Photo courtesy of Red Table Meat Co. Facebook Page
By their very nature, foodstuffs are fleeting. And now more than ever, to keep up with fads, trends, and the times, chefs and food purveyors are forced to be ever faster and ever forward-moving to secure their places in the hearts and stomachs of camera-phone-toting Yelp reporters.
In the face of all this, it takes great intellect, robust craftsmanship, and strength of will to take the slow food path, to spend literally years just getting something right and getting it into the marketplace, with the hopes that it will spend decades, and maybe longer, there. For all of this, not to mention the flavor, Red Table's triumph of true culinary artistry gets top billing for our favorite dish of the year.
2: Soup in Soup at Travail