morels, hazelnuts & pine made to resemble the forest ground at San Diego's Rancho Valencia
Fish sperm sacs? My 30,000 yen omakase at two-star Michelin restaurant Sushi Kanesaka in Tokyo
Pork Chop Rice: A Quintessential Taiwanese Dish. Pearl's Kitchen, Los Angeles
Pesto Gnocchi from Trattoria Il Panino in Boston's North End
The Original Greek Gyro In Boston, By Pam Kanavos
Cheddar waffles from Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn, NYC
Veggie burger with smoked feta, greens, caramelized onions, garlic aioli, and tomato jam from the Kansas City River Market restaurant, The Farmhouse.
Osthmanthus tea jelly served on dry ice. Ming Court Restaurant - Hong Kong
Ham and tomato smoke @ Arzak, San Sebastian
Wagyu beef tartare with crushed caper Aïoli, slow-poached egg & crispy chocolate from Sage in Aria, Las Vegas.
"Gypsy Eggs" - farm fresh, perfectly poached eggs on polenta, spicy cappicola, peppers, tomatoes, and scallions from Rialto in Harvard Square
Gott's Roadside's near-perfect Double Cheeseburger. American cheese-enrobed freshly ground beef patties, lettuce, tomato, pickles, secret sauce and their signature toasted egg bun.
Macarons from Laduree in Paris!
Chocolate Pavlova with Fresh Strawberries (no recipe)
Japanese mochi rice cakes from historic Fugetsu-Do in LA's Little Tokyo.
Mead and fractal fluid at Arzak***, San Sebastian
Start your morning right with a hot-from-the-oven tangelo roll. Salt's Cure, Los Angeles.
Tartine Mistral at La Note: A skinny toasted baguette—slathered with *just enough* goat cheese—then topped with mounds of basil chiffonade and slick roasted peppers.
Assortment of fruity window cookies from Amy's Cookies in Brooklyn, NY
Lavender Lemon sticky chicken @ Paris' smallest private restaurant and hottest trend- seats 2.
Chocolate-hazelnut doughnut with almonds from Wonder City Coffee & Doughnuts
Fried chicken and waffles at Bonnie Jean's Soul Food Cafe in San Diego. Comfort food at its finest.
Fantastically crispy fish and chips. Plus fresh beer and more from Upland Brewing Co.
Clam Chowder at Hog Island Oyster Co. in San Francisco's Ferry Building. A delicious creamy parsley-flecked broth chockfull of juicy manila clams, diced bacon and tender vegetables.
Cheese Platter at La Cantina Italian Restaurant Singapore
Eggs Benedict at the English Rose, Rincon, Puerto Rico.
"Anmitsu" from Kyotofu (New York). Kinako ice cream, adzuki red bean, coffee & strawberry agar and shiratama dango.
My vote for L.A.'s best burger goes to Rustic Canyon. I mean, look at it!
Roast duck noodle soup at New Hon Wong - NYC
[RECIPE] What's the Chef's secret for salsa verde? Mix 9 ingredients & serve! Easy as that!
Ubuntu - Carrot-orange juice spiked with cumin at the Napa Valley vegetarian-vegan delight of a restaurant. Even the meat-loving husband loved it.
Oyster pan roast from John Dory restaurant, served at the Oyster Saloon food event in NYC.
Warm Goats cheese tart with walnuts and sticky peach reduction @ West Australia's foodie paradise- the Margaret River- Vasse Felix Winery
Tacos al Carbon with pork - recreation of dish from Frontera Grill, Chicago [no recipe]