmers, food creators, artisans, and food adorers. I consider it an honor that I can be involved in their world and help drive connections for both sides. It’s exciting to watch Boulder’s food scene grow and evolve. It’s a foodie’s haven and being a food writer here makes it that much more fun.
If you want to know more about what Grace is up to, check her out here.
Then, here are some more local foodies + writers + photographers to check out the next time you’re looking for some inspiration to guide your culinary creations.
(Note: There are many more food bloggers in the Denver area but this list includes just the locals.)
Charlie Papazian, The Beer Examiner
A Bolder Table (Vegetarian)
Elana’s Pantry (Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free)
Sweet Potato & Bacon (Mostly paleo and gluten-free)
If you’re a local food blogger in Boulder, or you know someone who should be included on this list, be sure to leave it in the comments or send it to us right here in a message.