Reading other people’s blogs is a voyeuristic experience. It transports us into the living rooms and lives of people we’ve never met and offers an intimate glance into their daily routines and states of mind.
Even better, reading other people’s food blogs transports us into their kitchens and Sarah Kieffer’s The Vanilla Bean Blog is one I happily get lost in. The self-taught baker, photographer, and muse has captured the hearts of readers near and far with her intimate prose and inviting candor, proven by recently being awarded Saveur‘s Reader’s Choice Best Baking and Desserts Blog award.
“I’m self-taught, and learned (and am still learning!) mostly from playing around with light and angles, and trying to emulate photographers and photos that I like,” Sarah shares. “Photographers I love: Max Wanger, Natalie Orton, Parker Fitzgerald, Kristy Carlson, Valerina Spring, and Katie Quinn Davies, just to name a few.”