Whoah. June was a month full of celebrations, delicious food, and adventurous eating.
In June I tasted sweetbreads at VOLT and frog's legs at Central. Both were delicious. (Neither tasted like chicken.)
In June we had a cake with a Roman Candle in it. Awesome.
In addition to the delicious restaurant dining, we also made some killer recipes. These three are definitely going to be on our list of top recipes in 2011:
- Pork Meatball Banh Mi Sandwiches (Holy hell, these were awesome. I didn't even use the jalapeno, and we were still sweating by the end of this meal.)
- Spicy Apricot Wings* (This was the second time we made this recipe in a week - it's that good. We first made it during our beach trip to the Outer Banks in May, and then we made it again after we got home.)
- Grilled Chicken Moroccan Style + Vegetable Barley Couscous (I altered this recipe so much that it's silly to link to the original, but the combo of spices - no matter what vegetables or type of couscous you use, is delicious!)
We also loved this Rhubarb and Raspberry Roly-Poly with Vanilla Custard Sauce. I just love the silly names the English give to their desserts. Just imagine Larry and I attempting a British accent while contemplating the invention of the roly-poly:
Larry: I know! We'll take a biscuit**, cover it with jaaaaaaaam, and then pour some custard on top!
Me: And we'll call it a Roly. Poly.
**The cake-like portion of the dessert tastes like an American biscuit, not an English biscuit (which is actually a cookie). Also, the Americanized version of this recipe uses butter instead of the traditional suet. Several reasons for this: 1) Who wants beef fat, or worse, mutton fat in their dessert?! (Answer: evidently the English) and 2) The only suet you can get in this country is covered with birdseed.
What we were eating and cooking this month: adventurous restaurant food and celebratory cakes, more strawberries, and flavorful and spicy meat.