Delicious food blog Al Jazeera America has been criticised for its taste-tested recipes and for not doing enough to educate the public on the best food in the world.
On its website, Delicious Food Kitchen is described as “an online food blog dedicated to sharing tasty recipes with you, the reader”.
The blog describes itself as “deliciously diverse” with recipes that include: “the delicious and unique” and “delish your dinner with this amazing dish from our very own kitchen”.
Al Jazeera English spoke to the blog’s owner, Alixandra D’Ambrosio, to find out how she started her own food blog and how she thinks it can help people with food allergies.
D’Ambro’s recipes include the “Deliciously Rich”, a “Delish Your Dinner” recipe from her blog, and the “The Real Delicious”.
She told Al Jazeera: “There are so many people with allergies.
I just think it’s so important that people understand that there are foods that are good for us and food that is good for them.”
She said that when she first started her blog in 2014, she had no idea what food was and the challenges people had with eating it.
“I didn’t know if I was an expert or not, so I just kept it simple,” she said.
We’ve all been there.
You start off a blog and you don’t really know what you’re going to be writing about.
I always think it will be a lot of fun but then I just feel like I’m going to waste a lot.
So I don’t know what I’m doing and it’s kind of depressing.
Dignity Food Blog, by Alixandro D’Ameja, a blogger who runs a blog for those with food allergy, has had her own taste tests on some of her recipes.
She said she was initially wary of the food, because she thought it would be a bit weird.
“You know, I don´t like to eat something that’s disgusting or something that might be considered gross or something like that,” she told Aljazeera.
It´s a lot like food that people have been eating for centuries, and it has these incredible flavors and aromas and textures and taste and texture and so forth.”
When I first started, I thought, ‘I don´m going to write about that, I am not going to have to worry about it because I already have a blog.’
“I think the taste tests were a bit confusing because they had some people saying, ‘Oh my gosh, it tastes good, it´s good.’
And others saying, `Oh my God, it is horrible.’ So I didn´t really know how to do it.”
D’Amaso said the recipes she created for herself over time evolved.
She told us she was inspired by her grandmothers, who had “always had a huge love for bread, and they also liked to bake cakes”.
She said her grandmother was a very active gardener, and she started to learn to bake bread for her.
“We would make cakes for her because it was very nutritious, and I didn’t want her to be poor, so she always got it to me,” she explained.
She then got into baking and the recipes became more elaborate.
“So, it was actually really hard for me, because I was so excited to start a blog,” she added.
Dining out with friends became an obsession.
She told AlJazeera that her blog also attracted the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration, which asked her to remove her recipe from their website.
“There were many times when they called and were like, ‘How are you going to do this?’
And I would just say, ‘It’s going to take us a while to do that,'” she told us.
The FDA said they were not able to comment on specific cases, but said they had been made aware of a number of instances in which foods may have contained allergens.
Dress Your Gourmet’s food blog also has an extensive menu of gluten-free recipes.
D’Amosio told us: “Gluten-free is a really hard thing to get right in the US, it’s difficult to find enough gluten-containing products.
There is also a lot that is gluten-included in foods that we have not found to be gluten-sensitive, which is usually in bread, pasta and meat.”
Gluten is really, really difficult to digest and absorb, and you end up with some really horrible, unpleasant effects.
“The gluten is very, very high in proteins, and there are so few of those in foods.”
Dang, we’ve all had a little bit of a freak out, and then you’re not eating it, and now it’s gone and you’re just not eating again, and so you just kind of go into