ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

Tetsuya at home: Ocean trout marinating in grape seed oil, EVOO, coriander powder, pepper, basil and thyme

Tetsuya at home: Ocean trout marinating in grape seed oil, EVOO, coriander powder, pepper, basil and thyme

“Life is not about the length of our time here but moments in time that give us inner peace.

By capturing these moments on this blog, it is my hope it will also help you to relive your moments in time that make life worth living.”    ~ Chopinand

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Today, 8 April 2012 marks the first blogiversary for ChopinandMysaucepan, the food blog which brings a delicious life of good food and music to our readers.

What started out a year ago with a few casual posts about music and some favourite family recipes have now become a culinary and musical journal of our daily lives.

Over the last twelve months, this blog has become our companion during our travels and a medium that has enabled us to meet so many new friends, fellow bloggers, chefs, food lovers, musicians as well as a legion of virtual friends that share our love for good food and music.

ChopinandMysaucepan has opened our eyes to become more aware of the food that sustains our daily lives. It has opened our minds to be more conscious about some of  life’s trappings that we sometimes take for granted. Most importantly, it has opened up our hearts to appreciate that some of the best things in life are often little treats made up of simple things.

It has made us appreciate our loved ones all the more and reinforces our common love for simple and hearty food.

Our biggest privilege is being able to share our happy moments with you through this blog and the beautiful life that we see are reflected in all our photos.

So, it is our pleasure that on the first blogiversary of ChopinandMysaucepan, we bring you some memorable moments of the past year which make us appreciate life is not only short and precious, it is delicious too!

Enjoy!

Chopinand    &    Mysaucepan

Favourite Dishes from 2011 and 2012

(Click on the images for a review / blogpost of the dish)

Chilli crab claw, Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, Singapore

Chilli crab claw, Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, Singapore

Since we started blogging, eating out at restaurants has taken on a whole new dimension.

“Camera?” I quip to Mysaucepan before heading out for dinner.

Chef's sushi selection at Yoshii, The Rocks, Sydney

Chef's sushi selection at Yoshii, The Rocks, Sydney

“In my bag”, she replies.

Halfway driving to the restaurant, I ask, “Is there an SD card in the camera?”

“Oh damn, I forgot to take it out from the laptop after loading the photos.  And sushi is the most beautiful food for blogging!!” she cries out.

“It’s okay”, I say calmly. “I’ve got a spare in my wallet”, I add with a smile.

Blogging has heightened our senses of just how much effort  and care that some chefs put into their food.

Presentation is just as important as how food tastes for a food business and I think many restaurateurs have become accustomed to the sheer number of food bloggers with all their sophisticated photography equipment and the power of social media in “spreading the word” about their food experiences. As a food blogger, I seriously take on the responsibility to be objective, independent and fair.

Kingfish escabeche with watermelon

Kingfish escabeche with watermelon

Over the last twelve months, we have tasted some awesome dishes around Australia and Asia. My only regret is we didn’t start blogging about our adventures a little earlier.

Though I am no expert in food trends and new restaurant openings, people often ask me for cafe and restaurant recommendations and my usual reply is “What do you fancy eating?”

I prefer to recommend a particular dish in a restaurant rather than the restaurant itself because everyone has different tastes and these change even with the change in weather and time of day. Also, some items will be better than others in most restaurants and it would be unfair to judge a restaurant if one orders the “wrong” item that does not suit one’s taste buds.

Therefore, I have singled out some of our favourite dishes over the last twelve months that has left me a little breathless albeit completely satisfied. The main take-away (no pun intended) from these experiences is that good food need not be expensive although some of the pricier options were also sensational.

I find the mid range restaurants in Australia to be of exceptional value brought about by healthy competition, sheer cooking skills, creative use of the freshest raw ingredients and also a vibrant and objective food media which rewards quality, innovation and value.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age‘s Good Food Guides are by far the most respected food guides for Australia’s top two food destinations. The reviews are becoming more informative, comprehensive and increasingly sophisticated with each new edition.

So here’s the rest of the dishes that gave us some outstanding flavours which we will recommend to any food lover.

(Click on the images for a review / blogpost of the dish) 

Yam ring with stir-fried vegetablesCatalan style whitebait with fried duck egg and lemonDeep-fried school prawns at Hana-JuRin

L to R: Yam ring & vegetables, Yummy Yummy, Crows Nest; Catalan style white bait & egg yolk, Catalina, Rosebay; Deep-fried school prawns, HaNa-JuRin, Crows Nest

Jurusalem artichoke and pecan tartGrilled cuttlefish saladDavid Blackmore’s wagyu rump cap, artichoke, slow-cooked  veal  tongue and dutch cream potato

L to R: Jurusalem artichoke and pecan tart, Grilled squid salad, Bloodwood, Newtown; David Blackmore’s wagyu rump cap, artichoke, slow-cooked  veal  tongue and dutch cream potato, The Bridge Room, Sydney CBD

Bistecca del Giorno ~ Steak of the day: Ribeye on the bone with truffle mashAmeijoas 'a Portugalia clams Seared scallop, pork lardo and corn

L to R: Bistecca del Giorno ~ Steak of the day: Ribeye on the bone with truffle mash, Amici Pizzeria Ristorante, Cammeray, Ameijoas ‘a Portugalia clams, Angelo’s Portugalia, Kensington, Seared scallop, pork lardo and corn, The Bridge Room, Sydney CBD

Spaghetti carbonaraCrispy duck with orange marmaladeLamb ragu

L to R: Spaghetti Carbonara, Cafe Sopra; Crispy duck with orange marmalade, Catalina, Rosebay; Lamb ragu, Pendolino, Strand Arcade, Sydney CBD

Daub of Cape Grim short-rib of beef with truffle mashed potatoSalmon Wellington with Bernaise sauceSchweinshaxn  or roasted pork knuckle

L to R: Daub of Cape Grim short-rib of beef with truffle mashed potato, Restaurant Atelier, Glebe; Salmon Wellington, Basalt, Millthorpe; Schweinshaxn  or roasted pork knuckle, The Rocks, Sydney

Live prawnsCrispy aromatic duckTea smoked duck

L to R: Live prawns, The Eight, Haymarket, Crispy aromatic duck, Eastwood Garden Peking, Eastwood; Tea smoked duck, Fook Yuen Chinese restaurant, Chatswood

Salt and pepper flounderCantonese style stir-fried rice noodlesBihun goreng

L to R: Salt and pepper flounder, Ginger & Shallots Chinese restaurant, Eastwood; Cantonese style stir-fried noodles or wan tan hor, Malaysian Chinese, Hunter street, Sydney CBD;Bihun goreng, Ratu Sari, Kingsford

Curry laksa, Malaysian Chinese, Hunter street, SydneyRoti canaiChicken satays from a charcoal grill

L to R: Curry laksa, Malaysian Chinese, Sydney CBD, Roti canai and chicken satays, Mamak, Haymarket, Sydney

Ayam goreng pemudiMalaysian loh bak Hong Kong style stir-fried rice noodles with beef

L to R: Ayam goreng pemudi, Ratu Sari, Kingsford; Malaysian loh bak, Sassy’s Red, Westfield Sydney, Hong Kong stir-fried rice noodles with beef, Cao Thang, Flemington

Char kway teowMud crab with glass noodlesMixed sashimi

L to R: Char Kway Teow, Cambridge Food Court, Perth; Mud Crab with glass noodles, Yummy Yummy, Crows Nest; Mixed sashimi platter, Sushi Hon, Westfield Sydney

Mi bo khoXiao Long Bao with black vinegarBraised beef in noodles soup

L to R: Mi bo kho, Hoang Gia, Flemington; Xiao Long Bao,  and Braised beef in noodle soup, New Shanghai, Chatswood

Nasi lemakNasi lemakSlow-braised abalone with black truffle and asparagus

L to R: Packet nasi lemak, Nasi lemak, Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur, Slow-braised abalone with black truffle and asparagus, Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Twice baked porcini mushroom souffleTempura oysters with seaweed vinaigretteBroad beans, peas, pea puree and slow-cooked hen's egg (61C)

L to R: Twice baked porcini mushroom souffle, Must Winebar, Highgate, Perth; Oysters tempura, South Coast NSW; Broad beans, peas, pea puree and slow-cooked hen’s egg (61C), Racine restaurant, Orange

Bloodwood trifleChocolate forest floorDurian pannacotta, pandan sago and nyonya kueh

L to R: Trifle, Bloodwood, Newtown, Chocolate forest floor, Sepia restaurant, Sydney CBD; Durian pannacotta, pandan sago and nyonya kueh, Mood For Love, Westfield Sydney

lolli turkish delight lrPeanut and caramelised chocolate parfaitChurros, orange marmalade and chocolate sauce

L to R: Turkish Delight Lolli Redini, Orange; Peanut and caramelised chocolate parfait, Spice Temple, Sydney CBD, Churros and chocolate sauce, Glass, Hilton Hotel Sydney

Chocolate & olive oil delice, berries, sheep’ milk yoghurt ice creamStrawberry meringue Orange and peach cake

L to R: Chocolate & olive oil delice, berries, sheep’ milk yoghurt ice cream, Restaurant Atelier, Glebe; Strawberry marshmellow meringue, The Bridge Room, Sydney CBD; Orange and peach cake, Racine Restaurant, Orange

Favourite Recipes

(Click on each image for blogpost of the recipe)

Momofuku's pork bun

Momofuku's pork bun

Having lived in Sydney for many years, I have come to appreciate some of the fresh and wholesome produce that go into my cooking pot each day.

Fresh Asian greens that are fresher than those in Asia speak volumes about the dedication of our local food growers and farmers.

Living in Sydney makes me appreciate the abundance and variety of seafood that one can cook with. In contrast, I sympathize with fellow food bloggers in certain parts of Europe and the USA who have very limited access to fresh seafood at astronomical prices.

Australia is not short of some of the best quality red meats in the world. Together with a host of fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and a growing appreciation for hearty food, Sydney’s cafes, restaurants and hospitality businesses boast some of the most innovative menus and cutting edge cuisines in the world.

Crispy rasher of bacon

Crispy rasher of bacon

Our close proximity to South East Asia has developed our taste buds for Asian recipes. Hot on the culinary list are Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian as well as an emerging blend of Chinese fusion to contrast against traditional Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine.

Chinese food is becoming more sophisticated with Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Xinjiang and Yunnan flavours jostling for kitchen honours among many new restaurants in town.

As much as we have so many good cafes and restaurants in town,  these fresh foods and ingredients also mean that some of the best meals are often those cooked with lots of care and love at home.

And here is a sample of some of our favourite home-cooked recipes and we hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as we do.

(Click on each image for a review / blogpost of the dish) 

Turmeric chicken with curry leavesSpaghetti Bolognaise

L: Baked turmeric chicken wings with fresh curry leaves; R: Spaghetti Bolognaise

Barbeque prawns -  with fresh chilli paste (Asian) and herb butter and garlic (Western)Beef stock cubes

L: Barbeque prawns Asian and Western styles; R: Beef stock cubes and EVOO for marinating fresh red meats

Yong tow foo "sunflower" - chillies, eggplant and okraMalaysian satays at home

L: Yong tow foo “sunflower”- chillies, eggplant & okra; R: Lemongrass brush to BBQ satays

Spaghetti oxtail bolognaiseSeafood paella

L: Spaghetti oxtail bolognaise; R: Seafood paella

Ipoh hor fun or rice noodles with chicken and prawnsVietnamese pho

L: Ipoh hor fun or rice noodles with chicken and prawns R: Vietnamese pho with beef briskets

Lebanese bread sticksHome-made gourmet burger

 L: Lebanese bread sticks R: Home-made gourmet burger

Iconic 1970's dessert: Bombe Alaska

Iconic 1970's dessert: Bombe Alaska

The People in Food and Music

(Click on each image for a review / blogpost of each personality)

Chui Lee Luk, current and only the fourth owner of Claude's since 1977

Chui Lee Luk, current and only the fourth owner of Claude's since 1977

In the past twelve months, I have met a few people in the food industry and musicians where their talents are truly noteworthy.

The passion and dedication of professionals to their craft are unwavering. Today’s customer is different from yesteryear and the ultimate benchmark is quality and value.

Chui Lee Luk, a slight and demure chef has shown that talent in a top French restaurant need not be a Frenchman from the heart of Paris. Born in Singapore and grew up in Malaysia, she was trained as a lawyer before finding her calling in the kitchen.

Evegeny Kissin at the Sydney Opera House

Evegeny Kissin at the Sydney Opera House

Evgeny Kissin is considered as one of the most talented pianists of his generation.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kissin at the Sydney Opera House during his tour of Sydney in September 2011 where he was playing Liszt among other important works.

His interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and his native Russian composers like Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff are legendary.

Yet his humility and friendliness gave him time to chat with me about how he was immensely enjoying his trip to Australia.

Hideo Dekura, at his book launch and signing

Hideo Dekura, at his book launch and signing

Hideo Dekura is a sushi master chef based in Sydney.

He conducts cooking classes at the Sydney Fish Markets to aspiring Japanese cuisine and seafood lovers.

His recent book, Encyclopedia of Japanese Cuisine demystifies the difficulties associated with Japanese cooking in a friendly A to Z process.

One will learn from the subtle to the more complex of Japanese cooking and the use of its ingredients and utensils.

Ever so friendly and humble, Hideo Dekura is truly one of Australia’s most important Japanese food masters.

Hamish Ingham learnt the finer points of modern Chinese food with Kylie Kwong at her restaurant, Billy Kwong in Surry Hills. He has since opened Bar H and shared with me his passion for fresh ingredients and sustainability as well as offering Sydney diners with a modern take on Chinese cuisine.

Hamish InghamTerry NishiuraSimon Goh

L to R: Hamish Ingham, Owner and chef, Bar H, Surry Hills; Terry Nishiura, Owner HaNa-JuRin and Jurin Japanese restaurants; Simon Goh, Owner, Chinta Ria Temple of Love, Cockle Bay Wharf, Mood for Love and Sassy’s Red, Westfield Sydney

The affable Terry Nishiura operates HaNa-JuRin and Jurin Japanese restaurants in Crows Nest and he shared with me his methods of sourcing the freshest seafood in Sydney and transforming it into Japanese delicacies at his restaurants.

Simon Goh  is the talented 30-year veteran Sydney restaurateur. Beginning with his Chinta Ria chain of restaurants in Melbourne, Simon took Sydney by storm back in 1998 where he opened Chinta Ria, Temple of Love in Cockle Bay Wharf primed for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He has since tantalised Sydney foodies with  Chinta Ria … Mood For Love and Sassy’s Red at Westfield Sydney which offers classic Malaysian cuisine with a modern edge.

Favourite wines

1995 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

1995 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

“The best way to enjoy a great wine is to pair it with three important things – great food, great music and great company.” ~ Chopinand

Wine holds a very important role in Australian food culture and because of my love for cooking, I have come to appreciate how they transform and bring to live some of the dishes that I love. Can you imagine a hearty winter stew, coq au vin or ragu without a big splash of red? Or a spaghetti vongole  or bouillabaisse without the complexity of a nice dry white?

Opening and decanting wineOpening and decanting wineOpening and decanting wine

 Opening and decanting a bottle of 1996 Penfolds 389 

I have been fortunate to have tasted quite a few bottles of beautiful wines over the last twelve months. Like a beautiful piece of music, these wine flow smoothly and always seem to be in tune with your senses. They give me a lasting memory of its aroma and flavour and I always fondly recall the time, place and whom I shared it with.

2010 D'Arenburg Chardonnay

2010 D'Arenburg Chardonnay

The best thing about drinking wine around Sydney is there are so many beautiful places that one can enjoy a chilled glass of wine, be it a sunny or gloomy day, with a group of friends or simply being in solitude and tranquility.

Favourite moments

(Click on the images for a blogpost of each moment)

"Would you like some salmon yee sang?"

"Would you like some salmon yee sang?"

To me, one of the most important aspects of blogging is to capture the mood and the moments. Over the last twelve months, we managed to crystallize some of these moments on our blog which we hope will help us relive them in years to come.

(Click on the images for a blogpost of each moment)  

Catamaran at Bateman's BayGems from the south coastAutumn leaves

L to R: Catamaran at Bateman’s Bay; Custom-made jewelery, South Coast; Autumn leaves, Southern Highlands

Magnolia blossomCherry blossoms in Royal Botanic Gardens, SydneyMy favourite bonsai

L to R: Magnolia blossom, Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour; Cherry blossoms, Botanic Gardens, Sydney; My favourite Port Jackson fig bonsai

Seashells at Chinaman's beach, MosmanSea slugsStephen Marr, NSW, The golden buddha's seaside holiday

L to R: Sea shells, Chinaman’s beach, Sydney; Alistar picking sea slugs, Cremorne Point, Sydney; Sculptures by the Sea, Sydney

Jack turns 16 MJ (left) and KristinaChris Hughes turns 60

L to R: Our nephew Jack Kuan turns 16; Our friends Kristina Andersson turns 30 and Chris Hughes turns 60

Mini burgersTomatoesA table for four

L to R: Mini burgers at Sydney Food and Wine Festival; Tomatoes at Sydney Markets, Flemington; A table for lunch under magnolia blossoms, Lolli Redini, Orange

Sydney harbour on a beautiful summer dayNew Year's eve 2012 at Sydney harbourPicnic by Sydney harbour

L to R: Sailing on Sydney habour; New Year’s Eve 2012 fireworks; Picnic at Cremorne Point, Sydney

Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands, MalaysiaTea and scones, Cameron Highlands ResortChildren feeding koi - Cameron Highland Resorts

L to R: Memories from Cameron Highlands in Malaysia – tea plantations, Darjeeling and scones, children feeding koi

Infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands, SingaporeThe works of Salvador DaliStreet beggar in Kuala Lumpur

L to R: Infinity pool atop Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; Salvador Dali exhibition, ArtScience Museum, Singapore;  Singing for a living, Imbi markets, Kuala Lumpur

Royal Selangor’s Jellyriffic Competition – October 2011

Pinot noir beetroot jelly with goat cheese salad

Pinot noir beetroot jelly with goat cheese salad

In October 2011, we were one of ten bloggers from around the world to be chosen by Royal Selangor to take part in the 30-day Get Your Jelly On competition in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Our imagination and cooking skills were stretched and we manage to come up with 30 different creations that make up a 3-course meal  representing 10 major cuisines of the world.

Here are 9 out of the 30 courses that we created:

(Click on the images for a full blogpost of the dish)

Anti pasto pyramid and rocket saladBlood orange jelly with strawberries and chocolate dustBlueberry trifle

L to R: Antipasto pyramid and rocket salad; Blood orange jelly with strawberries and chocolate dust; Blueberry trifle

Edomae Chirashizushi - tobiko, omelette, salmon, avocado, tuna and sushi riceCrispy duck with sweet potato mash Shepherd's pie with blowtorch mashed potatoes

L to R: Edomae Chirashizushi – tobiko, omelette, salmon, avocado, tuna and sushi rice; Crispy duck with sweet potato mash; Shepherd’s pie with blowtorch mashed potatoes

Jellyfish and chicken jelly saladNasi lemakChilled Thai tom yum jelly

L to R: Jellyfish and chicken jelly salad; Nasi lemak; Thai fish hor mok

Zucchini flower with ricotta cheese

Zucchini flower with ricotta cheese

ChopinandMysaucepan Blogiversary Giveaway

ChopinandMysaucepan's home-made garlic chips and bacon salt

ChopinandMysaucepan's home-made garlic chips and bacon salt

Last but not least, we would like to thank our dear readers for their support to our blog.

It is truly a labour of love from the first day and 152 blog posts later, I am finding just as much enjoyment bring delicious food to your taste buds and great music to your ears.

I enjoy cooking and sharing beautiful food tales with you as much as I love playing the piano. Therefore, I have specially made our very own ChopinandMysaucepan Garlic Chips and ChopinandMysaucepan Bacon Salt that will transform some of your cooking into gastronomical delights. You can also go here for a recipe of the bacon salt.

How to Win 

In order to win the Garlic Chips and Bacon Salt,  just like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or simply leave a comment below and tell us which is your favourite recipe and dish that has been featured above and the reasons why.

This giveaway is open to Australian residents only and entries will close at 12 noon on Sunday, 22 April 2012.

Good luck!

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32 Responses to ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

  1. What a big year! Hard to believe you have only been blogging for twelve months. Many great achievements. As for my answer to the question, I can’t go past the Ipoh hor fun… I miss it dearly and will gladly forgo fancier dishes for it!

  2. Fiona N says:

    Happy Blogivasary!!! Gosh… It’s hard to imagine that’s it has only been a year… you have truly excelled in taking us on your culinary adventures. Thank you for taking me along with all your readers for an awesome journey with every blog.
    Along with so many others, we wish you both well and look forward to many more years of Chopinandmysaucepan.

  3. Celia says:

    Happy Blogaversary!! It’s been a joy to spend the year reading about your adventures! Thank you for sharing them with us! :)

  4. jaded says:

    Congrats! Love your work – looking forward to more blogiversaries. :)

  5. Amanda says:

    Wow – so very many fabulous meals!
    Happy anniversary & do keep up the good work!

  6. Iron Chef Shellie says:

    Happy blogiversary!!

  7. Happy blog anniversary! keep them coming!

  8. Happy first blogsoversary! You’ve seen, eaten and blogged so much over the past year and this is a great look back!! :D

  9. msihua says:

    Congratulations and Happy Bloganniversary! So much food!!!

  10. Happy anniversary Chopinand. So many wonderful occasions. Love the crab claw, love Hideo Dekura and the two Vietnamese soups… pho etc.

  11. Happy Blogerversarry! What an amazing year it has been for you and it was a great privilege taking part in the Royal Selangor challenge alongside you two. Congrats on your first year. As for my favourite dish? That salt and pepper flounder must be the one! I grew up eating flounder by the seaside but it was mostly oily and tasted little of anything. The one in your photo looks absolutely perfect. And I like salt and pepper anything! A perfect combination of old childhood memories combined with my new favourite flavours.

  12. what a delicious roundup! happy blogiversary and here’s to many more years to come!

  13. Kimby says:

    This was a fabulous re-cap of your first year — congratulations! Re: your giveaway, I can personally attest to the “addictive-ness” of your bacon salt. :) Whichever Australian resident wins this prize will be in for a treat! I’m certain your garlic chips are wonderful, too, and wish everyone the best of luck. Again, congrats on reaching this milestone! Your blog is a delicious blend of all of my favorite things!

  14. Jacq says:

    happy bloggiversary! what a year you guys have had, and here’s to many more blog posts to come!

  15. Congratulations on an incredible year! You and your recipes have inspired me in many ways. You are very creative and go above and beyond experimenting with your culinary talents.

    I’m thrilled to have met you through our blogging and hope to remain blogging friends for a long time.

    Happy Easter!

  16. Happy first bloggiversary. What an amazing 12 month culinary journey you guys have had. Looking forward to the next 12 months.

  17. Sissi says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for bringing back this year’s memories. I am very happy and honoured I had a chance to participate in at least some of this year’s feasts. My regret is not having followed your extraordinary blog from the beginning. I am looking forward to embarking on the many future culinary and musical adventures with you! Good luck!

  18. Winston says:

    Even though I’ve only started following you since the Royal Selangor Jellyrific Challenge, I must honestly say that I’ve been a fan ever since. I loved following you and MSP’s food journey and I think your blog offers everything from cool recipes, friends/family gatherings, restaurant recommendations, coverage of interesting events, chef interviews and even introduction of new products.

    Thanks again for all the hard work you put into your blog. We really do appreciate it all. Sincerest and most joyous blogiversary to you both. Cheers to many more to come!

  19. tigerfish says:

    Happy Blogiversary! That’s a lot of blog accomplishments for a year! Keep it going as I will always be back for such a great blog.

  20. Wow! A great milestone and a great round-up of delicious food. Congrats!

  21. Congratulations on your first year and hope there will be many more to come :) Gosh you two have been eating lots of delicious food & meeting for many chefs etc! Haha I think I need to keep a spare SD card in my wallet too!

  22. Congratulations Chopinandmysaucepan! What a wonderful year! I am so glad I was able to read about your culinary adventures. I look forward to many, many wonderful posts to come :)

  23. JasmyneTea says:

    I LOVED your Jellyrific posts :) Happy blogiversary!

  24. Juliana says:

    Happy Anniversary! I sure enjoyed your posts throughout the year…and it is fun seeing the pictures again and saying to myself…”I remember this, this…and this…how could I miss this one?” Thank you for a year of so much fun and interesting posts. Again congratulations on your one year anniversary Chopinand :)

  25. Happy blogiversary!!! Its been such a pleaseure reading :)

  26. sophia says:

    Wait– what?! Only one year! And here you are blogging like a pro!! Happy blogiversary!!! Did the blog make you gain weight at all? Hee hee hee.

  27. Congratulations on your first bloggiversary! Such an epic year of fooding. Here’s to many more :)

  28. Congratulations to one year of blogging! And I’m so, so happy I can attend your blog again! That deviation to another website was really strange, but my heart just bumped like crazy when I came here and saw all that wonderful as I had wished I would. :) :) :)

  29. Aw Habby Bloggy Birthday! Keep up the droolworthy work, love it!

  30. Carolyn Jung says:

    What an amazing feast for the eyes and stomach! Congrats on the first anniversary, a huge achievement. ;)

  31. Row says:

    Wow, what a year of delicious food and celebration! Happy first blogiversary! :D

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