Food Perestroika turned five and I didn’t even celebrate! Well, that’s not really true. This blog’s anniversary also coincides with all the birthdays in my little family, plus Halloween, so I have in fact been celebrating for over three weeks. Still, it’s time to congratulate Food Perestroika on its longevity and wish it many more successful years!
I’d like to believe that in five years of blogging, I’ve made some progress in my writing and photo editing skills. It’s actually amusing to compare my first recipes, travel stories, and restaurant reviews with my more recent ones. The images used to be scarce, and the prose succinct. The look and feel of the blog has also changed a couple times over the years, and older posts don’t look as good as they should.
For all those reasons, I’m going to start a Throwback Thursday series. This isn’t just me saying “Hey, look! This is what I did 5 years ago. Isn’t it great and memorable?” This is an opportunity for me to reformat the contents of the posts. I will include larger pictures, proofread the texts again, even add a few notes here and there. And I’ll try to work on one post per week. On Thursdays. Starting next week, the TBT posts will be announced only on Food Perestroika’s Facebook page (which you’ve already bookmarked and liked, right? RIGHT?). But for this week, I’m unveiling the first post here: Georgian Adventures, Part 2 (I’m trying to pick entries that were written at the same time of year as each TBT). So take the opportunity to discover or re-discover Kakheti’s roadside food stands, Georgian chacha, and a rare statue of Comrade Stalin.