Surprising & Quirky: 10 Unexpectedly Popular Posts

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When we do this review of the past year, we’re always intrigued to see which posts got the most love and attention from our readers. Some are reliably predictable: Recipes, tours, and tutorials usually top the list. But then there’s always an odd bunch of quirky, offbeat, and downright surprising posts that our readers loved. From that infamous garlic-peeling trick to vanilla milk and a cake pop gadget, here’s a look at the top 10 unexpectedly popular posts of the year.

Welcome to The Kitchn’s Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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