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  1. Louise

    I think blue cheese negates the reality of dessert, but I love your thinking. It looks a fabulous cheese plate BTW.

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Congratulations to I-Hua and fiance! That is one good-looking cheese board.

  3. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    fig cake sounds amazing!!! i want to try making my own recipe! 😀 and i’ve never heard of quince paste. is it jam??

  4. Whispering Gums

    Congratulations I- hua and fiancé! And to you for managing to order dessert for every course.

  5. Three-Cookies

    Good one! A cheese platter usually comes after dinner:) According to nutritionists its better to eat desserts before main meals because it gets the metabolism going. So the reserve dessert dinner was actually nutritionally correct!

  6. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    hehe I must say – I love the word “schloomped ” 🙂

  7. msihua

    HAHAHAHA… Thanks so much Hannah you crazy loon!! I think I’m crazier though… wait til you hear my story on the proposal 😛 Actually I’ll email it to you now 🙂

    XX.. MOVE TO MELBOURNE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. JohannaGGG

    Sounds like a great night! I can’t believe you went for dessert part 11 – because after my dessert extravaganza at taste melb last year all I wanted was salt – though I guess you could get some of that savoury saltiness from the cheese! However my burning question is, was it a reflection of the menu not having much to temp you that you chose the cheese board or did you really just feel like cheese because that is the appropriate way to end a dessert extravaganza?

  9. Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice

    Loved this post…..ha! Oh young grasshopper… 🙂
    11th dessert = sounds like a completely wonderful day to me!

  10. Fatbooo

    Still flabbergasted at how much food you, I-hua & fiancé (CONGRATULATIONS!!) can eat in just one evening! Amazing!! 🙂 love the “waddle waddle” bit made me chuckle like crazy!!

  11. Lizzi

    Cheese boards = so totally a legitimate main meal. I love going to Silo for the breakfast cheese plate. My friends are always like “HOW CAN YOU CONSUME THIS MUCH CHEESE AT 7AM?!?!? IT MAKES ME WANT TO BARF.” but i have a cast-iron stomach and cheese is godly so whatever.

    Love the look of the empanadas too! And wow…I thought the top photo was of soft polenta, not mash. I prefer my mashed potato very homemade/a lil on the chunky side (which is also how I like my women. If..uhh.. I liked women), but that still looks delicious!

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I truly believe that the word fancypants should be used more often. In fact if I were to open up a shop perhaps I could call it Madame Fancypants. Would you join me? 🙂

  13. Lauren

    Congratulations I-Hua and fiance!

    Ah, what a wonderful food-filled day! I, too, am uninterested in expensive automobiles — I would look at mine and think, “That could have been FIVE THOUSAND STEAKS D: !!!” (Or shoes or dresses, also.)

    This wonderful food also makes me think about my diet. Today I ate a cinnamon streusel bagel, a plum, a yogurt, three beers, and a huge bag of salty chips that I secretly smuggled under a divey bar table. This is why my blog does not contain food.

  14. hungryandfrozen

    Heheee, “schloomped”.

    This meal looks absolutely stunning…and I totally share your disinterest in cars.

  15. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    My gosh! Just seeing those empanadas reminds me of my holiday (that seems like a lifetime away!)

    hehe look at you scoping out the vintage cars

  16. Conor @ Hold the Beef

    Did you kick any of the cars’ tyres? Or peek in the glove boxes? My sister just got a new car, which is a diesel model and thus has a white glove in the glove box for when she fuels up! Ha!

    You cheesy thing. Good ordering.

  17. Kate at FudgyGoodness

    A renegade octopus – hilarious! Cheese boards rock – have you tried the cheese trolley at The Ginger Room?

  18. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I’m amazed at the amount of sweet things you can fit into yourself. You’re really quite something!! Also, I didn’t know about I-Hua and her fiancé – how lovely! (CONGRATULATIONS!!)

  19. Libby

    Oh man, that chorizo and mash looks to DIE for!!

  20. Serena

    One of the things I do miss about my cheese-eating days are cheese boards. Especially goat cheese on cheese boards. Mmmm.

  21. Cait's Plate

    Oh yay for I-Hua! When did they engagement happen!? So exciting!

    All this food looks SO good (as usual!)

  22. Errign

    11 desserts? Yes, I’m fairly certain we would be best friends. Anddd that cheese board looks fabulous in general.

  23. Ladybird

    The zuchinni flowers look scrumptious!

  24. Anna Johnston

    GRASSHOPPER! Love the cut of your job Miss Bestie. Im so hungry right now, I could go the full 10 rounds of dessert and back it up with everything you ate here too. FEED MEEEE! 🙂 Are your friends newly engaged? Hence the congrats every time you mention them?

  25. Tammy

    You sunk me on the first photo! Are those squash blossoms and is that polenta and how are those desserts? really? I LOVE squash blossoms but really consider them a savory treat.

  26. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    This looks amazing & I have never heard of it! Beautiful pics too. I love that you’re introducing me to places in my home town. Yay for Ihua!!!!!!! I had no idea! awe…love 🙂
    Heidi xo

  27. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    First of all, I must admit that I didn’t understand half of your food desriptions. Happily, there were some words like “lamb” and “cheese” included, so I knew it was about food after all. 😀

    Second, I love your expression of “phallic automobiles”. Haaaaaaaaaaaahahaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh – *cough cough* – hhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 YES! That totally hits the nail! The more aerodynamic (= phallic), the better, no? I don’t get it. 😉

    Third, I think going for the cheese platter was the perfect choice after all those desserts. You know, cheese is the *ultimate* dessert because it closes the stomach (or is said to do so).

    Finally, sll the best to nose and ankle. May they heal soon! 🙂

  28. Susan

    I so love cheese plates, but am always too full to have them after a main meal.

  29. Emma

    Did you totally plan to pose chin on fist like that, knowing that the high-brow phallic car-admirer off in the background was doing exactly the same thing? Perhaps he was just coughing politely, as one does in fancypants automobile warehouses.

    Your !CONGRATS! pals sure tucked in quite a bit more food there. Everything looks so tasty, I must waddle the fifteen feet to the fridge and find me some din din. Waddle waddle.

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