Fretting over what to get the resident sous chef in your life? It’s okay. Those who’d rather receive a full-tang chef’s knife over a 4K television can be pickier than Thomas Keller at a farmer’s market. But that’s why we searched high and low to select these ten new kitchen-centric items. From a set of NASA-derived cookware that spreads the warmth like no other to a pasta maker that pushes out noodles in record time, these gifts are sure to satisfy and surprise even the most selective food lover.
When pastry chef Benoit Castel decided to offer three newly-formulated riffs on tiramisu at his Paris-based patisserie LIBERTÉ, creating a visual concept to match the classic Italian dessert's updates was equally quintessential. Looking beyond the kitchen, Castel enlisted the aid of a graphic designer — not for the packaging and branding, but for the pastry itself. The result is a typographer's dream take on tiramisu
Corsican knives, vintage lighting, contemporary art
Dec 10, 2014 2:00 pm
The story of how Frenchie became one of Paris's hardest reservations is now fairly well known. Six years ago, Gregory Marchand, who'd cooked at restaurants for Jamie Oliver in London and Danny Meyer in New York, returned to his homeland to open his own place. He made it happen on a shoestring budget on a dreary street called the Rue du Nil, in a former restaurant whose kitchen was walled off save for a hole in the wall from which Marchand would peer out in those early days, assessing how diners were responding to his ambitious, market-driven cooking. This summer, it all changed.
Check out what the French are visually feasting on
Dec 9, 2014 1:00 pm
In recognition of Food Republic France Week, here are 10 wanderlust-inducing Instagram feeds you should be feasting on, from those on the ground in Paris and environs. But don't just take our word for it. In the name of social networking, we asked some of our choices to suggest favorites of their own.
You love food, you like cooking and eating in the hot new restaurants, and you occasionally scroll through your Instagram feed to ogle awesome food. Hopefully, we're already part of that feed, but if not, follow Food Republic on Instagram today and it'll be like you're right there with us, eating that impossibly crunchy and juicy fried chicken thigh with gravy. Just look at it. You want to dip one in the other, don't you?
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, tends to be the oft-sung phrase this time of year, but personally, we're big fans of, let it pour, let it pour, let it pour. Whether you're hosting or gift-giving, you can't go wrong with a handsome, and functional wine decanter. Here are six perfect options, including picks by two of NYC's top sommeliers.
Pantone is a New Jersey-based company best known for creating a standardized color matching system used in many industries, but primarily printing. They’ve also become famous for rolling out “color of the year” each December for the following 12-month period. Today they announced the 2015 selection, inspired by a famous fortified wine produced in Sicily. Marsala, the color, is a little bit red, a little bit brown and decidedly earthy. One thing it is not is last year's purple.
Montreal meat masters launch hearty winter headgear
Dec 4, 2014 11:00 am
Known for deep-fried bacon-wrapped foie gras and other small miracles comprised of sublime protein and fat, Montreal house of wonder Joe Beef has yet another cold-weather treat for its legions of fans. This stylish, exceptionally warm-looking knit hat, complete with festive poofy bauble, is the accessory of the season for the culinary enthusiast in your life.