From the get-go I knew it would be difficult to pick just ten top posts for 2009. Off the top of my head an initial list of about 40 came to mind. But ten was my limit. I want to thank all my fellow Kitchn bloggers for so much inspiration, recipes, tips and knowledge all year. It has been a great year.
Recipe: Totally Tender Meatballs in Tomato Sauce - This is a fantastic comfort food recipe. It is absolutely delicious and worth the effort, especially as our 6 year old son loves meatballs!
Kicking the Imported Pig Habit - I love Sara Kate's post on kicking the import habit. It is something that we try to do more and more. And while the Surryanos ham is a little expensive, I am going to buy some.
Best Eggs for Meringues - I love all of Emma's posts, and have learned so much about food science all year. I picked this post, as I just had a recent disaster making Pavlova. Now I know better.
Cold Weather Cooking – Thick and Hearty Soups - I am a huge fan of homemade soups and always on the look out for new recipes or variations on ones that I make. Just reading Faith's post makes me feel warm and well fed.
Cocktail – Gibson with Ramps - I really loved this. I am not a big cocktail drinker, but te notion of the ramps, made me want to try it.
Clotted Cream, Devon Cream etc – What is the Difference? - Just looking at the photos in this post, is almost enough to satisfy my hunger. Really learned something important as well.
Weekend Meditation: And The Pursuit of Happiness - I look forward to Dana's weekly weekend meditation posts. They set me up for the week. Thank you for a year of great inspiration. It was really hard to pick a favorite.
Cheese Curds - Fantastic post about fresh, young cheese curds. A great versatile snack, and a great way to get picky eaters to eat cheese.
Cheese: How Old is Too Old - This post resonated so much with me. I eat so much cheese and always have so many old bits of cheese lying around in the fridge. Many just get thrown out. Thanks Nora for all your wonderful posts in 2009.
Escape to Greece – Truly Unique Wines from Santorini - I enjoy writing all my wine posts, but if I had to pick one that was extra special, it was the one about the unique Assyrtiko wines from Santorini. Volcanic activity, drought, harsh winds, back-breaking labor, passion and beauty combine to bring us some of the world's best white wines.
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