Instagram Best Nine of 2018

Instagram Post 12/30/2018

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These are my Instagram posts that picked up the most “Likes” for 2018. For me, this year-end tradition (my first time, BTW) is less about the number of likes and more about the variety of cuisines that garnered them. In these photos alone I see food from regions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

If you read me, you know that my mission is to turn people on to delicious, accessible, international food, perhaps from a culture different from their own. You see, one thing we all have in common is the need to eat. And appreciating each other’s food is a good starting point to appreciating each other’s culture. And if we appreciate each other’s culture, maybe we can begin to understand each other as well. The theme of the 1964 World’s Fair was “Peace Through Understanding”. Sounds right to me.

If you’ll permit me a moment of sheer sentimentality, I consider myself both fortunate and delighted to have connected with so many Instagrammers this year, with those whom I truly hope to meet in person in 2019, and most especially with those who have become genuine friends in real life. You mean a lot to me. 🙏❤️