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Watch A Guy Called The L.A. Beast Eat An Entire Watermelon, Skin And All

Please do not try this at home. Please, don't.
Jul 21, 2014 1:00 pm

Like Transformers sequels and cut-off jean shorts (Knicks, can please bring back jorts, the dude is available), watermelon can be a pretty polarizing summer topic. As in, some people cannot wait to knife into the hulking fruit, while for others it inspires quite the gag reflex. And speaking of gag reflex, we were clicking around Facebook this weekend and this 13-minute watermelon video somehow appeared in our stream. Check it out.

Please Watch The Ovenly Cookbook Teaser And Pretty Much Feel Better About Your Day

Brooklyn bakeshop is releasing something special
Jul 21, 2014 11:00 am

The duo behind Brooklyn bakeshop Ovenly has released a teaser video that gives you a little taste of their upcoming book, which is set to be released in the fall. It's fun, warm, super creative, cupcake serious. We expect no less from the book. 

15 Ways To Eat Bacon On A Weekend Morning

Got a craving? Chow down on 15 crunchy solutions
Jul 19, 2014 10:00 am

Sure, you could fry up bacon and eggs like you do all the time. But what will you have learned by the time you're done, other than bacon and eggs are, as you suspected, delicious and satisfying? We've gathered 15 new and exciting ways to have your pig candy and eat it too. In fact, one recipe actually IS pig candy — ever had praline bacon in 20 minutes flat? It's your weekend, make it a good one. 

Our 12 Most Popular Stories This Week

Nut butters, bitch pudding, shandies, lobster rolls
Jul 18, 2014 4:00 pm

What's up this week, Food Republic? Oh, nothing much, just a bunch of lobster rolls, foie gras sauce and poutine dressed to the nines (in Brooklyn? Really?) But that doesn't make us all fancy, we also traced the humble journeys of some of our favorite food trucks to "forever homes," learned about largely un-fancy but totally awesome nut butters and mixed up some great beer with lemonade. That's only allowed in the summer, you know. Check out this week's most popular stories.

New Recipes This Week: Tarte Flambée, Mango Pudding, Grilled Potato Salad

Cook your way through our newest recipe additions
Jul 18, 2014 3:00 pm

This week is all about peak of the summer produce presented in delightful, easy, occasionally flashy and always delicious ways. Don't bring tuna pasta salad to that picnic. Just don't. There are exotic deviled eggs, way better grain and potato salads and flavor-packed dips and sandwiches in this world. Pack a feast you can be truly proud of.

The Best Of The Vast, Exotic World Of Instagram

Shellfish towers, summer tomatoes, burger porn
Jul 18, 2014 10:00 am

We're pretty good at Instagram. Not, like, Beyoncé good, but pretty solid nonetheless. You loved (or maybe just liked) our big greasy burger-with-a-bite-taken-out photos, big artistic bowls of chirashi don and humongous charcuterie spreads. Without further ado, check out some of our other "finest work" (that we've done on our phones) and keep tagging us in your spectacular food porn.

Chef John Tesar Vs. Critic Leslie Brenner: Tracing The Roots Of A Public Spat

Interviews with both sides reveal many motivations
Jul 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Chef John Tesar generated some dubious buzz on Thursday with his fiery Twitter response to Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner's review of his latest restaurant Knife. With the benefit of having previously interviewed both Tesar and Brenner about their individual preferences and pet-peeves, we feel compelled to offer some perspective on the various motivations heading into this now-very-public food-world spat.

6 Killer Popsicles (Some Spiked) For A Friendly Summer Heat Wave

You'll need all six to make it through this weather
Jul 17, 2014 1:00 pm

There's never been a better time for refreshing, slightly alcohol-infused popsicles. Cause you know what popsicle-making time entails. Sticking one's head in the freezer. Just for a second or six. Check out these boozy spiked treats and ones not-yet-spiked so the young'uns can enjoy them too. But you can add booze if you want.

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