A friend of mine recently posted the following as her facebook status:
“I am such a sucker for end of the year “top” lists…i just can’t explain it.”
Well, she’s not the only one. This week I’m sharing a few of the many “best of the year” lists that have appeared in my reader over the past few weeks.
This site has an amazing collection of 2010-related lists. So many that I probably don’t need to make my own list, except that only a handful are food related. Impressive, nonetheless, especially if you’re looking for a way to kill a couple hours of your time (assuming, of course, that your #1 resolution isn’t to stop wasting time).
There were a lot of “Best Cookbooks of 2010” lists: David Lebovitz, Epicurious, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, NY Times, Serious Eats, Grist (technically “favorite food books”, but some cookbooks made the list). I either need to stop getting new cookbooks or buy a bigger bookshelf…I’m leaning towards the bookshelf.
This is even more up my alley: Huffington Post’s Best Blogs-to-Cookbooks of 2010. There are no plans for a Relishments cookbook, so I probably won’t make the 2011 list, but you never know :)
From Grist, the Top 10 Scary Foods of 2010. I could rail on the issues of the current food system, but I think this list speaks pretty well for itself.
The Biggest Food Politics Stories, according to Slashfood. A definite mix of good and bad.
Fear not, it’s not all bad news: Change.org has a list of the 6 Biggest Sustainable Food Victories of 2010.
Anthony Bourdain’s favorite and least favorite things of 2010, including books, movies and ingredients. I could watch Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations for the rest of my life and be content to not watch much else, I think.
From the non-food realm:
Finally, Success Your Way posted a really impressive list of 111 New Years Resolutions and Tools to Make Them a Reality. Well worth a look, if you’ve made any resolutions for 2011.