It’s a new year. Obligations, jobs and day to day happenings are roaring back to life. Massive contrived meals around that rarely used dining room table are traded in for small comfortable dinners in the breakfast room or at the couch as we bid adieu to the holidays and say hello to the warm-welcomed mundane. We celebrated 2011 with a cacophony of flavors and dishes we spent the year perfecting, slaving over, tasting time and time again. We labored over dishes that became our favorites, dishes that we could brag about and show off to family and friends.
Now it’s time to start again. It’s a new year and it’s a time to discover new favorites, contemporary flavor combinations, strange dishes we would have never considered stepping near in 2011. It’s time to look at the way we do things and finally take that big step we’ve been thinking of for a year. Some of us may have resolutions, others may just want to spice up their typical fare and a cou