Posted by / Monday, December 31, 2012

Best of E.A.T. in 2012

Wow, where did the time go? Lots of amazing smells, tastes, and presentations came out of the kitchen this year! I had some major food accomplishments and opportunities this year that I'd love to re-cap before we get to the top recipes or E.A.T. hits from 2012!
  1. This time last year I was beyond thrilled when Robey Martin of Style Weekly dubbed me as a Richmond food writer to follow — who knew!? Beyond humbling and such a great start to 2012.
  2. When Valentine's Day rolled around, I loved getting the chance to collaborate with Sarah Copeland, helping to promote the launch of her new book, The Newlywed Cookbook, by re-creating her famous Iron-Skillet Steak with Thyme Butter with a little bit of an E.A.T. twist.
  3. Running the Twitter and Pinterest accounts for The Farm Table was a new and exciting venture — this company fits so much in my belief to E.A.T. local and E.A.T. well and I'm already looking forward to when the produce delivery boxes come back in season.
  4. I also loved getting to work with Farm to Family to create recipes for produce some may not be familiar with like salsify, rabbit, and kohlrabi
  5. Guest posting recipes for Lot18 in a series called The Seasonal Palate has been one of my favorite collaborations over the past year. I'm looking forward to publishing new dishes and hope you'll follow along here.
  6. Traveling to Chicago in October to participate in Kenmore's kickoff event led to my meeting so many new-to-me bloggers from all over the country and presented the opportunity to eat a real Chicago hot dog.
  7.  Having E.A.T. featured in the winter issue of Artful Blogging Magazine this past November was also a huge highlight for me — this image rich article is one I'm so proud of.
I want to continue, as time allows, to be involved in all things food related, because as you know, I was born hungry! Now lets get on to the tasty treats that have been the most popular for E.A.T. throughout 2012:

So there you have it — my food related accomplishments and most popular E.A.T. posts for 2012. If you tried any of the dishes above, I'd love to hear what you thought in the comments section below. I am so looking forward to what 2013 has to bring as it relates to food. What's brewing in your kitchen for 2013?

And for those interested in even more food, DIY and garden related projects I had going on in 2012, I hope you'll check out this 2012 roundup over on 17 Apart, the collaborative blog I keep up with my fiance.

As always, 

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. Happy New Year to you! I have so enjoyed following along this year. Looking forward to what you will make in 2013.

    1. Thanks Shannon! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. I have to tell you it has been a visual pleasure to both read and see the art like pictures. In a busy week I love to take the time to enjoy your posts and the food. Thanks.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and following along! Happy New Year and good eats in 2013!


"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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