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El Premio Arte y Pico

The sweet, wonderful, witty Michelle at Accidental Scientist has bestowed this blog with the El Premio Arte y Pico award! I’m honored and thrilled, and particularly delighted that readers find such value in the words and pictures here. (Jerry, the photographer/designer/editor/fix-it man, is equally elated. Although, after a contemplative grin, he did ask, “Does this mean I have to work harder?”)

Just what is El Premio Arte y Pico? It’s a way for bloggers to honor other bloggers whose sites they admire for content, art, pictures and overall contribution to the blogosphere. The phrase literally translates to something along the lines of: “Wow. The best art. Over the top!” Each recipient chooses five blogs that fit the description.

Official Rules:

  1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community.
  2. Each award should have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone, and a link to the blog which bestowed it upon them.
  3. The award-winner and the one who has given the prize should include a link to the Arte y Pico blog (English translation here), so everyone will know the origin of this award.

So now it’s my turn to pass on the torch:

Tea of Tea & Cookies. She doesn’t just write about food. She writes about life, and the ways food fits into our everyday doings. Tea’s essays cover the intimacies of friendship, the fatigue of work, the apprehensions we have about the future. And always, the food that fills our journey along the way. Beautiful words, beautiful pictures.

Aidan Brooks (“Trig”) of the eponymous blog. Trig has taken us through his time as a trainee chef and on to his position at a leading Barcelona restaurant. Not only does he offer professionalism from the kitchen, but Trig has a love of travel and a mind for world politics. He gives us recipes, stories, videos and advice. And he’s young. Really young.

Tisha at The Rice and Spice Cupboard. I get hungry just looking at the banner of Tisha’s blog. Even more so when I read about her Sri Lankan crab curry. Tisha’s kitchen is full of great flavors, but you will have to read Rice and Spice to find your own favorites!

Miles Collins at (guess what!) We’ve never met, but I feel as though I know a lot about Miles from his comments here, and his posts on his own site. He’s a professional chef, a freelance photographer (check out his photo gallery) and a blogger who maintains a conversation with his audience. Comment on his blog, and you immediately become part of the Miles Collins family. (He’s also a humanitarian with sincere concern for the world.)

Ed, a.k.a. The Slow Cook. This urban farmer is always trying to do what’s best for the land and the food we put into our mouths. Read his list of “things we embrace” and “things we try to avoid,” and you will get a good sense of Ed. What’s not to like?

3 replies on “El Premio Arte y Pico”

Yay! I love discovering other blogs through blogs that I already think are so wonderful (shucks, you sure said some sweet things about me – thanks!). Tell Jerry, only if he wants to keep up with the times!! (xo Jerry – I love your work!)

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