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Epic Meat Time: 10 Over The Top Meaty Dishes Around The United States And Canada

Calf brain cream, whole alligator, meat ice cream
Oct 23, 2014 10:00 am

The bacon craze may have passed, but people still love their protein, especially when it comes in the form of calf’s brain cream to spread on blinis, or a whole roasted alligator stuffed with chicken served with Andouille jambalaya. Yes, those are real things you can eat, and here’s where to find them.

Watch Two Guys Serve McDonald’s Disguised As 'Organic Food' To Experts

A Dutch duo gets hilarious results from panelists
Oct 23, 2014 9:00 am

Could public perception of McDonald’s change if people didn’t know they were eating McDonald’s? Two Dutch comedians from LifeHunters recently set out to answer this question at the annual food convention in Houten. Their scheme? Serve bites from McDonald’s under the guise of being a healthier, organic alternative to fast food and then ask a panel of food experts to compare the items to those served at McDonald’s.

If These Finnish Death Metal Cough Drops Don't Fix You Right Up...

Then this bizarre TV commercial didn't do its job
Oct 22, 2014 4:00 pm

You might need a throat lozenge or two during Finland's famous endless winter, so try Zyx. This commercial is basically any commercial for Ricola cough drops, but written instead by an edgy 23-year-old at a trendy Scandinavian production company with one syllable and a cool accent. The cough drops are probably made with foraged medicinal greens, rare turquoise berries and fermented skate placenta, so pick up a box and get right back to business. 

The Guy With The Mohawk Is Madrid Chef David Muñoz. Kind Of A Big Deal.

He's visiting NYC with a Spanish Armada of chefs
Oct 22, 2014 1:00 pm

While the restaurants of Northern Spain get SO MUCH ATTENTION thanks to Ferran Adria, Juan Mari Arzak and their many kitchen disciples opening restaurants throughout the region, the country's central, landlocked capital, Madrid, has quickly (also quietly) establish its own kitchen identity. A number of Madrid chefs are visiting New York City as a sort of coming out party.

Chef Diego Oka Leads The Way To Fine Peruvian Dining In America. Follow Him.

Miami La Mar chef is spreading the tiradito gospel
Oct 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Lima-born chef Diego Oka is of the most delicious school of Evangelism there is: travel the world, live everywhere, bring your cuisine to the hungry masses wherever you go and spread the word of delicious Peruvian food. A protege of renowned chef Gastón Acurio, Oka has been cooking during the uprising of a vibrant, fast-growing cuisine for nearly a decade, so don't let the baby face fool you. He's also got some music, restaurant recommendations and general advice you should take.

Infographic: Which Apples Are Best For Cooking, Baking, Eating Raw?

Varieties for pies, sauce, chips, salads and baking
Oct 22, 2014 9:00 am
what to do with apples

You went apple picking with the people you love, good for you! You win at fall. Now, what to do with all those apples? Before you go making twelve pies you'll then have to eat or find good homes for (neither of which is particularly difficult), consider what varieties you have and what each is best-suited for. This handy infographic is perfectly in season. 

It Begins In The Dirt: On The Great Importance Of Home Gardening

It's where the magic happens
Oct 21, 2014 3:00 pm

"A garden is a magical place," says Sean Brock. "I still remember my grandmother’s: the long rows of potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, and corn; the hot dusty soil; and the smell of summer rain. I grew up there, wandering through the warm dirt and reveling in intoxicating smells."

Beans That Taste Like Beef: Sean Brock Explains The Wonderful Leather Britches

Made using an old Appalachian technique
Oct 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Back in June, chef Sean Brock dropped by the Food Republic test kitchen to cook and chat about Southern cuisine. We asked him about his family's signature dishes and he brought up this "really cool" technique of preparing beans particularly, the greasy beans that are indigenous to his native Southwestern Virginia. Grab a needle and thread and follow along.

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