Dinner wouldn’t be nearly as fun without these culinary pioneers to blaze the trail. This year’s list of food blogging mamas, curated with the help of our esteemed panel, includes both internet superstars and virtual unknowns, amateurs and James Beard Award-winning chefs. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, but all will make you hungry for more innovative meal ideas. You’ll find no shortage of healthy recipes, genius cooking shortcuts, or quick dinners for those nights when you’re just too tired to spend hours in the kitchen. Our hats are off to these top chefs who work hard to make mealtime memorable — and easy — for busy parents everywhere.— Chris Couchsee the full list »
Helen Cavallo is chef and owner of Food & Bounty, a boutique food and beverage catering company and host of That’s Fresh: Recipes so Easy, You’re Laughing, airing on Disney Jr.
By day, Gav Martell is VP at a software company. By night he is busy cooking up a storm, exploring culinary adventures, watching copious amounts of Food Network, drinking a nice red wine, training for half-marathons, playing endless amounts of hockey, and being a dad to three awesome taste-testers — not necessarily in that order.
You can find Gav on his Babble Top 50 Dad Blog, Grill Interrupted, where he takes a break from the busy to jot down some recipes. He is always on the lookout for new foods to experiment with and new ways to get the kids helping out behind the counter. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.
Kelly Rudnicki is the author of the The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals, The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book, and Vegan Baking Classics. She’s also the creator of the award-winning blog Food Allergy Mama. As the mother of five young children, one of whom has severe food allergies, Kelly spends much of her free time advocating for food allergy awareness and improving school nutrition. She speaks on behalf of food allergy organizations such as FARE, and helped write the food allergy guidelines for the Chefs Move to Schools Chicago, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to promote higher standards for food, fitness and nutrition education. Kelly also serves as a Parent Ambassador for Healthy Child, Healthy World. She lives in Southern California with her family.
Unprecedented in scope and depth, The Daily Meal produces more culinary content than any other resource. Our passionate team canvasses the world to bring you the best food and drink experiences at all levels, around the table, at home or on the road. Harvesting the delicious and discarding the mundane, we are your friend on the inside, discovering and reporting with a sense of fun and curiosity. The Daily Meal delivers a fresh take on dining news and trends and helps you succeed in the kitchen while highlighting the unifying aspects of food and drink and celebrating the people who create them.
Nicole Presley is a culinary enthusiast and recipe developer who cooks, eats, breathes, and talks food. She writes an original recipe food blog called Presley’s Pantry from her home in East Los Angeles, which has a primary focus on comfort food, and is beloved for a series of whimsical webisodes that showcase Nicole in her kitchen. She has worked with brands such as The Idaho Potato Commission, National Milk Processor’s Board, Whole Foods Market, KitchenAid, Wonderful Pistachios, Avocados from Mexico, ConAgra Foods, Nestle, and Maseca’s Amigas Blogueras on product development, and in November 2012 began working with Disney-owned Babble.com’s food blog. Nicole is one of LATISM’s Top 70 Latina Blogueras in the nation and was invited to the White House in 2012. She was also nominated as one of the Top 5 Latina Food Bloggers by Latism. Recently The Los Angeles Times wrote a full-length article on her blog/webisodes calling it “hands down one of the most original.” She has also been featured by NBC Latino, Huffington Post, Latina Magazine, and Yahoo Shine!