December – Best Of month

4 Dec

As the year draws to a close, the final month of cooking will be a Best Of retrospective of the year – repeating the year’s most loved dishes. This will give us a month of awesome food and possibly determine which dish was the best of the year.

Based on our scores for each dish, the following list of the highest scoring dishes from the whole year is the starting point. The list seems to represent many of the cuisines/months reasonably well:

Pork schnitzel with mash potatoes and bacon and mushroom sauce (9.5 – Polish)
Bitki with shopska salad (9.5 – Polish)
Chinese new year feast (9.5 – Chinese)
Chicken biryani (9.5 – Indian)
Lamb dopiaza (9.5 – Indian)
Lamb rogan josh (9.5 – Indian)
Fish pie (9 – British)
Roast chicken (9 – British)
Steak and ale pie (8.5 – British)
Dill scones with Salmon and a Cucumber pickle (8.5 – British)
Bubble and squeak (8.5 – British)
Apple and beetroot borsch (8.5 – Vegetarian / Polish)
Chicken and ham sandwich pies (8.5 – British)
Coq au vin (8.5 – French)
Pan fried duck breast with puy lentils and plum sauce (8.5 – French)
Lamb with chestnuts and shallots (8.5 – Turkish)
Chilli con carne (8.5 – Mexican [but not very…])
Ham and cheese empanadas (8.5 – Mexican)
Queso fundido (8.5 – Mexican)

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