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Summer Beer, Summer Recipes, Summer Food Festivals: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

A few of the big stories of the week
May 29, 2015 3:00 pm

Summer is here! We rounded up 30 summer recipes to test out this weekend, 15 summer beers to enjoy all day (and night) long and 12 summer food festivals to attend. We asked a butcher to settle the longstanding debate of grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef, feasted our eyes on some serious pizza p*rn in Naples and dissected eight common barbecue myths. We also made deep-fried garlic bombs. Mmmm. Deep-fried garlic bombs. All that, and more, on this week’s hot topics on Food Republic.

Beet And Sour Cream Ice Pops

The perfect pops for summer
May 29, 2015 2:00 pm

Be prepared for a pair of beautifully stained magenta lips after eating these Russian-inspired ice pops, which are full of health benefits. It’s easiest to use fresh store-bought beet juice, but you can also make your own, of course. If you do, be sure to keep the skins on when you run them through the juicer, since that is where most of the nutrients reside. 

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The Many Faces Of The Pisco Sour

Adding an herbal twist to a Latin American classic
May 29, 2015 1:00 pm

Latin America’s influence on cocktails has resulted in numerous iconic inventions, with one of the more overlooked classics being the pisco sour. At Brooklyn’s new Leyenda bar, the Buena Onda (or “cool”) cocktail resembles the slightly sweeter Chilean version. Bartender and owner Ivy Mix also enhances this spirit with a bit of Argentina in the form of a yerba mate infusion. It’s a subtle shift from what could be thought of as the original pisco sour.

How To Make Green Mole Pipian

Healthy mole for the masses
May 29, 2015 12:00 pm

If you want to get your greens, try this healthy mole pipian, which is packed with herbs and vegetables. Like all moles, the sauce itself is the meal, and everything else is just garnish.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List Comes Out Monday. Already, There’s Drama.

Talking list exclusions, protesting petitions
May 29, 2015 11:00 am

It’s that time of year again: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. While the final list won’t be announced until Monday in London, there’s already drama in the air.

Here’s The Truth Behind The Most Common Barbecue Myths

The facts behind stalling, smoke rings and more
May 29, 2015 10:00 am

Barbecue season is officially here! With Memorial Day weekend come and gone, the warm weather has finally kicked in and backyard grills are being fired up everywhere. But while barbecue may be a gift from the gods, there are some persistent myths around meat-smoking that can seriously hinder your success. Our friends at ChefSteps wrote in with some advice on separating fact from fiction.

Candy Companies To Launch “Healthy” Snacks

Mars and Hershey join the race to look less sugary
May 29, 2015 9:00 am

A typical candy bar can consist of nuts covered in chocolate. But add fruit to it, and that candy bar is suddenly a “healthy” alternative. Mars Chocolate North America and Hershey are just the latest junk-food purveyors now looking to cash in on healthier-sounding snacks.

Pickled Red Onions, Arugula And Coppa Pizza

Prepare yourself for perfect pizza harmony
May 28, 2015 3:00 pm

The great thing about a pizza crust is it even looks like a blank slate! And that’s just what it is, which is why you should pick up a copy of culinary author Suzanne Lenzer’s new book, Truly Madly Pizza. Whether you’re going for a carnivore’s dream or lightening up with roasted vegetables and herbs, a devout mozzarella sprinkler or on the hunt for something more pungent, there’s a recipe in this book for you. 

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