I'd forgotten that in an interview with Courier Mail journalist, Natascha Mirosch, early this year, I'd compared the social interaction of the foodblogging community as being like "water cooler talk, but with photos".
In hindsight, I'm not sure whether that sounds glib, but the excited chatter and voyeuristic photo-sharing is something I can easily identify with.
At the start of the article, which appears in today's Good Life weekly liftout, Natascha asks "Who doesn't like reading descriptions of restaurants they may never be able to afford to go to? Who wouldn't enjoy reading about other people's cooking disasters or turn down the opportunity to get a view of the inner sanctum of the restaurant kitchen."
Who doesn't indeed. We love it, and we know it!
There's an interview with Deborah from The Food Palate as well as Marilyn Domenech, author of Marilyn's blog, a complementary site to her Brisbane restaurant Baguette. And, as mentioned, a fair bit of nattering from yours truly, as well.
A sidebar panel titled "Essential Reading" lists Grab Your Fork, Spiceblog, The Food Palate, The Occasional Epicure, Marilyn's blog and Blogger.
An online copy of the full article (minus the side bar panel) can be found here.
And to all the Brisbane readers who've just discovered this site:
Welcome! I hope you brought your appetite!
Foodies devour blogs - Natascha Mirosch, Courier Mail 18 April 2006
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