Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Letting the Sunshine In

Speading the Sunshine Award

I arrived at my blog today and found a pleasant surprise. I had been given a Sunshine Award by a new blogger friend Eric Ackerson from My Hungry Tum. Eric’s blog is absolutely wonderful in its concept of exploring foods from around the world through the national dishes of each country. I was introduced to Eric’s blog when he began following me on twitter and when I saw what his blog was all about I loved it.

I feel that the entire world is connected by food. At any given time we are all eating and enjoying the tastes of the different foods of where we live or of places we might like to go. Food is universal we all need it to survive and anyone who is given the gift of talent to be able to prepare delicious meals for family and friends are truly blessed.

It took me a while to hone the skills that where inherently passed down to me by my parents who where great cooks. That is why I enjoy sharing my flavor and taste with others. As I was passed on this award so shall I pass it on to others. The following 12 people are only a few of whom have been a source of inspiration to me in my short time as a food blogger. Seriously I wish I could pick more than 12.

When I began my journey into Asian food I found a blog called Rasa Malaysia written by Bee Yinn Low. This blog explores the gambit of food from many different Asian countries. I find it a great source for anyone who is looking to explore those types of ethnic foods.

Hapa Bento written by Debra is a blog that is about bentos and the bento making process and is a constant source of inspiration for me in my bento making education. Debra explores multinational cuisine and fits it into the bento process.

Happy Little Bento written by Sherimaya is another bento blog that has been a great inspiration to me. I am always amazed at how she is able to make her bentos with foods that some adults won’t eat but her kids will. She is also a very nice person and is always very encouraging.

Hawai`i’s Bento Box Cookbook written by Susan is another bento blog that is I feel an inspiration to parents of small children. Her beautiful bentos are fun and appetizing. Susan is also a very sweet person and very helpful.

Bentolicious is written by Lia who I must say is a great kyaraben or charaben bento artist. I call her an artist because she is able to take these characters that kids love and turn them into something very edible. She is always there with a kind word when you need it and even when you don’t.

Itadakimas written by Debbie Davidson is only one of her blogs that take you right into the culture of Japan. I began following one of Debbie’s other blogs on etegami as further exploration into the culture of Japan and found this blog and her other one on Japanese confections which have been a great source of inspiration to me.

Cook Japan is another source for Japanese cooking I have found. The recipes explore cooking Japanese recipes in different conventional ways.

What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine is a blog about homemade Italian cooking. Claudia gives you recipes that are in my opinion easy to make and tasty to eat.

Cooking Korean food with Maangchi I found this blog when I began my exploration into Korean cuisine. Through her YouTube channel and her blog she takes you through recipes that make cooking Korean food look easy and very tasty.

Eat, Live, Travel Write is a blog written by Mardi who takes you into the world of French cuisine. Her love of France and the French culture is exhibited in the recipes she posts.

Savory Japan is another blog that I have recently found that contains a wealth of information on Japanese cuisine and culture.

Japan Food Addict is a new blog I have recently found. It is filled with a gold mine of Japanese dishes that anyone can attempt.

Even though it may appear that I am very focused on Japanese cuisine and culture, which I am, I still enjoy foods from all over the world. I love finding recipes to try from different cultures and incorporating them into my daily life. Although I have name 12 blogs that has inspired me in my journey through the realm of food and food blogging there are so many more blogs I wish I could mention. To the people I have listed thanks for your inspiration and please pass this award along to other deserving recipients.

To the award winners, please pass this on to your favorite bloggers! Here are the Rules:
  1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post
  2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers
  3. Link the nominees within your post
  4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award
Thanks for the inspiration, and pass some sunshine around!


Happy Little Bento said...

Marisa, I am so honored to receive this award from you, thank you so much for your sweet words! You in turn have always been encouraging to me, and I appreciate the way you keep connected to all of us in your wide range of interests! Sunshine is a great word to describe what you bring!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Thanks so much for naming me your number 1 inspiration. I feel honored. Thanks for your sweet comment on Rasa Malaysia too. I am going to have small fixes still to optimize it and thanks so much for your ongoing support. :)

hapabento said...

Hi Marisa, You are so sweet to award hapa bento this most generous title! Thank you very much for the award and your kind description of my blog.

Lia Chen said...

Marisa, thanks a lot for passing me this wonderful award! You have been such a fun and good blogger friend. I am so honored :)

BentoBoxUK said...

Many Congratulations on receiving your award Marisa! Well deserved! :o)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Thanks so much for passing this on to me. I honestly believe everyone should have this wonderful award of sunshine and am so glad you were awarded this one! you are a little piece of sunshine to read and learn from thanks very much for your kind words..and support....have a wonderful day you made mine and keep those awesome stories and recipes coming~

Marisa Lyn said...

@sherimaya, @Rasa Malaysia, @hapabento, @Lia Chen (bentolicious), @pegasuslegend - To all the recipients of the award I just have to say it is well desevered. I have learned in the food blogging world unfortunately there are some food blogger who are not very nice or encouraging to new food bloggers but each of you have been very encouraging and helpful in your own wonderful ways and I appreciate it. Keep being the wonderful people and food bloggers you are.

Marisa Lyn said...

@Bento Box Thanks for your congratulations I appreciate it.

Cuisinehouzz said...

Hai,Happy to see YOU in Top 50 Recipe Blogs 2010.Congrats

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Cuisinehouzz, thanks. Glad you could stop by.