Food Blog Essentials: Part 1

I love food blogs. And if you’re remotely interested in food – cooking or eating – you probably have blogs that make you hungry just looking at them. Thanks to some very creative, talented and hard-working bloggers and home-cooks, most popular ones can give a professional food-related website a run for their money. The gorgeous photographs of delectable food are so good they can inspire anyone to cook and come back for more. And isn’t that one of the main aims of every blogger – to get visitors to come back?

But, if you’re a young blogger, just starting out, having a professional-looking blog might seem unattainable, and also, extremely expensive. After all, you don’t have the resources to have a perfectly color-coordinated kitchen and you can’t buy an array of gorgeous cookware and serve-ware to display everything you whip up in your tiny kitchen.

So, I plowed through the Internet to find some cooking essentials that are under $15 and will give your food photographs and videos an upmarket, chic look.


  1. Measuring spoons: An item that is used in all kinds of cooking, whether you bake a cake or prepare a simple, stew. A classic, stainless steel set of measuring spoons looks great in pictures and shows modern, minimalistic taste.
  2. Multi-colored bowls: Another essential in the kitchen. These bowls occupy less space in the kitchen and will be great of keeping larger quantities of ingredients and can even be used for serving a wide variety of food. Their vibrant colors will also pop in pictures.
  3. Prep bowls: These are great for small ingredients, spices and seasoning. They also come in handy for keeping all the ingredient ready before you start cooking. The clear glass makes the colors of spices stand out and appear vibrant.
  4. Glass jars: Perfect for having flour, sugar or rice easily accessible. Or you can just store brightly-colored candy in these and place them on your counter or table to make a nice backdrop for your pictures or video.
  5. Mixing bowl: A large, stainless steel mixing bowl is another kitchen essential for all chefs. This one’s great because it has a non-skid base and will prove great for mixing batter or making a dough.
  6. Wooden spoons: I love wooden spoons because of their versatility. They work with all kinds of cookware and are great to look at.

Stay tuned for Part II, where I’ll list some great tips and tricks to serve your food like a pro food blogger.

Give your food blog a cheap, but effective makeover with these inexpensive tools. Happy cooking and happy blogging!