Now that Tastespotting.com is gone, Even though Tastespotting is back, where do all us food porn addicts go for our fix? Sure, we can surf to our favorite sites like La Tartine Gourmande, Rasa Malaysia and Steamy Kitchen, but how about finding new sites and sources? I don't think there was a better site than TS for compiling all the freshest, tastiest, most drool-inducing photos on the 'Net. I hope somebody will soon figure out how to duplicate what Tastespotting did without drawing the ire of the wrong people. Maybe there's already a site that is already fitting the bill. If YOU know of a good site, PLEASE, leave a comment!
Until then, I'm just going to have to satisfy myself with old galleries of "Does My Blog Look Good In This?" photos. What is DMBLGIT, you ask?
"Does My Blog Look Good In This?" is a monthly food photo contest that is hosted on different websites. Food bloggers submit their best photos from posts they did in the previous month. Then several judges score the photos and declare winners in three categories (edibility, aesthetics, and originality) plus overall winners. Each month, a new contest starts, hosted on a different food blogger's site.
This is my entry for the May 2007 contest, from my Shrimp Salad post in April 2007:
To my knowledge, no one has a complete list of all the different contests. Not even the DMBLGIT mothership. So I cobbled together a table of all the contests I could find and put them in chronological order. Think of it as an index of back issues for food porn.
2005 January Feb March April May June July August September October November December 2006 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2007 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2008 January February March April May June July August September October November December
Some of the DMBLGIT contest galleries were placed on Flickr. If you click this link, you can watch a slideshow of those images.
Other galleries were placed on Picasaweb. Click this link to view all those images (sorry, no slideshow).
Finally, there's my personal food porn collection on Xanga.
EDIT: A few people have taken up the challenge and stepped in to replicate what Tastespotting has done: Food Porn Daily and Food Gawker. Good luck to them both!
EDIT: I've come upon another monthly food photo contest called CLICK, hosted by Jugalbandi. If you know of any other food photo contests, comment below and tell me about it!
EDIT: Tastespotting.com is back, just as another clone, PhotoGrazing - created by the people who run Serious Eats - pops up.
EDIT: I ran across another food porn-type event called Snackshots, hosted by the Greedy Gourmet. Do you know of any other food photo contests? Reveal your findings!
EDIT: you can view my submissions to Tastespotting and FoodGawker (the ones they accepted, at least) here: TasteSpotting profile, FoodGawker submissions. Yeah, they're the same photos, I know. I'm hedging my bets ;-)
Does My Blog Look Good In This? Compilation