Greatest Hits, Tastiest Bits of 2008
On this final day of 2008, I’m looking down memory lane and marveling at the way we’ve evolved as cooks -- what we learned at the stove, how we laughed and cried, how much we chopped and fried. (Insert Carol Burnett theme song at any time.) So follow along and humor me with my lil' poem ditty, and weigh in if you so please. Happy New Year!
You shared your kitchen stories….
About Mom….Saluting Mom: Your Kitchen Stories
….and Dad…. He’s Your Daddy
…and family traditions that date to WWII….Baking for the Troops
You tried something new…
Eat Local Challenge
…and shared your tried-and-true…
Getting Thrifty: Reader Tricks and Tips
And when I set off for my cross-country eating adventure this summer, you helped me chart my course...Mighty Appetite Road Map
...for three weeks, I checked in with you from the road -- Des Moines, Red Lodge, Lincoln and the blueberry capital of the world, to name just a few...
Together, we did lots of lists:
When we weren't getting schooled in pie dough...Pie Dough 101...
We waxed philosophical about grilled cheese...Tao of Grilled Cheese... and we debated bacon.
We chewed the fat on
Veep Debate Viewing Vittles...and we went Meatless on Mondays, an idea that you helped foster.
This year's recipe discoveries were many and varied. Here are some of my new favorites, in no particular order:
Alas, we didn't get around to Curry Week nor did we take on Spice IQ with regularity, but these are high on the to-do list for 2009. Stay tuned for more on stretching your food dollars and a reader recipe of the week, an idea I'm fiddling with.
All of this to say, it's been a great year, and I owe much of its greatness to you. Thank you for showing up early and often from all corners of the country, and thank you for challenging me when you see fit. Here's to your very mighty appetites!
P.S. The AMA Recipe Index has been updated! All recipes that have been tested for the blog to date have been included. You'll also find link to index on left hand side of this page.
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