Mar 2011

Celebrating 1,000 Posts on Gastronomy!

CHINESE SAUSAGES

Blog birthdays come and go without any acknowledgment on the site, but I couldn’t let this milestone pass without some fanfare. I can’t believe I’ve pressed the “Publish” button 1,000 times! And I can’t believe people actually read this stuff!

I launched this site one summery day back in August 2006 while bored to tears at work. I was performing some heavy duty statistical analysis at the time and desperately needed an outlet for my creativity. Little did I know that writing about my food adventures at home and out on the town would afford me so many awesome opportunities and introduce me to so many fun and fascinating people. This has been a seriously amazing ride, and I hope to keep on bloggin’ till I’m gray and senile.

In celebration of the big 1-0-0-0, a retrospective is in order! Of the 999 posts that preceded this one, these are the most viewed recipe and restaurant posts of all time. Thank you for taking the time to read Gastronomy and I hope you’ll enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Eating Out

THE LUNCH LADY

1. Meet The Lunch Lady

COOL HAUS

2. Cool Haus – Los Angeles

LEG PLATTER

3. Vietnamese Fried Chicken at Su Su

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4.  Bánh Bò & Bánh Tiêu – Vietnamese Doughnut Stuffed with Spongy Cake

BANH CAM

5. Bánh Cam – Vietnamese Doughnuts

Islands of Adventure - Orlando

6. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, and Chicken Fingers

THE FRENCH LAUNDRY

7. How to Get a Reservation at The French Laundry

auntie em's red velvet cupcake

8. Auntie Em’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

THE FRENCH LAUNDRY

9. The French Laundry – Yountville

TAMARIND FISH

10. Eating in Bangkok: Part III

Eating In

Inside-Out Carrot Cake Cookies

1. Inside-Out Carrot Cake Cookies

STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING

2. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

CINNAMON ROLLS WITH CREAM CHEESE ICING

3. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

PHO CHAY - VEGETARIAN PHO

4. Phở Chay – Vegetarian Phở

BANH BOT LOC

5. Bánh Bột Lọc – Vietnamese Dumplings with Shrimp and Pork

VIETNAMESE BEEF STEW - BO KHO

6. Bò Kho – Vietnamese Beef Stew

JIM 'N NICK'S CHEESE BISCUITS

7. Jim ‘N Nick’s Cheese Biscuits

THIT KHO

8. Thịt Kho – Caramelized Braised Pork and Eggs

STRAWBERRY HILLS BANANA MUFFINS FOREVER

9. Cookin’ with Coolio: Strawberry Hills Banana Muffins Forever

MAPLE BACON BISCUITS

10. Maple Bacon Biscuits

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32 thoughts on “Celebrating 1,000 Posts on Gastronomy!

  1. I love that Coolio’s muffins made the top 10!

    I hope to be reading Gastronomy Blog until I’m old and grey and senile!

    Congrats on this exciting milestone! 🙂

  2. Congrats on your 1000th post! That is truly an amazing feat. I really enjoy reading your posts they are so fun and entertaining. Keep them coming and I’ll keep on reading!

  3. Congrats Cathy! Your blog is one of my favourites and I hope to keep reading about your food adventures.

  4. I want to thank you and the astronomer ( and the rest of your family) for sharing all your eating adventures. My favorite posts are the ones from when you lived in Vietnam. The insiders view of the local food was breath taking and hunger pang inducing.
    Best wishes to you and I can not wait ot see the 2000 post retrospective.

  5. Congrats on 1000 posts – I’m so grateful I stumbled upon your blog. I always look forward to reading about your meals and living vicariously through your gorgeous photographs.

  6. wowzers lady! 1,000! that’s like more fingers than i can count! congrats cathy for being such a consistent, dedicated blogger. love your photos and your opinions about food.

  7. Congratulations! I think the biggest milestone of this blog is how it brought us together to become friends! =P Your posts really help me when I’m homesick, and also showed good places to eat while I was in Vietnam. You’re super super awesome. Here’s to another 1000 posts!

  8. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I enjoy visiting your site and drooling over your adventures. Your restaurant reviews also came in handy on a trip to San Diego, so thank you! I wish you many, many more years of expanding your (and our) culinary horizons and blogging.

  9. Congratulations, Chi Nhu!!! We hope you can get up to 1,000,000 posts!!!

    Love,
    Your Favorite Cousins ;o), Megan :oD & Maddie :oP

    ps: Look up Megan and Maddie in the search box!!

  10. Woweee, that’s quite a milestone! Congratulations, I’m looking forward to following your continuing gastronomical adventures

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