FoodBuzz is a community of users who love food. The site compiles many popular food blogs and other cooking related resources to provide users with a centralized place to celebrate all things edible. Users can check out various categories of food blogs, from daily top 9 to healthbuzz, family bites, flavor of the month, and more. Users can also read about Project Food Blog, which is the first interactive blogging competition. The site also includes brand specific pages and recipes that give users something new to try for their next meal. Users can also create and manage their own profiles that can be seen by other food lovers in the FoodBuzz community.
FoodBuzz was founded by Ben Dehan. Based out of San Francisco, California, FoodBuzz was acquired by Federated Media in November of 2010. The site was intended to help food-related bloggers reach out to more people. FoodBuzz has partnered with more than 4,000 seasoned food bloggers. Today, the site has become a popular resource for people who are serious about cooking and food in general.
FoodBuzz offers users a single location to find thousands of popular food bloggers. The site wades through the many out there to present quality bloggers that the user community can follow. Users can also check out recipes listed on the site and categories that pull together similarly themed and featured blogs, such as wine and health blogs and top ranked lists.
The FoodBuzz website entices uses with images of food as well as images of bloggers who write about this popular subject. The design is very professional, with the key navigational links found across the top of the page. Users can quickly jump from one area on the site to the next. The recipe page includes a detailed search feature that lets users refine their search by course, diet, dish, ingredient, cooking method, and cuisine. Categories are also available as well as highlighted listings.
Visitors can become FoodBuzz members by clicking on the orange “Join FoodBuzz” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage, near the search bar. The registration form pops up and provides the user with three registration options. The first two are through Twitter and Facebook. The third is using the registration form found along the right hand column. The form asks for minimal information, including a username, password and email address. The remember me check box and daily buzz newsletter checkbox are automatically selected. The user will have to uncheck these manually to opt out of automatic sign in and email updates. After clicking the orange “Join FooBuzz” button at the bottom of the form, the user is taken back to the homepage and can begin using FoodBuzz.
Anyone can create a FoodBuzz profile for free. There are no subscription fees or al la carte charges for participating in the community, searching recipes or reading blogs on FoodBuzz. This is a big plus because more users will be encouraged to join and participate.
FoodBuzz is a website dedicated to users who love all manner of food. The site covers it all, from main course meals to quick dinners, wines, desserts and just about anything else that can be eaten. Users can explore new meal ideas and learn cooking tips from others in the FoodBuzz community.