No Recipes Top 10 (2008)

It’s been a great year filled with cooking adventures (and misadventures). I started this blog as a way to motivate myself to cook outside my comfort zone and to serve as a record of my successes and failures. It’s turned into much more than that though, I’ve made friends and I’ve even had the fortune of meeting a few bloggers in person.

This post was originally going to be about 10 of my favourite dishes from the past year, but that seemed a little too contrived, so I decided to let you be the judge. Below are the 10 most visited posts over the past year.


  1. North African Stewed Veggies
  2. 5 Salts From Around the World
  3. No Menus: An Underground Restaurant Affair
  4. Chinese Roast Pork (Siew Yuk)
  5. Asparagus Linguine with Mint Pesto
  6. Tacos Al Pastor
  7. Smokra
  8. Meyer Lemon Icebox Cake
  9. Nasu Dengaku (Grilled Eggplant with Sweet Miso Sauce)
  10. Killer Meatloaf

Did you have a different favourite? Leave a comment and and tell us what your favorite post was.

I’m currently traveling around Asia looking for new foods and new inspirations to share with you. This post was written and scheduled ahead of time. As such, I may take a while to respond to your comments and questions but I’ll get to them as soon as I return:-)

  • http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com/ Peter G

    A great selection Marc…hope you’re enjoying your travels. Happy 2009!

  • http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com Peter G

    A great selection Marc…hope you’re enjoying your travels. Happy 2009!

  • http://constableslarder.blogspot.com/ Giff

    why would your top 10 be too contrived? after all, I come here for your editorial voice, no? :)

    I’d love to see your personal favorite posts from the year, and have been thinking about posting mine.

  • http://constableslarder.blogspot.com Giff

    why would your top 10 be too contrived? after all, I come here for your editorial voice, no? :)

    I’d love to see your personal favorite posts from the year, and have been thinking about posting mine.

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    That is a lot of tasty looking food. I made those tacos al pastor and they were really good!

    Have a great new year!

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    That is a lot of tasty looking food. I made those tacos al pastor and they were really good!

    Have a great new year!

  • http://schweetnsavory.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    Those all look delish! My favorite dish this year would have to be Kimbop. One of my best friends is Korean, so I get to eat a lot of it. ;)

  • http://schweetnsavory.blogspot.com Melissa

    Those all look delish! My favorite dish this year would have to be Kimbop. One of my best friends is Korean, so I get to eat a lot of it. ;)

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com We Are Never Full

    i know this is a bit late, but thanks for providing all of us w/ an awesome food blog. keep doing what you do and i look forward to more in 2009. happy new year!

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com/ We Are Never Full

    i know this is a bit late, but thanks for providing all of us w/ an awesome food blog. keep doing what you do and i look forward to more in 2009. happy new year!

  • marc

    Thanks Peter!

    Giff, good point, maybe next year I’ll do both.

    Kevin thanks!

    Melissa, I love kimbap too. In korea there have little hole-in-the-wall places all over that sell them as snacks.

    Thanks We are Never Full! You’re blog is one of my favourites as well.

  • marc

    Thanks Peter!

    Giff, good point, maybe next year I’ll do both.

    Kevin thanks!

    Melissa, I love kimbap too. In korea there have little hole-in-the-wall places all over that sell them as snacks.

    Thanks We are Never Full! You’re blog is one of my favourites as well.

  • http://foodalogue.com/ Joan Nova

    Interesting stuff here. Nice blog. And you are so generous to share the photography tips! You’ve got a new subscriber. I have the same cooking philosophy…to look at a recipe for inspiration…some times it’s the technique, some times it’s the ingredient list…and then off I go to ‘do my own thing’.

  • http://foodalogue.com Joan Nova

    Interesting stuff here. Nice blog. And you are so generous to share the photography tips! You’ve got a new subscriber. I have the same cooking philosophy…to look at a recipe for inspiration…some times it’s the technique, some times it’s the ingredient list…and then off I go to ‘do my own thing’.

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I'm Marc, and I want to teach you some basic techniques and give you the confidence and inspiration so that you can cook without recipes too!