This Little Piglet turns 1

A year ago today, I published my very first post. 79 entries later and This Little Piglet is still pushing me to preserve my most memorable food experiences, not only for my small, but devoted community of readers, but for myself as well. Thanks to this little food blog, I now know I'll never forget that bowl of seafood stew I had in Yachats, Oregon last summer or my very first slice of pizza at Di Fara. And I think that's pretty cool.

To celebrate one year of This Little Piglet, I'm going to steal an idea from Luisa, one of my favorite food bloggers. On the one year anniversary of her blog, she asked all her readers to post a comment. Today, I'm asking all of you to do the same.

Whether you're my friend, a relative, or someone who just pops by every now and then, I'd love to hear from you. You don't have to write much -- even a quick hello will do. Take it from me: There is nothing better than getting feedback on your posts. Whether it's advice on how to liven up a recipe, or a recommendation for a place to try or even a virtual pat on the back for a post well done, it's that sharing of ideas and similar appreciation for food that makes this blogging thing so worthwhile.

Plus, I can't help but be curious about all of you. What is is that you like about This Little Piglet and what makes you keep coming back? And for those of you who regularly comment, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks. There are many days when I don't have the energy (or time) to write another post, but your kind words and encouragement keep me typing.

Here's to another year full of homemade bread, grandma's crumb cake, pink peppercorn ice cream, Brazilian barbecues, food-filled trips, and much, much more.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Little Piglet,
I have enjoyed your blog since day one on and off the screen. I have often shared the tastes and smells of the foods and places you so elonquently describe. I am a true big fan of your writing, your humor and your insight, and I hope you continue to pursue your gift.
Pork Belly

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my Little Piglet. We are all waiting patiently for the El Bulli post and the pictures too -- what a great time we had. Reading about ALL your other food and travel experiences, those taken without me, make me feel as though I had been there too. I have forwarded the link to all of my friends -- now they too can travel and eat, just as much as my Yi does. Love from Peej (Mom)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday this little piglet! I sure don't any arm twisting to submit a comment for this blog. Always a sweet / savory reminder in my inbox of what really matters in life - excellent food. From the extravagance of El Bulli to the simplicity of your Banana & Peanut Butter breakfast concoction, you have turned a passion into an institution. Thanks Lia - keep up the great work!

- Josh

Unknown said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can't believe it's been a year. Now what about the posts on El Bulli?

Anonymous said...

Lia -

I LOVE reading your blog, I have the little piglet marked under my favorites and as I eat my lunch in my office most Mondays, it's the first website I check out :)

It's so hard to keep up with friends these days, esp being on the west coast I always feel like I'm up to day with your eating and travels with your site :)

Keep on writin and come to LA soon!


Patricia Scarpin said...

Lia, the first post I saw here was about Brazil and your love for my country really won my heart. I have been a reader ever since and I hope many other blog birthdays come!

MB said...

OK but you'll have to come and comment on my blog one of these days...

I visit your blog for the loose conversational style. You're not too tied down to a conventional food blog format. The name, too, is compelling.

Loved the patisserie reports and thank you for the tip on the Paris apartment!

Happy piglet birthday!

Boriqua said...

Congrats on a year of blogging! And thanks for giving me so many ideas on new places to eat next time I'm in the city.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthdy to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy birthday dear Piglet,
Happy Birthday to you.

I was just excited that I made it into one of the posts.


Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon this little piglet a few weeks ago while looking for info on La Esquina and I've been lurking every since ; ) Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I think your writing and your recommendations are great! Happy birthday! I'm your old upstairs neighbor from dean street, and started reading a couple months ago after emily told me about it. Your blog is on my favorites bar!
Thanks for writing!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Little Piglet! I can't wait for the second year of this blog (and that El Bulli post that I know must be coming!). :)

Anonymous said...

Ms. Piglet....

Great blog....I keep as one of my favorites and use it to keep me sharp on the NYC (and beyond) food scence.....Great writing and pics!


Lia said...

Pork Belly, thank you for being such a passionate food lover as well. Without your patience and wonderful photography skills, this little blog of mine wouldn't have survived too long!

Peej, an El Bulli post is on the way, I promise! I just have to write about St. Pierre des Champs and Collioure first.

Josh, it's wonderful having friends as obsessed with food as I am. Thanks for being such a faithful reader and here's to many more gastronomic adventures together. Speaking of which, when is the next dinner club?

Thanks Karlyn! El Bulli is on its way. I promise!

I'm so happy that you've been reading TLP so regularly, Kellie. I definitely want to come to LA soon. We have to try Mozza together.

Patricia, I'm so happy to have a Brazilian reader. Your blog has become one of my favorites as well.

Marusya, I'm glad the Paris info came in handy and I'll stop by your blog soon and post a comment.

It was my pleasure, Boriqua!

Thanks, Matt! Maybe if you're lucky, you'll make it into another.

Thanks for stopping by, anonymous. Feel free to keep lurking!

Hey Anna, such a nice surprise to hear from you. I'm honored that TLP has made it into your favorites.

Thanks Luisa, and yes, an El Bulli post is on the way!

Good to hear from you, Curtis. We should all get together for a meal in Brooklyn sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Happy 1st Birthday my little piggy...I love reading everything you write and cant wait for what is still to come!!!


Judith said...

Yay! One year of food down the hatch. I haven't posted in a while, but I remain a faithful reader. I look forward to more food-related experiences with This Little Piglet in the year to come. Perhaps starting with this Wednesday chez Kane. :)

- Judith

Lia said...

Thanks for being such a faithful reader, Margie! There will be lots more to come.

Funny you should mention Wednesday, Judith. I'll be bringing whoopie pies. I made them for the first time this weekend and they're ohhh so good.

Tara said...

Lia, I love when a TLP surprise pops into my inbox. Please keep writing! I have forwarded your blog onto other friends in NYC with a "MUST READ" tag line. You share such great info. Can't wait to visit and experience your CSA - love the environmental perspective!
Happy (belated) Birthday
xo - T

Lia said...

Thanks for spreading the word about TLP, Tara! We'll have fun cooking up all my CSA goodies the next time you're in NYC.

Plume said...

I'm a bit late but happy anniversary from Marseille, France!


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