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Dec 29, 2012 04:00 PM

What were your absolute favorite 2 or 3 things you cooked...

...from a cookbook or an existing recipe this past year?

my picks are -
Braised Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemon - food52

Black pepper tofu - Ottolenghi's Plenty

Smacked cucumber in garlicky sauce - Dunlop's Every grain of rice

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  1. My favorite was a hanger steak, seared, cooked saignante in a peppery red wine reduction, served with pommes frites, lemony home made mayonnaise and a bottle of 2008 Chelahlem Pinot Noir. Simple but addictive. Second was even more simple, barley cooked in home made chicken broth.

    1. Momufoku Brussels sprouts
      Bbq ribs

      1. Shepherd's pie with smoked brisket
        Brined pork tenderloin

        and so on....and so on... :)

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        1. re: jammy

          I'd never heard of zemlovka and a quick google has me very interested! Do you have a preferred recipe you could share?

          1. re: meatn3

            It's from the Hairy Bikers on the BBC food site. If you type zemlovka into the quick recipe finder on the right side of the screen you'll find it.

            It's an eastern European bread pudding. Not for the calorie conscious, but oh, so good. I've always had to let it bake for longer than listed, until the middle puffs up a bit.

        2. Hazelnut panna cotta (, braised short ribs (Barefoot Contessa - made with the le Creuset) and pear vanilla jam (

          1. 'bb' using elk that's been hung for three weeks. The fatty end of the shoulder chuck using a good but modest priced burgundy with a two inch layer of creamy roasted garlic mashed potatoes gently spread on top then just browned in the oven. It's heaven on earth. I made this last week.