2010 marks the beginning of my blogging for The Kitchn, so a few of my favorite posts were chosen from the viewpoint of reader and others as a member of this site's team. These posts range from practical advice to moving stories, and each involve incredible food.
My Favorite Posts from The Kitchn
- Hainanese Chicken With Rice from Mark Bittman Recipe Review - I love this post on testing Mark's Hainanese chicken recipe. Faith's execution was just how I would have approached it, and it was a great starting point when I actually tried the poached chicken myself (big success!).
- Marcus Samuelsson: Cook Through Your History - I loved this idea of deriving cooking inspiration from my own family history. Emily articulated Marcus's idea well and it reads like a heartwarming culinary call to action.
- How To Cut Up a Chicken: The Video Home Hacks - Even though I've taken several knife skills classes, I always seem to forget exactly how to break down a chicken. I turn to the video when I need a reminder!
- Good Morning! Kugelhopf Breakfast Rolls - Emma's breakfast rolls recipe has been in the back of my mind all year. Besides the fact that they look fantastic, they are just so much more than your everyday roll recipe. I think this Christmas morning is the time to finally try them out!
- Chili and Cornbread: A Cool-Weather Meal in a Jar - My goodness, how perfect does this chill and cornbread look? And to have the enitre meal ready to go in a hip glass jar? Anjali found a great idea here, and I can't wait for the weather to warm up just so I can plan a picnic around it!
My Favorite Posts from Around the Web
- Let It Dough!, Nytimes.com - Christoph Niemann's take on creation through cookie dough is simply the cutest and most creative feature I've seen all season!
- Blackberry Cheesecake, The Pioneer Woman - I am a big fan of the pioneer woman, a.k.a. Ree Drummond, and this blackberry cheesecake is one of her best recipes and posts. If I'm not drooling over her photos (she just makes everything look good), I'm laughing along with her comments.
- Pickled Cabbage, The New Yorker - Here's the thing about The New Yorker magazine: an article titled Pickled Cabbage is guaranteed to be great. Their 2010 annual food issue included several great essays about singular foods, such as this one by by David Bezmozgis, remembering his family history of pickling cabbage.
- What's This?, Cake Wrecks - If you have yet to discover Cake Wrecks, the irreverent blog that discusses baked goods gone wrong, you are in for a treat. They never miss a beat, whether it's pointing out misspellings or just questioning the general sanity (insanity?) of cake bakers everywhere.
- Killing dinner, Salon.com - Most of the time I have to keep myself from re-posting everything Francis Lam writes. He heads up the food section at Salon.com and does a fine job of making readers laugh, feel totally starving, think about the world at large, and want to cook, sometimes all in the same article. This particular article details his experience killing and then eating a chicken, and what goes on between these acts.
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