fresh scallop covered with creamy coating then baked.
raw, vegan, organic pie by Mooifood in Los Angeles. cinnamon almond crust, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter...all finished off with a pecan caramel topping.
Fried Chicken with Garlic and Curry Leaves
Potted Foie Gras, Maldon sea salt @ Launceston Place, Kensington, London
Shredded duck and beetroot soup at Restaurant AED, a stylish organic eatery in Tallinn, Estonia
Gently Poached South Australian Squid, Garlic Custard, Baby Radishes, Native Violets, Roasted Squid Broth of Quay Restaurant
Sea scallops with celery root-Yukon Gold puree at the elegant new Meritage restaurant.
Garlic bread toasted with olive oil and parsley at Il Cane Rosso.
At Los Angeles' Good Girl Dinette, American diner meets Vietnamese comfort food.
Smoked Foie Gras Macaron at Brooklyn Fare in NYC, one of the best meals of 2009
Vanilla Mousse with Raspberries and a story on The Ghost of Christmas Past
Awesome Roast Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad @ St John Restaurant, London
hot tea that accompanied a wonderful Turkish meal (a restaurant review)
Coa Mexican Restaurant in Glendale, Wis., has a variety of tacos, including (from left) veal in a spicy tomato sauce with fried potatoes, grilled carne asada with pico de gallo and avocados, and the al pastor taco, with marinate
The French toast at Canelé in Los Angeles is luxuriously thick and custardy. Easily one of the city's best.
A vegan turkey that looks like the real thing from Vinh Loi Tofu in Los Angeles. It's shaped like a bird with little legs and a hole for stuffing, plus it even has crispy "skin"!
Chicken pot pie crepes: restaurants and bloggers take the humble pot pie to gourmet heights.
Mont Blanc flambee, meringue and chestnut with vanilla-whiskey ice cream at Eastside Inn, London.
Heston Blumenthal's super slow-cooked bolognese, featuring star anise and garlic. Time it takes to make? A whopping 12 hours.
Why go out when you can have P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef at home?
Not your average beignet. Los Angeles' Chef Ludo Lefebvre fills his with decadent foie gras.
bigger, brinier, maybe even better overall, but *prettier* you will never see than the perfect, tiny kumamoto oyster with caviar and gold at kiyokawa, beverly hills
It doesn't get any better than drought beer and a hearty vegan salad. Grilled veggies with crunchy lettuces in a tomato vinaigrette by Tender Greens in West Hollywood.
My review of 2 vegetarian restaurants in Dublin - Café Fresh and Cornucopia.
The Big List of Cookbooks from Los Angeles Restaurant Chefs ~ 25 holiday gift ideas (or ONE very generous one) for the LA Cooking Dining Uber Foodie
Restaurant and Chef Review, The Ledbury, Michelin Star in London by Madalene
Warm pumpkin custard. Licorice cream, root beer reduction, pepitas. A delicious dessert at Commis, in Oakland.
you can have soaked sponge fingers into both of them, with the mascarpone special that will set tongues wagging and licking at the whipping combination of coffee-liquor-mascarpone
[recipe] Eggs Baked in Cream from Camino Restaurant in Oakland, using VERY expensive eggs
[recipe] Curried Chickpeas recipe from Joan's on Third
[recipe] minced roasted Fresno chile + Russian wheat vodka + simple syrup + lemon juice + rice wine vinegar + cucumber slice for garnish = The Coolidge cocktail from The Hungry Cat
[recipe] Spicy Mac and Cheese from the Purple Pal in Palm Springs, where people probably order, but would never EAT so many calories
[recipe] THE French Onion Soup recipes from THE Comme Ca restaurant in Los Angeles
[recipe] Bacon Risotto recipe form Ojai Valley Inn - what to do with all that leftover bacon (wait, who has leftover bacon?!)