Okay, it’s not only that time of the the year again, it’s the end of that time of year – the very small window of time when Saveur assembles its collection of nominees for best food blogs of 2015. We think they keep the nominating time short just to see who’s paying attention and who’s sleeping at the wheel. And because they’ve got better things to do than sift through 5 million blog nominations.
Did you like our post about Poached Pears with Roquefort Ice Cream? How about those detailed instructions on making preserved lemons? Do like all these recipes developed by Jody or (let’s face it, the real reason you come to The Garum Factory) all those groovy shots of stuff being poured or sprinkled or stirred? Do you think that stuff happens by magic? What about those visual tours of scary exotic locales where we go so you don’t have to. Like Italy, or France? Do you now grill figs and then top them with Greek yogurt and chestnut honey? Do you tell your friends where you found out about that quaint ethnic trick, or do you shrug modestly and say, “Oh, it was just something I came up with,”? We’ll keep your secret. In return you have to nominate us.
Here’s the scoop – you’ve got until March 13th to
nominate us, oh, a couple dozen times nominate your favorite blogs. There are various categories. Don’t worry, it’s wicked easy, and I’m not going to bore you with the details. The point is, to make it to the actual judging part, we need a raft of nominations and notarized statements asserting how the blog ended your Family Guy addiction, got your kids into a good school, made a spot for you in a debt forgiveness program, improved your sex life, finally explained what bottarga is, and showed you how to hack your ATM card to gain admittance to the First Class lounge in most international air terminals. We need nominations to get noticed, let alone make it to the judging round. So please nominate us, many times.
NOMINATE THE GARUM FACTORY FOR SAVEUR’S BEST BLOGS OF 2015 BY CLICKING HERE. Please remember, our URL is http://www.thegarumfactory.net – NOT http://www.thegarumfactory.com.
we your favorite blogs make it to the finals round be sure to return to the same place March 30th to April 8th to vote for us your favorites. Don’t worry about the really really short time to vote for the winners. We’ll remind you. Hourly. Thanks. Ken
Done! I love your blog. Hope all is well. Cheryl
Sent from my iPhone
Thank you, Cheryl. Ken
Reblogged this on Le Croquembouche and commented:
…perché “Garum Fabbrica”?! Riproponete la ‘prelibatezza’ degli antichi romani o cosa?! ;)
Mille grazie! Ken
Ho dimenticato di rispondere alla tua domanda. C’è un rudere di un’antica fabbrica garum sulla costa della Spagna. Abbiamo appena capita di come coloratura d’alici molto! (Avremmo potuto chiamato la fabbrica bottarga per lo stesso motivo.):-) Ken
tried to leave a query concerning WHERE to vote but wordpress didn’t want to go thru w it…. sent pecan tile recipe to olafur xoxox a
The link should take you directly to Saveur’s nomination page. Thanks for trying. I’ll check it out. Thanks for sending Olafur the recipe.
I highlighted the link in capitals. It’s in the penultimate paragraph.
Ah, bene! ….Quanto mi piacerebbe trovare una location simile
anche qui! Ciao, e in gamba! ;)
You’re the second person to ask, so clearly I need to hightlight the link more. I just changed it, so it’s more visible. Click on the link in the next to last paragraph (it’s all in UPPER CASE). Thank you very much. Ken
Thank you, Sara.
Nicely done and thank you for the reminder. I have placed my nominations.
Doing mine tomorrow morning – thank you for pointing this out. I’m a subscriber to Saveur and somehow I still missed it. Ken
It’s the Wild West out there with all this social media, best ofs, web awards, blog top tens, and all that. I think it’s time Garum Factory got some stamps of approval. Happy to be an enabler.
Of course I did.
Thank you, Sally. Ken
Of course I will vote for you guys. Your blog is without doubt one of my favs, which I think you know. Best of luck. Torie
High praise, Torie. Thank you. Ken
I enjoy reading your blog! Therefore, I have voted. (:
Thank you very much. Ken
Done. Now where is that post on getting into the First Class Lounge?
Hi, Donna. Gee, it’s around here somewhere–let me get back to you with the link. :-) Ken
Hi Ken, can you give me the link to nominate you? I’d be happy to do it. I think your blog is fantastic. judith
Buongiorno, Judith–It’s in the next to the last paragraph (if you don’t see it, close the blog and reopen it–I changed everything to upper case). Or you could just click here: http://www.saveur.com/article/contests/blog-awards-2015-nominate. Ken
Done! And done with the greatest pleasure. I love your blog, it’s one of the best out there. Good luck. Lx
Thank you, Linda. That’s very generous. Ken
Done. You guys are amazing. Brucie Harvey turned me on to you. Glad she did.
Thank you, Wayne. We’re always happy when new people discover us. Ken
ok – I did it! Love the pleading angel! xox a
Haha! She’s from a wonderful cemetery in Sardinia. Ken
Of course I will nominate the blog.. Hardest part is to decide my favorite pieces from this past year. Love all the photos, makes me want to be in Sardinia right now.! Let’s get the Garum Factory a winning spot damn it:). Cheers, BA
Thank you, BA. By the way, my new FB profile was taken with your camera! Ken
I love it!!!
Will definitely nominate you, you fabulous foodie beasts ;) Good luck!
Thank you thank you thank you. Ken (P.S. Great name.)
Done! Best of luck!
Thank you, Tammy we appreciate it. Ken
I am voting for you as we speak…so to speak… :D
Thank you so much, Julianna. We appreciate the fact that so many readers are turning out for us. Ken
You got a nomination for your photography skills. :-)
And for desserts. How “live” experience counts. :-)
Haha! Thank you, Ayako! Pity they don’t have a category for “Hosting international bloggers”! Ken
‘Nominate us Damn it!’ Hmmm. I did not have to wonder which WordPress blog this could be as i opened it. A post so filled with Food Porn, how could I not nominate you folks, for everything? Good luck! xx
We’re a niche offering. We know our readership. :-) Thank you. Ken
Done! Getting friends to submit as well. Good Luck!
That’s great, Gina – thank you very much
Thank you, Ana! Ken
Just sent off my vote for ‘best writing’ and tales of my experience with your blog. Best luck!! I’ve marked my calendar to return to vote again @ the end of round 1.
That’s great – thanks for taking the time and trouble. Ken
Thank you, Tom! Ken
Nominated. The less frequent posting makes for a rarer treat. I wonder is that a good thing? It seems so.
Thank you, Conor. We’re working on picking up the pace. Stay tumed. Ken
Okay–you’ve got another nomination! Good luck!
Thank you, Safifer – we need all the help we can get. Ken
nomination is done ! :)
Merci, Lydie. Thanks for the international nomination! Ken
Done. Best of luck!
Thank you, Richard. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. Ken