Editor’s Choice: Sara Kate’s Favorite Posts of 2008 Best of 2008
• 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.