It’s a been a busy New Year with moving plans and a new job. Still, I need to carve out some time to look back at the yummy food and drinks that ended up in my belly.
I loved this. Burmese fried rice at Rangoon Ruby in Palo Alto.
This year marked a couple of culinary milestones.
I found a foodie paradise in Peru. I had a blast eating my way thru Lima and Cusco.
Smoked mussels at Fiesta in Miraflores. The menu was amazing. It included traditional Chiclayo-style dishes. This was one of my favorite spots for dinner in Lima.
It was also the site of one my dumbest decisions in Peru.
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I gave up red meat and chicken for Lent. My meals revolved around vegetables, tofu and seafood.
The Bay Area makes it easy. I thought it was exciting to explore vegetarian and vegan menus in San Francisco and beyond.
At the new Devil’s Slide Trail, we enjoyed a lovely walk and picnic with portobello mushroom sandwiches from Dinosaurs in Pacifica. I adore the vegan mayo on that crusty bread.
I also found plenty of vegetarian recipes to test in our kitchen.
I normally do this “look back” post in January. It’s been a little nutty in the newsroom.
2013: The year of meat. That’s what it feels like since I gave up red meat, chicken and alcohol for Lent this year.
Last year, I had one of the most decadent meals of my life at Restaurant au Pied de Cochon in Montreal.
My entrée: stuffed au pied de cochon with foie gras. It felt like the fatty duck meat left my heart racing.
In wine country, we got messy with a lobster boil at St. Supery.
In Pacifica, I went crabbing for the first time. We got lucky. I named our crabby friend “Lunch.”
In Daly City, we hosted our first Thanksgiving Dinner.
In Calistoga, we celebrated the New Year with newlyweds, Nancy and Justin, and plenty of hearty pork dishes.
I posted more food and drink photos on Flickr.