How do you shop for wine like you know what you’re doing? How does your milk make it from cow to home? What is maple water, and is it destined to be the next hydration sensation? What is Kenyan food? We’ve got all the answers for you this week at Food Republic. When we weren’t busy tackling these burning questions, we covered the wondrous English muffin, made brown rice cheese crackers, counted the layers in “everything seasoning” from Dubai and put together a quiz designed to determine how much of an ordering-in expert you really are. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  1. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about the milk you’re drinking.
  2. How do you shop for wine like you know what you’re doing? We’ve got you.
  3. How to eat “complicated” foods, illustrated Ikea-style.
  4. Take our ultimate “have you ever” food-delivery quiz.
  5. English muffins have brought baking glory to Manhattan Beach.
  6. Cheez it better: Make these brown rice cheese crackers.
  7. Check out this “everything seasoning” at Dubai’s spice souk.
  8. This Austrian chef cooks only with ingredients from his mountain. Talk about local.
  9. Kenyan food primer: 10 essential dishes and drinks.
  10. Tap into maple water, the next hydration sensation.