CaL Badge Network

Page updated on 29th May 2017

The Chef at Large group on Facebook sends out about 50,000 visitors a day, to links posted on its wall. If you would like to share your blog’s links on the Chef at Large wall, it is now mandatory to install the CaL Badge (250 x 250 px) on your blog’s sidebar (not footer), as high as possible, and certainly not at the end. Chef at Large will display various articles, aspects and activities related to Chef at Large and its associates in the badge space and in exchange for this, will allow you to post your blog’s links on the CaL Group. Please check with the mods (via email) to confirm your blog is in the whitelist, else your account may be banned.

In order to do so, all you need to do is write to CaL Support at [email protected], share your name, email address, blog name and URL. You will then receive information including code to be inserted into a text widget into your sidebar, ensuring it is as high up the list (no footers please!) as possible. That’s it! Try one, if that doesn’t work as desired (depends on your site etc.), try the other.

Please note, blogs hosted on WordPress.com may be unable to use the badge code. If so, please do not post your blog’s link to the group.

If you’re sharing a link to your own blog, please ensure it displays the CaL Badge. The sharing of YouTube channels or videos, by the owners, is not allowed at this time.

Hosting

Blogs, as with all growing entities, reach a point where you’ll want to consider options other than free blog hosting or even shared hosting. This usually happens when your traffic increases or the facilities (software) you extend to your visitors becomes more elaborate.

We host Chef at Large at WPOven, where we’re very happy with the prompt support, stable performance and otherwise too in general. If you’re looking to host your WordPress blog, we recommend WPOven, where prices begin at $20 per month.

Blog Whitelist

Only blogs that are on the white-list below may post (shortened) links to the group. Please use the table below to see if your blog is on the white-list.

The whitelist has two levels – 1 & 2. Group 1 includes blogs who have correctly implemented the code as well as placed the CaL Badge in a prominent position. These blogs will be actively promoted across the CaL Badge Network. Group 2 are those blogs who have correctly implemented the code and placed the badge in an acceptable position. Getting into group 2 means staying there for a few months, until the entire list is refreshed.

Only those blogs mentioned above are allowed to share shortened links here, though we understand the message hasn’t reached everyone, given that they -were- whitelisted earlier and may incorrectly assume that that status continues.

Please note, even if you were whitelisted earlier (without the unique code), this time we’re using unique codes for your individual blog and your previous effort needs to be repeated once more. :)

If your blog is in the whitelist below, you’re fine and can start posting and sharing on CaL.

If you have received the code but are unable to implement it, please speak with others who have done so successfully. The code we’re sharing is identical; it is the blogs and their configurations which differ. We are unfortunately unable to help with this.

Blog Title
100 Recipe Promise
AC Bistro
Anubala's Kitchen
apigeonnapie
Aromatic Essence
Astha's Kitchen
Baketitude
Bala's e-Kitchen
Batter Up with Sujata
Beshana Indian Samayal
Besties Note Pad
Bong Taste
Bowl of Food with Ash
Carenshare
Carve your Craving
Chef at Large
chewdaa-ladu
Cook with Kushi
Cooking Carnival
Cooking with Shobana
Cubes n Juliennes
Deepshikha's Food Diaries
Delish Studio
Dimpiee Kitchen
Divine Spice Box
Dusty's Food Adventures
Eat More Art
Effervescence
Elegant Meraki
Euphorhea
Exotic n Easy Cooking
Flavor, Flame, Fusion
Flavour Attack
Flavoured with Love by Priyanka
Food Filment
Food, Fitness, Beauty & More
Fooplasite
Friday Night Column
Fun, Food & Frolic
Garu's Kitchen
Go Work Eat Out
Golden Spices
Herbivore Cucina
Hetal Kamdar
High On Chai
Home Cooking
Hungry Soul by Abha
Indian Foodgasm
Indian Vegetarian Recipes
Kabhi Sugar Kabhi Salt
Kitchen Fables
Kuch Pak Raha Hai
Kuzhalisamaiyalarai
Ladles and Spoons
Let's Cook Healthy Tonight
Little Did That I Know
Manu's Menu
Masalakorb
Meenu's Menu
More Than Curry
Motions and Emotions
My Culinary Saga
My Dainty Soul Curry
My Friday Food Swings
My Passion 4 Food
My Tasty Curry
My Tryst with Food & Travel
My Yellow Apron
Nitha's Kitchen
Not a Curry
Not Out of the Box
notjustfoodz
Nuts about Food
On The Flame
Once Upon a Supper
Oven Tales
Paarulz Kitchen
Panchabyanjan
Pepper on Pizza
Pepper, Chilli and Vanilla
Pikturenama
Polka Puffs
Preethi's Cuisine
Pretty Little Things
Ruchi's Kitchen
Saffron, Lavender and a Cup of Tea
Savouy Bites Recipes
Second Recipe
Shailaja's Passion
Shobha's Food Mazaa
Shubha's Kitchen
Shweta in the Kitchen
Simple Sumptuous Cooking
Sizzle and Drizzle
Snapcook
Spice Affairs
Spices n Flavours
SpicyTamarind
Srivalli's Kitchen
[email protected] On [email protected]
Teena Mystery Box
Tempting Temptations in Oven
That Baker Gal
The Aspiring Home Cook
The Belly Rules The Mind
The Food Samaritan
The Hungry Belly
The Yellow Daal
Ticker Eats The World
Travel Beauty Diary
Vegetarian Bites
Vegetarian's Delight
World Cafe for You
Your Food Fantasy
YourHungerStop
Yummy Food
Yummy Tales of Tummy
Yummy Vegetarian Recipes

Blogs-in-Waiting

The following blogs have applied for the whitelist and may have attempted to implement the badge code, but have not been able to do so per our records or have removed/disabled the badge due to various reasons, such as development work etc.

  1. Alpana’s Cuisine
  2. Anusha’s Cuisines
  3. Asma’s Kitchen
  4. At My Kitchen
  5. Banker 2 Baker
  6. Cakes, Curries and More
  7. Celebration in my Kitchen
  8. Chicken Shicken
  9. Cook with Renu
  10. Cooking with ur Heart n’ Soul
  11. Creative Saga
  12. Eats, Feeds and Digs
  13. Ei Gi Chakhum
  14. Ever Green Dishes
  15. foddiescorner
  16. Food and Musings
  17. Food Fellas
  18. Foods And Flavors
  19. Guilt Free
  20. Handful of Flavours
  21. I camp in my kitchen
  22. My Kitchen Fiesta
  23. My Roots, My Rambles
  24. Noopur’s Kitchen
  25. ritzinkitchen
  26. Samira’s Recipe Diary
  27. Sara’s Corner
  28. Shelja’s Kitchen
  29. Simple Sumptuous Cooking
  30. Slices & Spices
  31. Sonlicious
  32. Soul Bakes
  33. Su Says
  34. Surabhi’s Cooking Therapy
  35. Taste of India
  36. The D-I-Yer Mommy
  37. The Foodie’s Foods
  38. The Fusion Table
  39. The Housewife’s Classics
  40. The Saffron Touch
  41. The Wonder Plate
  42. The World Through My Eyes
  43. Veggie Rumblings
  44. Your Everyday Cook
  45. Yummilicious Recipes