Happy New Year, everyone! It’s our first French Friday post for 2014! This past year was one that certainly surpassed expectations! My first trip to the west coast, now off my bucket list! Meeting many of my fellow Doristas, along with our mentor Dorie Greenspan, at the IFBC Seattle. A definite highlight! Another highlight from the IFBC were the sessions on Photography, presented by the renowned photographer and food stylist for the New York Times, Andrew Scrivani. Can you believe, getting pointers on photography from such an incredible photographer? I don’t know how it gets much better than that!
Then we traveled to San Francisco, a place I have always wanted to visit! Riding the cable cars, having an Irish Coffee at Buena Vista, dinner with Scott and Patty of Patty’s Food (a wonderful night, which included a night time tour of SF), a visit to Napa Valley and Muir Woods. Amazing! So, as I enter the year 2014, I’m making some New Year's resolutions! First, grab on and take advantage of the most unexpected rides, no matter how far fetched they seem. Second, keep stepping out of my comfort zone, it’s amazing out there! Third, Embrace life!! These are resolutions I know I can keep.
|FFWD Dressy Pasta “Risotto"|
|Creamy and delectable|
I made this to enjoy on New Years Day, along with a pork tenderloin and a wonderful Kale salad. This pasta dish was simple and easy to prepare. It was also creamy and delectable. It is now on my “go to” list! A great side to enjoy with just about any fish or meat. It can also carry it’s own weight, as a light meal with a side salad! Happy Friday, everyone!! And Happy 2014!!
|Faux or not…delicious!|
|A great side to serve with my pork tenderloin, and kale salad|
|Coit Tower at Night….thanks Patty!|
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, “Around My French Table” or at the
Wall Street Journal where it has been published. If you would like to see what the other Doristas are doing, check it out here.