The Blog Awards Ireland 2012 Finalists List was published last night and the Irish foodie Twitasphere lit up with excitement as folks realised that they had made it into the finals of the different categories. See the Blog Awards Ireland hashtag #BlogFestIRL for more on that!
I was nominated and shortlisted too and thanks to all of you who put my Irish Food Guide blog forward for nomination. Alas, no such luck for me this year but there is plenty of time for more!
Móna Wise, @WiseMona on Twitter, is the author of "The Chef & I: A Nourishing Narrative" and a food columnist with the Sunday Times. She is just completing a four year (BA-Connect Degree) course at NUIG studying German, English Literature with a specialism in Creative Writing. Her blog is a personal account of living, writing, cooking and working from home with her kids and husband Ken (The Chef). The couple "share the same parenting ethos and are raising their family one plate at a time growing and cooking wholesome, local, fresh and organic food".
Adrienne Houghton, @BfortheBorder on Twitter, has only been writing this great baking blog since June 2011 but her cheery style of writing, stirred in with her easy to follow recipes and wonderful photography, have given her Food Blog a large following online. Adrienne cooks, styles and photographs all the food herself with a little help from her part-time photographer husband Greig. I would be expecting a few publishers to be knocking on her door very soon with a few Cookery Book offers!
Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell, @likemamuse2bake on Twitter, loves to bake - it's as simple as that! On her blog she chart her trials, tribulations and triumphs as she embarks on a journey into the world of new recipes and the adaptation of old ones. She has been writing her blog since September 2009 and each recipe has it's own story. Her love of baking stems from watching, as a little girl, her Mam bake wonderful cakes and treats for her daughters in their home kitchen and she shares them all with a passion!
The Full List of Finalists in all the 28 Categories can be seen HERE on the Blog Awards Ireland's website.
The Blog Awards Ireland 2012 ceremony takes place in the Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare on Saturday, 13 October 2012 at 7pm. There are still Tickets available and you can buy them HERE.
UPDATE - Saturday 13th October - Blog Awards D-Day and the Best Food & Drink Blog went to... Mona Wise of WiseWords.ie