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Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to Us!



I would often find myself sitting at work thinking about some interesting dish I'd love to make. Or I would be reading some food news online, wishing I had someone with whom to discuss it. It was like my mind was full of ideas, concepts, and they were nearly bursting the seams of my brain to escape. I had this constant yearning that I couldn't put my finger on... something that just kept tugging at me.

One year ago today, I took some friends' advice to start a blog in order to post recipes and food ideas I had. So, I figured what the Hell, and started researching a good place to start a free blog. Then I wrote my very first post! It proved to be the spigot... the pressure relief valve that I needed to release all this (for lack if a better word) "stuff" swimming around in my head.

Now, a year later, Frank About Food sits at nearly 3,200 hits, has its own Facebook page, has delved into some great food and drink topics, has covered food programming, and has provided you with a wide range of recipes.

And all this could not have happened without YOU! So, I'm sending my sincere thanks to each one of you who have supported Frank About Food!

Contest Time!

Now... for a contest!!! What do you have to do to enter? Leave a comment here! I want your suggestions and feedback! What do you like about my project? What could be better? What topics would you like to see covered?

From all the comments, I will randomly select a winner. The prize could vary depending on your location. If you are local, it could be a gift certificate to a local eatery such as Instant Karma. If you aren't, it could be a bag of Cottage Small Coffee Roasters coffee!

One caveat... there must be a minimum of 10 comments for a winner to be selected! Contest deadline has been extended until Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:00pm CST!

24 comments:

  1. Frank- Congrats on a great first year! Cooking is definitely a passion and something that comes natural to you. You are talented and I look forward to many more bits of culinary info from you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Danyale! I hope to keep the info coming!

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  2. Congratulations Frank! Awesome blog.

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    1. Thanks, Scott! You've always been a great supporter! I'm looking forward to doing some food/beer pairings on your podcast, soon!!!

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  3. Great work my friend. It takes alot a passion to keep this blog going. I really like all the ideas you post about. I being a professional chef have found some interesting tid bits on you site.
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    K you.

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    1. I'm honored that a professional chef, such as yourself, can still find some interesting content! I appreciate the support!

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  4. Would love to you to do something with local/wild ingredients; morel mushrooms, wild greens, game meats, fruits like persimmons or pawpaw, etc. Love to hear about what you are cooking, almost makes we want to smell my screen.

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    1. I have a recipe for a fantastic pawpaw cheesecake! I would love to get my hands on some, and give it a whirl. I'm totally down with doing some local/wild/foraged food items. I'm very interested in getting some wild ramps and fiddleheads to experiment with, this spring! Keep an eye out... never know when I might sneak something like that onto the blog!

      Thanks for the support, Bryce!

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  5. Nice to read your posts. As a amateur cook and expert foodie junky I find you inspiring. Often I have considered doing something similar however I find I rather be perfecting my cook than writing and taking . I want to say thank you because the blogs I read from you and the hand full of others I read I know I couldn't do it. It is much harder to write and document than one might think. JBOND

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    1. Thanks, Jeremy! I've had some great food discussions with you over Facebook chat. And we go way back to when I started cooking! Thanks for your support; it's appreciated!

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  6. Hey Frank! This is Craig. I have loved getting a window into your world through the blog. Several of the recipes are on my list to try. Always interesting. Always entertaining.

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    1. Thanks, Craig! Just let me know if there's anything interested you'd like to see covered!

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  7. Congrats on 1 year! I love all the different ideas and have several I want to try. My suggestion is more dessert!! Chocolate! Lots of chocolate!!! Here's to many more successful years!!! This is Tracy, by the way

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    1. Thanks, Little Sis! I have quite a few chocolate ideas to share. For example, the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake I make and sell. Keep your eyes peeled!

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    1. Thanks... but you didn't leave a name!! If you want to win, I need a name.

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  9. Frank! I love your blog. I've used at least two recipes from it. We LOVE your ziti, btw. =) I think it's great what you do(blog, teach cooking, sell food items), despite being a busy Dad and working a day job like the rest of us. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks, Trish! You always are a great supporter, and great friend! I'm glad you love that ziti!

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  10. Once Christmas music is over, I want to try some of your recipes. Definitely the ziti!

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! Let me know what you think of that ziti. I can't believe I've never made it for you; often, it's my form of favor repayment! LOL

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    1. Nevermind. I am a day early!

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