A year ago, First We Feast popped up on the Internet like a little, blinking mole rat looking for someone to love it. One of the first people to tweet us was Funk Master Flex, which felt auspicious—we were going to be different and create a food website for people who, among other things, knew who Funk Master Flex is!

From there, it was off to the races, and in the space of that year we’ve published more than 2,500 stories. Needless to say, there were some embarrassing fails in the mix (at one point can we just delete “Women Drinking Beer on Pinterest” from the Internet?). But there’s also a lot of stuff we’ve done that I’m proud to say is ours.

At this milestone in the site’s young life, I wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights, and also to say thank you to everyone whose tweeted about First We Feast, told a friend about us, or just quietly read the site from time to time without making a big deal about it. The support is much appreciated, and I hope you like what we’ve built so far.

This is 2013 and the Internet, so I’m pretty sure you’re allowed to be nostalgic about something that has only existed for 365 days, right? Let’s do it anyway.—Chris Schonberger, editor-in-chief

Here are the best First We Feast stories so far.

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