Happy New Year, Chowbaccans! Let The Chowbacchanalia! Begin!

Well, another year is winding down. It's been fun for Doc Gus, Bittersweet, and I to share our thoughts on food and cooking with you all. I'm proud of what we've done here over the years. From the ridiculous, to the thoughtful, from the poignant, to the practical, we do what we want and buck food blog readers' expectations here at Chowbacca!, and it's been a blast. There's only ever been one hook to writing for Chowbacca!, "where's the food?". It's about how food makes us feel and how it plays into our lives. At times that's just a mention of a new kitchen technique or tool, at others it's something more personal. Thanks for being a part of it.

Now here's some fun for the year's end, along with a list of my personal favorite posts of 2014, and a wish that you all have a safe and happy NYE as well as a healthy and productive 2015!

Special thanks to the people who actually read this blog: Sean K., Jason V., Paul R., Señor Vegetable, Jerry T., Terry N., Lisa K., Darren y., Jenny N., Jenny M., Contented Acres Produce, Dr. Adam O'D., Kay P., and anyone else I missed of our over 400 Facebookers, Twitterbugs, Tumblrs, and Plus-heads. We love you all! Dottore Gustavo and 99% Bittersweet? You're the best!

Also, a big shout out to Chef John Q and Ramos House Cafe, Bryan Flannery and Flannery Beef, R + D Kitchen (Newport Beach), and Riverhorse on Main, and Peking Dragon for some of my favorite meals of the year (sincere, uncompensated, shout outs). Seriously, thanks.

Of course, it goes without saying, all of my love to Wonder Woman and The Wee Wonder!

Live from the office party.

I was getting sick of de-boning my own bananas.

That word "fun". I do not think it means what you think it means.

"He has your grease."

g0b0t's favorite posts of 2014 include:

Communal Tables Suck!

Honey, I Creamed A Woodchuck!

Death To Foodie!

Release The Kräftor!

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Ween Loaf!

Chianti, Fava Beans, and Pornography

Stolen Tables and Valdemort

My Father's Caprese Salad

Say "Chowda", Frenchie!

Sourdough Pancakes

You keep saying "potato salad". I do not think that it means what you think it means.

I'm just going to leave this right here ...

Inappropriate Product Name of the Year!

The party bus has arrived! Happy New Year!

Goodnight, 2014


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