Happy New Year!

I cannot believe it has been over a year since I began this blog. I have slacked here and there but also have gone through periods where I put off homework for hours because all I wanted to do was write. I love gushing to this blog about all of my delectable food experiences, and I can’t wait to tell you more in the year to come! I thought I would start the year off with a bucket list of foods I want to try in 2015! I am always open to trying new things, and there are countless dishes that I’m dying to taste, so I thought it would be fun to share a few.

  1. Escargot. Escargot are cooked snails. Does this sound gross? It may very well be gross, but I want to know for myself. I have heard that they are slimy and chewy, but usually also garlicky and buttery. Garlicky and buttery sounds pretty good right? I think so.

  2. Indian food. Call me crazy, but I have never tried real Indian food! I have had some Indian-inspired or Indian-spiced dishes before, but I have never been to an Indian restaurant or had a full Indian meal. I especially want to try spicy curry dishes!

  3. Chicken and Waffles. I never fully understood this concept. Why is this such a popular combination? I like chicken… I like waffles… But I just don’t know about this one. I’m curious.

  4. Cronuts. I guess I’m a bit late to the cronut craze. Dominique Ansel’s flaky creations took the world by storm in 2013, and ever since, his New York bakery has had lines out the door. A cronut is a hybrid between a croissant and a donut, and they are made with a new flavor at Ansel’s bakery each month. The current flavor for January is Caramelized Malt Valrhona Milk Chocolate with Maldon Sea Salt. Yummmmmm! I neeeeeed one!

  5. Bubble Tea. I have heard that this popular Asian drink is life-changing. It is a type of flavored iced tea, usually with milk, and it has large, chewy tapioca pearls at the bottom. People are crazy about it, and countless friends have told me I should try it!

  6. Poutine. A dish with its origins in Quebec, Canada, poutine consists of French fries covered in a brown gravy sauce and fresh cheese curds. Sounds and looks gross (go Google some pictures…). Apparently quite good.

  7. Cookies from Shmackary’s. As a Broadway super fan, I am ashamed to admit that I have never been to Shmackary’s. This Broadway storefront is a favorite among the stars, and it’s no wonder with flavors like  Chocolate Diablo (dark cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, paprika) and Green Tea (matcha green tea, white chocolate, macadamia nuts, green tea glaze)! Shmackary’s is also home to Broadway Bakes, an event in which Broadway stars come help out behind the counter to raise money for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS!
  8. Chia seeds. Everyone resolves to go on a diet in the new year. I can’t say I have the same motivation. But, it is always good to add healthier options into everyday meals, especially when they make the meals even more delicious! I have heard great things about these nutrient filled seeds Here are some interesting chia seed recipes I can’t wait to try:




  1. Beignets. Okay, maybe the main reason I want to try beignets is because of Princess and the Frog… But seriously. Donut-like pillows dusted in powdered sugar are a true New Orleans delicacy. I’ve gotta get down to Tiana’s Palace ASAP!

  2. Ramen burger. Who came up with this crazy creation? So weird. Probably fantastic though.

I’m so excited to try all these interesting/weird/wonderful foods in 2015! And I’ll be sure to keep you posted. Don’t you worry! 2014 was an amazing year for me filled with so many wonderful memories and accomplishments. I hope that your year was fabulous and that 2015 is 2,015 times more fabulous!

Enjoy! :) Love, The Perky Foodie

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