But I have been eating some tasty things.
So, as my jump back into the saddle, I give you four delectable dishes I encountered on my culinary romps around the Bay Area this February.
Exhibit A: Spicy Duck Hotwings with Chili-dusted Jicama
Oh, decadent bliss. Imagine duck confit on a handle, wrapped in a crunchy, chewy, hot saucy crust. Despite the objective fattiness of deep fried breaded duck wings, the subjective sensation of these is remarkably clean, with fantastic textural variations and compulsively tasty inside and out. Just do it.
Exhibit B: Wild Mushroom, Chevre, and Truffle Oil Pizza
I've eaten this pizza at EDK a couple of times, but fall in love anew each time I order it. The mushrooms have great wild forest funk and a delicate tenderness, which the fresh parsley and tarragon play up in a most delicious fashion. The flavorful crust is thin but sturdy, and the ideal vehicle for transporting the truffly target to your lips. Thanks to the new El Dorado Corner Cafe in Sonoma, this irresistible little item can now be had all day long (the EDK and its bar close down to a very small, pizza-less lounge menu for mid-afternoon), starting at 11:00 am.