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2011 Food Trends (from Epicurious)

It’s that time of year and the cliche that ‘only fools make predictions’ is the opening line to the Epicurious blog entry of 2011 food trends.

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Bizcochitos – Christmas tradition from New Mexico

This biscuit was made the official New Mexico state cookie in 1989, then the legislature debated on how to spell the name. Picking one recipe is just as difficult.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

If you’re a brussels sprout lover this is a really satisfying dish, entree or main.

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How to make gravy

Who’s gonna make the gravy now?
I bet it won’t taste the same. Paul Kelly

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Have an Hallucinogenic Christmas

There’s suggestions that this mushroom’s colours became associated with St. Nicholas, and then Santa.

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High School cheese makers

This is a great initiative that nearly didn’t get off the ground. The test program we mentioned in a post here, and it hit a wall as the implications of food safety were explored. While the cheese makers use pasteurised milk, if absolute adherence to cleanliness isn’t followed, the cheese could be contaminated.  And as you’ll see this is continuously…

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Bungendore Camp-oven Cook-off 2010

Bungendore in rural NSW, hosts a great Camp-oven Cook-off. Here’s the 2010 event video.

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Camp-Oven Cook-Off 2010

The 2010 Camp-Oven Cook-Off was a lot like a down home version of MasterChef. Ok, maybe it was more like ‘MusterChef”.

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Chilli Lamb in Red Wine

This was the winning entry in the Roadkill Stew section at the Camp Oven Cook-off. Works on a stove top too.

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Camp-oven Cook-off

Started by Vince Skeehan, the Annual Camp-oven Cookoff preserves campfire cooking traditions.

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Milk rappers

This nicely made advert is going viral for Yeo Farms organic dairy in Somerset. Yeo!

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Your own Dry Cured Bacon

The UK based Local Food Heroes Blog has a good introduction to dry curing and addresses the issues of the toxicity of the chemicals used in curing, please read it first before attempting this recipe. They also have calculator so you can match the amount of ingredients to the actual size of your piece of…

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