Bacon!!! This year I found culinary inspiration from a lot of sources, but time after time, I found bacon as a key ingredient in the dishes I wanted to try. Here's my top five most notable bacon uses for 2010:
Haute-Meal Cookies (WaPo Holiday Cookie Guide)
Bacon-dusted fries (hopefully coming soon to a restaurant near us)
Bacon Donuts - (at Lyon Hall)
Brussel sprouts (via eat, make read) - okay, Italian bacon - I used pancetta
Burrito topping (at District Taco) - Bacon in a burrito? Yes, in fact - it's fantastic.
Let's ring in 2011! What will be this year's inspiration?