At the end of the year, I love to make a list of my top experiences or memories of the year. This year, many of my favorite memories involved food, so I decided to make a Top Food Highlights of 2010 list too. Here they are, in chronological order:
Mediterranean platter (hummus, Babaganoush, fried Haloumi cheese, whole wheat pita, and olives, plus a huge tomato & cucumber salad). This was made for Tyler and I on my birthday, by my dear friend and fellow chef Kari.
Jon’s Homemade Bloody Mary with fresh tomato juice, fresh ground horseradish, and tomato-infused vodka. I’ve never had a cocktail made with so much TLC. Surely no other Bloody Mary will ever taste as good.
Sweet cherry tomatoes at the Nashville Farmer’s Market. We bought these plus a bunch of fruit to munch on in the car, and to our surprise these were the item we couldn’t stop eating. They were sweet as candy.
Chopped Beef Sandwich from The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX. This sandwich was so good that it’s not only the top food highlight of 2010, but also a top food highlight of my entire life. No matter where you live, go there and get one.