We'll be taking a stroll down blog-memory lane today. And I have to thank Kathy from Food Lover's Odyssey for that. Kathy––a very busy and generous food & travel blogger in the Italy-loving foodie community––nominated me to join Tripbase's My 7 Links project.
The project aims "to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again." Each nominated blogger chooses 7 posts from their archives that fit into 7 specified categories. The best of.
It was interesting to look back over my posts written in the last 54 months. I gave myself a nice pat on the back for the huge personal achievement and the monumental changes blogging has brought in my life.
Below are my 7 links, not necessarily all food-driven. I hope you enjoy them.
1. Most Beautiful: Agnolotti
I love the photgraphy in the step-by-step preparation of a family classic. And especially the hands of my mother.
2. Most Popular: La Pasta!
This comprehensive list of Italy's many different pasta variations, sizes, colors, textures and shapes got 10,730 pageviews since it was pubished in Sept. 2010. That's a lot of pasta.
3. Most Controversial: Tiny Heroes
This was perhaps more disturbing than controversial. Foreigners are often uncomfortable hearing about Italy's tragedies, catching glimpses of the darker and not-so-dolce-vita... But I had to honor the memory of those tiny heroes.
4. Most Helpful: Italian Fish and Seafood Names, Translated
This popular index of common Italian marine species––with Latin binomial and English translations––proved very helpful in understanding a little more about local fish varieties, and what might work as a substitute, should the Mediterranean catch I mention not be available where you live.
5. Surprisingly Successful: Salumi per Tutti
It should actually come as no surprise that a catalog of Italy's famed cured pork meats and cold cuts––complete with droolworthy food porn photography––should make this category.
6. One That Didn't Get the Attention it Deserved: Among the Duties of a Parent
The title of this post is obviously not catchy enough, especially for an Italian food and lifestyle blog. But I loved sharing this little story about the impact of art on my small child.
7. One I'm Most Proud Of: E's flowers
Many of my posts are personal accounts in to which I sneak a recipe. But I also sometimes write posts in which I bare myself, my family and my experiences, opening up to places where I share secrets and innermost feelings and emotions. This is one of them.
Thank you Kathy for nominating me and letting me share my links. Now it's time for me to pass this on.
My nominees for the 7 Links Project are the fabulous women behind:
Travels With Persephone
Two Kids and a Dog
Verona Daily Photo
Ms. Adventures in Italy
What are some of your favorite posts published here on Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino?