…interviewing childhood icons…
…and traveling!!! For film festivals, from Austin…
…and some truly sucky moments (remember when my car got stolen?) but all in all 2011 was very fun, blessed, and through all of it – DELICIOUS. As I wrote my New Orleans eating guide for Privy Magazine, I realized many of the best bites occurred during the end of the year, in The Big Easy. But between all the local Food Events, and blogger meetups, I know I ate very well in 2011. So I started thinking back…
Some of them I made myself, like the Figgy Pudding Cookie…
…and Pear Yogurt Bread
But most of them were done by professionals. I think I learned this year that I vastly prefer eating to creating.
Here are the foods that made me sit up, dance, slap the table, hug the chef, etc….
Sweet Lady Jane’s cherry pie
All the dishes from Stella Rossa
Vancouver’s Flying Pig French Toast
Le Castagne’s Chestnut Mashed Potatoes (Philadelphia)
Bread pudding muffin at Larchmont Bungalow
Short Rib Burrito from the Kogi Taco Truck
Locanda Verde’s Lemon Ricotta Pancakes (NYC)
Fresh Strawberry and Peach Donuts from The Donut Man
Veggie Schnitzel Sandwich at Bru Haus
The Vol. 94 Chef’s Risotto
And the surprise dish of the year – Confit Tongue from The Gorbal’s. I still can’t believe how much I like tongue.
(That’s what she said.)
What will YOU say? What are the best moments and bites you’ve had all year?