I want to start off this post with a HUGE thank you to all of our Foodie Blogroll Members!!!!

This week the Foodie Blogroll was honored by being featured in the the #1 spot of Mashable’s 15 More Fantastic Social Media Resources for Foodies on Mashable: The Social Media Guide.This is what they had to say about us:

“The Foodie BlogRoll is a directory of over 4700 foodie blogs, making it perhaps the most comprehensive food blogger directory on the web. The site also operates a blogroll widget that is embedded on a large number of food blogs across the web and has already seen over 87 million views this year.”

None of this would have been possible without our awesome Foodie Blogroll Members! Our thanks goes out to each and every one of you for making The Foodie Blogroll such a great networking tool for foodies the world over!

Now for FFF.

As always here is what the FFF is all about. Finest Foodies Friday is a weekly Friday post featuring favorites from The Foodie Blogroll! We do this so we can share in the rich diversity of what The Foodie Blogroll has to offer by featuring some of our favorites and yours!

What is the Foodie Blogroll? It is the first and fastest growing free membership blogroll for food bloggers and has become a wonderful community to share ideas about all things food related. With a membership of over 4,700 food blogs, I am sure you can find much inspiration and new friends! :)

The only requirement to be featured here on FFF is to be a member of The Foodie Blogroll and be displaying The Foodie Blogroll widget on your blog. If you are not yet a member, but you have a food blog and would like to join us, please click here!

If you have a favorite foodblog on The Foodie Blogroll, that you would like to be featured here on FFF, please join us over on The Leftover Queen/Foodie Blogroll Forum, and post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here.

Brown Eyed Baker

Sometimes you visit a food blog, and as your scroll through the first page, the photos of the food just jump out at you. Maybe it is the photography, or maybe it is just the food itself. I am not sure, but I know that is what happened to me when I visited this blog. It made me hungry. Although Michelle’s blog focuses on baking, there is also quite a nice cross section of other recipes – like soups, ice cream, salads and breakfast. But the one that really caught my eye was Eggplant Lasagna Tart with Pamesan Basil Crust – not all baked good have to be sweet!

Annie’s Eats

Annie is a resident physician and mom to a beautiful son – so she doesn’t have much free time. But when she does, she loves to cook! What I love about her blog is that she states in her “about” section that although she has learned a lot about photography along her way, she keeps her “beginners” photos up to show that “everyone starts somewhere and has the potential to improve”! Nicely said Annie! Her most recent post Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic looks so good!

Red Chillies

This blog is written by Supriya and the inspiration for her blog’s title comes from the food of her native city, Bangalore, India, where chilies, coconut and tamarind are featured in their everyday cooking. This is a blog of vegetarian recipes, but I promise you, everyone can find something beautiful to eat here. Just look at those photos and tell me they don’t make you hungry!

Powerfulpierre’s Weblog

The first expat book I ever read was A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. It was given to me by my French teacher when I graduated from high school. I caught the travel bug in high school, because growing up in the DC area, you go to school with a lot of kids of foreign diplomats. So I relished this book, never having traveled abroad by that point in my life. Since then I have always enjoyed reading books (and now blogs) authored by expats. Although I enjoy reading about other countries from the perspective of natives, I find that expats have a very unique way at looking at their adoptive country. Powerfulpierre and his wife moved to France to get away from the rat race of the UK, to live a quieter, simpler life and to a large extent they believe they have achieved that goal. His latest post about two parties and a funeral really give a look into what it is like to live in France.

Kara Cooks

Losing nearly 100 lbs can really change the way you look at food. For this blogger, who did just that about a year ago, it also changed the way she cooks, significantly. She says it has made her “aware of not just what I was eating but where it comes from and how buying it, fixing it, and eating it impacts the world around me”. She shares her journey into whole and local foods with all of us on her blog. Her photos are also mouthwatering. So be sure to check it out!

That’s it for this week! I hope you enjoyed this week’s FFF. Remember, if you would like to see a blog featured here, who is part of the FBR please visit the forum and nominate them.

I NEED NOMINATIONS!!!!!! I know we all have our favorite blogs that we read everyday, and I would love to know about them. We have a very diverse food community, and I would love to see more of the blogs you love featured. We also have a lot of humanitarians out in the Foodie Blogosphere. If you think there is a food blogger out there that deserves a little recognition for their culinary skills, or what they are doing to help the world through the lens of food, please tell us about them!!! Please post your favorite Foodie Blogroll foodblogs here. (Thank you Helen for letting me know this link was not working last week!)

Also we all love to know how people came to find our blogs, so please visit all of our featured bloggers today and don’t forget to tell them that you found them via Finest Foodies Friday! They would love to have your feedback.