When my fave bakery starts making cupcakes, a taste-off is required. So just what did I think of these frosted beauties?
An autumn cocktail, made from all things Fall: grapes, red wine and apple cider!
Boccalone's prosciutto and arugula sandwich is simple and delectable.
Experience Commander's Palace, the iconic New Orleans restaurant where Emeril Lagasse and Paul Prudhomme got their starts.
Dinner in the Elmwood district of Berkeley, CA lights up the intersection of taste, place and memory.
Dark, spicy, molten Taza chocolate. Want some?
Adorable cupcakes from a hip LA bakery. But do they taste as good as they look?
A peek inside the venerated kitchen of the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley.
Bouchon Bakery's Ho-Ho: An upscale, elegant, albeit larger version of the original Hostess Ho-Ho.
A perfect meal at Per Se, Thomas Keller's East Coast French Laundry. A course by course look at one of the world's best restaurants.
Shoyu Ahi Poke Bowl with white rice and sweet pickled onion topping from The Poke Bowl at Ward Farmer's Market in Honolulu. Ono!
Great $3 burger at Brio Tuscan Grille
Spicy Pork Bibimbap at Blue Cactus Cafe in Columbia, South Carolina.
Go where the D.C. politicians go: a place where you can get tuna tartare topped with quail egg.
Black Angus burger from Topz in Santa Ana. Purported to be lower in fat than most burgers.
these delicious tofu rolls are scrumptious and vegan. vegetables, tofu and hot sauce in a flour tortilla. fresh or fried!
Korean barbecue isn't always about the kalbi. Thinly sliced brisket and tongue are good too.
Shabu-shabu, or "hot pot". There's really nothing that can't be made vegan these days...
A First Look at Food Network Magazine. How does it stack up to the foodie mag competition?
"Saigon Pork" sandwich at the Academy Cafe in the newly reopened California Academy of Sciences. Dreadful price, but wonderful flavors.
Tartine's lemon meringue cake, enjoyed on our trip to San Francisco.
Royce Nama Chocolate. A most unassuming piece of heaven.
Trying a new, Fair Trade coffee by a small roaster in New Hamshire...Terra Nova Southern Cross. Mmmmm...
The lobster roll at New York's Pearl Oyster Bar - definitely worth a visit!
To stir or not to stir? Is no-stir almond butter really worth it?
wd~50's eggs benedict – a stunning course-by-course look at NYC's top molecular gastronomy tasting menu.
Looks like salmon sushi, doesn't it? But it's not. At Tataki, the only sustainable sushi restaurant in North America, they do things differently.
Perfectly marbled wagyu beef from Sona. Amazingly rich and decadent.
Raspberry chocolate tart, spice bread crumble, raspberry ice cream. The last course of Fleur de Sel tasting menu.
Could food from a trailer make you think you were at a white tablecloth restaurant?
Bacon Cheeseburger from 67 Burger in Brooklyn. Filling, flavorful, and delicious. Try it with fries!
Delicious & authentic vegan Vietnamese food. These are officially called Curry Noodles on the menu, but I call them noodles of the Gods.
forget the pho and banh mi. little saigon is all about louisiana crawfish at The Boiling Crab
Rung-Rearng Noodle house - pork & fishball noodles in Sukhumvit Soi 26, Bangkok