Emily's Favorite Posts of 2010

Emily's Favorite Posts of 2010

Emily Han
Dec 24, 2010

I read The Kitchn religiously – not because I write for it but because there is so much to learn from my fellow contributors (and our readers)! Following is just a handful of the many, many Kitchn posts that inspired and enlightened me this year, plus a few others from around the web.

My Favorite Posts from The Kitchn

  1. Recipe: Cranberry Curd Bars with Walnut Shortbread Crust - I rarely use any recipe more than once (because I like to try new things) but I have already made Emma's luscious cranberry squares* three times in three weeks! I crave them all the time. (*substituting almonds for walnuts, to which I am mildly allergic)

  2. Ingredient Spotlight: Miner's Lettuce - Who knew that this plant I kept seeing while hiking was an edible salad green? Kathryn did, and I'm very happy she shared this bit of foraging wisdom.

  3. How Much Milk Makes One Pound of Cheese? - Nora's cheesemonger posts have been a great source of education over the years and after reading this one, I gained a much deeper appreciation for what goes into making cheese.

  4. Recipe: Real Irish Scones - I loved reading about Sara Kate's quest to find "real" Irish scones, her insights about butter, and the notion of "indefinite definitions." The recipe is pretty fantastic, too.

  5. Weekend Meditation: Apple Pie Blossoms - I look forward to reading Dana's Weekend Meditations every week. It's hard to pick a favorite, but this one was especially wonderful.

My Favorite Posts from Around the Web

  1. LA Weekly's coverage of the Hollywood Farmers' Market in jeopardy - Felicia Friesema and Lesley Balla have done a notable job covering this topic ... which, as of this writing, has yet to be resolved so I encourage everyone who cares about the HFM to stay informed and active. (Note: Slow Food LA is another great source of information.)

  2. In Secrecy, Farmworkers Share Their Stories - Civil Eats is on my short list of favorite sites and this was an important post from Twilight Greenaway, who spent some time with farmworkers in California.

  3. Lemonade, in a Hurry - I am endlessly inspired by Tara Austen Weaver and her blog Tea & Cookies. In this post, she offered up a simple but brilliant tip for lemonade.

  4. A colorful gratin dauphinois for Design Sponge - I could probably list every post ever from La Tartine Gourmande, but this one actually made me gasp, it was so lovely.

  5. The (Real) Important Food Stories of 2010 - As an urbanite who wants to better understand the issues of importance to farmers and rural communities, I appreciated this post from Bill Bishop and Richard Oswald at Daily Yonder.

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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