Vote for Jack Volpi's "100 Cookies."
Nearly one year after starting his baking blog, "100 Cookies," Columbus resident Jack Volpi has been nominated for Saveur magazine's "Best Baking & Sweets" blog.
Alive caught up with Volpi back in March just after his 33rd cookie - "Jortbread Shortbread" - to learn about his new hobby, which he started in September 2015 while between jobs. Volpi consults recipes from myriad sources: cookbooks, Pinterest, his grandmother and his own imagination. Favorites include double chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with a Bailey's Irish Cream buttercream, pizzelles and Valentine's Day sugar cookies. And there are plenty of other creative names (e.g. "Chip & Neigh-Neighs").
All of Volpi's hard work, trials and errors have earned him a spot among the 78 finalists - narrowed down from 30,000 nominees - for Saveur's 7th annual blog awards. They will be announced at the end of September in New York City. The thirteen categories range from "Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners" to "Best Photography." As "Best Baking & Sweets" nominees, Volpi and five other bloggers will be judged on the "entirety of their culinary content" in 2015 and 2016.
There will be an editor's choice and reader's choice for each category. Click here to cast your vote for "100 Cookies."