MMM’s top posts of the year

sunset in Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardia
Although I’m still trying to shake myself out of 2011, I’m looking forward to this new year. It’s going to be an exciting one. On the national scale, there will be a presidential election, which will bring nightly melodramas to a TV near you. On a personal side, I’ll be attending a big family wedding. And on the business side of things, I’ll finally get to see the two cookbooks I’ve been working on for the past two years in print.

But before I leave 2011 behind, I wanted to share the most popular posts from A Modern Meal Maker last year. Preserved lemons, pasta, Italy, and MFK Fisher are topics that resonated strongly.

1. How to use preserved lemons 
2. Migajon: Mexican flowers made out of flour and water
3. Fresh pasta primer: tips on making dough
4. Ramp spaghetti: Adventures in recipe testing
5. Postcards from Italy
6. Picture Day #1: Shooting the Vie Cookbook
7. Q&A: Anne Zimmerman discusses MFK Fisher and food writing
8. Restaurant trends for 2012
9. I can do bread all by myself
10. How to poach an egg

Looking forward, here’s what other writer/food/drink enthusiasts are predicting for 2012:

Spirits writer Kara Newman thinks brandy rum will get its due this year.

Burger expert Scott Hume composed a list of burger joints that we’re likely to hear more from in 2012.

Bay Area-based food writer Cheryl Sternman Rule shares a list of food aphorisms to close out 2011.

Montreal-based blogger Jittery Cook feels that 2012 should be the year for good news

Now, if only my to-do list didn’t have so much carryover from the prior year. Ah, well. No one really ever starts with a clean slate, do they?


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