Last March, Paul proposed a joint hobby...a food blog. I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. But, when I saw his first post, sourdough rye bread, I was all in, and we haven't looked back. We have loved watching our readership grow, and receiving your many emails, pictures, and recipe ideas. Thank you. With the addition of a return visitor from Zambia this morning, we now have regular readers in 164 countries. Paul gets especially excited by the growing number of people reading our blog in translation, from Vietnamese to Slovak, Turkish to Tagalog.
Food is powerful. It is evocative, universal, and yet uniquely enmeshed in culture. This blog is driven by our passion for connection through food -- to the people across the table, to the farmers behind our ingredients, to the culinary traditions that root us, and the natural world around us.
To ring in the New Year, we wanted to share our readers' favorite recipes from 2014 (click directly on the images above or recipe titles below):