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.
Chef Bruce Hill painstakingly practices the art of Japanese persimmon preserving.
Roasted Nut Crusted Fried Brie with Red Bell Pepper & Ancho Chile Jam - something different for your cocktail, dinner, New Year's Eve or Super Bowl Party!
How can a seafood platter be without sashimi? The raw fish was generously sliced, and ready to be savour.
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.