From Bon Appetit: "It was a very good year to be a foodie: Things got simpler, healthier, and even more delicious."
DISH OF THE YEAR - MEATBALL'S
Easy to make and incredibly satisfying, meatballs are bouncing back.
CUISINE OF THE YEAR - NEW AUSTRIAN
perfect mix of bright flavors and hearty ingredients, Autrian food is the hottest restaurant food of the year -- and you can make it right at home.
INGREDIENT OF THE YEAR - SRIRACHA HOT SAUCE
Sriracha is the secret ingredient in dishes served at both four-star restaurants and neighborhood mom-and-pop spots.
PARTY OF THE YEAR - MODERN VEGETARIAN
A Florida family proves that a no-meat meal can still be fantastic.
DESSERTS OF THE YEAR - ALL-AMERICAN COMFORTS
This year, we tookcomfort in old-fashioned desserts that look and taste as good as the ones grandma used to make.
GETAWAY OF THE YEAR - THE FOODIE SPA VACATION
Whether you need to replenish mind and body, detox from an urban lifestyle, or just relax for a while, we find the top spas help to nourish your spirit.
Read more along with some great recipies: http://www.bonappetit.com/ideas/best-of-2009/search