Today I am celebrating Gourmet Chick’s first birthday. About one year ago today I first created Gourmet Chick as a way of allowing me to indulge my passion for food. Rather than boring my friends and MTV boyfriend half to death by waxing lyrical about the restaurant I had just been to or the recipe I had just perfected I decided that the internet was the perfect medium to share these thoughts with people who may actually be interested. Amazingly, it appears that some people are and it is a constant source of delight to me to receive comments or emails from people who read Gourmet Chick. Please do keep them coming, as it avoids the strange sensation of feeling that you are talking to yourself which is something I try to avoid except when drinking alone.
Birthday tartlette purchased from Rue de Cler in Paris
In terms of the huge expanse of the internet Gourmet Chick is a tiny drop in the ocean but it has grown steadily each month in terms of unique visits starting from very humble beginnings:
A special mention to those sources that send the most traffic Gourmet Chick’s way and I recommend that you check them out if you are not already an avid reader.
: One of the original London restaurant blogs there is barely a restaurant or cafe out there that Krista has not been to. Pithy and entertaining Londonelicious is wildly popular and deservedly so.
: Great restaurant review site. Each restaurant listing features a snippet from a review by a food blogger and Gourmet Chick is featured in relation to lots of restaurants which is quite an honour.
3. American in London
: Evocative and comprehensive reviews of restaurants in London and around the world. If you are planning a holiday be sure to check here first as undoubtedly American in London will have been there already and done all the hard research for you.
: Worldwide restaurant review site which includes an aggregate in each restaurant listing of links to every professional and food blog review of the restaurant. A great site for finding out who is talking about restaurants and which restaurants they are talking about.
5. World Foodie Guide
: A mixture of restaurant reviews and recipes which is my go to guide when I am researching Asian restaurants and in particular dim sum.