It has just come to my attention that today (well, yesterday) is this site’s four month anniversary. My first post was January 14th, 2004 and since today (well, yesterday) is May 14th, 2004, that makes it four months of Amateur Gourmet greatness. To mark the occassion, I just popped two drowsy Sudafeds and I plan to go through the archives for highlights until the drugs take over and I begin blogging incoherently.
In terms of most delicious things I made, I present (in no particular order):
AND (from the same post)
Barefoot Contessa Sundried Tomato Dip
8. Pinecone Cake [This is my proudest achievement]
10. Superbowl Cupcakes (not pictured due to overexposure).
Wow, I cooked a lot in these past four months. This Sudafed is starting to kick in. Dare I go on?
Now for the most delicious things I ate while dining out. In no particular order except for the first one because it was the best:
1. Hands down the best thing I’ve eaten in the past four months is not even something I ordered: The Blue Crab Fritter at Bacchanalia.
What made it great was the citrus and vanilla. It really ruined all other crabcakes for me, it was that good.
[This was probably my favorite meal.]
Tuna Tartare at Aria
and, later, their Veal Chop
And that’s about it. My head is starting to tilt; I’m losing muscle control. To share your favorite Amateur Gourmet memories, check out the Upper Left Corner. And here’s to another great four months!