Editor's Choice: Sara Kate's Favorite Posts of 2008

Editor's Choice: Sara Kate's Favorite Posts of 2008

What were Sara Kate's favorite posts from this past year? Hint: a wonderful kitchen tour, a cultural question of salads, and more. Read on to see them all.

Kitchen Tour: At Home in Paris with David Lebovitz - I'm an apartment voyeur, but in Paris I get an extra thrill out of seeing where people live. An insider's look at David Lebovitz's place was such a treat. I love how David's kitchen spreads throughout the apartment with equipment stored in almost every room. He truly lives food.

Weekend Meditation: The Shared World - It's hard to pick which of Dana's weekend meditations is my favorite. This one, from a few days after the election, pulls in the spirit so many people were feeling in that historic time. I think Dana and I are a lot alike: we both can see the whole world through the act of cooking.

Bittman's No-Knead Bread Phenomenon - This isn't just a favorite for the traffic it brought. It is a great example how blogging (and crediting!) a piece in another publication can create a conversation in another publication where a community already exists: Kitchn readers had (and still have) a place to come and chit-chat in their own special way about this amazing bread recipe.

Cultural Differences: Salad Before or After Dinner - Elizabeth has a way of hitting the nail on the head. She thinks of questions and little tidbits like when you eat salad that get people talking.

On Tasting While Cooking - Emma, who recently finished culinary school, has a way of keeping us on our toes with some great tips from the professional kitchen, yet she always makes it fun and accessible. This was a wonderful post that reminded us to taste as we cook, yet another way to get involved with our food on every level.

Home Cooking: The Homemade Wedding Cake - Faith's wedding this past fall was beyond. She made cake and ice cream for 150 people. And it was amazing: I know because I was there. For her to chronicle the whole thing and share such an intimate part of her life with us was a gift. I have since heard of so many people making her recipes for their own weddings.

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