How we ate in 2012:
We washed it all down with a swig of craft-distilled whiskey. (Photo: New York Distilling Company)
Then we kicked back and read the restaurant review that ruffled a few feathers. Flavor Town, here we do not come! [Photo: Casey Kelbaugh for The New York Times]
Unpredictable California rejected a bill that would require GM foods to be labelled. Boo! [Photo: cheeseslave/Flickr.com]
Hostess closed its doors, but the Twinkie threatens to remain. Boo-hoo! [Photo: Corbis Images]
We became obsessed with food stylists and bloggers on Instagram (and we're not the only ones).
A food writer gently extinguished the dreams of aspiring food writers saying there was no such career anymore. But there was some handy advice, too. Our favorite bit? To never eat the same meal twice. Challenge gladly accepted!
Thanksgiving rolled around, and we all dutifully spatchcocked our turkeys (still dry-brining from 2011). Our stomachs thanked us.
What did you notice about the state of food in the year 2012? We want to know!
And if you're looking ahead to 2013, here"s what's in store.