I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has read Fork in the Pines since I launched it last year. As you’ve probably noticed, things have been pretty quiet here for a while.
I started a new job a couple months ago, and on top of parenting responsibilities and coping with some health challenges, I unfortunately haven’t been able to keep up with Fork in the Pines.
I’ve really loved meeting lots of great people in the local food blogging community. They are a welcoming bunch.
I’m not shutting the site down, as I’m hoping to reestablish it when I get the time necessary to put out quality content again (likely when my little one starts kindergarten in 2020!). I will probably post sporadically before then whenever I get time to attend events.
In the meantime, I wanted to provide you with a list of some great South Jersey blogs and social media accounts:
John Howard-Fusco’s Eating in South Jersey blog features content related to the South Jersey food scene.
Philly Grub, ran by Marilyn Johnson, covers the food scene in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
Spice Culture, ran by Chef Chetna Macwan, covers Chetna’s South Jersey-based Indian cooking business and includes lots of her delectable recipes.
Social Media Accounts
Amaris Pollock’s Instagram account @arpollockus features Amaris’s awesome photography work showcasing Philly’s and South Jersey’s food scenes.
John Cohl, Editor-in-Chief of @MobileFoodNews, runs an Instagram account @jcohl featuring great places to dine in Philly & South Jersey.
Tasty Temptation’s South Jersey Instagram account @tastytemptationsjso features food from restaurants throughout South Jersey.
Tony Luke, of Tony Luke’s cheese steak fame, runs an Instagram account @tonylukejr featuring South Jersey and Philly restaurants and food-related events. He is also an advocate for people battling addiction and mental health issues.
Kevin Wilson’s Dining on a Dime podcast
Donato Marino and Derek Timm’s Small Bites podcast
In my haste, I’m sure I am missing several great blogs, writers, photographers, pod-casters, and social media accounts. Please know this is not intentional. Feel free to comment with your favorites below (or with your own blog), and I will add them when I get a free moment!
One final note: sadly, South Jersey’s food community lost a beloved friend this month, Linda Pelaschier Mihlebach. Linda was a resident of South Jersey, an avid home cooking enthusiast, and grandparent. She was a talented home cook and a sweet, friendly, compassionate individual. On Instagram, it’s often hard to meet genuine people. Linda was one of the “real” ones. She used Instagram to extend genuine friendship to others and to share her sincere passion for cooking. Linda will be dearly missed in South Jersey’s foodie community. Her family is seeking donations in her name for the nonprofit organization Wigs and Wishes.