Is The Hot Dog A Sandwich? Experts Debate.

John Hodgman and others weigh in
Jul 29, 2014 4:00 pm

Every so often here at Food Republic, we take a look at an unnecessary – yet captivating – debate in the culinary world. We asked our readers if it’s okay to dip pizza in ranch dressing. Things got heated. The current discussion revolves around hot dogs and if they can be classified as "sandwiches". Read on.

14 Never-Ending Food Debates

Can't we all just get along? Apparently not.
Mar 2, 2012 10:01 am
food debates

Whatever your food cause, there's guaranteed to be some debate around it. Some we've already addressed, but for the rest we'll need your help. Here are 14 food issues currently making their rounds of polite dinner conversation, heated arguments, desperate Google searches and changemakers' desks. Pick your favorites: where do you stand?

Is Foodie a Four-Letter Word?

Being a "foodie" has now become taboo
Jun 10, 2011 6:12 pm
photo: ivva on Flickr

Lately, it seems like calling someone a foodie is tantamount to labeling that person a pretentious, annoying, or even silly bighead.

Even chefs, who are at least partly to blame for foodieism, have started rejecting the word. Most recently, Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter and the chef-owner of the cultish Prune in the East...

The great mayonnaise debate rages on

To mayo or not to mayo, that is the question
Mar 28, 2011 11:00 am
Photo: clango on Flickr

Here at Food Republic HQ, we tend to get overheated when we discuss controversial food subjects. The other day, GM Nate and Editorial Director Richard butted heads over the touchy topic of mayonnaise.

Like a lot of people out there, Nate feels that mayo’s consistency is, in his words, “downright disgusting.” Richard admits to have had a fleeting...


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