Press & Awards

January 23, 2011 · 4 comments

I’ve been very lucky and honored to have been mentioned and singled out by various people around the web and the real world. Here’s are a few of the mentions.

“We love Eat the Love because Irvin’s beautiful sweets look as good as they taste — his art director’s eye appreciates the ruby sparkle of a pile of pomegranate seeds against the matte canvas of chocolate ganache. But he’s also your go-to guy for gutsy flavor combinations and knock-out dinner-party desserts — even if your hostess is a health-nut with a wheat allergy.”
–, Sites We Love

Irvin Lin is the creative mind behind his “Eat the Love” food blog. The San Francisco-based food writer hosts monthly dessert parties, which make his blog more of a two-way conversation with his readers. Lin’s impressive photography skills support his training in graphic design on the site, and you would never believe that is food blogger is a self-taught baker.
PBS Food

“Lin, a designer and baker, shares his passion for baking with creative sweets that focus on seasonal ingredients with healthy doses of humor and charm. It’s impossible not to read his site and crave dessert.”
– Yum Food & Fun Magazine

“Just. Incredible! You must read this in-depth, hilarious recount from Pie or Die “double rainbow” winner Irvin aka Team Eat the Love!” – SF FOOD WARS via Facebook Fan Page

“Irvin Lin, a graphic designer by day and baker/blogger by night, snagged first place in both the Judges’ and People’s Choice categories for his blackberry lemon chess pie with honey jumbleberry sauce, a melange of local ingredients (including backyard lemons) tucked into an almond-scented crust. The recipe, and a sweet account of Lin’s experience, are on his Eat the Love blog.” – SF Weekly’s SFoodie Blog

Foodista Food Blog of the Day Badge

PBS Food: 11 Food Blogs We Liked in 2011
The Bold Italic: The Perfect January Meal
The Cooking Channel: Taking Charge of Thanksgiving
NBC Los Angeles: Food Bloggers Dig In
Food52 News: Food Blogging 101 – How to Start a Food Blog
SF Weekly: SFoodie – Eat the Love’s Halloween Wordless Recipe Haunted Honey Caramel Popcorn! 
Bay Citizen: Frustated Foodies Sidestep Regulations

Grub Street: Dessert Pop Street Sweet
Haighteration: Dessert Pop Up Street Sweet
Poor Taste Magazine: When Desserts Collide – SF Street Sweets
ScoutMob: Street Sweets –  Turning Dessert Lovers into Addicts
US Masterchef Magazine, Premiere Issue: A Food Blogger Eats His Words
Huffington Post: Burger Battle
Bay Area Bites: Food Bloggers Share Inside Tips for Summer Bay Area Food
Menusim: Interview with Irvin Lin of Eat the Love
Namely Marly: Irvin
Food52 News: Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers Part 1
Food52 News: Branding and Design 101 for Food Bloggers Part 2
Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan’s Best of the Food Blog Awards, finalist for Best Baking and Dessert Blog category

Foodista Food Blog of the Day
Food News Journal – Nudie Foodies: Food Bloggers Peel for Japan
TheKitchn – Today’s Delicious Links

Saveur Magazine – Sites We Love
Food News Journal – Still Thinking of Japan
Foodia – Foodia Tastemakers
Food News Journal – How to Win Top Chef (or not look like a loser)
Bon Appetit Daily Links Page

SF Food Wars: Winning Recipes
SF Food Wars Pie or Die: Slices From the Judge’s Table – SFoodie
Food News Journal – A Dessert Party 100+ of my closest friends
Featured on 7×7 magazine CUESA’s Urban Eats winner
Cooking with Amy: Why Do you Bake, Irvin Lin?
Make My Day Products – Inspired Color 3 Ways
Blogher Food Is So Gay
SFoodie’s Favorite San Francisco Food people: Thanksgiving Essential
Bi Rite Market Blog
Yum Food & Fun – November 2010 issue
100 Passionate People
Best in Show CUESA Urban Eats Pie Contest 2010
1st place Blue Ribbon CUESA Urban Eats Pie Contest 2010
Judges 1st Place SF Food Wars Pie or Die Contest July 2010
People’s Choice SF Food Wars Pie or Die Contest July 2010

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat Tyler May 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Irvin I love you! I work with your loverly partner A.J. who just delivered a cookie to me baked by you wonderful you. It is hands down the BEST cookie I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of cookies honey. Normally I HATE (a word I rarely use) to eat anything that combines chocolate with fruit. I mean really I will barf if I eat a strawberry dipped in chocolate, I know it’s sad ad but true. Anyhooos your cookie changed my life today. Thank you for helping me overcome my chocolate fruit barrier. Thank you for being a fab baker and A.J.’s Rock of Gibralter. Ta Ta for now, Pat


jai decker February 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You had me at Gott’s Bacon Cheeseburger! Now i have to try this burger! Thnks for sharing!


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