The Hungry Hounds -- Best of 2014
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 reader's favorite recipes from 2014.
Caribbean Spiced Roast Chicken
Several years ago, while traveling in New Orleans, Rebecca and I heard about a local chef who made a traditional roast every weekend for a family dinner. Inspired, we began our own tradition of a weekly roast, sometimes meat, other times vegetarian. Our frequent favorite was a classic roast chicken with butter, garlic, and lemon. Adapting this dish to our new home in Haiti, we created a Caribbean Spiced Roast Chicken, drawing on the sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors found across the Caribbean basin. This combination of spices is reminiscent of Jamaica's famous jerks and Haiti's vibrant marinades, and the crispy skin will have you coming back for more.
The season of feasting will soon be upon us! As we get ready for holiday entertaining, we wanted to share some of our favorite seasonal recipes with you.
6 Winter Salads
For us, a good meal involves contrast, vibrant vegetables and meatless mains, even in the coldest months. We’ve put together a collection of 6 of our most popular hearty winter salads to inspire your winter salading.