langoustines in flaky pastry...dish from menton restaurant in boston, one of alan richman's top 10 picks for Best New Restaurants of 2010 (LOVE the look of wrapping with this thread-like pastry!)
Mac and cheese at the Cove on Castro in San Francisco
Chickpea fritter sandwich at Clover Food Lab in Boston
Smoked quail eggs within a quail egg - a course served at restaurant Noma (voted Best Restaurant in the World 2010).
Eating Shanghai's pan-fried pork buns (shenjian bao) in New York
now *that's a burger that'll make me say "oooh, mami!" - pastrami burger from Umami Burger... just one stop on Frank Bruni's LA Feeding Frenzy...
** EASIEST GIVEAWAY EVER ** Frankies Spuntino Cookbook up for grabs from the TasteSpotting Cookbookshelf... just come and tell us your favorite Italian American dish!
The Rincon Martini (Gin, Honeydew, and Roasted Grapes) form Providence in Hollywood.
A ham and cheese sandwich from Amato's, inventor of the "Italian" sandwich in Portland, Maine.
From Anis Cafe and Bistro, Atlanta, GA-Moules Marinieres-mussels, white wine, garlic, parsley, cream
Stephi's on Tremont's signature snack - deep fried macaroni & cheese balls on a stick! (Boston, MA)
Pineapple-jicama Salsa at Agua Verde in Seattle, WA
Chinese Roast Duck at East Corner Wonton (Chinatown, NYC)
From Spice Market at the W Hotel-Midtown-Atlanta. Spiced Chicken Samosas, Cilantro Yogurt
One last taste of summer: Zucchini ribbons with basil-almond pesto.
Enjoy the newest trend in cocktails -- ones made with wine, such as this Pretty in Pink that uses Sauvignon Bllanc.
Sprinkles' $4 cupcake: is it worth it?
Crab legs at Neptune's Net in Malibu, CA
The Grove plates poached eggs with silky sheets of La Quercia prosciutto, a pair of poached eggs and salty Parmesan shavings on supple toast.
The Sizzling black mushrooms - giant field mushrooms grilled to perfection and served in garlic butter.
What to eat in Amsterdam, and where.
PANACHE DE FRUIT DE MER - Panache of seafood, freshly pickled baby vegetables, spiced kaffir lime consommé.
Hamburger from Sub Zero Vodka Bar in St. Louis, Missouri
Disco Fries - French Fries, cheddar and gravy from Bark Hot dogs in Park Slope, Brooklyn
macaroni lisci with octopus, green chili and pistachio from The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry, NY
Foie gras with waffles from Michy's, Michelle Bernstein's restaurant in Miami.
Tom Kah soup - coconut milk, lemongrass, chicken, chili paste, mushrooms - from Kaosamai thai food truck in Seattle, WA.
Crispy Pork & Thai Basil Rice with Runny Fried Egg. Jesus.
Rock Crab Salad with Grapefruit, Almond, White Sturgeon Caviar from Menton in Boston
The perfect olive according to Ferran Adrià.
Verde Chorizo Gordita from Angela's Cafe in East Boston
A gourmet travel through Provence
Wonton Soup from Hunan Delight in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Moroccan Lamb & Saffron Ptitim