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We asked our readers what their favourite place to get online food inspiration from was, here are their answers.

The food blog is fast becoming the most common way that people find, present and discuss recipes and other aspects of foodie lifestyle.

Reader Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen says, “David writes with a great sense of humour that appeals to me and my passion for food. I am currently working in France and he fills me in on French culture.”

Lebovitz spent nearly 13 years as a pastry chef at San Francisco’s legendary Chez Panisse before striking out on his own. Currently a resident in Paris, he has written six books and posts beautiful foodie photographs of the city and shares his recipes – mostly for those with a sweet tooth! He also offers advice on where to eat and has links to his shop on Amazon.

Freelance food writer, stylist photographer and recipe developer Sam Linsell shares her passion for all things culinary on her blog. Gorgeous images, delicious recipes (everything from breakfasts to preserves and drinks) and foodie travel inspiration make this site the place to get lost for a good few hours.

Reader Ingrid van der Heijden says “I read it whenever I need inspiration for a meal. Her raisin French toast with Gorgonzola and pears is delicious.”

South African ex-lawyer Jeanne Horak-Druiff lives in London and posts recipes and restaurant reviews from her travels. She has been published in two books, which are both available for purchase on the site. She also responds to questions from her readers, including homesick South Africans living in London and looking for a recipe for banana bread.

Reader Willie Cloete likes “her wit and that there is always a story behind everything. I think food and storytelling complement each other and I love they way she combines the two with a recipe or photos.”

After spending a year in France, Candice le Noury returned home to manage a five-star guesthouse in Knysna and started blogging to share her love of all things culinary. Now living in Cape Town, Candice made it as far as the top 50 in MasterChef SA – no small feat.

Her site includes recipes, restaurant reviews and her foodie finds. Reader Julia Durrant extols the virtues of her pastry recipe: “I used her shortcrust pastry recipe to make a pumpkin pie and it worked like a dream! I was especially nervous as making pastry from scratch gives me major anxiety, but it worked first time.”