Happy New Year 2010: Pham Fatale's 1st Blog Anniversary

Happy New Year 2010: Pham Fatale

Today's a special day for me. Of course, it's New Year's Day, but today also marks the first anniversary for PhamFatale.com. I can't believe I've been blogging every single day for an entire year. I managed to complete all of my 2009 resolutions except for making macarons (there's always 2010).

Cooking for a large crowd can be challenging at times, but it's so worth seeing your loved ones enjoying the fruit of your labor. I find it incredibly rewarding. Food is an ephemeral art form, so it's easy to forget what you've made, and what you've eaten. This site in a way has become a record of the dishes I've prepared for and with my friends and family. Several food-related posts and exactly 305 recipes were published this year. I don't know how long I'll keep doing it, but so far, I'm enjoying it a lot. It's been a real pleasure to learn from, share tips and otherwise interact with food lovers from around the world.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this past year. Even if sometimes I'm a little overwhelmed and I don't have time to answer all your lovely comments, I want you to know that I read every single one of them and they always fill me with joy. In fact, the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is stumble over to my computer to read the new comments and emails. That, a cup of milk and a Europe 1 podcast (French radio) complete my morning rituals.

So let me be one of the first to wish you a bonne année (Happy New Year), bonne santé (good health) and of course a lot of delicious dishes for the New Year to come!

Los Altos
Isn't downtown Los Altos beautiful during the holidays?


Comments

Discussion:
Happy New Year, Jackie, and happy blog birthday. I agree with your sentiment that food is an ephemeral art form. What a great thought!

Ninette Website Link
[ Posted at 3:02 PM on 1/1/10 | Reply ]
Happy New Year, and congratulations on your first blog anniversary!

Awesome!

SallyBR Website Link
[ Posted at 4:07 PM on 1/1/10 | Reply ]
[-] Happy Blog Anniversary! - Guest-DailySpud
...and Happy New Year too, of course. Looking forward to more in 2010 :)

Daily Spud Website Link
[ Posted at 4:57 PM on 1/1/10 | Reply ]
Congratulations on your first Blogaversary! I recently found your blog and it's been a pleasure to see a new recipe in my in box each day.

Happy New Year!

Your fellow bay area resident friend,
Maylee

Maylee Website Link
[ Posted at 11:23 PM on 1/1/10 | Reply ]
[-] Dodol & Mochi - Guest-PeiLin
Happy 1st Blogoversary to your baby! Hope to hear more from you real soon!

You've got a beautiful blog! I've got to agree we cook our food with love for our loved ones. =)

Pei-Lin

Pei-Lin Website Link
[ Posted at 11:47 PM on 1/1/10 | Reply ]
Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! I love the work you do here at pham fatale and look forward to more great stuff in 2010.

Joan Nova Website Link
[ Posted at 8:53 AM on 1/2/10 | Reply ]
[-] anne in oxfordshire - Guest-anne
happy new year to you too, and also Happy Blogiversary ...I just looked at you last post, and wow you have been busy, with all those recipes... !!

anne Website Link
[ Posted at 4:15 PM on 1/2/10 | Reply ]
[-] New Year - Guest-CarolynJung
Congratulations on such a huge achievement. As a fellow blogger, I know the time and dedication it takes to keep a blog going that long and on such a regular basis, so I take my hat off to you for being so tireless and passionate. Cheers to you for creating such a vibrant, fun blog. Look forward to more of your great posts in 2010, Jackie. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Carolyn Jung Website Link
[ Posted at 1:22 AM on 1/3/10 | Reply ]
Congrats on ur Blog Anniversary. Well Done! Looking forward to more recipes from you.

MaryMoh Website Link
[ Posted at 4:18 AM on 1/4/10 | Reply ]
Happy Blogiversary! I didn't even realize when my first blogiversary passed, and when I finally did, I felt pretty accomplished.
I hope you do continue blogging! I am a huge fan of your blog!
And Happy New Year!

Niki Website Link
[ Posted at 7:36 AM on 1/4/10 | Reply ]
[-] Congrats! - Guest-MortaDiFame
Beautiful baby panettone! Will link this entry to my blog on panettone...

Morta Di Fame Website Link
[ Posted at 6:12 PM on 1/4/10 | Reply ]
[-] Blogiversary - Guest-MrsL
Happy belated Blogiversary! You have such a wonderful blog and I look forward to another year of great recipes!

Mrs. L Website Link
[ Posted at 5:22 PM on 1/5/10 | Reply ]
Bonne Annee and bon anniversaire!

Jen of a2eatwrite Website Link
[ Posted at 7:58 PM on 1/5/10 | Reply ]
Congrats on your one year anniversary. You've certainly brought creativity and knowledge to my culinary - not to mention a lot of calories. Look forward to celebrating #2 with you!

OysterCulture Website Link
[ Posted at 6:55 PM on 1/8/10 | Reply ]
Happy Blog Anniversary! Congratulations on posting every day. That's certainly a wonderful accomplishment.

Janice Website Link
[ Posted at 3:16 AM on 1/12/10 | Reply ]
happy 1st blog anniversary - congratulations :)
[ Posted at 6:17 AM on 1/22/10 | Reply ]

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