Man 2013 wrapped up way too quickly. I barely felt the festivity during Christmas and within a blink of an eye, NYE arrives. 2013 was an awesome year filled with lots of food, booze and travel.
|Cheers to the end of 2013|
Also earlier this year, the blog finally got a brand spanking new look with thanks to Electric Chu! Not sure if you guys remembered what the old look was but it was a brown boring template offered on blogspot - nothing overly exciting.
|Italian date nights|
This year in particular, I went on endless amounts of Italian Date Nights with DC and no I am still not sick of pizza and pasta.
DC and I heart Italian food so much that we attended the Barilla Masterclass with Chef Luca. This was definitely my favourite masterclass which I attended in 2013. I still recall how painful it was to wake up super early that day but it was definitely worth the effort. First stop was Flemington Markets followed by to make a visit to Harris farms and of course a cooking class at the Barrilla kitchen.
It was fun learning from Chef Luca. He even showed us how to make wholemeal pasta taste great. I know most of us would think wholemeal pasta might taste like cardboard but I am telling you, if you cook it right, you would probably forget it is even wholemeal.
|Cocktail class hosted by Sensology and Google|
|Steak masterclass at the Oaks with Chef Danny Russo|
Speaking of masterclasses, I also attended steak and cocktail masterclasses in 2013. The steak masterclass at the Oaks Hotel was another awesome experience where I learnt the skills to make a perfect steak. Chef Danny Russo whipped up some blue steak and it was freaking amazing!! No way would I have thought I would like blue steak but with a touch of olive oil.. daaayummm, it was so good. Slightly chewy but still melted in your mouth. Absolutely heavenly.
|NYC and Washington DC|
|USA and Canada|
There was also the trip to the USA located on the other side of the world where I ventured through the East Coast and West Cost annnndddd took an incy wincy detour to Cananda. I haven't finished blogging about the rest of my trip to USA and Canada but here is a sneak peak of what is to come.
|Crackling by Mr Crackles|
There was of course another year of the Sydney Food Bloggers Picnic organised by Chocolatesuze and Grab Your Fork but this year we has crackling with thanks to Mr. Crackles!!
Finally, I am going have to admit that I probably had one too many fried chicken in 2013 to the point that I was all fried out half way through the year. I am sorry body. Not really sorry but sorry.
I promise I will never have another piece of deep fried deliciousness again.
So that's a wrap!
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I hope everyone had a great year. Stay safe during these holidays and have a fabulous new year.
Gotta go eat!!
Food is our religion dined/attended the following:
The cocktail masterclass as a guest of Google and Sensology.