H2's TASTES OF 2007
it’s that time of year again when lazy writers everywhere fill column inches by compiling lists of the events of the year before and what to look forward to in the year to come.
Who am I to buck such an ancient tradition?
So, here is a list of my favourite tastes of 2007, from the UK, the US and the rest of the EAT MY GLOBE trip so far.
Of course, if you were to ask me for this list tomorrow, it would be almost entirely different.
The order, such as it is, is vaguely chronological rather than superiority.
1)Jamon Iberico cut by El Cortador de Jamon in Zaragoza, Spain
2)Scnitzel at Lutte & Wegner in Berlin
3) Black Pudding fresh from the boiler at The Bury Black Pudding Company
4)A freshly filled pork pie at Mrs King’s in Melton Mowbray
5)Souvlaki at Lamb on Chapel in Melbourne
6)Montgomery Cheddar Selected by Chris George, Master Cheesemonger, Neal’s Yard
7)Yakitori in Ebisu, Tokyo
8)Gyoza at The Gyoza Centre in Harkone
9)Tori Karage (fried chicken) in Takayama, Japan
10)Mack’s “chewy” Noodles, Hong Kong
11)Monk’s “Meat” meal in Chengdu
12)Beijing Duck at Li Qun, Beijing
13)Juan Bing Guez, Beijing
14)Horse Rib, Ulan Batar, Mongolia
15)Smoked Sig, Lake Baikal, Siberia
16)Lomu Salmon, Finland
17)Feast with Pertii & The Princessa, Finland
18)8am Ribs, American Royal BBQ, Kansas City
19)A “Pete Shelley” Hot Doug’s, Chicago
20)Brisket Sandwich, City Market, Lulling, Texas
21) Po’ Boy, Parkway Bakery, NOLA
22) Philly Cheesesteak, Geno’s Philadelphia, PA
23) Breaded Veal Brains, Kebab Café, Astoria, Queens
24) Clams, Arthur Avenue, The Bronx
24)40lbs Pork Butt courtesy of Cathy, Manhattan
26)Tripe Taco, Guadalajara, Mexico
27)Shrimp Cocktail, Mexican Style, Guadalajara
28)Bife de Chorizo, La Dorita, Beunos Aires, Argentina
29)Fresh Coconut Milk, Salvador, Brazil
30)25lb Turkey for Thanksgiving, Santa Cruz ( thanks Tana)
31)Fresh Crab, Berkeley, Northern California
I have to say, it was a pretty good year.
God willing, 2008 will bring even more great things to eat
Happy New Year everyone.
Labels: Best of 2007