Eric Tucker's 2011 Food Finds: Fabulous Ingredients

SFoodie is calling up food types around the city to ask them about their favorite discovery of the past year, whether it's new or ancient, an ingredient or a person. We'll be running their responses through the end of the year.

Millennium's Eric Tucker sat down with us to explain his 2011 food finds. Oregon white truffles, crab apples, and burnt orange zest? We're drooling already.

When asked about his favorite find of 2011, Tucker says, “There are a couple, but they're not new, more like revisting forgotten friends. First is nori, pureed into a sauce or condiment, served with onigiri. The nori is simmered with mirin, tamari, ginger, a bit of sesame oil, and blended with a little grapeseed oil. It's great! Although, if not prepared correctly, it's reminiscent of a bad head cold!”

What other deliciousness did Tucker rediscover this year?

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