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Learn How To Spot Fake Wine, And Other Handy Info For Oenophiles

Panel includes judge from infamous wine-fraud case
Jul 28, 2014 4:00 pm

On Aug. 6, a panel of experts notably including Richard M. Berman, the federal judge currently presiding over the high-profile trial of convicted counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan — will convene in New York City to lay out the facts on wine fraud and other legal issues of interest to oenophiles. Find out how crooks fool you with phony labels and other tricks. More intel this way.

David Duchovny Could Have Been A Beer-Drinking Russian Cosmonaut!

Plus, highlights from the translated comments
Jul 28, 2014 3:00 pm

Welcome to David Duchovny's latest fantasy: being Russian! Dude, I'd fantasize about being Russian for a well-paying Siberian Crown beer endorsement deal. In this commercial — for a brew one Rate Beer user reviewed as "not Budweiser, fairly thin and generally not remarkable" — Duchovny wonders from the vaguely erotic confines of a space suit if his ancestors had not emigrated from the motherland, what might he have been?

Interview With A Hot Dog T-Shirt Designer

Michael McGloin gets paid to put big food on shirts
Jul 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Michael McGloin is the Creative Director of The Mountain, the self-proclaimed “bold player” in the novelty t-shirt game. The New Hampshire-based company was founded in the 1970’s as a peddler of Grateful Dead and Bob Marley shirts, and has grown into a global seller of shirts that tackles topics from Thomas Kinkaid patriotism to Abyssinians on acid trips. Food is also big for the company, literally, in a series of all-over shirts that cover all the major food groups: blueberries, bacon, two-ton burgers. But our favorite is McGloin’s interpretation of the hot dog.  We reached out to talk about it.

Meatless Monday: Wild Rice Pancakes Recipe

Savory whole-grain pancakes make a great side
Jul 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Guy Ambrosino

You love your cast-iron skillet, and we love that you love it. Make the most of this bromance with The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, an ode to the best, most versatile and frankly attractive pan in your kitchen. With recipes from the American South to Europe, South America, Asia and beyond, you'll have plenty of reasons (besides "too much bacon") to break out this book and cook something great, like these savory, hearty wild rice pancakes. 

13 Ways Sriracha Makes Things Better

From chicken wings to that big bowl of noodles
Jul 28, 2014 11:00 am

We love cooking with Sriracha and have rounded up some of our favorite recipes that we think you will enjoy too. Indeed, Sriracha makes things better, be it chicken wings, tofu or a big bowl of noodles.   

Food Republic Stone Fruit Power Rankings

At the height of summer, we pit fruit against fruit
Jul 28, 2014 10:00 am

Since NFL training camps open up this week (finally!), it seemed like the perfect time to rank these fruits pro football style – with a Power Ranking. Each stone fruit is ranked on a scale of ten for overall flavor, aesthetic value, degree of difficulty in finding the perfectly ripe version, and pure preference from your author. May the best stone fruit win.

The Best Of Summer Design: Bikes, Growlers, Grills And More

Have yourself a stylish summer, design fanatics
Jul 27, 2014 10:00 am

We keep an eye out for unique kitchen and table items at Food Republic. With summer in full swing, it's the perfect time to gather up some of our seasonal design stories. Included is a look at some new-school growlers, patriotic-inspired tablewares, urban grills, indoor gardens, weight-loss cups – wait, what? – and stuff that'll make you want to eat outside as much as you can. As if you needed more reasons. We also threw in a story about Sriracha nail art. Why? It's the best nail art. Scroll through and get a little inspiration for your next weekend cookout.

Fried Duck Eggs With Blood Sausage Recipe

A tony British take on hearty sausage and eggs
Jul 26, 2014 10:00 am
ginger & white london eggs

When in London, stop by Hampstead cafe Ginger & White for superb coffee, baked goods and fresh, simple food made with the best British ingredients. Their new cookbook is a must-read for fans of this new spin on classic cuisine. Looking for a new take on the iconic English fry-up? Swap in duck eggs and blood sausage-infused sourdough croutons, but prepare to be spoiled for life. 

 
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