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10 New Kitchen Products To Buy For The Top Chef In Your Life. Or, Yourself.

An assortment of gadgets for any kitchen lover
Dec 16, 2014 9:00 am

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.

Are Rising Food Costs Now Scarier Than Terrorism?

Survey finds our eating habits are making us broke
Dec 15, 2014 1:00 pm

Your passion for good food and drink isn't just making you fat. It's also making you broke. Dining out is now the biggest reason that Americans blow their budget, according to a recent survey of U.S. workers. And, eating at home from time to time isn't helping us save much, either. Spending on food and groceries comes in a close second on the shrinking-wallet scale. Perhaps even more striking: the survey also found that food costs are a greater concern than terrorism and ebola.

20 Coffee-Themed Gifts For The Holiday Season

Gadgets, grinders, books, subscriptions and more
Dec 5, 2014 10:00 am

So you think that very special coffee geek in your life is a little nutty. But does he like his coffee nutty? Perhaps a little citrusy? And, most importantly, where to shop for him? Well, consulting our handy coffee-themed gift compilation is certainly not a bad place to start this holiday season. It's here you'll find a cheat sheet for the most coveted coffee accoutrements, including the latest grinders, brewing tools and — of course — the beautiful beans themselves.

Chemex Just Announced A $350 Automatic Coffee Machine. Will It Change The Game?

Pour-over coffee, with some help from engineering
Dec 2, 2014 11:15 am

So what is this Chemex, you ask? It’s the hourglass-shaped pour-over coffee brewing device that basically makes the best cup of coffee you never knew existed. Do we sound excited? This is because the Chemex system — which includes using an extra-thick filter  — is no joke. Several FR staff members use it daily and it honestly changed the way we think about drinking coffee.  And now we hear they are entering the automatic game. A possible game changer.

Gift Guide: 13 Kitchen Products To Buy For The Food Obsessive In Your Life

Home cooking, butchering and coffee gadget ideas
Nov 28, 2014 9:00 am

Forget iPads and curved televisions. Everyone knows that kitchen accessories are where it's at this holiday season, and we're here to help you out with this handy gift guide. Spoil your special home cook with a culinary treat from Whisk, one of our favorite cookware stores. The product buyers have three things in mind when selecting products: function, quality and a great price point. Scroll through for some inspiration and stay tuned for more gift guides over the next month on Food Republic.

Cold Gravy Is The Worst. Keep It Warm For Hours With This Trick.

Ditch the fancy gravy boat for something smarter
Nov 25, 2014 11:00 am

Nothing puts a damper on a delectable Thanksgiving meal quite like chilly gravy. It's the cold shower of holiday feasting! Blame the old-school gravy boat, which usually makes for a great decoration but fails miserably in the heat retention department. There is a better way, as the folks at America's Test Kitchen helpfully point out.

Video: This Is Actually Your Brain On Coffee. For Real.

Adenosine receptors vs. many cups o' Joe. Fight!
Nov 14, 2014 9:00 am

If you're going to rely on coffee to get you to Friday afternoon, you should know it a little more intimately than "cup 1, cup 2..." and so forth. That's right, we're talking straight chemistry. Ever heard of a little nucleoside called called adenosine? Did we lose you? Come on back, it's just the science of caffeine receptors. Fill up cup 3 and learn exactly why you're watching this video so attentively. 

These Donuts Are Surreal: Inspired By Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks Director David Lynch

A sweet tribute from Philly's Federal Donuts
Nov 10, 2014 2:00 pm

On Monday, the latest creation from Philadelphia's Federal Donuts makes its public debut. It's called Good Coffee. Stick the word "damn" at the front of that, and you might catch the reference. It's a Twin Peaks thing. The coffee-flavored round is the last in a series of four sugary tributes to acclaimed film and television director David Lynch.

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