December 30, 2009
2009 has been a very good year in my kitchen. I started Yummy Supper on a whim - wanting to create a vehicle to share recipes and connect with people about food. I have found myself so inspired that I cannot stop cooking favorite old recipes and delving into new ones with glee. I hoped 2009 would be a year of joy and fun despite the state of the world. Our kitchen has been a refuge and I am grateful.
This New Year's brunch is a celebration of past, present, and future.
Homemade biscuits are an early favorite for me and are never a bad addition to any brunch. And Paul's Meyer Lemon Marmalade was so good I ate it by the spoonful. ( Keep your eye out for that recipe later this week).
Camino, Russ and Alison's place in Oakland has been our number one place to eat out this past year. Their food is rich yet simple, understated and complex. Every time I eat at Camino I feel happy and well cared for. I was thrilled to find their recipe for Eggs Baked in Cream in the NY Times. The brunch at their restaurant is amazing and it is fun to get to make a taste of it at home.
A decade ago, when P and I traveled for a year, Bill's in Sydney's Darlinghurst neighborhood was our favorite restaurant. It was homey, fresh, bright, and his food was full of joy. Years later, we found his Bill's Open Kitchen cookbook and have been making Bacon Florets (and other great recipes) ever since.
In the fall of 2010 we will hit the road again for another year-long adventure, this time with 2 kids in tow, and Bill's will an be unmissable stop for us. We travel to eat. I promise to share with you.
Start 2010 with a happy belly.
Posted by Erin Scott