15 Visits With the Farmers and Makers Who Make Our Food

The Kitchn's Best of 2013

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This year we wanted to find out where our food comes from. To do that we sailed down Alaska's Chatham Strait to learn about salmon fishing; we flew across the world to walk through a za'atar farm in Lebanon; we waded through oyster flats in Massachusetts and watched a seed cleaning machine filter hops seed in North Carolina. We also foraged for lunch in Amsterdam, made cheese with the ladies of Cowgirl Creamery in California, and built bee hives in Chicago. Here's a look back at what we saw and learned in each place:

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    Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2013 roundup!

    From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We'll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our 2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!

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