|Welcome to Orange County Food Blogs, a food blogger community covering all of the tasty treats that Orange County has to offer.|
Orange County is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. With a population of over 3 million, we're the second largest county in California, after Los Angeles County, and the fifth largest in the country. Our cultures and eating habits are highly diverse, with ethnic enclaves such as Little Saigon (more than 3,000 Vietnamese businesses), the Korean Business District in Garden Grove (1,000 Korean businesses), the city of Irvine (30% Chinese & Taiwanese), Costa Mesa's Little Mexico (30% Latino), and the city of Santa Ana (76% Latino). We boast a number of exceedingly fine dining establishments, as well countless mom & pop eateries offering authentic food from countries around the world. Yet we're often overshadowed by the culinary giant that is Los Angeles, with our restaurants overlooked in some quarters and mocked in others.
A few months ago, I was cruising through two of my favorite food blogger communities, LA.Foodblogging, which covers the food of the city of Los Angeles, and Bay Area Bites, which does the same in the San Francisco Bay Area, when I had an epiphany. Los Angeles and San Francisco both have thriving communities of food bloggers connected through community sites like LA.Foodblogging. However, Orange County, with its equally plentiful dining opportunities and diverse cuisines, has fewer food bloggers and lacks a centralized community in which they can share their discoveries, interact with each other, and offer support to new food bloggers. So, why not build one?
From this simple thought, Orange County Food Blogs was born. The idea is to create Orange County Food Blogs as a team-driven community blog of Orange County food and food-related subjects open to all OC food bloggers, food lovers, and bloggers who apply. My goal is to have a number of blogger and writers from across OC posting about all the great edibles we have here. I've contacted a number of my food blogging friends in Orange County and found them just as eager as I am to be a part of this project.
Our starting lineup includes such notables as:
We've also got a few newcomers to the food blogging scene, although they're all experienced writers in other fields.
I'm your humble host and site admin:
Now that you've found us, we hope you'll come back again and again as we present to you some of the best that Orange County and Southern California has to offer.
The Epicurious Wanderer
OC Food Blogs is open to all OC food bloggers, food lovers, and bloggers. If you're interested in joining us as a food article contributor, please read through the information below. Instructions for applying are at the bottom of the page.
If you are interested, please create a Blogger.com account (if you don't already have one) and send me the email at cp[at]chubbypanda.com. Include the email address connected with your Blogger account, the URL of your blog, and a short paragraph explaining why you'd like to join OC Food Blogs.