MY FAVORITE, A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE TROTTER
The Ultimate Vegetable Stir-Fry Tower
Pea Sprouts, Shiitake, Soybean Sprouts, Pickled Japanese Cucumber & Red Jalapeño
Chinese Chives, Tofu, Ginger, Cilantro
Over an Organic Short Grain Rice Timbale
With Three Psychedelic Sauces: Cilantro Juice, Chile Oil, Miso Sauce
Truffle Heaven Crostini
Fresh French Black Winter Truffle, Italian Truffle Cheese, Truffle Oil
with Shiitake and Frisée
cholesterol-free eggs benedict:
olive oil tarragon garlic poached tomato “egg yolk”
meatless canadian bacon
rustic whole grain toast with herb oil
Lacquered Brisket of Beef
Anise Ginger Garlic Tamari Glaze
Served with Pickled Fennel
Chicken Soup with Saffron Matzoh Balls
Beyond the beautiful rich color, these matzoh balls taste exotic, mysterious.
Do I dare serve these at Passover?
Spicy Cold Soba Noodles with Peanut, Scallion, and Cilantro
Radish, Tofu, Shiitake, Carrot, Cucumber, Edamame, Shrimp
A Meal with Edible Flowers in Every Course
Baby Lettuce and Mache Salad with Meyer Lemon Wheels, Slivered Pistachios, Violas
Meyer Lemon Cream Dressing, Shallot, Thyme
8-layer farmers’ market fantasy
curried fresh carrot juice sauce with blanched okra & mitsuba
grilled green & yellow patty pan squash
sautéed spinach with sesame, garlic, soy sauce
crispy polenta cake
fire-roasted anaheim chile
fresh goat cheese & asatsuki
cumin dusted grilled beet
spicy smoky heirloom tomato & thai basil
roasted japanese eggplant, maldon smoked sea salt flakes
Wood-Fired Pizza & Pink Wine POOL PARTY
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore.
Grilled Baja Fish Torta
Grilled Fresh Swordfish with Grilled Nopalitos, Pineapple, and Avocado
Caper Cumin Aioli, Pickled Jalapeño, Cilantro
On a Bolillo (Crusty Mexican Oval-Shaped Roll)
An autumn affair! Oh, I am in love. He is fresh, sensuous, healthy, and playful.
He is simultaneously familiar and exotic; simple and complex.
His diverse tastes always reflect the season. And he is absolutely gorgeous.
He is New Nordic Cuisine.
All GREEN Grilled Zucchini Tacos
Prickly Pear Cactus Tortillas
Butter Lettuce, Avocado, Shredded Green Cabbage, Cilantro, Serrano Chile
Lime Garlic Cilantro Sauce
♡ heart-healthy olive oil oatmeal walnut cranberry blueberry raisin cookies ♡
Best Wishes for a Creative & Inspiring 2012!
Your friend, Lori Lynn
P.S. Feel free to share links to your favorite dishes of 2011.
20 thoughts on “12 Months of Favorites 2011”
Happy New Year LL. What a year 2011 was. If I had to go through and pick one I honestly couldn’t pick just one – so creative – Ingenious combinations
Some many great plates of food. The Farmer’s Market Napoleon and Pizza are my favorites. Cannot wait to see what comes in 2012.
Loved them all…looking forward to more in 2012.
I am so hungry and I want all of these! I especially like the idea of the zucchini tacos! Great round up =)
Mmmmmm, saffron matzoh balls!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
Lori Lynn, what a gorgeous year! Some of these pictures actually bring tears to my eyes, they’re so beautiful. You truly inspire me to be a better food photographer! And those saffron matzo balls are a brilliant idea. I might be trying those for Passover this year! Happy 2012, can’t wait to see what the next few months have in store. xoxo
beautiful post happy new year
I tried, but simply cannot pick my favourites. So, I think I’ll pop out for a 6 hour run, followed by a fast for the rest of the day, and then I’d like to sit down to feast upon all 12! Congratulations on such beautiful, beautiful food in 2011!
This is a feast for the senses.Great work !!May 2012 bring you much love, peace, success and happiness to you and your family
I remember each one and I also remember the ones I bookmarked and got away. Well, not this time. I’m writing down ingredients for a few of these. And I am printing that Farmer’s Market fantasy because I need to yearn for spring. You know, LL – I just come here and smile – I must look pretty silly because daughter keeps asking me, “Why are you grinning at your computer?”
Everything you make is absolutely stunning! Truly a feast for the eyes….and all of the senses! Thank you for a delicious 2011 and I know that 2012 is going to be even better!
Happy New Year LL! Wah… I have SO MUCH to learn from you – your recipe is superb, and everything else like food styling and photography is amazing. I look forward to your new recipes in 2012!
By the way…do you have email subscription option?
Hi Nami, I do, a little icon on the banner, but I am working on installing a more friendly option. Thanks for the suggestion.
Everything you’ve shared could be shared at a 5 star restaurant! Each beautifully plated…and photographed. You’ve made me re-think my 5 snaps and done method! Thanks for sharing your best, LL! Happy New Year!
How will you ever top 2011? Well, I know that you’ll find a way. Happy new year!
Many so-called “great” restaurants don’t have this array of taste, colors, imagination….
Chapeau, Lori Lynn !!!
I do remember the post with that lacquered beef brisket.
Dearest LL, please know that though I don’t get to visit at often, you are never far from my thoughts.
Happy New Year to you and the family.
A real feast for the eyes…my tastebuds are dancing with joy just looking at the photos. The presentation for each dish is so exquisite. Congratulations on a superb 2011 and I wish you a fun filled 2012.
Thank you one and all. It was a great year!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful 2012!