It's time for Dungeness Crab Fest in the Bay Area with dishes such as crispy crab tacos.
Sausage Eggs Benedict at The Red Door, San Diego, with crispy polenta, spicy chicken jalapeno sausage, poached eggs, and cilantro-lime hollandaise sauce
Sonoma duck breast, butter bean ragout, sautéed escarole, cotechino sausage at Frances.
Tempeh-Quinoa Veggie Burger, one bite and you'll never buy a frozen veggie burger again!
Premium sushi select (a combination of aburi, nigiri, oshi, and temari sushi) at Miku in Vancouver, BC.
Five cultural culinary faux pas to avoid next time you're dining out.
Mud crabs that are deep-fried till perfection and then sauteed with salted duck egg yolk sauce.
Crispy Pork Belly - dressed lightly with spicy, sweet diablo glaze and topped with Asian pear salad and a fried mint leaf.
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
The recipe for Eva's famous Brussels Sprouts. The secret is out!
Pan Roasted Barramundi with Spatzle and Romesco puree
lamb burger from Xi'an in Chinatown, NYC
The specialty at La Casita in Los Angeles is Chiles en Nogada, the national dish of Mexico.
Dal Makhani : Classic north Indian dish where the lentils are simmered for hours in a very aromatic buttery, creamy tomato sauce.
This is what you get when you order French Onion soup from a French Creperie run by Filipinos in the middle of a Farmer's Market...[review]
Brussels Sprouts with Ponzu, Fried Garlic, and Bonito Flakes
Blanched and tender leaves are the secret to LA's Le Grande Orange's stellar brussels sprout salad.
Dayboat scallop crudo with watermelon radishes, tangerines, yuzu ponzu, microgreens and sea salt at Baker & Banker.
The best kung pao chicken in Beijing. Salty, spicy and sweet, it's insanely addictive.
Last day in San Fran with a farewell Brunch at Restaurant LuLu, including a Bloody Mary bar by Skyy
Moist Pistachio Cake with Cara Cara Oranges on the side: add a dollop of creme fraiche and it is time for brunch!
Sloppy Joe Sliders at Rye House in the Flatiron District.
Korea Garden Grille - Houston's best kept Korean BBQ secret.
Phenomenal eggs Benedict and catfish hash (what?) are the undeniable stars at Portland's Bridges Cafe and Catering.
Martini Madness invades Sonoma.
Fruit salad with rosewater tahini yogurt for brunch at Public in NYC.
Booze Battered Shrimp, a recipe worth breaking your diet for.
[recipe] Deviled Eggs from The Spotted Pig (NYC) ~ not just a how to, but some great OCD-esque taste tests and pix
Plat de Côtes de Boeuf. Red wine braised beef short ribs with caramelized Savoy cabbage, glazed sweet carrots, parsnips & jus de boeuf at Bouchon Beverly Hills.
Japanese ramen with a Chinese twist at Naga Naga in Los Angeles.
The pork bun from Fatty Crab in NYC. One of the many notable things I ate in 2009.
Chili cheese dogs are the cat's meow at Los Angeles' Pink's Hot Dogs.
Spoon Bread from the Historic Boone Tavern in Berea, KY [recipe included]
Lamb curry, hot naan and rice are first-rate at Knoxville's Sitar Indian Restaurant.