Rather than celebrate with flourish and fanfare (we'll leave that for next year), I'll lay out my blog goals for 2009 and post my 12 favorite posts from 2008.
1. I want to post once a week. I'm much too busy and a little too lazy to keep up and post every other day. The once-a-week post will be chockful of things, so the content nor the photos will diminish in quality.
2. I want to focus more on local food. Now that I've gotten involved in my local Slow Food chapter, I've really changed the way I look at food, where it comes from, and what I do with it before it gets to my table. I've moved away from Winston-Salem twice and I always seem to come back. There's something about this area that keeps me here. I don't know what it is, but I think it's something about the food.
3. I want to review cookbooks. I have oodles of cookbooks. I only consult a select few because I don't see the need to have cookbooks that overlap genres, recipes, or trends...just because it's got a celebrity chef endorsement or James Beard Foundation seal of approval. I've got to LOVE a book before I buy it. I've got to feel that I can't live without it.