I’ve always been responsive to peer pressure. It has lead to more “one last drinks”, impulse shoe purchases and random holidays booked after jealously viewing friend’s Facebook photos than I care to admit. “If everyone else jumped off a bridge into the Liffey would you do it as well?” my mother used to say (note her Irish take on the proverb). Well yes, I probably would.
Passport Delicious, Nordic Nibbler and Misadventures with Andi have all posted on their Seven Links and asked me to do the same. So here I am bowing to blogging peer pressure and nominating posts in each of seven categories put together by Tripbase and then nominating other bloggers to do the same. See what I did there? The peer pressure continues, it is a vicious circle people.
1. My most beautiful post
Hunting for truffles in Provence at Crillon le Brave. Could there be anything more beautiful? If only I could add smell to these posts so you could get that earthy, musty truffle smell…
|Truffled eggs in Provence. The best way to eat truffles is the simplest.|
2. My most popular post
Logic would suggest that my post on my Top Ten Restaurants in London would be the most popular, but no, the most popular is my post on my Top Ten CHEAP Restaurants in London which I only wrote in response to a reader’s email. It seems that you all want gourmet recommendations, but on a budget.
|Banh Mi at City Caphe – great budget eating in London|
|Menus at Mason and Taylor|
|How to eat those “slippery little suckers” a la Pretty Woman using those implements on the left|
5. The post whose success surprised me
I can tell from my statistics that you love, and continue to love my post on Russell Norman’s restaurant/bar Spuntino. I do echo the communal love in for the truffled toast at Spuntino so the ongoing love is not a complete surprise I suppose.
|Ahmed – star waiter at Spuntino|
6. A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
My travel posts generally take a lot of time and research to write but don’t get as much attention as restaurant reviews or recipes. My post on Where to eat in Rio was very detailed and should be helpful for any of you who end up in Brazil or who just want to find out about Brazilian food (cheese on a stick – delicious).
|Grilled cheese on a stick on the beach in Rio|
7. The post I am most proud of
For all those nights where there is nothing in the cupboard, my recipe for cacio e pepe, or more prosaicly, spaghetti with cheese and black pepper will save you. It really can be made with just what you have in the house already and is ridiculously delicious. For that, I am proud.
|Cacio e Pepe|
And now I intend to carry on the peer pressure and ask the following four blogs to participate:
As I said, it is a vicious circle.