Today exactly five years ago, I posted for the first time to announce the birth of this blog to the world. My mission was then and continues to be to “strive to share every single interesting experience with respect to food and wine” with you all. The blog hasn’t been just about sharing, but also for my own record keeping. I use my own blog posts regularly to recreate recipes that I had perfected before. There are so many recipes by now, that sometimes I’m not sure whether or not I have posted about a certain recipe or not, and run a search to find out.
This is the 1000th post on this blog. Out of those posts there are 70 restaurant reviews, 18 posts about wine, and nearly 900 recipes! During those five years there have been almost 1.4 million page views by over 750,000 visitors. Nowadays there are around 1,500 page views per day.
What has kept me going is the interaction with you all. Almost 14,000 comments have been made, and even more likes. Thank you! Please keep them coming! What thrills me most and makes my day is when someone prepares one of my recipes and tells me about it. Or starts to cook sous-vide after reading about it here.
It was my husband Kees who suggested I should start a blog, and he was absolutely right. It has been a great journey and it is far from over yet!