My first chanoyu, or Japanese tea ceremony, at Cha-An in New York City: how to let go of the outside world, and truly absorb the moment.
Spicy beef & kim chi tofu soup at Book Chang Dong restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. It warms your soul on a cold winter day!
On the search for Los Angeles' best goat tacos. Ready, set, GOAT!
Vegan battered onion rings at Watercourse foods in denver, colorado.
Lamb burger at Splitz Grill, Whistler, BC, Canada.
Tuna tartare, with soy, ginger and citrus
From Zely & Ritz in Raleigh, NC -Ceviche
From Shaun's (Edgewood Social Club) in Atlanta , GA- Crispy Sardinian Flatbread; local arugula, ricotta salata
Premium sushi select (a combination of aburi, nigiri, oshi, and temari sushi) at Miku in Vancouver, BC.
Fried oysters with cocktail sauce. Better than steamed?
Coconut, raspberry, vanilla, and blueberry marshmallows from Seattle's Curio Confections.
A delicious mini red velvet cupcake from Milk, Los Angeles
Can you eat 20 kinds of bread in 2 hours? I can, I can!
From Toast Paninoteca in Durham, NC-panini-local farm egg, taleggio, chives
Olive Oil Poached Alaskan Halibut | Orange scented beets, horseradish crème fraîche, herbed pepita crust (at the New Hatfield's, Los Angeles)
Five cultural culinary faux pas to avoid next time you're dining out.
Chitarra SD26 - fresh, al dente pasta coated with just enough tomato sauce and topped with fresh basil. Simplicity at its best.
Mud crabs that are deep-fried till perfection and then sauteed with salted duck egg yolk sauce.
Incredibly delicious desserts from Maison Robert in Atlanta -- Raspberry Orange Mousse front and center!
Crispy Pork Belly - dressed lightly with spicy, sweet diablo glaze and topped with Asian pear salad and a fried mint leaf.
From Leon's Full Service restaurant in Decatur, GA ...pork, grilled all natural chop, roasted fingerlings, greens, orange chimichurri
razor-thin pork belly at what might be THE best korean BBQ restaurants in Orange County, Surah, tho I just go for the bahn-chan
Milanesa Cemita Sandwich with Quesillo, Queso Panela, Avocado, Chipotle and Onions
Potato gnocchi - little bites of creamy potato goodness.
Soft Shell Crab for brunch at Standard Tap in Philadelphia
The best Sangria in all of New York at Flor de Sol in Tribeca
Pan Roasted Barramundi with Spatzle and Romesco puree
Roasted cauliflower ragu with chili and rosemary from Enoteca San Marco in Las Vegas
lamb burger from Xi'an in Chinatown, NYC
Unctuous quail eggs wrapped in bacon and topped with a spicy mayo sauce was one of my favourite dishes at Ping, a Portland restaurant.
The specialty at La Casita in Los Angeles is Chiles en Nogada, the national dish of Mexico.
Petit vegan waffles from Snackbar in Austin, Texas
Creamy Cup of Truffles on the coolest dishware at Brooklyn Fare
Pan seared halibut with lentils from The Breslin in New York City.