While writing his book Planet Barbecue! (Workman, 2010), Steven Raichlen traveled across six continents and 53 countries in search of the best flame-cooked foods on earth. Here, in no particular order, are his 12 favorite grill joints in the world.
Take your Oscars-watching party back to the days of old Hollywood glamour with our recipes for elegant appetizers, from caramel popcorn dusted with truffles to beet tartare to stuffed peperoncini topped with smoked salmon.
When we really want to eat fabulously, we go to Hué, Vietnam's old imperial capital, to eat at traditional royal foods at places like Tinh Gia Viên Restaurant, and equally delicious street food at the stalls in Dông Ba market.
Like many of the world's great foods, tarte flambée started out as a working-class dish—in this case a flatbread cooked in wood-fired ovens by farmers in Alsace. One of our favorite chefs from that French region, Gabriel Kreuther, serves a spectacular version in the Bar Room of the Modern in Manhattan.