Tumblr is a magical place: the depths of this social network bring to life diverse blogs and a style of communication that is mostly visual and/or ironic. From television series to celebrities, from design to photography, no topic, especially food, remains untouched.
So which blogs should you be following if you are passionate about food? We’ve gathered some of the most fun and interesting Tumblrs, those so magnificent we wish we would have invented them ourselves.
Food is commonplace in Japanese anime and there’s lots of it. Our worship for Japanese cuisine wouldn’t be complete without the okonomiyaki cooked by Mambo in Ai shite Knight, now would it? This Tumblr brings together gifs of Japanese cartoon characters eating with gusto. From colorful bento boxes to other crazy concoctions, everything is illustrated in exquisite detail.
Television aficionados are probably familiar with House of Cards, a show in which an unscrupulous Kevin Spacey plans his ascent to the White House. This ironic Tumblr puts a spin on things by inserting a plate of pasta or a sandwich in highly dramatic scenes from the show. Thus, House of Cards magically becomes House of Carbs. You’ll never be able to look a the series in the same way ever again.
What lies behind the best American food trucks? This Tumblr, which has been turned into a book, offers a behind- the-scenes look at the making of signature dishes from well- known food trucks. A word to the wise: if you are hungry don’t pay this Tumblr a visit! You’ll find yourself staring at the screen with your stomach growling for hours. Winner of Saveur's Best Culinary Travel Blog, Behind The Food Carts continues to document interesting stories about street food.
Tumblr is a social network that isn’t as protected as Facebook or Twitter, thus you’ll often come across “hot” images. If you are underage or have a weak heart we don’t recommend you search for “sex in the kitchen.” However, if your intentions are to find sensual images then this is the Tumblr you’ll want to add to your Favorite’s tab on your browser.
Well-informed foodies will most certainly know this Tumblr. Fat & Furious Burger is a French project that turns every burger recipe into a small work of art. Some of the beloved creations include the Sushi Burger (complete with a bun made of rice) and the latest novelty: a burger dedicated to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In search of the perfect fried chicken, Donny Tsang’s Tumblr is solely dedicated to this particular dish. A photographer and food lover, Donny has only one mission: to find the best fried chicken in New York City. If you are headed to the Big Apple we recommend you pay a visit to this blog.
We’ve already told you about this fun Tumblr. Scandybars features a collection of candy bars that are sliced in half, exposing what they look like on the inside. You’ll discover fun patterns and unexpected fillings and colors.
Last but not least, we bring you a beautiful Italian Tumblr. Two Girls One Mug is the profile of two girls who live and work in Milan. Their hobby is to interview designers, artists and authors and ask them one simple question: what is your typical breakfast?
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.