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Macapuno panna cotta with ube mousse and pistachio at Pelago Philly. (Photo: Neal Santos)

With summer in full swing, we’re enjoying things all over the world this week. In 2012, chef Andrew Zimmern said Filipino food was the next big thing in 2012 and he was right! Continuing Grilling Month, we rounded up tips for your camping trip and nontraditional cookout from chefs like Jet Tila and Aarón Sánchez. We found some great restaurants to check out in Cincinnati and Cartagena, Colombia. We also spoke to Tory Miller about his Spanish-inspired restaurant — definitely make the trip to Madison if you’re in the Midwest. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. Modern Filipino cuisine is having a moment, and it does not include lumpia or halo halo.
  2. We have the best camping hack for you: Bring a Dutch oven.
  3. This Italian bank accepts cheese as a loan collateral.
  4. Here are some tips for Mexican, Korean or Thai grilling at home.
  5. We went to Cincinnati to prove there’s more to the city than chili-topped spaghetti.
  6. We also found out that Cartagena, Colombia, is full of magical street food.
  7. Put down the poultry and red meats. It’s about time you grilled some gifts from the sea. Here are 10 recipes for just that.
  8. Steaming chilis directly into a fried egg is probably your best new hangover cure.
  9. Tory Miller’s bringing tapas, sangria, paella and more Spanish-inspired goodness to Madison, Wisconsin.
  10. What’s the secret to grilling prawns? Leave the head on. That’s where all the flavor is.