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Food Dude looks back at 2012's success list

A review of what we looked forward to in 2012
by Dave Cathey Modified: December 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm •  Published: January 2, 2013

Next up was a proclamation that this would be the year I cooked a whole hog in a pit. #fail. #trytryagain.

Speaking of #fail, I promised to drop a few pounds. #trytryagain.

Continued improvement in school menus was another wish for 2012. The jury is still out on this one, but I know things are moving in the right direction. I plan to spend the early part of 2013 taking a look at the progress that's occurred since Edmond schools set the standard with help from chef Dave Fouts.

On top of that wish, I hoped for better education at home about food. Take a second to shoot me an email to detail what you did in the last year to better educate yourself and your family about the foods you eat.

I hoped against hope we'd see sensible changes to our antiquated liquor laws. #fail. #trytryagain.

I continue to hope for our local Slow Foods community to grow. God bless Kerry Norman and Kamala Gamble for organizing our effort to share the gospel of local artisanal and organic food producers. If you're reading this column, you should be a member of this group. And you should invite at least five friends to join you. Do it at

Finally, I hoped to drink more Amarone and that's been a #fail as has my effort to help Oklahoma develop a signature flavor. I'll keep after those goals and a lot more in 2013. If you'd like to find out what my hopes and wishes for 2013 are, be sure to find my column in the Mood section of Thursday's editions of The Oklahoman.

by Dave Cathey
Food Editor
The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene.
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