Cooking Around the World written by Chris Halfmann is an amalgamation of all these best qualities.
I have been enjoying his blog for a few years. Cooking Around the World has a personality of its own.
It is easy to be witty on behalf of the others, not so easy to laugh at yourself. I love the self-irony of Chris's writing style. Chris is also a wonderful person, very friendly and non-judgmental. I have never met him in real life, but his blog is part of my virtual universe.
Most of my social life goes online, due to the family issues. Without my friends online I would be much poorer. If I feel lonely or sad, I go online and read blogs. Chris's blog is one of life pleasures.
It would be quite a difficult choice to pick my favourite recipe, but I will probably go for the lush Sachertorte.
Now read what other lovely foodies say about Chris and his blog.
Jane from Onions and Paper says:
"It's great to see so many recipes in so many styles, and from so many parts of the world. Today I was looking for new ideas for using tofu, as I love it but only ever cook it in two different ways, and found this great recipe - Fried Tofu in Spicy tomato Sauce. I'm looking forward to trying it, and as my husband is allergic to coriander AND we have a glut of mint, I'll be making the same substitution"
Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen has chosen a different recipe:
"Chris entered his Scottish Whisky Cake in the Best of British challenge. I was hosting the Scottish part of the challenge and was delighted with the post that Chris wrote. I love his quirky sense of humour and the stories that he tells with his recipes, I think this post epitomises Chris's entertaining style. Always a delight to visit Cooking Around the World."
"I've been following Chris and his Cooking Around the World exploits for several years now and his posts always put a big smile on my face. His style of writing is funny, random and interesting. Chris's monthly challenge, Bloggers Around The World, is such a great idea and an opportunity to explore world cuisine. I've only managed to join in occasionally - the will is there, but invariably the time just isn't.
Chris has many excellent posts and inspiring recipes, but the one that sticks in my mind is Cornish Strawberry Rhubarb Timamisu. This not only inspired me to create a grand chocolate and rose summer fruit tiramisu for a friend's birthday, but it was all about good memories from holidaying in Cornwall - now that can't fail to please me".
Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews says about Chris's blog:
"I've only recently discovered the Cooking Around The World blog through the #ReadCookEat challenge (which has got me totally hooked and reading in a brand new way, looking out for foodie references !) but I love the variety of exotic recipes. I'm a big fan of globe-cooking so it's right up my street. The latest World Cup challenge is a genius idea - cooking a recipe from one of the countries playing each day will be great fun. I can't wait to try making Fat Rascals after spotting that recipe too - such a fab name !"
Karen from Lavender and Lovage is full of praise:
"Chris is an amazing blogger with a wonderful turn of phrase; his generosity in joining in others blog challenges is legendary. He hosts his own Around the World blogging challenge which does indeed highlight recipes from around the world with a different country featured every month. Chris shares some amazing recipes and one of my recent favourite's is his classic Quiche Lorraine. His blog and writing style is a breath of fresh air and is a must read on and blog list. Other recipes I wanted to mention were chilli cheese balls for an easy midweek meal and Melting moments with cream and jam."
Have you discovered this super blog? If not, what are you waiting for?