How better to greet the new year than with wonderful food? I cheated; I had it two days ago and I've been saving the photograph:
Taste, listed on the menu as "Pork belly and eggs, with our potatoes," it's got mushrooms, brown gravy, quartered and sauteed violet brussels sprouts* and home-made biscuits, artfully stacked (note sunnyside-up eggs near the top, runny-yolked yet intact), dusted with grated cheese and radiatiating splendidness.
Easily one of the top three breakfasts of my entire life.
May your New year consist of such fine starts to each and every day -- literally, figuratively or -- why not? -- both!
* No, you don't have to eat them -- but you'll be missing a treat; they are a perfect fit with everything else. Only violet on the inside -- there's one visible in the photo at the right, between egg white and pork belly.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
4 days ago