UtHC Coast to Coast

A cool thing happened the other week:

We’re a relatively low-profile blog and that is fine by us, but every once in a while we’ll pop up on someone’s radar and it’s always entertaining to see what transpires after that and where our name ends up.

This happened recently when a Top 10 list I had posted a while back happened to land a spot in another Top 10 list over at the popular food blog, Endless Simmer. Demonstrating a stroke of pure genius, Brendan Spiegel (BS) compiled a Top 10 Top 10 Food Lists, a shout out to the “funniest food stories we’ve seen in list format”.

Topping the hilarious, exhaustive and often insightful (I need to see Tampopo like now) list, was my Top 10 Things to Expect When Dining With a Food Blogger. Sweet!

That was just the beginning of the fun.

A few hours later, the New York-based food website, Serious Eats came calling. As this site has been praised by some as the “next generation of food media” and named by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Best Websites, I about hit the roof when they called my list ‘inspired’.
Equally entertaining was a commenter who stated “I refuse to eat with food bloggers or vegan/vegetarians.”! Hilarious.

I would have been content if the link love had ended there, but the next day we traveled to the opposite coast and popped up on Eater LA, followed in quick succession by a spot on UrbanDiner, for some Canadian love.

Apparently, it doesn’t matter which country you find yourself in, you might want to think twice before dining with a food blogger, as was proven by well-known Korean Food Journal ZenKimchi who stated that my list hit close to home.

We could talk about blurbs on News Now Network or SpliceToday, or all the food blogs that joined in the fun (at their own expense) but I think you get the drift…Wait, what was the drift? I’ve already forgotten.

How about this: Internet ‘fame’ lasts about 15 seconds, so grab a glass of wine and enjoy it!

.. and we’re back off the radar. Cheers!

Did that header photo make you hungry? It’s a Warm Lobster Salad with Asparagus, Fiddleheads and Poached Rhubarb.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. That's fantastic! I loved that post of yours…

  2. That's so great… it's always so much fun to see what our food blogs bring us. And sometimes it's the most surprising of posts too! Loved that post.

  3. Congrats! I love your blog!

  4. I doubt you're entirely off the radar. Yours is a great blog and this kind of thing tends to snowball a little bit. Congrats and enjoy your success, Aimee!

  5. You deserve all the attention that come to you as a result of that post. It was SO funny and SO true. I really loved it and Brendan's as well.

  6. Very well deserved fame… next the fortune. xx

  7. Congratulations! That is all awesome and well deserved. It was a genius list!

  8. LOL, that was a good (& funny)one! Congrats on your 15 minutes of fame though I'm pretty certain you'll have several more of those "15 minutes" which will add up to a lifetime of successes!

  9. Hi Michelle- I figured you would!

    Hi Lori- Too true. I was floored!

    Hi Maria- Thanks. Right back at ya!

    Hi Hilary- Hm, you might be right about that..

    Hi Sue- Aww, thanks! At least we can laugh at ourselves, right?

    Hi Amanda- Hi! (as I snort my coffee all over the keyboard) That's a good one. Hugs back!

    Hi PheMom- Thanks!! Glad you could relate. 🙂

    Hi Ingrid- You're so sweet. Thanks!

  10. hello from berlin!just made your rhubarb cake and it´s gorgeous!tahnks so much for sharing the recipe.
    have a great weekend.best,anja

  11. Congrats on the recognition!
    You're doing a great job here, so people are bound to notice, talk about it, and feature you on their favourite lists!
    I don't think you're ever off the radar 😉

  12. The list made me laugh my head off–because I've done so many of those things. Before my kids eat ANYTHING they holler, "Did you get a picture of this yet?"

  13. That was a great post. One of my favorites of yours. Such a good idea. You're brilliant. Congrats in all of your success!

  14. I think you've got a faithful readership even when you're not in the fastlane or blog red carpets. I'm one.

  15. congrats, it is always nice to know your appreciated.

  16. Anonymous says

    You're definitely NOT off the radar since I found your blog! I love it, and everything was well-deserved!

  17. You'll always be on our radar!

  18. Anonymous says

    I love your posts and enjoy your "fame":)

  19. I love it. I remember that post.
    The kids are so used to it – constantly holding out their food for me to photograph. I could do without the in-laws teasing me about a macro obsession.
    Congrats on all the love.

  20. So much fun Aimee!!!!

  21. That's so fantastic! Fun to be on the world food radar for awhile, I bet! Loved that post.

  22. Well of course you are so gosh dang popular! It's well deserved.

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