I was at a friend's house when I saw this issue of Saveur with it's Top 100 List.
One of my favorite aspects of the new year is the abundance of "best of '' lists from foods, to books, to music and beyond.
I was familiar with a few of the entries. I was most happy to see Lupini Beans at #32. I thought my mom and I were the only ones who liked them! I also loved that the person who submitted this entry was eating them in a movie theater just outside Florence, I'll have to try it next time I'm there!
I received an immersion blender (#37) for Christmas from my Stanislaw Secret Santa and can't say enough good things about it.
Hot Doug's made the list and I'm almost embarrassed too admit I still have never been there. I guess it's not that weird since hot dogs aren't really my thing and there is nothing I hate more than waiting in line for a restaurant or bar, and the lines are looooooooooooooooooooong at Hot Doug's. Maybe once the weather breaks the freezing point I'll give it a try!
I am now dying to go to the Farmhouse Dinner at Talulah's Table in Pennsylvania. Me and everyone else who has read this article, right?
And we've already jumped on the Wisconsin bandwagon. I was only sorry to see no mention of The National Mustard Museum.
There is a lot more to explore on this list. I am dying to get my hands on a copy of The Olive and the Caper.
And I keep threatening to start raising my own chickens, but I think it's illegal in Chicago and I share a yard with several neighbors, so that might be something for the future. The far future, maybe like post-retirement!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the list. I would love to hear any experiences you have had with anything on the list or any inspiration that might strike you as a result!