Happy Groundhog Day
One year ago today, I started Kitchenhacker. I've written over 200 posts since then, and I have learned a lot. Not everything I've learned has been about food, either. I've learned about blogging, about myself, and about some of you.
I want to thank all of you for reading... and I especially want to thank those of you who leave comments. I've always wanted this blog to be a conversation rather than merely a soapbox. In particular, I want to thank crimfan (who also gets a special thank-you for picking up my slack), Jason, ketherian, CoerciveUtopian, and all the other frequent commenters.
If you're relatively new around here, let me give you a quick introduction to some of my more popular posts:
- Kitchenhacking 101 is a guide to the basic philosophy behind this site.
- Post-Industrial Cooking explores the impact of the changes in the food industry over the last 50 years... and riffs off of some themes in Kitchenhacking 101.
- Recipes Are Made To Be Broken, Parts One, Two, and Three. So far, this is the best explanation I have written of my cooking technique. It also explains why I don't include a lot of recipes on this site.
One of the things that I hope to focus on in the coming year is revisiting and expanding upon some of the themes in these articles. While I'm happy with the direction that Kitchenhacker has taken, I want to write a bit more about theory, cultural changes, and thought processes that pertain to food and cooking.
I hope you'll be here.