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Two Southern food websites take home 2017 SAVEUR Blog Awards

Since 2009, SAVEUR magazine has been honoring the best of the best on the food internet with its blogging awards. This year, two Southern blogs, Wood and Spoon and Let's Taco Bout It, took home honors in the Baking & Sweets and the Best Single Interest blog categories, respectively.

The awards are based on reader nominations. Each year, the team at SAVEUR gives readers three weeks to nominate their favorite blogs across twelve categories. The editorial team then picks several dozen finalists, which are voted on by the same readers. Two first place awards are given in each category: Editor's Pick and Reader's Choice.

Taking home the Reader's Choice award for best baking blog, Kate Wood of Wood and Spoon blogs from "Lower Alabama." A clinical dietician, Wood focuses her blog posts on baking, desserts and other Southern-inspired dishes, and she hopes to "draw readers into the kitchen to create dishes and cultivate community around the table," according to SAVEUR. Her blog is light, bright and airy, and her recipes run the gamut from a tomato galette with basil pesto and feta, to homemade funfetti cookies.

As Wood writes on her website: "I like to make food pretty and approachable, so I hope you find a lot of that here. Other things you’ll also probably read about on this blog include my education and introduction to Southern culture, my love for crafting, gatherings and traveling, and the joys and mishaps that so characterize my life as a new wife and mama."

Let's Taco Bout It, a self-described "food blog for people who love literature, art and creative meals" based in Austin, Texas, is an Editor's Pick for the best single interest blog. Each month, founders Charlotte Bonavida and Mica McCook pick a book and create recipes inspired by reading it.

Bonavida, the writer and recipe tester, composes her blog posts in the style of the original book author to create what SAVEUR calls "fanfiction with food." McCook, the photographer, shoots bright and colorful images, and video that transport the reader into the kitchen. All of their recipes are intended to be both approachable and delicious, and they use only easily found ingredients and easy-to-follow techniques.

Congrats to these three bloggers, and all of the other finalists and winners! We can't wait to dive in and read more.

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Kate Williams is the former editor-in-chief of Southern Kitchen. She was also the on-air personality on our podcast, Sunday Supper. She's worked in food since 2009, including a two-year stint at America’s Test Kitchen. Kate has been a personal chef, recipe developer, the food editor at a hyperlocal news site in Berkeley and a freelance writer for publications such as Serious Eats, Anova Culinary, The Cook’s Cook and Berkeleyside. Kate is also an avid rock climber and occasionally dabbles in long-distance running. She makes a mean peach pie and likes her bourbon neat.