28 Cooks: Fiber rounds up the best snacks, bites and nibbles of each month in two awesome posts- a snack addict's idea of heaven, for sure! Read her post to get some great ideas for your own parties this year.
Ahaar: Mandira ponders over the big changes in her life over the year and highlights some favorite dishes that gave her "something new - a new taste, a new recipe, a new grain, a new flavor..." and were delicious as well.
A Mad Tea Party: Anita round up her favorite posts of the year, starting with the post that led to a poori-frying frenzy in the Indian food blog world with its timely reminder of moderation and common sense.
Anali's First Amendment: Anali writes a recap of the renovations on her blog/cooking life during 2007, including well-organized recipe binders. Her Homemade Bread Pledge is something I'm definitely excited about.
An Italian in the US: Marta chronicles the best culinary moments of the year, including learning to bake bread and make home-made pasta, participating in food blog events and hosting her own, and making her first liqueurs and jams. Now that counts as a very productive year indeed.
A Suitable Spice: Minti, in only the second (!) post on her blog, tells us all about the culinary highlights of her year, and her cooking aspirations for the year to come.
Canela & Comino: Gretchen points out some delicious favorites from the months since she started blogging (including some tasty Peruvian stews) and shares her list of things to make in 2008. My favorite bit- she found recipes to use up 125 lbs of plantains that were gifted to her this year!
Champaign Taste: Lisa has a tough time choosing just 10 dishes of the ones she made this year, but does end up with a fantastic list of "keeper" recipes, including one of my own favorites: Gobhi Aloo Sabji.
Coconut and Lime: Rachel chooses one favorite original recipe for each month of the year, including one with the very intriguing name "smearcase".
Cook (almost) Anything: Haalo selects a baker's dozen of gorgeous recipes for 2007. Be prepared to be dazzled by everything from purple gnocchi to basil ice cream.
Cooking 4 All Seasons: Srivalli gives us the story of how her blog took shape, along with her favorite dishes, meals and posts of the year. Her cooking resolution for 2008 is one of my resolutions too.
Cooking from A to Z: Kaykat writes a thoughtful account about how cooking and blogging has led her to think more "about the "right" things", something that many of us can identify with. She shares a list of 10 favorite dishes, plus her favorite pooch treats of the year. Dale thanks you, Kaykat!
Culinary Bazaar: Dhivya gets nostalgic, and captures 2007 in three desserts and their associated sweet memories, all in one heartfelt post.
Culinary Types: T.W. Barritt reminisces about encounters with all kinds of culinary types- including chefs, home cooks, trend-makers and food bloggers! Click through to get to know them more.
Escapades: Arundati shares ten favorite dishes that have graced her blog, table and parties, including homemade truffles and chocolates, and a gorgeous date and fig ravioli.
Finger Licking Food: Namratha reveals that her passion for food is a new found one, and that is hard to believe once you look at her delicious list of 10 favorite recipes, including the all-time favorite, black forest cake.
Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: The Food Hunter chose to recap the top 5 new foods of 2007. Click through to read this interesting list and see if you have tasted any of these foods.
Food, In The Main...: Shyam shares her five favorites of the year. I especially love the vegetarian Shepherd's Pie, which "sacrifices nothing - in taste or farmyard animals" :D
For The Cook In Me: Nags takes an interesting and introspective look at the highlights of the blogging year, including her most popular post, her most fun post, and the one that surprised her the most. Go see for yourself what they are!
Fun and Food: Mansi muses over everything that went into the making of her blog, then shares her favorite recipes from several different categories, including one that is perfect for the season: a Hot and Spiced Vanilla Rum Drink.
Green Gourmet Giraffe: Johanna writes about the most memorable food moments of the year, including the creation of an adorable (and vegetarian!) hog's head.
Habeas Brulee: Danielle thinks back to every month of 2007 and relives some of the best moments- culinary ones, as well as big happenings in her personal and professional life.
Hunger Pangs: Rajitha pens (types?) down her thoughts on why she enjoys food blogging, and gives her top 5 recipes based on a unique criterion- "coz i thought photos looked good with minimal effort" :D Click through to see for yourself that these photos and recipes do look completely delicious!
Indian Cooking: Sagari is a new blogger who looks back on the start of her blog and picks out five delicious favorites. We wish you good luck for a whole new year of cooking and blogging.
Indian Food Rocks: Manisha looks over the year one month at a time and shares the highlights- be they food, family or life in general. Click through to take a look at a memorable year of incredible posts.
In Love With Food: Bindiya proclaims "BLOGGING SIMPLY ROCKS" (we agree!) and shares 7 of her favorite dishes this year- 2 rich curries and a whole array of tempting desserts.
Iron Stef: Stef recollects the most memorable posts of the year all in once place to make one quirky, wonderful post containing everything from bright pink gnocchi, adorable-looking savory meatloaf cupcakes and a zucchini the size of a toddler, among other delights.
Jugalbandi: Bee and Jai write about their favorite posts from the diverse series on their blog, and each pick five of their favorite recipes from this year. Click through to get a bird's eye view of this incredibly wide-ranging blog.
Kalyn's Kitchen: Kalyn chooses a favorite recipe from each month, like roasted asparagus in February and spiced butternut squash in November. Each of these dishes is healthful, flavorful, seasonal and oh-so-colorful: a winning combination.
Kitchen Art: Shella writes a heartfelt tribute to each of her family members and friends for being avid supporters of her blog. Click through to read about her prize-winning chocolate recipe.
Live To Eat: Sig looks back at the best posts from all the myriad categories of her blog- including desserts, cocktails and restaurant reviews. That Kumquat and Mango Mojito is calling out to me, but wait, it is only 7 in the morning :D
Mane Adige: Ramya's flashback is a short and sweet list of the 5 best pictures on her blog and the 5 recipes that her readers have appreciated the most.
Maninas: Food Matters: Maninas summarizes the best recipe of the year in 4 words- "INSPIRATION, BOLD FLAVOURS, DISCOVERIES, EXPERIMENTATION" what more can one ask for?
My Randap: Seema takes a fond look at her blog and chooses the favorite recipes that run the gamut from the very traditional (sanna polo) to the very modern (fruit pizza). Click through to see the whole list.
Nalapaka: Vanamala reminisces about the happy family moments of the year gone by and lists her favorite dishes of the year and of each month, all wrapped into an appetizing feast.
Out Of The Garden: Linda bids a fond farewell to 2007 and finds that the year has been more than a foodie-journey for her. Click through to see her highlights of the year and gorgeous pictures of good times on her blog.
Passionate About Baking: The Passionate Baker treats us to a eye-popping collage of her year's creations, then shares many of the favorites of 2007- including her favorite discoveries this year ("BLOGGING & new friends" is at the top of the list!)
Ra Cha Chow: Tracy's post reveals a lot of her year's favorites- recipe, TV show, product and website, plus a sneak peek into exciting things to come in 2008. Her favorite product is one of my favorite new discoveries of the year too.
Saffron Trail: Nandita rounds up all the recipes blogged in 2007, and shares her personal favorites- from a zero-oil vegetable dish to a strawberry cheesecake that resulted in "an extra inch on our waist" :D
Simple Indian Food: EC shares the ten recipes of the year that were super-hits, as well as some great resolutions for the coming year. Click through to see if any of your own favorites made it to the list.
Siri's Corner: Siri fondly remembers the favorite moments of 2007, including 15 days of NaBloPoMo and participation in the FAHC campaign.
Spicy Chilly: Bharathy presents her top ten recipes, including one of my all-time favorite snacks- raw banana chips.
Sunita's World: Sunita speaks fondly of the blog as her "third baby" and highlights some of her delicious creations of the year, as well as her wonderful monthly event Think Spice.
Swad: As she bids farewell to 2007, Swapna also says good-bye to her kitchen as she prepares to a brand new home in India. Go read her fond memories of setting up home and hearth and the memorable recipes that were lovingly prepared there.
Tastes Like Home: Cynthia recollects “A year in the kitchen”, full of activity and yielding incredible results. Click through to her column to read a concise account of her numerous and diverse culinary adventures in 2007.
Teczcape: Tigerfish sews together a collage of time-saving dishes for busy cooks everywhere- 10 one-dish favorites that definitely meet the stated goal of "Quick. Easy. Healthy. Nutritious." Now is the time to get some fresh dinner ideas for the new year.
Tham Jiak: Rokh looks back at a year of delicious eats and highlights "best idea thought of in 2007" and "best celebration" along with favorite recipe and restaurant, all packed into one engaging post.
The Bubbling Cauldron: Kamini polls her family to find the best dish of 2007, then reveals a few more dishes that are her own favorites. Take a guess- what could the family favorite be; then check if you are right!
The Perfect Pantry: Lydia divulges some pantry ingredients that stood out during this year, then gives us a sneak peek into 10 exciting new ingredients that just might make their way into the perfect pantry in 2008. Click through to look at the list, then suggest some of your own favorite ingredients to Lydia.
The Singing Chef: Raaga writes an interesting account of her culinary journey and reveals a lot of the year's favorites, including the ingredient of the year and the discovery of the year. Curious about what they are? Go see for yourself.
What Smells So Good: Sarah's list includes her own favorite posts, favorite posts from other blogs, as well as a delicious list of recipes that she plans to make in the coming year. Click through to get some more to-do dishes for your own list, because everything on Sarah's list sounds really good.
What's For Lunch, Honey?: Meeta's retrospective includes her favorite moments from each aspect of her blog, including Bollywood Cooking, Foodography and Daring Bakers, all depicted with her signature spectacular photographs.
When My Soup Came Alive: Sra writes a contemplative post about her year of blogging, letting us into what she wants her blog to do next year, then setting out her favorite posts...everything from recipes to commentaries to trips down memory lane, all bundled up in this candid and humorous post.
One Hot Stove: My ten favorite recipes of 2007.
Last but not least, here is a Blog Reader Challenge: Go visit the food blogs that you read and love, and tell them what *your favorite post* of the year was, on that particular blog. Perhaps there was the one write-up that really struck a chord, a post that was useful or informative, or a recipe that you tried and loved. Half the joy of blogging comes from the conversation between bloggers and readers, so tell us what your own favorite posts were.
There is always a possibility that some entries are lost in cyberspace, so if you don't see your entry here, please e-mail me and I will include it right away.
Many thanks to all the participants and all the readers. Here's wishing you a beautiful dawn tomorrow as a new year begins in our lives.