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2011 was quite a year for us. Hell, it was our first! Since we launched the site in March, Food Republic photographers have had the opportunity to shoot an entertaining cast of characters, including bands, chefs and adult film legends. Here are some of our favorite photos.

Empellon chef-owner Alex Stupack. Shot at the Dream Downtown in New York City. (Gabi Porter)  >>

Adult film legend Ron Jeremy. Shot at The Sazerac Bar in New Orleans. (Porter) >>

Portland, and soon New York, restauranteur Andy Ricker. Shot at the Food Republic Test Kitchen in New York City. (Kelly Neal) >>

New York City restauranteur Marc Murphy. Shot at Landmarc Tribeca in New York City. (Porter) >>

DJ, Producer and proud vegan Moby. Shot at Electric Zoo in New York City. (Porter) >>

Le Fooding Founders Anna Polonsky and Emilie Papatheodorou. Shot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Neal) >>

Little Owl chef-owner Joey Campanaro. Shot at the Food Republic Test Kitchen in New York City. (Neal) >>

Food Republic co-founder Marcus Samuelsson. Shot at the Dream Downtown in New York City. (Porter) >>

Food Republic columnist Zak Pelaccio. Shot at the Food Republic Test Kitchen in New York City. (Neal) >>

Former Sous Chef for the President of the United States Keith Luce. Shot at the Taste of Two Forks on Long Island, New York. (Natasha Ryan) >>

P-Thugg and Dave 1 of Chromeo. Shot at Electric Zoo in New York City. (Porter) >>

Sharp dressers Ty Baker and Lynnette Marrero. Shot at Mahaloween at Lani Kai in New York  City. (Porter) >>