This Labor Day weekend, as you well know and have indicated on all of your calendars, both paper and e-, marks the first anniversary of Foodspin—and, while this is not the precise reason why many of you will receive an extra day off from work tomorrow, it is the reason why you have clung to life long enough to enjoy it. If you are thinking of baking a cake for adorable little Foodspin's first birthday, you should know that Foodspin likes chocolate, has a mild allergy to certain chemical preservatives, and is not actually a living thing at all but the name of a series of food articles on the internet, for chrissakes how could you not have figured that out already.
Over the past year, the various Foodspins and Feedbags sparked many lively and intelligent conversations about food and food preparation, among some of the internet's most engaged and opinionated users. This is a polite way of describing the legions of culinary Comic Book Store Guys who wore out their keyboards lecturing us on how, like, this is a buncha fancy New York hipster bullcrap, man, that's not even how the ancient Timucua Amerindians defined barbecue, douche. All of those gentlemen may proceed directly to hell. On the other hand, during that same time, many of you very generously hopped into the discussion to share your own interesting, tasty-seeming recipes and useful, thoughtful cooking tips. You are heroes. Here's a small collection of some of your best stuff.