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My Favorites from 2013

I debated whether to have a year-end recap of my favorite posts from this year.  It seemed like a cheap ploy to get away with not actually coming up with new content.  And you know I NEVER do shit like that.  Snicker.

But then I thought – Time, People, and other publishers get to put together year-end lists.  And I kick those hacks’ asses up and down the interwebz.  So why shouldn’t I be able to do it?

Oh yeah, their lists are about world events and important people, not their own articles.

Screw it…


My Favorite Posts About Food

My post about elotes, because I’ve made this several times and love it more and more.

elotes final


My scallops & braised pork belly recipe, because it was one of the best things I’ve ever come up with.

S13 Scallop belly


When I made this shoyu ramen and it got featured on Bon Appetit’s website:

Ramen Final


Just a reminder – Check out my Recipes Index to the left.  Or click here.  It’s even organized.  Somewhat.


Wine and Other Assorted Libations

This post, where I give excuses valid reasons for not writing about wine that often.  I also re-establish that I’m a major wine pimp.  Or just a major wino.



Probably the best wine I had all year was the 1979 Spring Mountain Cabernet at Boom Boom’s fundraiser.

Spring Mtn cab


And while this is only tangentially about drinking, I had a ton of fun writing a guest post for my buddy, The Winegetter.



My post about pro wrestlers and presidents was completely random and had absolutely nothing to do with food or wine. But it brought back great memories.

dick bruiser wiki

And that randomness led to my griping about how other men have ruined shopping for me .


Although it was a very painful, introspective experience, my hipster confession was definitely a life-changer.

hipster tupac


While that was a life-changer, The Sicilian’s question of “What Three Things aare Always in Your Refrigerator?” was a game-changer.



It was so damn good it got Fresh Pressed.


Happy New Year!



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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.

6 comments on “My Favorites from 2013

  1. talkavino
    December 31, 2013

    Very nice recap! Happy New Year!

  2. the drunken cyclist
    December 31, 2013

    Geez, could not come up with any new content, I see. Happy New Year!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      December 31, 2013

      I have a dozen posts of new content anywhere between 50-95% done. It’s pure laziness that’s set in.

  3. thewineraconteur
    January 1, 2014

    It is hard to recap when you are having such a good time, and I was glad to see that Oliver’s home was still standing after your party that you wrote about, that was the best.

  4. mrsugarbears
    January 2, 2014

    Love this! And now I would like pork belly for lunch. 🙂

  5. PinotNinja
    January 8, 2014

    Congrats on a year of great work! And thanks for re-sharing the recipes. It’s almost corn season down here and this reminded me that I MUST make elotes. Lots and lots of elotes.

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