2011 went by in a blur and while the year had so many wonderful moments and meals, my one regret is that I did not get to post to Minced as much as I would have liked. While one of my goals for 2012 is to post more regularly, I’d thought that you might enjoy a quick overview of my 2011 year in food. I consider these things the culinary highlights of the past year although there are so many other meals, recipes, and tastes that are certainly worthy enough to be included here.
To be honest, I had plans for many of these to become blog posts and pictures were taken in preparation. Yet when intoxicating aromas filled the house and concoctions started to bubble, I forgot about work, poured a glass a wine, and concentrated solely on the pleasures of the good life. Bon appetit and may your 2012 be just as tasty!
Duck, Duck…GOOSE! A week before Christmas, this article in the Wall Street
Journal upended my plans for Christmas dinner. While traditionally my family enjoys beef tenderloin on the holiday, this roasted goose recipe filled with Armagnac-soaked prunes stuffed with foie gras seemed too good to be true. It’s classic French, ridiculously rich and wildly fun to make. Nothing will get you more excited for the holidays than an order of mousse de foie gras arriving from D’Artagnan. And licking foie gras off your fingers while cooking with your husband on Christmas Eve is a treat in and of itself.