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15 Recipes For Mexican Food And Drinks: The Basics

It’s prime time for the fine cuisine of Mexico!
Apr 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Whether you’re gearing up for Cinco de Mayo (or perhaps Cinco de Cuatro, for those of you planning another Arrested Development-themed party) or just want some go-to recipes to quickly satisfy a craving for Mexican food, this is the list for you. We’ve gathered some staples of Mexican cuisine to get you started, including some excellent drinks to keep your warm-weather fiestas feisty.

Brown Sugar Walnut Butter Recipe

Don’t mind the peanut butter; it's just jealous
Apr 24, 2015 2:00 pm
brown sugar walnut butter

We’re...can we even say it? We’re just nuts about Nut Butters, the all-spread cookbook from recipe blogger Mary Loudermilk. Once you’ve perused her impressive selection of delicious pulverized nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and more, you’ll never open a store-bought jar of peanut butter again. Get your spoon ready for tasting and a knife ready for slathering, because brown-sugar walnut butter is on its way to your kitchen!

15 Pantry Recipes To Pair With A Good Beer

Nothing in the fridge but beer? Let’s cook.
Apr 24, 2015 1:00 pm

Happy Craft Beer & Spirits Week! Our fridges are packed with incredible craft beer to celebrate this momentous week...and not much else. What are we, Martha Stewart? But where there’s a pantry, half a pack of bacon, a few potatoes and onions, some eggs and maybe the one green thing in your fridge, whatever that may be (hey, where’d this slightly wilted parsley come from?), there’s a way to get a beer-friendly meal on the table.

Ted Allen On The Science Behind The “Chopped” Magical Mystery Ingredient Box

Who is that nice man with the ready smile?
Apr 24, 2015 12:00 pm

Food Republic contributor Tom Roston nabbed a Kindle Singles Interview with the one and only Ted Allen. They got personal and covered many corners of food culture until the sun went down in Allen’s Brooklyn home. Here’s a glimpse of what happens when the Food Network star stops being polite in an exclusive excerpt that covers their discussion about Chopped, the show in which chefs must cook up dishes from mystery ingredient baskets.

Canadian Whisky Takes A Dark Turn. For The Better.

You can call it “brown vodka” no more
Apr 24, 2015 11:00 am

Canadian whiskey has long been perceived as light and rather insipid. Hence the pejorative “brown vodka” moniker. But today, distillers in the Great White North are experimenting with single malts, sophisticated oak treatments and barrel proofs, resulting in whiskeys that are bold and complex. Displaced Canadian Chantal Martineau has the scoop on some new-generation whiskeys that you need to know.

What’s The Deal With Pressure Cookers?

Turn to this device when you’re in a time crunch
Apr 24, 2015 10:00 am

Looking to create a tender braise or a flavor-packed stock but short on time? Meet the pressure cooker! Once lauded as beacons of culinary convenience, pressure cookers fell out of favor as prepackaged foods began filling grocery stores and frozen, microwavable meals became commonplace in homes across the U.S. And that’s a shame. Here’s a primer.

5 States Where You Can Find Surprisingly Great Craft Beer Being Made

From east to west, keep an eye on these beer scenes
Apr 24, 2015 9:00 am

Jess Lebow is a beer expert and home brewer. His second book, The United States of Craft Beer, is a state-by-state exploration of America’s greatest breweries, focusing on the people who make the nation’s best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Lebow visited all 50 states while authoring the book. Here are the five states he found most surprising along the way.

An Illustrated Introduction To Some Puzzling Craft-Beer Terms

Classic craft brew-speak, explained
Apr 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Food Republic Newsreels explain both new and classic terms in the food and drink lexicon. With it being Craft Beer & Spirits Week, we wanted to take a look at three craft-beer terms. Sure, you’ve probably heard them used before, but what exactly do they mean? We’ve got the answers for you — all explained in under one minute.

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