Food highlights 2016

This year simple ruled.  The dishes I remember and liked most were unfussy and just plain tasty.

For instance I loved this Schiacciatella at Sud in Concord.  A very simple pizza crust with a tomato base, cherry tomatoes and a sprinkling of oregano, served with olive tapenade and pesto.

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Also brilliantly simple was the asparagus triangoli from Fred’s

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The baked mash at Bouche on Bridge was silky and well seasoned, I could have easily demolished the whole bowl, but I didn’t want to look like a greedy guts!

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And the roast short rib from Ho Lee Fook in Hong Kong, sooooo tender

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On the sweet front, the almond croissant from Lune in Melbourne was spectacular, best I’ve had.

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And the vanilla masalada from Leonard’s Bakery in Honolulu, for $1.50, was a total winner.

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And finally – the dessert trolley at Bistro Guillaume full of good old French classics was a sight to behold

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And my favourite recipes I made this year?

This crispy potato roast has very few ingredients but looks and tastes fabulous and will be making an appearance on the Christmas table

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Similarly, this roast capsicum dish is so easy, and great if you have a table of shared dishes

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Also on the vegetarian front is this zucchini and spinach pasta, which I make regularly

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These sweet ricotta fritters are gorgeous and it was one of my most popular posts of 2016

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I’ve perfected Mamma Rosa’s almond bread, I was very pleased with my Christmas batch

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So that’s a wrap for another year.  Thanks to all of those who read and comment! I wish you all a lovely and peaceful festive season, and see you in 2017!

 

 

 

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