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Video: Graham Elliot Will Pair Music With Food At This Weekend's Lollapalooza

Chicago chef and his partner are music fanatics
Jul 31, 2013 11:00 am
Graham Elliot and Merlin Verrier
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Where can you watch Nine Inch Nails while eating a delicious sandwich conceived by a celebrity chef? At Lollapalooza, which takes place this weekend (Aug. 2-4) in Chicago's picturesque Grant Park. Here, Culinary Director Graham Elliot and his business partner Merlin Verrier discuss their obsession with music.

Video: Andrew Zimmern, The Biggest Asian Food Booster On The Planet

Interest in 'regional' Asian cuisine is exploding
Jul 24, 2013 10:02 am

Not only is Andrew Zimmern one of the most brutally honest men in the food-television game, he’s also one of the most passionate Asian food boosters around — as we find out in this interview with FR Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard.

Video: Bryce And Jack Gilmore On Keeping It A Family Business

Two generations of Austin restaurant legends
Jun 13, 2013 11:01 am

With Father’s Day upon us, here’s a colorful exchange between Austin culinary legends Bryce and Jack Gilmore. “The rule was, you couldn’t burn the house down,” half-jokes Jack about his family's Thanksgiving tradition. Watch the video interview, after the jump.

Video: Meet The ‘Boss’ Behind The Paul Qui Restaurant Empire

Deana Saukam live from the FR Interview Lounge
Jun 5, 2013 10:01 am
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Here, in this exclusive video, Paul Qui and his fiancé/partner discuss how they met as well as other revelations that somehow include references to Gavin Rossdale and Comme des Garçons. Huh? Watch the video!

Video: Watch Todd Barry Talk About Eating Alone, Never Using A Stove

The NYC comedian isn't what you'd call a 'foodie'
May 24, 2013 1:01 pm
Todd Barry Portrait
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Comedian Todd Barry talks about eating alone in New York City restaurants and what happened when the electric company realized he wasn't using his stove, in this short video interview from the Food Republic Interview Lounge during the Austin Food and Wine Festival. Funny stuff, right this way.

Exclusive Video: Watch Reggie Watts Beatbox A Food Republic Theme Song

"Socialism of fanciful flavors" and then some
May 23, 2013 2:31 pm
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Reggie Watts is one of Food Republic's favorite comedians, so naturally, when we found out he'd be in town during Austin Food And Wine Festival's Food Republic Interview Lounge, we invited him for a sit-down. We'll have more of that interview soon, but first, we wanted to share Reggie's ad-libbed, beatboxed Food Republic theme song. Watch...

Grilling God: Jason Dady

Texas chef on the joys of grilling with rosé
May 16, 2013 1:01 pm

“I’m a small cook from a small town. It’s the seventh largest city in the United States. It’s called San Antonio.” Jason Dady tells me this, wide-smiled and sweating, while he hovers over a Big Green Egg at last month’s Austin Food & Wine Festival. He’s grilling a whole branzino that has been simply dressed with fresh herbs and a little olive oil. It's just one of the grilling secrets he shares with us. Many more, right this way...

10 Things I Learned In Austin This Weekend (Plus One Thing I Already Knew)

A personal report from the Austin Food & Wine Fest
Apr 29, 2013 2:02 pm

Amongst the things not on this listicle that I also learned in Austin this past weekend: Andrew Zimmern is very good at plugging his website; and comedian Michael Ian Black orders salads at McDonald's. Neither of these made the cut, but find out what did.


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