Welcome the Judges of DMBLGiT — June 2012


Does anyone have an idea on how many food bloggers are there? Millions, I guess, and more coming up every day! I probably know just a very small percentage of them but I get excited every time I come across a new blog. I enjoy learning about them, their cuisine and of course, their stories.

Thanks to the DMBLGiT, I have met some amazingly talented bloggers! And this is what I love the most about the blogging events; we always make new friends.

The entries for DMBLGiT are flowing in and they look gorgeous. I know the judges will have a tough time! If you haven’t sent in your entry yet, please do. Don’t worry if you win or loose, just enjoy the experience.

Let’s welcome the beautiful talented Judges whose work has always inspired me and made me learn something new every time I visit their blog. I am huge fan of these ladies and can’t thank them enough for taking time out of their busy schedule to be a part of this event.

Sylvie Shirazi

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I am freelance food photographer and food writer. On
my blog, Gourmande in the Kitchen
http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com/, I share simple whole food
recipes that celebrate the joy that real food brings to our lives. I
believe that food has a unique story to tell us through its texture,
color and shape, and try to bring this to life through my camera. Through
my blog, I hope to inspire others to follow their instincts,
trust their taste buds, and find a sense of confidence in the kitchen
as well as behind the camera.

Website : Gourmande in the Kitchen












Athena Plichta

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My name is Athena and I’m a freelance photographer, mom to three, and proud military spouse. I currently reside on California’s Central Coast. Thanks to my mom and a permanent sweet tooth, I enjoy baking, more so now as a food photographer. I consider my blog to be a platform for sharing my work, tidbits about life, and experiences learning new recipes, techniques, even ingredients. Besides food, I live for shooting new places and details, occasionally with medium format film to mix it up a little. While trained as a nurse, I hope to one day attend pastry school or photography school… ideally both, though I’d be happy with either. I look forward to seeing the participants’ work this month. Good luck!







Simon Ven Der Berg

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Food photographer by day, foodblogger and amateurcook by night; that probably sums up my personality for a large part… 😉 I am Dutch and living in the Netherlands with my boyfriend of 20 years, Tom and our ancient cat, also 20 years old. I discovered blogging 4 years ago and have been amazed and impressed by all those wonderful foodblogs out there, the gorgeous photos some of you are taking and the wonderful community that makes up foodbloggers of all nationalities. I love being part of that community and I am thrilled to be able to judge the work coming in for DMBLGIT!










Ira Rodrigues

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I’m Ira, an Indonesian women, a stay-at-home wife and a mom to a wonderful toddler name Ryan. We live in Bali (known as Island of the Gods ) and I’m so proud that I can do of what have been in my dream.Cooking is fraction of my life, it’s like the blood running giving a life into my vain, I love tasty food, home-cook them, simply write it down, records as a beautiful photo. Principally, I cook mostly Indonesian food and I make it as an icon label in my blog.Understanding and learning Indonesian food as I’m genuinely proud of and it has been in my interest that means a tribute to conserve the Indonesia heritage.

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  • Grishma @Zaikazabard
    Grishma @Zaikazabard
    June 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Wow! Kankana, thank you for introducing these talented judges. Can’t wait to see the results.

  • Deepa
    June 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Nice to know about the super talented ladies….

  • Prerna@IndianSimmer
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    June 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    What a lovely group of talented people you have lined up Kankana! Thanks for introducing me to a couple new faces 🙂 I should go find something that I can send for the contest this month.

  • Rosa
    June 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Great judges/ladies!



  • Nandita
    June 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    One part that I enjoy about DMBGiT is the panel of judges. This time, except for sylvie, all the faces are new. Thanks a lot for introducing me to these exceptionally talented ladies 🙂

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    June 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Amazing judges! I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!

  • IshitaUnblogged
    June 12, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Wonderful…and this post just reminded me that I have to get back to sending my photo:)

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Sanjeeta kk
    June 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Two out of the talented four are known, and thanks for introducing the other two!

  • Nisha
    June 12, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Seeing Ira first time. I admire her & Sylvie’s work.
    Didn’t know Athena & Simon. Going to check out their sites.

  • Richa@HobbyandMore
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    June 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    thats an amazing line of judges! luckily there is still time for me to find something to submit!:)

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    June 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    i love all of these judges- especially sylvie! She is amazing. Can’t wait to see the pics. I hope you are okay with me not participating. My photos could never match up to yours or any others on here!

  • Eha
    June 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Thank you so much, Kankana! The blogs of three out of the four seemed so close to what appeals to me that email subscriptions have been activated! Great to know 🙂 !

  • Vishakha
    June 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Such a pleasure to get to know accomplished people in this field. Inspires me and motivates me to do better:)Thanks:)

  • anh@anhsfoodblog.com
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    July 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    great judges!! This edition is awesome 🙂