DMBLGIT October 2007: The Roundup

Finally, the time has come to see the best the food blogging community had to offer in the month of September. I received over one hundred lovely entries. There are so many beautiful pictures and talented bloggers out there!

Before we get to the winners, though, let me tell you a bit about the five judges. Two of our distinguished judges come from fantastic food blogs themselves: Deb from Smitten Kitchen and Rachel from Coconut and Lime. The third judge is the always helpful Jody from A Cook’s Place, our local shopping spot for cooks. Next, is my dear friend Tonya, who is not a food blogger or even a blogger. She does, however, very much love to cook and eat. Plus, she has many years of experience in judging, usually piano competitions. Last, but not least, is my other half, Quinn. He is definitely the better photographer in this family. I refer to him as this blog’s Director of Photography. I know this has been quite a task for all of them. Watching over Quinn’s shoulder as he judged certainly convinced me of that. Thanks so much to all of you for your help!

Three winners come from each of the three categories: edibility, originality, and aesthetics.

The edibility winner is Helen from Tartelette with Pistachio and Cranberries Sticky Buns.

Pistachio and Cranberries Sticky Buns

The originality winner is Suganya at Tasty Palettes with Soba Noodles.

Soba Noodles

The aesthetics winner is Sophie at Mostly Eating with Aubergine.


In overall scoring, the third place winner is Mandy at Fresh from the Oven with her Nutella Tart.

Nutella Tart

Second place is Nicisme at Cherrapeno with Puttanesca Tomatoes.

Puttanesca Tomatoes

And, in first place in overall scoring is Anita at Dessert First with Fig and Huckleberry Tart.

Fig and Huckleberry Tart

Andrew, of DMBLGIT fame, also allows the host to give awards. So, I would like to give recognition to a few entries that really appealed to me.

I adored these Lime-Raspberry Petits Fours Glaces from Jen Yu at Use Real Butter.

Lime-Raspberry Petits Fours Glaces

Jen’s Baked Gnocchi from Milk and Cookies made my mouth water.

Baked Gnocchi

I loved the originality of Sweeney’s Cocktail from Anita at Married with Dinner. Attend the tale!

Sweeney's Cocktail

Lastly, Meeta’s figs from What’s for Lunch Honey are simply beautiful.


Congratulations to all the winners! I have enjoyed hosting this month’s edition of DMBLGIT and discovering so many food blogs and bloggers I didn’t know about before this event. And good luck to everyone in the next round!

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  1. June November 11, 2007 Reply

    Congrats to the winners! I knew I didn’t stand a chance this time around!

  2. Suganya November 11, 2007 Reply

    God, am I happy or what? Thank you to all the judges and congrats to other winners.

  3. TBC November 11, 2007 Reply

    Congratst to all the winners!

  4. Meeta November 12, 2007 Reply

    Oh my Jennifer – I am so honored and you’ve just put a huge smile on my face. This is great. Thanks. COngrats to all the winners. Some pretty great entries you had there!

  5. Tartelette November 12, 2007 Reply

    Wow! Thank you guys! Edible? Yes, they were….many times that month!!
    Congrats to all the winners!

  6. Anita November 12, 2007 Reply

    Thank you so much Jennifer! I’m honored and flattered and have been chosen from all the gorgeous entries, and congrats to all the other winners!

  7. Sophie November 12, 2007 Reply

    How exciting! I am gobsmacked that my picture is one of those chosen – the standards are getting so high these days. Congratulations to all of the winners and a big “Cheers” to the judges – it can’t have been an easy task!

  8. Sara, Ms. Adventures November 12, 2007 Reply

    Congrats to all the winners! It’s getting harder every month!

  9. Nicisme November 12, 2007 Reply

    Thank you so much! I am thrilled to bits!
    All the entries were fantastic and I wouldn’t have been able to choose between them.
    Thanks for doing a great job of hosting and to the judges.

  10. Jen Yu November 12, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for the host award, Jennifer and for hosting this month. Also thanks to the judges for taking the time to consider so many entries. Congrats to all of the winners, but to everyone – keep shooting!

  11. Ramona November 12, 2007 Reply

    Thanks to all the judges for your hard work and congratulations to the winners! Who will be hosting dmblgit next month?

  12. Maryann@FindingLaDol November 12, 2007 Reply

    Congrats to the winners. Beautiful photos!

  13. Anita C November 12, 2007 Reply

    Wow, thanks for the Host Award. I’m so honored!

  14. jennifer November 12, 2007 Reply

    Ramona, the next round of DMBLGIT is being hosted by kochtopf. Follow this link!

  15. Eva November 12, 2007 Reply

    When looking at the winners, I thought it’s really well deserved. But then I had a look at your host awards – and these pictures are just as beautiful. How on earth am I gonna make up my mind for the next round…

  16. Pepy November 12, 2007 Reply

    Congratz to all winners

  17. Riana November 13, 2007 Reply

    Congrats to all winners! Yea, yea, no chance for me :) I envy all of your works!

  18. mycookinghut November 14, 2007 Reply

    congratulations to all winners!!

  19. Andrea November 16, 2007 Reply

    Very beautiful photos! Congratulations to all the winners!

  20. Passionate baker November 23, 2007 Reply

    Huge round of applause for all the winners…well desrved and beautiful pictures!!

  21. Ema November 26, 2007 Reply

    applause to all the winners…!!! congrats..

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