Top LGBTQ Food Bloggers
Here at MomsRising we are not just food justice advocates, we're also readers who follow a variety of food bloggers. This month we want to highlight some of our favorite LGBTQ Food Bloggers. They inspire us for a variety of reasons - their original recipes (and recreations of recipes!), photography, wit and so much more.
Listed in no particular order, check out our team's list of Top LGBTQ Food Bloggers.
Zach and Clay are a gay couple who write The Bitten Word, a very popular and awesome food blog. Each month they copy a recipe from the MANY food magazines they subscribe to and try to reproduce it, then share how easy to make, good it is, and if it becomes a disaster. We wouldn't say their recipes are always healthy ... but they are always entertaining!
Latino Food was founded by married couple, Art Rodriguez, a culinary expert, and Stephen Chavez, a PR consultant specializing in the Hispanic food and beverage market. Based in LA, they feature traditional Mexican dishes, with a contemporary twist.
Two of my favorite Latino Foodie recipes are their upside down plantain cake with toasted coconut and their red quinoa salad with avocado and grilled corn. Pura riquesa! / Pure goodness! But don't take my word for it, go check them out! They have tons of other recipes, featuring step by step instructions, with photos, and occasionally videos as well.
Bonus: Art and Stephen of Latino Foodie not only share recipes, they educate their audience on Latino cultural traditions.
Jessica is a lifestyle blogger dedicated to queering domesticity through cooking, crafting, and explorations on how to make a home with emphasis and intention. On Femme Fraiche, you’ll find a mixture of delicious recipes, like Roasted Cauliflower and Herbed Cheese Soup, Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup and Thai Iced Tea Ice Cream with Sesame Brittle Swirl (YUM!).
Bonus: Jessica shares thrifting tips and printables that will help you save and stay organized.
Irina Gonzalez is an inspiration! She lost 100 pounds and gained a love of healthy foods, a new career and a loyal following. On her blog she showcases simple ways to cook healthy Latin flavored dishes, with easy to follow step by step recipes. She has also started creating videos, in English and Spanish, which will make you wish videos were scratch and sniff!
Bonus: Irina provides real world tips to help you maintain a healthy weight. Be prepared. She doesn’t sugar coat the truth or her meals!
Sarah E. Brown is the brains behind Queer Vegan Food. She started the plant-source only site to change how others view (and eat!) vegan foods. Sarah is not afraid to step off the beaten path with new "truly queer recipes" and wants to make sure her readers understand that there is a major difference between vegan cuisine, which she says imitates non-vegan foods, and vegan culinary. And, she delivers! Check out her Garlicky Cream Of Broccoli Soup and Blueberry Ginger Kiwi Kale Juice (Yum!).
Bonus: Sarah is a fierce LGBTQ advocate, establishing a LGBTQ Diversity in Tech Meet-Up group in her area to combat discrimination in the technology industry.
Soraya Sobreidad is a transgender blogger/vlogger and Latina chef. Soraya is a former contestant of the Food Network show Chopped who has also been featured in the Daily News and the New York Times. She hosts a very successful YouTube cooking show, where she showcases healthy versions of Hispanic foods, like bacalaitos/codfish fritters, gluten-free empanadas, and so much more.
You can follow Soraya on her blog, YouTube. and Twitter. You can also see Soraya Sobreidad's cooking on the Queens Public Television at 11am, Eastern, on the first Monday of the month and at 9:30am, Eastern, on the first Saturday of the month.
Bonus: Soraya cooks low fat, high fiber, and dairy-/sugar-/ and/or gluten-free variations of Latin meals, while showcasing her Puerto Rican roots.
Photo Credit: Soraya Sobreidad YouTube Channel, Bacalaitos, Puerto Rican Cod Fish Fritters, Soraya's Gluten Free, Low Fat
Irvin Lin, the Founder of Eat the Love, is an award winning baker, speaker, storyteller, writer and recipe developer. On his blog you’ll find a variety of recipe categories, including fruit, gluten-free, savory, and fun wordless recipes!
Bonus: Irvin Lin is an IACP-Award winning photographer so expect to see amazing, drool worthy photos in his blog posts.
Gay couple, Ryan and Nicholas, are lifestyle bloggers and self-proclaimed foodies exploring the Tampa Bay area. Since 2012, they’ve shared their food experiences – the good, the delicious and the extra-ordinary. If you’re from Tampa, or are planning a visit, check out their blog for foodie reviews.
Bonus: When reviewing a venue or food event, Ryan and Nicholas include interesting architectural details and photos that you will not find in other reviews.
Let's chat! Do you know of an LGBTQ Food Blogger that should be included on this list? Share their name, website and why you think they should be included in a comment below!