1 December 2006

50 Women Game Changers

Gourmet Live Blog

Mary of One Perfect Bite took us on an amazing culinary journey. Gourmet Live brought out a list of the 50 most influential women in food...Fifty women game changers. Some are chefs, some are food writers, and some are women who are passionate about the creative process. You could certainly add or detract women from this list, but no matter what these women have all influenced us in one way or another. Being a woman and passionate about food myself.  I wanted to explore and join Mary on this journey and not only learn from the masters but recreate some of their dishes to better understand what has shaped and molded them into who they are today. In doing so I have learned more about myself, new techniques and many lessons previously unimaginable. Follow us on this journey while we take an in depth exploration of these women's lives and what makes them who they are.

Here are the participants on this year long journey......

Mary of One Perfect Bite
Val of More Than Burnt Toast
Joanne of Eats Well With Others 
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 
Susan of The Spice Garden 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed 
Heather of Girlichef 
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living 
April of Abbys Sweets
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me
Viola - The Life is Good Kitchen
Sue of View from The Great Island
Linda of There and Back Again
Amy of Beloved Green
Barbara of Moveable Feasts
Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds
Linda of Ciao Chow Linda
Martha of Lines from Linderhof
Nancy of Picadillo
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen
Annie  at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook
Alyce of More Time at The Table
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades
Martha at Simple Nourished Living
Jill at Saucy Cooks
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink


  Men have the big toques, but when you think about it, it’s women who may have exerted the most influence over our foodways, especially since there’s been mass media to record their feats.

For 50 weeks we kept up the momentum and shared dishes from each of the 50 women on the list.

So here’s our top 50 countdown of the most important women in food. Period. It’s the view from the United States, but with key players from other cultures. Agree? Disagree?

1. Julia Child

The great Julia needs no introduction. Especially not after the great Meryl played her in the movie.

Mary - Poulet Saute aux Herbes de Provence
Joanne - Pain Brioche
Valerie of More Than Burnt Toast - Caesar Salad
Claudia - Navarin Printanier
Heather of Girlichef - Hollandaise





2. Alice Waters

The great Alice needs no introduction. OK, just this: Chez Panisse, farmers’ markets, locavore movement, Edible Schoolyard. As yet, they’ve only made documentary movies about her life.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Linguini with Peas, Garlic and Ricotta Salata
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Spanish Gazpacho
Susan from The Spice Garden-  Roast Pork Loin 
Joanne of Eats Well with Others  - Summer Squash and Corn Pasta
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Endive, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
Heather - GirlichefStrawberry Orange Compote




3. Fannie Farmer

If it weren’t for her we’d still be cooking with “handfuls” and “pinches.” Farmer’s 1896 Boston Cooking–School Cook Book introduced standardized measurements. She also explained the chemical stuff a century before Harold McGee.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Rhubarb Custard Pie
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Raised Waffles
Joanne of Eats Well with Others - Vegetable Paella
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey- Pure Cream of Tomato Soup
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Whole Wheat Bread
Susan of the Spice Garden - Fanny Farmers Boston Brown Bread
Heather of Girlichef - English Muffins





4. Martha Stewart

Cooking as an ingredient of homemaking; homemaking as a craft; crafts as a competitive sport; the art of multimedia saturation—all this we blame on Martha.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Spaghetti 101
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Goat Cheese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Blueberry Lattice Pie
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey - Peanut Butter Cookies
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Plum Kuchen
Heather of Girlichef - Strip Steak with Chimmichuri and Roasted Potato Wedges
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Chicken Drumettes
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cold Sesame Noodles
April of Abbys Sweets -Velvet Chocolate Cake with Instant Chocolate Frosting
Susan from theThe Spice Garden - Pate au Choux



5. M.F.K. Fisher

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher invented food writing. All food bloggers would like to be her.
 Mary of One Perfect Bite - Bucket Bread
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Socca
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey - Ratatouille
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed -
Susan - The Spice Garden - Peas and New Potatoes, Spicy Rock Shrimp with Coconut Rice
Heather of Girlichef - Tomato Soup Cake
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Frittata of Zucchini
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Chilled Chocolate Pudding




6. Marcella Hazan

Marcella made Italian cucina make sense. She broke it down for us, explained the regions, and her meticulous recipes are so reliable. She banished the red–sauce image forever.

Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion
Mary of One Perfect Bite - Cold Herb-Flavored Marinated Green Beans
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Pasta with Zucchini, Basil and Parmesan Sauce
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey - Panzanella
Susan of The Spice Garden - Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Cucumber, Radish and Orange Salad.
Heather of Girlichef - Layered Crespelle with Tomato, Prosciutto, and Mozzarella
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney -Roasted Chicken with Pancetta and Herbs
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Ricotta Gnocchi with Simple Tomato Sauce
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me -Semifreddo di Cioccolato
Viola - The Life is Good Kitchen - Clam Soup
Linda - There and Back Again - Creamy Butter Pasta




7. Madhur Jaffrey

As Marcella is to Italy, so is Madhur to the Indian subcontinent. She also is a great spokesperson for vegetarian, and assorted other Asian cuisines. And she is beautiful. And can act.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Prawn Curry
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Koftas and Corn with Aromatic Seasonings
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Chickpeas and Chana Dal Cooked Together in a Mint Sauce
Susan of The Spice Garden - Madhur Jaffrey’s Salmon with Mustard Seed and Coriander
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Silken Chicken
Heather of Girlichef - Tapioca Pearl Kheer
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Ice Cream with Cardamon and Pistachios
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cold Cucumber Soup
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Indian Spiced Corn
Sue of View from The Great Island -  Fish Fillets in Curry Sauce



8. Judith Jones

Without her there may have been no Julia (not to mention Hazan, Jaffrey, and so many more), because Jones was Child’s early, only champion, and lifelong editor. She also rescued Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl from the slush pile, but that’s another story.


Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Vegetable Sushi Rice Salad
Heather of Girlichef - Zucchini Pancakes
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Linguini with Smoked Salmon Sauce
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Penne with Tuna, Plum Tomatoes and Black Olives.
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Cheese Souffle
Sue - TheView from Great Island - Chicken Salad
Kathleen - Bake Away with Me - Summer Pudding
Viola - The Life is Good Kitchen - Roast Pork Tenderloin
Susan - The Spice Garden - Lidia’s Gratinate of Cutlet with Eggplant or Zucchini


9. Irma S. Rombauer

In all its eight versions, and all its 75+ years (and counting), Joy of Cooking is arguably the essential American cookbook. Irma wrote (and published) the first version in 1931, giving birth—literally—to a culinary dynasty.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Shrimp and Grapefruit Cocktail
Valerie of More Than Burnt Toast - Lemon Meringue Pie
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Whole Grain Popovers and White Gazpacho
Taryn - Have Kitchen Will Feed - Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
Heather of Girlichef - Oatmeal Molasses Bread
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Homemade Hushpuppies
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Capers and Basil
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Chocolate Pot de Creme
Sue - TheView from Great Island - Black Plum Blitzkuchen (Lightening Cake)
Susan - The Spice Garden - Swedish Meatballs


10. Hannah Glasse and Mrs. Beeton

Mrs. Glasse’s The Art of Cookery (1747) and Mrs. Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861) are Important Foundation Cookbooks.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Shrewsbury Cakes and Excellent Rolls
Valerie of More Than Burnt Toast - Syllabub
Taryn - Have Kitchen Will Feed - Apple Snow
Heather of Girlichef - Pan Seared Trout with Caper Sauce
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Welsh Rarebit
Sue - TheView from Great Island - Hodge Podge Stew
Kathleen - Bake Away with Me - Bakewell Pudding and Another Sort of Little Cake

11. Patricia Wells

Milwaukee–born Wells gave us France, spreading the bistro love as the Paris–based restaurant critic of L’Express and the Herald Tribune. She taught us—and reminded the French—about Provençal cooking, and… quoi? An American woman is telling the French what to eat? Oui.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Golden Cream and Apple Tart - Tart Aux Pommes A La Creme
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Seared Pancetta Wrapped Cod on a Bed of Lemon Risotto
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Provence on a Plate
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Pork Tenderloin with Peppers and Chipotles
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Scrubbed Toast
Heather of Girlichef  -Wedge Salad with Buttermilk-Lemon Zest Dressing
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Cobb Salad with Yogurt and Lemon Dressing
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado, Pistachios and Pistachio Oil Salad
Katie of Making Michael Pollan Proud - Roasted Tomato Confit
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Chicken Salad with Green Beans and Tahini-Lemon Yogurt Dressing
Sue of View from The Great Island - Pasta with Green Olives and Mint
Linda of There and Back Again - Domaine St. Luc’s Almond Cookies and Lemon Mousse
Amy of Beloved Green- Watermelon and Feta Salad
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Winemakers Cake
Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds - Penne with Vodka Sauce.



12. Lidia Bastianich (and her brood)

Everybody’s nonna, Lidia founded an empire, and she does it all: cookbooks, TV shows, restaurants, and wines galore. Then last summer—with son Joe, Mario Batali, and Oscar Farinetti—she opened Eataly, the cucina italiana Manhattan multiverse and, basically, took over the world.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Brown Rice and Asparagus Soup
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Grilled Tuna Rollatini Under a Tomato Marinade with Calabrese Potato Salad
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Lidia's Farro with Roasted Pepper Sauce
Susan of The Spice Garden - Polpette di Verza (Braised Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Zuppa Gallerese (Bread and Cabbage Soup)
Heather of Girlichef - Struffoli
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Beef Braised with Peppercorns and a Spinach Gnocchi
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Caponata
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud -  Fregolatta
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Baked Stuffed Shells
Linda of There and Back Again - Gemelli with Sausage-Tomato Sauce/Neapolitan Pizza/ and Simple Tomato Sauce
Amy of Beloved Green -  Crostoli
Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds
Linda of Ciao Chow Linda-  Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes



13. Rachael Ray

She’s heee-eere. Your TV’s haunted by her, and, love or hate the woman, her always easy recipes have cured millions of their kitchen phobia.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Mexican Lasagna
Val of More Than Burnt Toast -Turkey Spanakopita Burgers with Fries and Yogurt Dip.
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Grilled Eggplant Subs with Mozzarella and Tomato Jam
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Crispy Curried Fried Chicken
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Rachel's Sesame Soba
Heather of Girlichef  - Orange-Cashew Chicken
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney -Red Wine and Blue Burgers
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Tuna Marinara Sauce
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Tuna Noodle Casserole
Linda of There and Back Again - Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese
Amy of Beloved Green - Rachel's Oat Berry Bars
Linda of Ciao Chow Linda




14. Elizabeth David

Not that this is a competition, but David’s French Country Cooking predated Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking by a decade. The terribly influential British writer didn’t so much teach a nation to cook French as inspire one to think Mediterranean.

Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Piedmont Roasted Peppers
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  - Pasta with Ricotta (sort of)
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Poulet l'estrogon
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Mushroom Soup
Heather of Girlichef  - Polenta Pie
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Coriander Mushrooms
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Farinata, Socca or Chickpea Pizza
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Orange Almond Cake
Sue of View from The Great Island - Onion Tart
Linda of There and Back Again - Omelette aux Pomme de Terre
Amy of Beloved Green - Gratin Dauphinois
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Raspberry Shortbread



15. Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

It’s hard to overstate the influence of The Silver Palate—the 1982 cookbook named after the gourmet emporium this pair opened in 1977 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Before, there was no ratatouille; after, there was chicken Marbella.

Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Coeur a la Creme with Blackberries and Poppy Seed Framboise Dressing
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  - Honey Curry Bread
Susan of The Spice Garden  -Duck with Fourty Cloves of Garlic
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Stuffed Zucchini
Heather of Girlichef  - Salad Nicoise
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Rhubarb Bread and Pineapple Granita
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Pasta Puttanesca
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Tea Sandwiches
Sue of View from The Great Island - Apple Cake
Linda of There and Back Again - Bishop’s Cake
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Seafood and Pasta Salad
Martha of Lines from Linderhof - The Silver Palate Carrot Cake


16. Maida Heatter

The beloved goddess of apple pie—and coconut layer cake, chocolate Bavarian, lemon squares, cherry cobbler—you name it. She makes every dessert in the land perfect.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Popovers
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  - Johnny Appleseed Bars
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Pumpkin Pie with Black Pepper
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed 
Heather of Girlichef  - Cheese Pennies
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - East 62nd Lemon Cake
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  -  Oatmeal Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti
Sue of View from The Great Island - Chocolate Shortbread
Linda of There and Back Again - Colorado Cowboy Cookies
Amy of Beloved Green
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Chocolate Cracks
Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds - The Georgia Pig Peanut Brittle
Nancy of Picadillo - Banana Nut Cake



17. Dorothy Hamilton

Educator extraordinaire, Hamilton founded Manhattan’s International Culinary Center, formerly known as the French Culinary Institute: It counts among its many alumni a triumvirate of iconoclasts dominant in 21st–century food world U.S.A.: David Chang, Dan Barber, and Wylie Dufresne.


Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Tomato Tart Tatin
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Chicken Paella
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Sizzling Shrimp Provencal
Heather of Girlichef  - Caramelized Fruit with Rosemary
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Thai Chicken Thighs with Garlic Lime
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Sizzling Shrimp Provencal
Sue of View from The Great IslandRoasted Tilapia with Vegetables en Papillote
Linda of There and Back Again - French Onion Soup and Soda Bread from Jacques Pepin.
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Artichoke, Cauliflower and Mushroom Barigoule
Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds - Sizzling Shrimp Provencal.
Nancy of Picadillo - Pan-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze

18. Clotilde Dusoulier

Dusoulier’s 2003–vintage blog Chocolate and Zucchini is the Francophile’s dream. She posts from Montmartre about cheese and brioche—but also, to be fair, mochi and muffins. Her fifth book—her translation and adaptation of the 1932 French equivalent of Joy of Cooking, Ginette Mathiot’s Je Sais Cuisiner (“I Know How to Cook”),—is already iconic.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Blueberry Coffee Cake
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Walnuts and Bacon
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Zucchini Crumble with Figs and Mozzarella
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Gratin de Chou-Fleur 
Heather of Girlichef  - Olive Oil and Seed Crackers
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Butternut Squash and Vanilla Soup
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Caramelized Chicken with Green Olives and Prunes
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Radish Leaf Pesto
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me
Sue of View from The Great Island - Zucchini Chocolate Cake
Linda of There and Back Again  - Honey Spice Loaf
Amy of Beloved Green
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Fregola Sarda with Zucchini and Pine Nuts
Nancy of Picadillo - Walnut, Pear,and Roquefort Madeleines




19. Pim Techamuanvivit

Bangkok–born Pim (the last name is rarely used; who can spell it?) is the eating—as opposed to cooking—blogger, who started Chez Pim in 2001. She was quickly noticed by Old Media, who roped her in for some techie cred. The inevitable book, The Foodie Handbook, followed in the fall of 2009.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Pumpkin and Coconut Milk "Panna Cotta" 
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Christian Delouvrier Roasted Chicken
Joanne of Eats Well With Others - Pad See Ew
Susan of The Spice Garden
Heather of Girlichef  - Pad Krapow (Spicy Stir-Fried Pork with Thai Basil)
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Thai Marinated Fried Chicken
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Five Spice Braised Chicken
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud - Nutella Pop Tarts
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me
Linda of There and Back Again - How to Be a Foodie
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar
Nancy of Picadillo - Pad Thai


20. Molly Wizenberg

Orangette, a blog circa 2004, has great, accessible recipes, and Wizenberg famously spun a book deal (A Homemade Life), a restaurant (Seattle’s Delancey), and a husband (Brandon) out of the blog. Not in that order—and, as she winningly relates, unintentionally.

Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham, Mustard and Honey
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  - Green Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Warm Spices
Susan of The Spice Garden  -  Dorons Meatballs with Pine Nuts, Cilantro and Golden Raisins
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Apple Butter
Heather of Girlichef  - Scottish Scones with Lemon and Ginger
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Cream of Scallop Soup
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Chana Masala
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me
Sue of View from The Great Island - Salted Peanut Butter Cookies
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Jimmy’s Triple Chocolate Scones
Nancy of Picadillo - Apple and Butternut Squash Soup



21. Ree Drummond

O Pioneer Woman! You rule the World Wide Web. See Ed Levine’s profile in this issue of Gourmet Live…

Val of More Than Burnt Toast - French Toast with Berry Butter
Joanne of Eats Well With Others 
Claudia of A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Beef Noodles Salad
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Chicken Scallopine
Heather of Girlichef  - Tuna Melts
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Fig and Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Pollo Asado and a Chicken Taco Recipe
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Cinnamon Toast
 Sue of View from The Great Island - Frito Chili Pie
Linda of There and Back Again - Citrus Butter Cookies
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Ree’s Fresh Peach Crisp with Maple Cream
Nancy of Picadillo - My Favourite Meatloaf
Mireya of My Healthy Eating Habits - Quesadillas de Camarones
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Lemon and Garlic Shrimp




22. Amanda Hesser

The New York Times food writer’s genius Food 52 combines blog with community with recipe trove with contests with shopping. Oh, and her Essential New York Times Cook Book won the 2011 James Beard Award in the General Cooking category.



Mary of One Perfect Bite - Butternut Squash Curry
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Cheese Ball with Cumin, Pistachios and Mint
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  -Curried Root Vegetable Stew with Dumplings 
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Pumpkin Soup with Leek and White Wine
 Heather of Girlichef  - Cranberry Liqueur
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Evelyn Sharpe's French Chocolate Cake
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Bombay Chile Cilantro Chicken
Sue of View from The Great Island - Spicy Moroccan Orange Salad
Linda of There and Back Again - Teddie’s Apple Cake
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Baking Sheet Mac and Cheese.
Nancy of Picadillo - Amanda's Chocolate Pudding
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Red Snapper Sautéed with Fennel Seeds, Tomato, and Vermouth
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

23. Nancy Silverton

With the 1989 founding of La Brea Bakery, Silverton kicked off the Cali artisanal baking craze, and her same sourdough starter still seeds the more than 300 breads and rolls available through the bakery.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Butterscotch Budino with Caramel Sauce
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Thanksgiving Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  Gorgonzola Dolce, Fingerling Potatoes, Radicchio and Rosemary Pizza
Susan of The Spice Garden
Heather of Girlichef  - Prosciutto Parmesan Braids
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Unforgettable Foccacia
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Cranberry Ginger Upside Down Cake
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Nancy's Ginger Scones
Sue of View from The Great Island - Nancy's Meatballs
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Bran Muffins
Nancy of Picadillo - Tuscan Bean Soup with Prosciutto and Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Banana Bread
Annie at Most Lovely Things - Balsamic-Glazed Onion Wedges with Fennel



24. Paula Deen

The smiley Deen of the South, like the scent of her deep-fried mac and cheese, gets everywhere.



Mary of One Perfect Bite - Paula Deen's Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with Chive and Onion Mashed Potatoes
Joanne of Eats Well With Others 
Susan of The Spice Garden 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
Heather of Girlichef  - Pumpkin Cake with Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Butternut Squash Casserole
Katie - Making Michael Pollan Proud
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Wayne's Cranberry Sauce
Sue of View from The Great Island - Pumpkin Cheesecake
Linda of There and Back Again Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Fried Green Tomatoes
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Lemon Pepper Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - The Ladies Chicken Noodle Soup
Annie  at Most Lovely Things

25. Paula Wolfert

The guru of the Mediterranean, Wolfert writes a clinically precise, exuberantly flavorsome recipe, and had a hand in bringing couscous, braised lamb shanks, ratatouille, tapenade, and a bunch of other things to your corner bistro.



Mary of One Perfect Bite - Carrot Salad
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Chicken Smothered with Tomato Jam Served with Maquoudas
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  - Butternut Squash and Potato Pie with Tomato, Mint and Sheep's Milk Cheese
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Biblical Breakfast Burrito
Susan of The Spice Garden - Risotto of Wild Mushrooms with Truffle Oil
Heather of Girlichef  - Poor Mans Bread, Kale and Black Pepper Soup
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Provencal Style Beef
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Prune and Armagnac Ice Cream
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Mediterranean Caviar, (Samfaina).
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Preserved Lemons

26. Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray

You could barely eat out in London before these two opened the River Café in 1987. But soon, graduates of their market–fresh, real–Italian, open–kitchen place on the Thames had populated all the U.K.’s restaurant kitchens and most of the country’s food channels. And it was good.


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Spaghetti al Limone
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - River Café Focaccia col Formaggio
Joanne of Eats Well With Others  - Winter Minestrone
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Boiled Artichoke and Lemon Salad.
Heather of Girlichef  - Lemon Apple Cake
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Penne all'Arrabiatta
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Pistachio Cake
Sue of View from The Great Island - CoffeeWalnut and Hazelnut Cake
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Chocolate Nemesis
Nancy of Picadillo - Spahetti al Limone
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Baked Pears
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Roasted Potatoes
Claudia Haas - Journey of an Italian Cook - Linguine with Crab and Fennel

27. Anne Willan

La Varenne, the culinary school in Burgundy that the English–born American Willan founded in 1975, has been moved to Southern California, but not before it spawned a couple of generations of culinary stars.




Mary of One Perfect Bite - Suleiman's Pilaf with Pistachios and Duck Breast with Cherries
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Twice Baked Spinach Souffles
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Italian Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Tomato Salpicon
Heather of Girlichef  - Brioche
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Honey Madeleines (Les Madeleines de Commercy au Miel)
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Minestrina Soup
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Cherry Batter Pudding-Clafoutis Limousin
Sue of View from The Great Island
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Tomato Tart Tatin
Nancy of Picadillo - Wild Mushroom Risotto
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Drunken Chicken
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Wild Mushroom Scrambled Eggs
Annie  at Most Lovely Things - Honey Madeleines
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Parmesan Balls


28. Anne–Sophie Pic

OK, Le Fooding is more au courant than the stuffy old Michelin Guide, but that three–star award still means something. And Pic was the first woman to win it—in 50 years at her century–old family restaurant, La Maison Pic.


Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Le Pain Perdu with Cranberry Maple Syrup
Susan of The Spice Garden 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  Grapefruit Confit.
Heather of Girlichef  - Le Pain Perdu
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Chocolate Mousse with Pomegranate Gelee
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Creamy Carambar
Martha of Lines from Linderhof
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Ann-Sophie Pic
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Tomato Chutney

29. Betty Fussell

A shelf of her books is a snapshot of every major recent food trend—often before it happened: She’s done local, and seasonal, and in–depth biographies of single ingredients (The Story of Corn), and My Kitchen Wars is one epic food memoir.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Yam Yeast Bread
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - White Dog Cafe's Philly Cheese Steak
Susan of The Spice Garden - Risi e Bisi
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Mexican Posole
Heather of Girlichef - Navajo Fry Bread with Honey Butter
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Fritos Corn Chips
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Beet and Red Grapefruit Salad
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - California Ambrosia
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Popcorn Stuffing
Nancy of Picadillo - Sam's Chili
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Mexican Chocolate Chili Cups
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Grilled Corn
Annie  at Most Lovely Things - French Beans the French Way
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Italian String Bean Salad




30. Barbara Tropp

Tropp taught America that General Tso is not what Chinese food is about. Her 1982 Modern Art of Chinese Cooking is still definitive, and her San Francisco China Moon Cafe rivaled Spago for Cal–Asian cred.

Mary of One Perfect Bite  - Garlic Stewed Spare Rib Nuggets
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Crab Cakes with Ginger and Coconut Milk
Susan of The Spice Garden - Wine Explosion Vegetable Chowder and Scallion Breads
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed  - Crystallized Ginger Butter Squares
Heather of Girlichef - Buttercup Squash Soup with Fried Ginger Threads
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Sesame Scallop Balls
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living -Stir Fried Wild Rice with Wild Mushrooms
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Baby Sesame Biscotti
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Ginger Ice Cream
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Velvet Corn Soup
Annie  at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook  - Eggplant Caviar



31. Donna Hay

Australia became the hottest food nation somewhere around 1995, and then came Hay. She’s ubiquitous Down Under with her books, eponymous magazine, and sunny TV face, but her simple, throw–it–together Pacific Rim style spread all the way Up and Over.




Mary of One Perfect Bite - Pork and Fennel Meat Ball
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Susan of The Spice Garden - Sticky Chinese Chicken 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed 
Heather of Girlichef - Buttermilk-Cinnamon Banana Breads
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Caramelized Pear and Rocket Salad
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Vietnamese Noodle Soup
Linda of There and Back Again - French Onion Soup
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Polenta, Mozzarella andTomato Salad
Nancy of Picadillo - Lemon Fish Cakes
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - White Dip Bean Dip
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Brownies
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Risotto with Roasted Vegetables or Roasted Cauliflower
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Ricotta, Chive and Prosciutto Omelettes



32. Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian

The gorgeous, intelligent locavores of the magazine world, Ryder and Topalian’s Edible series now numbers 60 editions, from Allegheny to WOW (southeast Michigan). And, despite the handicap of being free print mags, they actually make money!


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Sweet Corn Fritters
 Susan of The Spice Garden  - Fruit Compote
Heather of Girlichef  - 
Cheddar, Pepperoni, and Egg Quesadilla Sandwich
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Bay-Scented Chicken with Figs
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living  - Braised Pomegranate Chicken with Walnuts
Sue of View from The Great Island - 
Slow-Cooked Maple Cider Brisket
Linda of There and Back Again - Jam Tart
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Sweet Corn Fritters
Nancy of Picadillo - 
Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog 
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Caramelized Onion Tart
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - You Bet Egg Cream
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Wild Rice Apple Salad with Sausage and Grapes
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Sullivan's Island Shrimp Bog

Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Poblanos Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Andouille Sausage


33. Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton

Food royalty. Hirsheimer (yes, she’s a she) cofounded Saveur and shot all its food; Hamilton ran Saveur’s test kitchen, and is sister to Gabrielle, of restaurant Prune and memoir Blood, Bones and Butter fame. Now they run Canal House, the indie food magazine and book imprint.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Roasted Tomatoes Studded with Garlic
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Scallion Meatballs with Soy Ginger Glaze
Susan of The Spice Garden 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - French Cheese Puffs
Heather of Girlichef - Jam Tart
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Pumpkin Soup with Pimenton and Preserved Lemons.
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Tomato Tart
Sue of View from The Great Island - Lemon and Sea Salt Foccacia
Linda of There and Back Again - Pimiento Cheese
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Fricassee of Chanterelles
Nancy of Picadillo- Pork Loin in Milk
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Halibut with Lentils and Fennel
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen -  Restorative Beef Broth
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Meatballs with Mint and Parsley
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades




34. Ella Brennan

“I didn’t know they gave awards for having fun,” was the New Orleans restaurant matriarch’s line on accepting the 2009 James Beard Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. From Commander’s Palace on down, the Big Easy would have been Smaller and Harder without her help.


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Catfish Fingers with Tomato Tartar Sauce
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Catfish Fingers with Tomato Tartar Sauce
Susan of The Spice Garden -Red Beans and Rice and Andouille Sausage, Blackened Whitefish and Creole Seasoning
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Milk Punch
Heather of Girlichef - Red Beans and Rice
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Eggs Basin Street
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living 
Sue of View from The Great Island - Shrimp Creole
Linda of There and Back Again - Commander’s Palace Bread Pudding Souffle 
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Cream of Eggplant Soup
Nancy of Picadillo
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Red Beans and Rice
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Seafood Jambalaya
Annie  at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Trout with Pecans
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Creole Bread Pudding
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Bananas Foster



35. Delia Smith

If you’re British, she’s a saint; if you’re not, you’ve probably never heard of her, but the cookbook author who looks like a nun and owns a Premier League soccer club has led generations of Brits to the kitchen, and will no doubt continue to do so for decades to come.


Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Tofu with Lime, Coconut Milk and Green Onions


36. Edna Lewis

The granddaughter of an emancipated slave, Lewis, another Judith Jones protégée, brought sophisticated Southern dishes into the spotlight.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Potato and Parsnip Soup



37. Severine von Tscharner Fleming

Founder and director of the Greenhorns, the fabulous von TF’s mission is to recruit, promote, and support young farmers. The upshot: Nonindustrial farming is fun and it’s hip; it’s an explosive movement. And this is indubitably a good thing.

Nancy of Picadillo - Creamy Apple Pie



38. Darina Allen

Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School on a 100–acre organic farm in County Cork, Ireland, has reached far into food culture since it began in 1983. Everyone still wants to take classes there.


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Ballymaloe Brown Yeast Bread
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic, Rosemary and Cannelini Beans
Susan of The Spice Garden - Mincemeat Crumble Tart 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Strawberry Quark  
Heather of Girlichef - Lemon Meringue Pie 
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Brown Butter Soda Bread
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Grilled Chicken with Parsley Salad and Sundried Tomatoes  
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me- Kumquat Jam
Sue of View from The Great Island- Brown Bread and Homemade Butter
Linda of There and Back Again- Seville Orange Marmalade Cake
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Brown Bread
Nancy of Picadillo - Winter Leek and Potato Soup
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits- Toasted Bread Pudding
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Irish Soda Bread/Spotted Dog
Annie  at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook
Alyce of More Time at The Table- Brown Soda Bread
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Potato and Caraway Cakes




39. Ina Garten

The Barefoot Contessa is the only White House nuclear policy analyst with a packaged– cake–mix line. And a lot of cookbooks and TV shows. She’s not a countess. Her (defunct) East Hampton fancy food store was named after the Ava Gardner movie.


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Crostini with Tuna Tapenade
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Lemon Chicken Breasts and Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
Susan of The Spice Garden - Warm French Lentils with Garlic Sauasage
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed 
Heather of Girlichef - Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Chicken Pot Pie
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Seafood Gratin
Sue of View from The Great Island - Beef Bourguignon
Linda of There and Back AgainMexican Chicken Soup and Chicken Piccata and Brown Bread
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Fruit Salad with Limoncello and Baked Blintzes with Fresh Blueberry Sauce
Nancy of Picadillo - Alis' Asian Salmon
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Baked Broccoli
Anne of Most Lovely Things - Chive Potato Patties
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Eggplant Gratin
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Warm Mushroom Salad
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Roasted Shrimp with Feta
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades- Jam Thumbprint Cookies


40. Elena Arzak

Elena is almost as lauded as her very famous New Basque chef dad, Juan Mari Arzak. She’s the top of Spain’s tree.

Mary of One Perfect Bite - Milk Braised Pork Tenderloin with Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Basque Chicken and Roasted Fingerlings with Red and Yellow Pipérade
Susan of The Spice Garden  - Roast Cod with Hot Garlic and Chili Dressing
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed 
Heather of Girlichef  - Garlic Wafers

Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Dorie’s Gateau Basque
Nancy of Picadillo
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Hake with Green Sauce
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Spiked Sidra Shandy 
Annie  at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook
Alyce of More Time at The Table - 
Basque Lamb Stew and Sheepherders' Bread
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades
Martha at Simple Nourished Living 
Jill at Saucy Cooks  Hake with Ham Powder and Garlic Wafers




41.Elizabeth Andoh

As Barbara Tropp was to Chinese food, so is Andoh to Japanese, with specialties in—who knew?—Japanese vegetarian, and the almost equally obscure home cooking.



Heather of Girlichef - Homemade Tofu
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Matcha Muffins




42. Harumi Kurihara


…who probably hates being incessantly called “the Japanese Martha Stewart.”


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Scallop Saute with Miso Sauce
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Deep Fried Chicken with Leek Sauce and Green Pea Rice
 Heather of Girlichef - Lettuce-Wrapped Fried Chicken
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Scallop Sauté with Miso Sauce
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cold Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce Chicken and Vegetables
Sue of View from The Great Island _ Spring Vegetable Salad with Miso Dressing
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Japanese Tsukune with Teriyaki Sauce.
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

Martha at Simple Nourished Living - Green Beans with Ground Pork
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Tofu with a Spicy Minced Meat Sauce
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink 











43. April Bloomfield


New York’s Spotted Pig and Breslin chef came from England to infect an entire country with the gastropub. Which wouldn’t have worked if she weren’t such a culinary magician.


Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Cherry and Almond Pancakes with Brandy Syrup
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed - Banoffee Pie
Heather of Girlichef - Warm Bacon and Egg Salad
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Cauliflower and Anchovy Orrechiette
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Lyon-Style Chicken with Vinegar Sauce
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Devilled Eggs
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Banoffee Pie
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Devilled Eggs
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Lamb Burgers
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades Parmesan and Fontina Beignets
Jill at Saucy Cooks Blueberry and Almond Pancakes with Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink- Roasted Red Onions with Green Pea Pesto






44. Nigella Lawson


Nigella invented the art of suggestively licking wooden spoons on TV, but the British domestic goddess (her breakout book was How to Be a Domestic Goddess) has penetrated the food culture further than that implies. Think Rachael Ray, but more classy—or pretentious. Your call.


Heather of Girlichef  -  Dragon Chicken
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Hokey Pokey
Nancy of Picadillo 




45. Diana Kennedy


The uncompromising, adventurous Mexican culinary authority is profiled by Kemp Minifie in this issue of Gourmet Live.


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Camarones en Pipian
Val of More Than Burnt Toast -Albóndigas in Tomato and Chipotle Sauce Paired
 with Stewed White Beans with Allspice and Clove
Susan of The Spice Garden - Albondigas de Jalisco
Heather of Girlichef - Chipotles in Adobo
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Guacamole with Pear and Pomegranate Seeds 
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Chicken in Garlic Chile Sauce Tacos
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Torta de Cielo (Almond Sponge Cake)
Linda of There and Back Again - Flan
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Cajeta de Pina Y Platano
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Whole Grain Mexican Rice
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Carnitas
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Meatballs in a Chipotle Tomato Sauce
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Fresh Salsa Mexicana from Jerez
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Pork Stew in Rich Chile Sauce
Martha at Simple Nourished Living - Fresh Salsa Mexican from Jerez
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Meatballs in Tomato Chipotle Sauce
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink - Pork Roast Pibil




46. Gael Greene


She was one of the first powerful female restaurant critics and used that power to help millions of New Yorkers by founding Citymeals–on–Wheels.



Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Bouillon de Chamignon un Cappuccino (Mushroom Cappuccino)
Susan of The Spice Garden 
Taryn of Have Kitchen, Will Feed -Chocolate Wickedness
Heather of Girlichef - Orange Pour Cake
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Bubby's Watermelon Lemonade
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Kung Pau Chicken with Walnuts
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me -Scallop Pasta
Linda of There and Back Again - Moms Macaroni and Cheese
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Blueberry Pie with Orange Pecan Crust
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Apple Crisp
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Bubby's Watermelon Lemonade 
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Asparagus with Sabayon Sauce
Alyce of More Time at The Table Corn Soup with Sautéed Scallops and Bacon
Amrita of Beetle's Kitchen Escapades - Lemon Glazed Tea Cakes
Martha at Simple Nourished Living - Morning After Orange Fruit Soup
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Pineapple Mango Upside Down Cake
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink

47. Zarela Martinez


The Manhattan restaurateur has done much to popularize, and demystify, regional Mexican cooking.




Mary of One Perfect Bite -  Pebro de Pollo
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Creamy Rice Casserole
Susan of The Spice Garden - Chille Rellenos
Heather of Girlichef - Camarones al Ajillo (Garlicky Stir-Fried Shrimp)
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Shrimp with Chipotle Peppers
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Warm Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Dip
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me -  Zarela's Avocado Ice 
Linda of There and Back Again - Beans Fried in Butter
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Pumpkin Cheesecake
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Ensalada de mariscos "Rapafa"
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Drunk Chicken
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Savoury Cornbread
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Pork with Red Mole Sauce-Colaradito


48. Cat Cora


Being the only female Iron Chef earns Cora a spot on the list. Plus, her telegenic glamour and golden locks surely help in hooking folks on cooking—and having four sons with her wife, well, that’s just cool.






Mary of One Perfect Bite - Spinach Paella
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Salmon Burgers with Herbed Sherry Mayonnaise
 Susan of The Spice Garden  - Pan Seared Poppy Seed-Crusted Scallop Salad with Romesco Sauce
 Heather of Girlichef - Strawberry Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts.
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Avgolemono: Chicken Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Greek Potato Salad
 Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Pastitsio Kima
 Linda of There and Back Again - Pizza Sauce and Pizza Dough
 Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Olive Oil Cake
 Nancy of Picadillo - Chili Lime Flnk Steak Tacos
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Avocado Tzadziki
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers
Annie  at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Chocolate Budino
Alyce of More Time at The Table - 
Straight-up Grapefruit Margaritas 

Jill at Saucy Cooks - Chocolate Budino
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink


49. Soraya Darabi, Alexa Andrzejewski


Foodspotting, in which FourSquare meets those backlit pictures of dishes in diners and Chinese takeouts (with a dash of, well, Gourmet Live thrown in), is no doubt part of the future. Not sure why—it just is. And these two (plus a guy) thought of making a business out of it.




Alexa Andrzejewski, Soraya Darabi, and Ted Grubb,
 Foodspotting


Mary of One Perfect Bite - Phillipes French Dip SandwichVal of More Than Burnt Toast - Herb Crusted Paneer with Risotto
Susan of The Spice Garden - Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
Heather of Girlichef - Angelo's Greek Skillet
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Cha Cha Bowl
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Watermelon Tomato Salad
Linda of There and Back Again - Grilled Cheese Sandwich from the Mirth Café in Lawrence, KS, 
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Gingerbread Trifle from Cafe Maxx in Pompano Beach
Kathleen of Gonna Want Seconds
Nancy of Picadillo -Cuban Sandwich from Latin American Restaurant in West Miami.
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Taboulleh
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Breakfast Ice Cream
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Caramelized Red Onions and Goat Cheese Bruschetta from Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Barbecued Chicken Pizza
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Chef Jennifer Jasinski's Lemon Mascarpone-Stuffed Dates
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink -  Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake from Good Stuff Eater


50. Julie Powell


The blog that spawned a movie. And turned on a few more million to the great Julia Child.




Mary of One Perfect Bite - Queen of Sheba Cake
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Quiche Lorraine
Susan of The Spice Garden - Strawberry Rhubarb Stacks
Heather of Girlichef - "Home At Last" Chicken
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - The Best Tomato Bruschetta
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Flan Des Isles (Pineapple Custard).
Linda of There and Back Again - Orange Bavarian Cream
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Braised Endive
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits Poached Eggs with Sauteed Mustard Greens
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Roast Chicken
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Sweet Potato Tacos
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Poached Eggs
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Quiche Lorraine with Heirloom Lettuce and Tomato Salad


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