I am blown away by this month’s submissions. Well done everyone! Head on over to the gallery if you haven’t had a chance to check out the entries. The judges have a tough job ahead of them.
If you are not familiar with the contest, check out my announcement post.
After you are done perusing the gallery make sure to stop by and check out the portfolios of the judges for this month’s competition. Here’s a short introduction to get you started.
Soma Rathore –
I live in Texas with my husband and my two beautiful girls. I was born in India, but moved to the states some 17 years back. Any kind of art and craft have always fascinated me and I have been cooking ever since I remember. My mom and my grandmother made our meal times very very special and even though they are no more now, they always inspire me and seem to be with me whenever I am cooking. I have left behind the times when I would spend many hours by myself drawing and painting. The family keeps me busy. However, I have now diverted my love for art and creativity to recording the recipes from home and those I create in my blog and through food photography. Every day is a day to explore, discover and learn and I am enjoying every bit of it.
Sneh Roy –
I am Sneh and I cook, write, and tweet from gorgeous Sydney, Australia. I am a designer, illustrator, photographer and food stylist. Cook Republic is my creative playground and memory keeper. It is my corner shop, a place for my food musings, a stage for the photographs I love to shoot.
The seeds of Cook Republic were sown in 2003 when I started a personal recipe database called Gel’s Kitchen. Blogging was an alien concept back then and I was using Gel’s Kitchen to record recipes that I cooked and liked. By 2007, I had started blogging and found it to be an amazing medium to share my culinary adventures. After nearly 6 years of food blogging on Gel’s Kitchen, I rebranded to Cook Republic and I am loving this new direction and journey.
Cook Republic is a very creative, colorful space smattered with quirky food props, beautifully designed cookbooks, fancy silver spoons, warm natural light, unusual teapots, gorgeous French linen and vintage cheese boards. It is where beautiful logos and illustrations for small food related businesses, events and publications are designed, food is applauded and photographed. It is where memories are made, one recipe at a time!
Barbara Kiebel –
Barbara owns a web development firm based in Denver, Colorado and is the author and photographer behind the food blog Creative Culinary. Barb has been in the web business since 1995 and her first site was, of course, a recipe website for herself. Today Barb assists a wide range of food bloggers with her professional skills while operating her own food blog where she is still transitioning many of those original recipes as well as developing new ones.
Barbara’s blog includes her favorite dishes and a weekly cocktail for Happy Hour Friday. This transition to a blog required that Barbara move into the arena of food photography and it has become another passion of hers and a continuous learning experience. Like many food photographers who take up the art form in conjunction with their food blog, Barb is completely self-taught.
Barbara is the founder of a local Denver blogging group called Front Range Foodies, which has offered an opportunity to meet and learn from a wide group of food bloggers and enjoy a variety of food experiences together. She was honored to be a previous winner of a DMBLGIT Award and is excited to be participating this month as a judge.
Kulsum Kunwa –
Kulsum is a Kuwait based freelance food photographer, recipe developer and stylist. She is author behind the popular modern Indian food blog Journey Kitchen where she shares her love for Indian food and photography.
Kulsum has a goal to make Indian food more accessible and easy to understand which is does through her easy recipes, writing and photography.
***Winners will be announced on May 1, 2012. Good luck to everyone who entered!