The 10 Best Food Blogs For Summer Inspiration

The 10 Best Food Blogs For Summer Inspiration

1The First Mess

We’ve been enjoying the summer season for more than a few weeks already, but it’s right now — when July melts its way into August — that the summer harvest is at its peak. Summer squash are plentiful, bouquets of basil are everywhere, and tomatoes are starting to ripen. It’s at this moment that you should be running to the kitchen to take advantage of the most bountiful time of year.

To help you do just that, we gathered a handful of our favorite food bloggers who really know their way around summer produce. Not only are they experts at packing in as much summer flavor onto one plate, they seem to know exactly what we want to eat, even before we do. Check out these purveyors of summer cooking inspiration, then get yourself into the kitchen.

  • Adventures in Cooking
  • Adventures in Cooking
    When someone offers you an apricot recipe, you know you’ve stumbled upon a keeper. And when that recipe is a salted caramel apricot pot de creme, you hold on tight. Check out Adventures in Cooking.
  • Half Baked Harvest
    1Half Baked Harvest
  • Right now, Tieghan is making dishes that include all of summer’s bounty in one dish — like this caramelized peach and cherry salad with corn, basil and buckwheat crepes. Plus, she also made a fresh watermelon cake last week that is the prettiest thing we’ve ever seen. Check out Half Baked Harvest.
  • The Clever Carrot
  • The Clever Carrot
    This is what The Clever Carrot is cooking right now: Grilled pork tenderloin with sweet onions and peach vinaigrette. It’s like she looked into our minds and saw just what our summer mouth’s wanted to eat. Check out The Clever Carrot.
  • The Earthen Table
  • The Earthen Table
    Cooking on this blog right now is something refreshing: a peanut butter ice cream recipe with whole milk ganache. Can we get a hallelujah? Check out The Earthen Table.
  • Local Milk
    1Local Milk
    If you don’t already read Local Milk, stop everything you’re doing (even the reading of this list) and head on over there right now. You’re liable to spend a couple of hours reading through Beth’s beautiful prose and taking in her lovely images, along with ton of great inspiration on cooking during these bountiful summer months. Check out Local Milk.
  • The First Mess
    1The First Mess


  • You guys, you’re looking at a plate of zucchini spaghetti with peaches — PEACHES — on top. It doesn’t get much more summery than that. Check out The First Mess.
  • Hummingbird High
    1Hummingbird High
    This food blog just baked up blueberry brownies. Enough said. Check out Hummingbird High.
  • In This Kitchen
    1In This Kitchen
    The sweetest people in life are those who turn watermelon into a drink. You want this. Check out In This Kitchen.
  • Edible Perspective
    1Edible Perspective
    You’re looking at a sandwich made up of summer’s greatest veggies. It’s beautiful. It’s delicious. And it’s all thanks to Edible Perspective. Check out Edible Perspective.
  • My Blue&White Kitchen
  • My Blue And White Kitchen
    Scrolling through this blog is like taking a walk through the seasons. And right now, summer produce is taking front seat. Get over there and get inspired.

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