Once again the intrepid BBoBC team have rounded up their culinary highs of 2015.
Best meal this year
Tamsin: A trip to Trullo was a treat, the beef shin ragu melts in the mouth.
Amanda: For me, it’s a tie between Stanley Tucci’s Duck Soup take over and eating melt-in-the-mouth fatty tuna with the Hairy Bikers at Nobu. My highlight dish (not meal) was Nuno Mendes and his brilliant – inspired – tempura broad beans in clam broth. So different to anything I’ve eaten before. Delicate, fresh and a reinvention of an ingredient.
Alice: Spring: fresh delicious cooking in a beautiful setting. And our brilliant night with Stanley Tucci at La Fromagerie is a close second. Oh, and eating the food as it came straight off the Saturday Kitchen set was pretty amazing too!
Mark R: Lunch with friends at The Portland – delicious food and four bottles of wine. Sunday lunch with my kids at The Anchor and Hope – ‘They’ve got brains on the menu, let’s have them’. Makes me so proud.
Favourite cookbook of the year
Mark R: Truthfully, I haven’t been that impressed by any book this year. Quite like Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul. Actually cooked from it. From our list Our Korean Kitchen.
Tamsin: Outside of Orion’s fantastic offering, The Cornershop Cookbook by Sophie Missing and Caroline Craig is a gem of practicality, and Diana Henry’s A Bird in the Hand gives inspiration for an everyday ingredient.
Mark M: Apart from The Tucci Table (which we published), The Nordic Cookbook.
Amanda: I can’t choose between the beautiful books I publish.