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A Toast to The Sicilian on being Freshly Pressed!

Hedonist here and I want to give a great big “Congratulations!” to The Sicilian as her terrific post – What Three Things are Always in Your Refrigerator?– was Freshly Pressed!

Freshly Pressed Sicilian


You bloggers out there know just how big a deal this is.  For those of you aren’t bloggers, lemme ‘splain…

This and many other sites use WordPress to bring you information, make you laugh, make you think, make you feel, get you aroused, or in the case of my posts – none of the above.  Just how many?  According to their site, there are approximately 61 million WordPress sites around the world who produce 40 million new posts every month.  The editors at WordPress sort through posts and pick out the ones they like best and bestow upon them the honor of being featured as “Freshly Pressed” on their site.   It’s not easy getting that distinction – only a couple dozen get featured every week.  As a math-gifted Asian, I can tell you that’s a really, really, small percentage.

How amazing is it that WordPress chose to honor The Sicilian with this?  That’s truly an elite group and I have to say I’m insanely jealous.  I’m sure all bloggers can relate – it takes a certain amount of effort and personal investment to actually write something that’s slightly coherent, let alone entertaining.   And blogging is not like art, where you can make it for it’s own sake.  At some point, every single blog post requires the author to click “Publish” which is probably Latin for “Hey world, I’m putting this out there for you to read and I’d love it if there were more of ‘you’ out there.”

The Sicilian is a terrific writer and deserves the attention.  Even before this “official” accolade, I’ve watched in admiration as her posts racked up a lot of page views and consistently get more comments than mine.  There’s just something about her topics and the way she writes that connects with readers.

I’m really proud to have her as a contributor here and, even more importantly, as a friend in real life.


Sicilian, got anything you want to add?


And I can’t deny the fact that you like me! Right now, you like me! Thank you.


PS – The blog generated more than 250 comments.  I will be writing a post on the data analysis of the findings.logging

The Sicilian

The Sicilian


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About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

14 comments on “A Toast to The Sicilian on being Freshly Pressed!

  1. Amylieinlyon
    March 4, 2013

    I’m so glad she was featured as “Freshly Pressed”, the blog’s great ! Keep up the good work too 🙂

  2. talkavino
    March 4, 2013


  3. Cara Thereon
    March 4, 2013

    Serious big deal. Congrats to her.

  4. Yinzerella
    March 4, 2013

    I am totally jealous.

  5. the winegetter
    March 4, 2013

    That’s FANTASTIC! Awesome. And it was a great, great post!!

  6. a2sicilian
    March 4, 2013

    Thanks John. Apparently, 20 years’ experience as a business journalist and business editor & writer can help with fun hobbies like this, too. Believe me, I’ve never received close to 268 comments on anything I’ve ever written in all those years. But food touches something deep and emotional within all of us. Thanks to everyone who shared what’s in their refrigerators. I’ll be posting a blog soon on my analysis of the results 😉

  7. Go Jules Go
    March 4, 2013

    All right, now you’ve got me fixated on what the actual percentage is of blogs that are FP’d.

    I read that post, and it was fabulous! Congrats to the Mrs.! I hope you’re not far behind, because your writing is also most DEFINITELY Freshly Pressed worthy, my FWH friend!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      March 4, 2013

      Wait, wait, wait… the Mrs? No, the Boom Boom doesn’t even read my blog, let alone write a FP-worthy post!

      And you should be fixated on that small percentage – makes people who’ve been FP’d several times (= you) that much more amazing. I think I’ve had a quite a few that were worthy, but it’s usually an expletive or off-color joke that does me in!

      • Go Jules Go
        March 4, 2013

        Nooooo why did I always think the Sicilian was your wife???? *blushes* Well, color me embarrassed.

  8. a2sicilian
    March 4, 2013

    Ha ha.

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  10. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    March 6, 2013

    I have written a blog post today correcting my mistake on my blog last week – check it out my new friend…………..

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