The results of the 2007 Food Blog Awards voting are in, and I’m floored to announce that Lunch in a Box has won in the Family/Kids category! It was an honor to be among such distinguished family/kids food blog finalists as Dine and Dish, Food on the Food, The Great Big Vegetable Challenge, and The Daily Tiffin (where I’m also a contributor). Fat-Free Vegan won the Best Theme category, where Lunch in a Box was also a finalist along with Candy Blog, Eat Local Challenge, and Meathenge. Congratulations to SusanV over at Fat-Free Vegan on a job well done!
A tremendous thanks go to all my readers, friends and voters, the judges who selected Lunch in a Box as a finalist, the award organizers at the Well Fed Network, and everyone in the lunch-packing community who’s supported me over the past year (that’s all of you in the LiveJournal Bentolunch community and Flickr groups for bento boxes, Laptop lunchboxes, and Mr. Bento thermal lunch jars). It seems like just yesterday that my little blog on LiveJournal was just a repository for my posts to the LiveJournal Bentolunch community, until I started focusing on speed bento tips in February 2007 and moved to a standalone site in June. What a year it’s been!
Here’s a full list of winners of the respected award (bask in the link love!):
Food Blog of the Year – 101 Cookbooks
Best Food Blog (Chef) – Michael Ruhlman
Best Blog Covering Drinks – Married with Dinner
Best Food Blog (City) – Becks ‘n Posh
Best Food Blog (Family/Kids) – Lunch In a Box
Best Food Blog (Group) – Serious Eats
Best Food Blog (Humor) – French Laundry at Home
Best Food Blog (Industry) – Michael Ruhlman
Best Food Blog (New) – French Laundry at Home
Best Food Blog (Photography) – La Tartine Gourmande
Best Food Blog (Post) – Gluten-Free Girl
Best Food Blog (Rural) – Farmgirl Fare
Best Food Blog (Theme) – Fat-Free Vegan
Best Food Blog (Writing) – Bittersweet Blog
I haven’t forgotten my promise (threat?) of posting a photo of myself if I won either the Best Family/Kids or Theme category! I’ve taken a baby step out of anonymity and posted a headshot here on my About page, so you can satisfy your curiosity about the face of Biggie if you’re interested. Surprised?
P.S. I’m out of town this week and mostly off Internet, so please accept my apologies in advance for not responding to each comment as quickly as I usually do.