Carnivore's Delights at the James Beard House

Best Bites of 2012, part one

It seems only right to remember our 2012 journeys before diving into new adventures and 2013. The past 12 months have been busy — we’ve traveled far and near, met fabulous people and tasted amazing dishes from extraordinary chefs!

We met up with Chef Cindy Hutson and learned more about her cooking philosophies and South Florida flavors.

Chef Cindy Hutson

The shortest month of the year was also one of our busiest. It began with Carnivorous Delights at the James Beard House (click the link to see more eye candy!) …

Carnivore's Delights at the James Beard House

… and continued with ribbon cuttings and cleavers at the Certified Angus Beef ® brand Education & Culinary Center.

Education and Culinary Center opening

A walk down the memory lane of February 2012 wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Where else can you see renowned chefs like Emeril Lagasse, Anne Burrell and Aaron Sanchez under one tent? And of course there’s the Best of the Best at The Fontainebleau, and our infamous sand castle at the Flavors of Flay event.

Sand castle at South Beach

From the beach to the desert … and a showdown in the wild West. See inside the saloon, the vittles and more!

Specialist Seminar in Arizona

We enjoyed a hodge podge of fabulous flavors at a new restaurant in Cleveland.

Hodges Downtown Cleveland

We were off to the Lone Star State and it was smokin’ hot in Houston! And we served a few good men and women while we were there.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

We celebrated an awful lot — the grand opening of the Education & Culinary Center was definitely an affair to remember.

Oh, and there was Amarillo by morning, noon and night

Amarillo ranch day

… and we’re always at home on the range with an MBA.

Home on the range

We covered many miles and enjoyed many culinary creations in six months. Read Best Bites of 2012, part two to see what happened next!







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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.