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For some time now, I’ve been keen to add more meaning to the loosely used term ‘*top Australian food blog*’. The growth in the number of people photographing, eating then blogging has been remarkable, but how does one accurately measure this? While audience numbers may be a quick method, I believe there’s more to it.
The system I’ve used references (average of) both Technorati and Google. Technorati’s authority score is based on the links and relationships to other online articles in the last six months which ensures the blog is liked, linked and not outdated. To another extent, Google’s pagerank highlights those blogs who have contributed more towards important and relevant content. Unfortunately, this means some Aussie food blogs have slipped off the list because of a poor SEO understanding and/or because they have recently changed domain names.
Anyway, we all love top10, top 20 lists, so here I present you the top 30 Australia food blogs. Perhaps this will soon grow into a top50 or a top100 list, but in the meantime, congratulations to those who have made it.

Top Australian Food Blogs Score Twitter
Milk and Cookies 169.5
Cook Almost Anything At Least Once 126
The Journal Of A Girl Who Loves To Cook 123.5 delectableSU
Not Quite Nigella 93.5 NotQuiteNigella
Grab Your Fork 93 grabyourfork
The Food Pornographer 72
Kitchen Wench 64.5 kitchenwench
She Who Eats 50
Limes & Lycopene 47.5 KathrynElliot
Tomatom 46.5 tomatom
My Korean Kitchen 46
Morsels & Musings 44
Souvlaki For The Soul 42.5
Fig And Cherry 33 figandcherry
Lemonpi 32
Abstract Gourmet 30.5
TummyRumbles.com 26.5 tummyrumbles
A Self-proclaimed Foodaholic 25
Spicy Icecream 21 spicyicecream
Spice Blog (Man That Cooks) 19
Progressive Dinner Party 18 crazybrave
Chocolate Suze 17.5 chocolatesuze
Confessions Of A Food Nazi 17
JENIUS 14.5 jenius
Benjamin Christie 14 chefben
Vicious Ange 14
At My Table 14
A Few Of My Favourite Things 14
Eat Show And Tell 12 howardt, ramj3t, minhg
I Eat Therefore I Am 12

If you think I’ve left a blog out, please leave a comment below and I’ll assess it in the next list update.
I’ve also kept some expats on the list. What are your thoughts? Should the traitors be dropped?

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydneyโ€™s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • Nice work. How long did this take you?!

  • So what strategies do you suggest to improve our rankings?

  • Great list. It al takes a lot of time. I’ve been meaning to update the number of blogs here but it’s over 200. maybe I’ll have time soon with the downturn.

  • Thanks for taking the time to do this Jen! I admit I’m not that au fait with SEO. Christie from Fig & Cherry is an SEO expert-par excellence!
    Your coming soon tool is good too. Nice list of restaurants!

  • Hey Jen,
    You’re so cute! Thanks for doing this and I’m stoked to feature, yay ๐Ÿ˜›
    Christie x
    ps. Lorraine, thanks for the promo honey!

  • Woohoo! Scraped in at 29 lol. Love the list, some great blogs I didn’t know about here.

  • Zoe

    Thanks for your efforts – exciting to find a few new reads and tweeters for me there.
    Some suggestions if you do an update:
    The Last Appetite Phil Lees
    Thus Bakes Zarathustra Rachael Kendrick
    Nourish Me Lucy Dodds
    As for expats, won’t they come and go to and from Australia over time? If so, excluding them might make more work for you.

  • huxley

    Hi Jen
    If I may I’d like to bring to your attention an excellent food and lifestyle blog Gourmet Worrier
    Ms.Gourmet is new on the scene but developing quite a following.

  • Very clever list! Gives a fresh perspective on blog popularity and the value of unique content vs clever strategic marketing.

  • Congratz to all who are on it ^^! whhhheeee celebration?!

  • Well, if nothing else these lists are a great way to get some traffic Jen ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing a blogger loves than seeing their name on a Top list somewhere…
    I had a system running a while back that generated the listing via technorati API calls, but kind of let it fall by the wayside when I couldn’t rig it so I came in number 1 ๐Ÿ™‚
    I also don’t think it’s possible to statistically rank in a way that reflects a sites true level of influence, but well done for having a go.

  • Thanks for this list. Really great to discover some blogs I didn’t know.

  • ps. It should be Kitchen Wench, not Wrench, unless she’s recently taken up plumbing ๐Ÿ™‚ and I didn’t realise/know that She Who Eats was Aussie?
    And I agree with Matt, it’s very hard to quantify influence but I like how you’ve used Google rankings to add an extra dimension.

  • hey great work dude! that mustve taken quite a while to figure out! heh heh if you drop the expats we move up on the list…

  • It’s a surprise and an honour to make it to the list.
    Though I’d expect Nourish Me to be there too, have you checked out her stats since migrating to a typepad (nourish-me.typepad.com)?

  • Nice work Jen, good to see the community active and thriving!

  • Hey Jen, so pissed at not making it to your list. I mean, there is no valid reason for this feeling, especially considering how neglected my food blog has been for the last few months or that the recipes I have on my standard blog get far more Google hits, but now I have a goal. A focus. To get onto that god damn list. Not that I’m competitive at all. Oh no. Not me.

  • that’s a great list. hope to check them all out. how do you work out scores?
    s ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That’s a great list – thanks for putting it together! I’ve got a lot of reading and subscribing to do now..

  • amateur me to see so many blogs that i never heard of. must eat more.

  • No
    Stone Soup
    ? Really?
    A few newbies for me, too.
    (Thanks Zoe and AOF! – lovely laydees)

  • i’m suprised grabyourfork is listed @ #5. i thought it’d be much higher. its always the first food blog i go to! will be checking out the rest of that list.
    i like the upcoming restaurants feat as well. its like those tv shows where the restaurant is looking out for the food critic to come and rate them. and it provides a warning to them =P
    pagerank looks at the links as well – the number of websites linking back to your website. the more links you have, the more authoritative your blog is and the higher the ranking.

  • Ash

    Hey Jen
    no credit for being the idea mojo ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jen

    Hey Helen, haha, thanks, it took several hours! Also thanks for pointing out the typo w/ Kitchen Wench… haha, midnight blogging is sometimes not a good idea. And crapola, I think you are right re: She Who Eats! I’ll update this in next month’s round up. Oppsy again and thanks for being so observant!
    Reemski, I love your blog as it is. I hope this doesn’t encourage anyone to change the way they blog just to get into the list because its fundamentally all about passion and not numbers. With that said, raising the profile of your blog through networking, SEO considerations and regular posts will help ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hi Edward, a list of the top 200? Days it will take.
    Hey Lorraine, hehe, thanks! I think you’ve been doing great regardless! Congrats again on getting the Obama pizza on SMH and on being one of the Well Fed Networkโ€™s Best Food Blog finalists.
    Hey Christie, thanks hun! I love your work. Your breakfast each morning inspires me… hehe…
    Hi Minh! Haha, congrats on making the list with a relatively new food blog! Yum.
    Hi Zoe & Huxley, thanks for that! I always love new blogs to follow. I’ll add these to my list and will do another round up next month. I think that is as often as I can keep this up.
    Thanks Forager! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hey FFichiban, we shall keep an eye out for your blog too once the domain name change wears off.
    Hi barbara, it looks like i’m discovering new blogs too! Yay!
    Hey chocolatesuze… good point… LOL! I may as well drop them… hmmm…
    Hi another outspoken female, I haven’t read Nourish Me before. Thanks for the tip.
    Thanks Howard. Congrats on making the list dude ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hi Kim, I will take your blog into consideration when I do next month’s list. Keep up the awesome work!
    Hi Simon, it’s an average of the Technorati Authority and Google Pagerank. It looks like I’ve quite a few blogs out. My bad! Next month’s will be bigger and better.
    Hi Ross Hill, my pleasure, it was an interesting task compiling the list!
    Hey Billy, I love your blog! Keep up the top work ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Hi Lucy, bummerama, thanks for introducing me to Stone Soup.
    Hi inspiredworlds, Helen’s grabyourfork has definitely inspired lots of the other food blogs (including mine) on the list. I think there are plenty of new ones sneaking in as well. I love your idea about warning restaurants, but because I have revealed my identity on this site, I’m afraid to be turned away! The coming soon panel is only a list of where I have eaten recently but have yet to post about it. It’s my way of saying sorry for the delay. Ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks Ash… haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Lucy

    Great list but isn’t it suppose to be an Aussie list? Expats aside, what is the journal of the girl how loves to cook doing there? Studying in our great land and then returning overseas does not make you an expat.
    And real expats should be exluded as they are not really promoting Aussie restaurants, produce or events.

  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • Seanna

    Hi everyone, can anyone help me to locate suppliers/manufacturers of old time lollies in australia or nearby? I am interested in opening a shop.
    Much Appreciated

  • Hi Jen.Nice to see such a good post regarding Australian food.u have done extremely good efforts to make it very useful and interesting.I want to share one thing is that As u might know that Australian Beef is one of the popular export of Australia.Jen do post an article for that.

  • Jennifer, just wanted to say thanks for this great list…. it’s super cool when someone does all the legwork and there were a few sites on your list I hadn’t yet discovered.
    I’ve just popped a wee post up on my blog pointing out your good work – hope you don’t mind??
    I will never make it on to your list, but hey, a girls gotta start somewhere!
    Thanks again.

  • Jennifer, just wanted to say thanks for this great list…. it’s super cool when someone does all the legwork and there were a few sites on your list I hadn’t yet discovered.
    I’ve just popped a wee post up on my blog pointing out your good work – hope you don’t mind??
    I will never make it on to your list, but hey, a girls gotta start somewhere!
    Thanks again.

  • Hey Jen! Good roundup, I have been reading most of them for a while now. My blog is Australia, Sydney based too. It is almost 5 years old but is gathering steam this year since I started blogging full-time. I do food-blogger and chef interviews on there too!

  • Very cool list.
    I would like to add mine to your list one day if it makes it up there ๐Ÿ™‚
    this is a Melbourne and Brisbane food blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Would love for you all to check out me Melbourne food blog!!! http://foodiefile.wordpress.com Thanks all!!! Happy food festival!

  • Hi All,
    Not a blog as such but a food discount site where you can find voucher codes and discounts for the likes of Dominos and Menulog. Thanks

  • Oops, forgot URL ๐Ÿ™‚ http://www.ozvouchercodes.com.au

  • I have recently come across your blog. Loving it!! I have been cooking since I was a kid (that was a while ago) and have been running my own small catering business for the past 6 or so years. Have just recently started a blog (after much pressure from family and friends) … thought you might want to take a look. Would love your feedback. Jill

  • its a really sweet blog about a young Melbournian woman who loves to bake for the man she loves. kind of a blog about how to catch or keep a guy by tending to his sweet tooth..
    Clever when her boyfriend rates all her food.

  • Just want to say Thank you for this blog list. This is my goal for 2010 to make it onto the list. I might be aspiring too far and high but it never hurts to dream!

  • Your article might be motivate too far, good luck guys

  • Hi,
    I’m new to food blogging, I’ve only started blogging this early this year. Would appreciate your feedback and comments on my food blog.
    Maryann ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love the websites above, letโ€™s talk about food!!!!

  • Being new to the world of food blogging I can only hope my food photgraphy skills and blog, aimed at inspiring others to experiment with new foods and techniques, will continue to improve. I can only hope to make it onto your list in the future! http://apassionforfood-susy.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/ They make them here and I have seen their products in other shops so may be worth a try.

  • newie but a goodie!

  • This is the best bogs for finding the food for babies.
    Thanks for using this blog

  • Mel

    How is it possible that http://www.sarah-cooks.blogspot is not on this list? wasn’t her blog one of the first in melbourne? it’s been around for almost 6 years! must have on this list, for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jen

    This is an old list. The more recent one is here, where Sarah-Cooks was added. Please note I am in the process of updating the algorithm for this list…

  • Thank you for taking the time to write this blog post. Much appreciated very valuable information

  • Thanks for the information dude… hospitality training

  • Today I go through this list and seem very beneficial .Thanks for the list.

  • wow, that’s a fantastic list! Loads to read up about! We’re very new to the scene, would love any tips given to http://www.honeyandsoy.com

  • Hi, I’ve just started a new website – http://www.lunchdeals.com.au.
    Its only new and im looking for content and would love to have some links to other blogs on there or if you wanted to add some lunch deals you have found.
    If you’re interested my email is [email protected]
    Cheers, Andrew.

  • Thanks for the list. Its always good to keep track of what’s out there to read.

  • Check out this blog http://www.gourmetician.com.au

  • Matt Clark

    You should check out this food blog. It is apart of a Perth community news website and covers anything food related. Recipes, current events in the culinary field, event ideas, produce information, etc.

  • What an inspiration these blogs are. It keeps me going with each shoot…keep up the great work!

  • Stu

    Thanks for putting this list together.
    It will make finding something unique for the BBQ that much easier – always looking for new ideas.

  • Thank you for taking the time to make this helpful list. It would be easier for me to search for the more informative and delightful food blogs.

  • I think culinary-oasis.com is a great new blog site. I made the chocolate mousse, which was amazing, and his stuff is really funny too

  • thank you jenius for share the australian blog list……………

  • thank you jenius for share the australian blog list……

  • hi Jen, I am a new blogger….it’s about Indian cooking. Recipes that I am putting up on my blog for my kids. So it’s sort of like my cooking journal being passed on to my kids. Check it out.

  • wow its so good.thanks for the list..um um

  • You have really inspired me.Thanks for such a lovely the information.

  • Great list of Australian foods blogs , I was finding foods blog, Thanks for your effort .

  • Nice job! Please check out “Around the World – in favorite recipes”
    Link – http://www.jasnaskitchencreations.blogspot.com

  • Really good blog I found
    Pizzas and Calzones

  • hey great list!!! i have just started blogging please check it out http://www.hughallen.com thanks.

  • Hi Jennifer
    Would love you to check out http://www.wekaweka.com/my-farm-kitchen-blog/ when you get a chance. If you’d like to include in your listing we’d be thrilled.
    Happy Valentines Day

  • Foodstall

    Finally! A site for food growers, producers and creators. (And consumers!!)
    Create a profile and list your products for free on Australia’s new classifieds food site. Be seen at http://www.foodstall.com.au
    Visit our website and click ‘About’ for more information.

  • How sensational Jen!!! I hope I make the cut next time you share your top 30 food blogs ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have embarked into this amazing blog world for the past 2 weeks now and absolutely loving it!! I’m 38, a SAHM with 4 kids under 6 years and wanting to share my fitness regime, passion for food and other cool stuff with like minded people. Come past and have a look. I’d love to hear from you xxxDani
    http://fitnessfoodandstyle.blogspot.com.au/ or “like” my Facebook page

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