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And the DMBLGiT winners are…


Wow! We had some fantastic entries in this month’s Does My Blog Look Good in This? event! We also had some fantastic judges who, up until now, were anonymous: Cathy, from My Little Kitchen, Lori from Dessert Comes First, Sarah from The Delicious Life and Slashfood and Anna, from the Annalog, which isn’t a food blog (but Anna is an excellent photographer and still likes to eat). I was the fifth and final judge. We all had a blast looking at the entries.Some tips for future entrants: Since the judging is based on edibility, originality and aesthetics, any one of those three categories can make or break a would-be winner. For aesthetics, aim for good or interesting lighting and a sharp focus. Originality could be anything from presentation to the food itself, or simply the fact that there are no other (cookies/cakes/salmon filets) entered that month, so it’s a bit of a wild card. That brings us to edibility. If it’s not edible or drinkable in its current state, it’s going to be at a disadvantage. Of course, I think that every single entry scored highly in that category, so don’t take this too serioiusly! We’re food bloggers – we like to eat.

The overall winners are:
1. Baked Strawberry Pudding
2. Cinnamon Sugar Beignets
3. Blueberry Tarts with Lemon Cream
4. Beet Risotto with Fresh Garlic and Fava Beans
5. Spirale di filo ai Pistacchi

Other Awards:

Viewer’s Choice: Fairly Easy Fairy Cakes (based on number of views)

Best Name: The Waffle of Insane Greatness
Meatiest: Fatted Calf’s Organic Beef Links with Aleppo Pepper
Best Fruit/Veg: Olives and Thyme

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the judges. You can still view the rest of the entries here, if you missed them. The next round of DMBLGiT is being hosted by Helen, the Sydneysider who blogs at the wonderful Grab Your Fork. Head over there for more details!


I’ll leave you with a gratuitous photo of my key lime pie. Any suggestions for which photo from the last month I should enter in the next round? Leave them in the comments!

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  • Sam
    June 30, 2006

    Thanks for organising Nick, I loved the way you presented the entries this time. Superb.
    The link to my fairies is going to the wrong place, btw. I’d like to think they could work their magic and correct it with the flash of a wand 😉

  • Nic
    June 30, 2006

    Thanks, Sam. I think it’s fixed now. I was having some technical difficulties. =)

  • ilva
    June 30, 2006

    Thanks for hosting the DMBLGIT! And thanks for the special nomination! I’m really happy!

  • Anne
    June 30, 2006

    Oooh! I placed fourth! 🙂 Really, I’m so excited – there were SO many gorgeous pictures in this round! Thank you for hosting – and I think your best pic for June is the second shot of the ricotta cheesecake, the color is just amazing. 🙂

  • sarah
    June 30, 2006

    congrats, congrats to all the entrants for…every single one of the photos was beautiful/sexy/intersting/thought-provoking in its own special way…

    so judging was very very difficult. and made me hungry.

    but hugs and an *airkisskiss* to the fabulous winners!

  • L
    June 30, 2006

    Wow. I’m so flattered! There were so many gorgeous entries this month, I can’t believe you picked mine!

    Thanks so much!

  • drbiggles
    June 30, 2006


    Whoa! Thanks for all your hard work and effort. Takes a lot of mental powers huh?

    Meatiest Category eh? Well done.


  • hereandthere123
    June 30, 2006

    Awww! Thanks, Nic. Nice job all around. Though, I can’t take credit for the name. It was the name of the recipe from the Food Network. 😀

  • Anita
    June 30, 2006

    Hi Nick,
    I can’t believe one of my pictures was picked the first time I entered! All of the pictures looked really nice; thanks for organizing this round!

  • Sigrid
    June 30, 2006

    Thanks for hosting Nic!! 😉

  • Anonymous
    July 1, 2006

    hi, do you have a good recipe for making madeleines to share? val

  • helen
    July 1, 2006

    Congrats on hosting such a well-organised and well-presented instalment of DMBLGiT. What a tough act to follow.

    I’ve just posted my call for the next round of entries here. I look forward to receiving everyone’s entries!

  • Nic
    July 1, 2006

    Thanks, everyone. I had a great time hosting the event and I’m glad you all liked the gallery. I thought it worked out really well.

    Dr. B – Of course there was a “meatiest” category. One look at those sausages confirmed it.

    Helen – Thanks for the link! I’m sure you’ll be getting everyone’s entries soon.

    Val – I see that you’ve asked for madelines several times. I have no plans to post a recipe for them soon.

  • Ivonne
    July 1, 2006


    I can’t believe I came in 2nd place!!! Thanks so much for organizing this, Nic. It was a lot of fun and you did an amazing job keeping everything in order.

    I look forward to the next DMBLGit!

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