El Premio Arte y Pico Award

El Premio Arte y Pico

El Premio Arte y Pico

I’m happy to tell you that The Real Potato has received its first blog award!  The Arte y Pico award was started by Arte y Pico, a Spanish-language blog that honors arts blogs.  What does it mean?  According to the site,

It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top.

I was tagged by the very talented Tisha at The Rice and Spice Cupboard, who writes beautifully about a range of foods from around the world.  You should definitely check out her blog– and as an added bonus, I get to tell you about five of my favorite blogs.

Here are the rules:

  1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community.
  2. Each award should have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone, and a link to the blog which bestowed it upon them.
  3. The award-winner and the one who has given the prize should include a link to the Arte y Pico blog (English translation here), so everyone will know the origin of this award.

The lucky winners:

1. We Are Never Full, where Amy and Jonathan use gorgeous photography to illustrate cooking techniques and amazing food porn.  The recipes are easy to follow and use lots of fresh ingredients, and they have a great sense of humor.

2. Fresh Mouth chronicles the adventures of a family of five who decided to eat only fresh, unprocessed food for a month– and found that it changed their lives.  Ellen writes about how she, her husband and their three young children broke the McNugget habit.  When I found this blog, I couldn’t stop talking about it– their simple, no-fuss approach to fresh food helped me to change the way I think about vegetables!

3. Mac and Cheese, where my fellow Philly food blogger Taylor reviews local restaurants and cooks amazing vegan recipes.  She’s also mastered the difficult art of food photography– I’m always hungry after reading her posts!

4. The Ethicurean (motto: Chew the Right Thing) is devoted to ethical eating.  Bonnie Powell and her co-bloggers help readers untangle the difficult questions that pop up for anyone who wants to know where their food comes from, without veering into moralism or preachiness.  It’s also a great resource for information about legislation and governmental regulations related to farming and food politics, like the Farm Bill or the Pennsylvania milk labeling debate.

5. Law for Food explores the legal issues around sustainable food, in a winningly well-written and intelligent way.

The food blogosphere has exploded in the past few years, and it’s exciting and invigorating to see so many talented people who care enough about good food to spend their free time sharing ideas and recipes with the world.  (Even Mario Batali doesn’t hate us anymore.)

Thanks, Tisha!