It’s been a bit quiet on the blog while ironically, I’ve been stuffing my face with delicious food. Hey, it’s Christmas. How was yours?
Everyone has been moaning about what a bad year 2016 was, and yes, it was pretty awful between losing David Bowie, leaving the EU and seeing far more of Boris Johnson on my TV than I would have liked. But in between all of that I’ve been lucky enough to eat some fantastic food, so here’s my incredibly positive round up of 2016 eats.
This lamb was the star of this beautiful (and surprisingly cheap) pre-theatre meal before Les Mis early this year. It was so succulent and rich, and came with celeriac, lettuce and some kind of mystery powder (no it wasn’t drugs). On writing this I just had a quick Google of them to see what they were currently serving but I’m gutted to discover they have now closed!
This cheese board was incredible. I’ve never had epoisses like the stuff we found here, it was life changing cheese. Thornton Hall hotel itself was gorgeous, and the rest of this meal in The Lawns Hotel was one of the most elegant dining experiences I’ve ever had.
Melty black beans. Soft sweet potato. Spicy chorizo. This was one of my favourite things I made this year after FINALLY finding black beans in a supermarket. If you haven’t made it yet, you need to try this.
Now this was an excellent pizza. Soft artichokes, crispy chorizo, gorgeous stretchy base. We ate here before seeing living legend and my personal idol, Beyoncé, at Wembley. A delicious lunch and a brilliant day.
2016 was very much the year of the curry for me, having not really liked it that much previously. But, tastebuds change! Now I absolutely love making curries, including this tofu version with lots of spinach. Easy, healthy and filling.
That’s it! 2016 has been a great year for food. What were some of your favourite dishes?