17 Ways To Repurpose That Delicious Leftover Easter Ham In Your Fridge

It's even better the next day. Go H.A.M.
Apr 21, 2014 11:30 am

The great thing about making a delicious spiral-sliced ham, as you might have done yesterday, is the guaranteed leftovers. Have you ever seen a dinner gathering eat an entire ham? This porky treat is also one of our favorite dinner idea generators, so browse through these 17 recipes and keep enjoying the ham that keeps on giving.

Meanwhile, In The Expansive, Exotic World Of Chirashi Instagrams

12 bowls of fish on rice, photographed in the wild
Apr 21, 2014 11:00 am

You can't judge a sushi restaurant until you've had its chirashi, or chirashi don — sashimi, Japanese omelet, fish roe and assorted vegetables artfully arranged over a bed of sushi rice. Maybe a blob of sea urchin, if you've been good. Check out 12 prime chirashi specimens in the wild, from NYC to Melbourne with plenty of famous food cities in between.

Tales Of An Omakase Brat: Why Today Is Devoted To The Food Of Japan

Days full of ikura, natto and oshitashi
Apr 21, 2014 10:00 am

Today marks the first day of Around The World In 5 Editors. Each day this week, one of Food Republic's editors will present a lineup of stories, recipes and interviews devoted to a different country's cuisine. First up, Japanese food.

This Is The Ultimate Pot-Themed 4/20 Brownie

Sorry dude, no weed is used in this smoky dessert
Apr 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Chef Edward Hardy occasionally checks in with contributions from the field, foraging for ramps or tailgating outside the horse races. But this time he's outdone himself. Click through for more photos of this inventive ode to 4/20, featuring a brownie, "bong water" and even an applewood joint. 

Our 12 Most Popular Stories This Week

Chef cars, Aziz Ansari, Greek Easter, cacio e pepe
Apr 18, 2014 4:00 pm

We started our week off just exactly right: with 31 different preparations of coffee. Once that buzz wore off (nope, still there), we dove into the secret car-related vices of some of our favorite chefs and watched two seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on Netflix without stopping. Okay fine, we stopped for bag wine, which is nowhere near as preposterous as it sounds. This week's top stories, after the jump.

New Recipes This Week: Japanese Eggplant Dog, Famous Fried Chicken, Lentil Hummus

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

No way around it, friends. Picnic season is here, so we're equipping your proverbial basket (it's okay if it's actually a backpack) with a larder of seasonal goodies. Cold fried chicken is a picnic staple, if you didn't get the memo from 1950-whatever. Lemon is a big, fresh, bright seasoning in spring cuisine, too so we've tossed some of that good tart citrus in there as well. This week's new recipes, after the jump.

Video: Going Shopping Around Chinatown With Joe Isidori

Chef just opened market-to-table restaurant in SoHo
Apr 18, 2014 10:00 am

Joe Isidori certainly knows how to shop. The Michelin starred-chef recently opened Chalk Point Kitchen in SoHo, serving greenmarket-driven fare with a variety of Asian influences, in a space that resembles a country cottage. Take a look at the video below, in which a (very informative) Joe makes his way around Chinatown and Little Italy in search of the neighborhood’s freshest produce.

How Anthony Bourdain And Michael Ruhlman Overcame Their Las Vegas Problems

Keep the celeb chefs close, the locals closer
Apr 18, 2014 9:00 am

“To victory Ruhlman, to victory in our time,” says Anthony Bourdain to his friend — the author and  schmaltz scholar Michael Ruhlman — raising a flute across a long table in the Hadrian Villa at Caesars Palace. Guy Savoy suddenly appears with artichoke soup and fresh black truffles — and platters of foie gras, wild squab, pheasant, mallard duck and cabbage. “Bobby Flay probably lives like this all the time,” jokes Bourdain, in the scene this week’s Las Vegas episode of Parts Unknown (airing Sunday on CNN at 9 p.m. EST).

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