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059 – Best of 2016

059 – Best of 2016


Here it is folks. My Golden Fork Awards for 2016! What did I eat that was noteworthy? A lot of stuff evidently. Here are the 10 dishes so tasty I remember them even months later. Which is how I construct the list each year and every year since 2009. It’s not a perfect method, just my own. Let me know what you think. Do you agree? Disagree? What did I miss?

Thank you so much for your support, suggestions, and comments. I continue to be astounded and amazed at the amount of food talent in our region. I’m beyond grateful for the opportunities my own version of the “Amsterdam Chess Club” have afforded me.

2016 in Edacious World? Not so bad. I launched a new website, talked with some big names, judged the JBF book awards, won a pie contest. I took my chosen vocation to the next level by just showing up. In launching a podcast I’ve learned so much about our food community, but even more than that I’ve gained insight into my own being which was entirely unexpected. The only resolution I’m making is to continue these connections. To do more with these conversations. To go deeper. It’s been a wild ride and one I hope you’ll continue to take with me in 2017. Happy New Year.

Best of 2016 Golden Fork Award Winners!

  1. Caromont Farm
  2. Fleurie
  3. Arley Cakes
  4. ThreePenny Café Farm to Table Restaurant
  5. Splendora’s Gelato
  6. Potter’s Craft Cider
  7. Keevil & Keevil Grocery and Kitchen
  8. Albemarle Baking Company
  9. The Pie Chest
  10. Lampo

Honorable Mentions

Timbercreek Market
Nude Fude

Edacious Golden Fork Hall of Fame

2014 – BBQ Exchange – Smoked Turkey
2016 – BBQ Exchange – Fried Chicken
2016 – Bodo’s Bagels – Pastrami and swiss sandwich on an Everything with lettuce, tomato, and mustard

What were the 2016 winning dishes? Three ways to find out:

SHOW NOTES – Links to resources talked about during the podcast:

  • L’Auberge Des Deux PontsI discovered my favorite restaurant in the world in 2016. Chef Claude serves up French country peasant food in a 20-seat space on the Ile St. Louis in Paris. Entirely on his own with no help. Go on a weeknight, late, and have the meal of your life.
  • Sage Pet Services – Dr. Cheryl Thorpe offers hospice care to your pets in your own home. The care she gave my darling Dolly a few weeks ago was extraordinary. I’ll never forget it. Thank you Dr. Thorpe.

This episode is sponsored by MarieBette Café and Bakery and listeners like you who donated their support at Patreon, who wants every creator in the world to achieve sustainable income. Thank you.

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