Ever since The French Laundry Cookbook failed to win a Beard Award (for anything) I’ve been bitter about awards. But I love the food blog awards at WellFed.net. Partly because I’m included twice (thank you!) which actually makes me feel a part of the blogging community at large (it’s been more than a year), but also because I see some of my personal favorites in there, and still more it points me to blogs I didn’t know about or didn’t really read beyond my regular 10 or so. I’m nominated in the chef category. This is a really tough one as all of them are excellent—so vote for me, the reason being I asked first (unless I didn’t). Next year though, I think they need a category of chef blogs limited to actual chefs working in a restaurant. I’m also nominated in the industry category, competing again with the estimable shuna! Isn’t there a $10,000 cash prize attached to each award?! Of course there are many worthy blogs not mentioned, and this is both regrettable and inevitable.