Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

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Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.

Eatocracy: CNN's food blog has partnered with Food & Wine to announce the 100 nominees for F&W's Best New Chef of 2011. As it goes, of course, not a single nominee -- even in the Gulf Coast region -- is from Houston. Dallas has two nominated chefs, while Austin has four. At least we have Star Chefs, I guess...

Eater: National food blog Eater has the news that magazine Saveur -- long known for its beautiful food photography and in-depth food journalism -- will now be printing restaurant reviews as well. As the interview states, "Saveur, at its heart, is a global magazine," so expect the restaurants to be international in scope as well. Long odds on Houston being recognized any time soon are...long.

Houston Foodie: J.C. Reid bit a collective bullet for Americans' palates and tried haggis for the first time this past week. At Feast, naturally. And he found it "not necessarily distasteful." I see more English "delicacies" like steak and kidney pudding in Reid's future...

29-95: Meanwhile, in Alison Cook's world, we live in Las Vegas. (When we're not living in Austin.)

Chili Bob's Houston Eats: Finally, in much happier news, Bruce reports on a new Ethiopian restaurant to hit Houston: Sheger. Like Bruce, I feel any addition to the small but vibrant Ethiopian scene is a great one.

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