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Heading Out Of Town? Here Are 6 Ways To Help You Pack Smarter.

Some essentials for fantasy food travel
Feb 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Here are six packing essentials to meet the modern traveling man's needs, from a durable, old-school-style bag that converts from backpack to tote (depending on your mood and agenda) to a fuss-free necktie to slip on for that impromptu dinner reservation you scored to the local Michelin-starred hotspot. Now hit the road.

Automated Precision Farming For The Modern Agriculture Nerd

Or is FarmBot the beginning of something bigger?
Feb 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Imagine a robot that takes the guesswork and labor out of farming: targeting and pulling weeds, tilling the ground, injecting seeds just the perfect depth in the soil and manually administering only the amount of water needed for growing using sensors. Now imagine that robot as a reasonably affordable machine with a catchy name: it's FarmBot! The story, after the jump.

 

Time To Play Cheese Or Font!

Take a quiz: do you type with it or top a cracker?
Feb 18, 2014 11:00 am

Here at Food Republic, we love impossible quizzes we think we can beat. Take our famous classic, Heroin Or Potato, for example. Unless you're an international drug dealer, 5th-generation potato farmer or lucky little leprechaun, there's no way you'll pass the test. Well, there's a new quiz in town: Cheese or font?

NYC: Oliver And Evan Haslegrave Of hOmE And The Tale Of Two Telepans

Two brothers. Two restaurants. Two designs.
Feb 6, 2014 11:00 am
telepan local photo

Only on the NYC design scene for about five years, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE have left an an indelible mark on its landscape. Their growing portfolio of restaurants and bars reflect a distinct new wave of post-millenium-era design. Here, they talk inspiration and the design behind the new Telepan Local in Tribeca.

Bespoke Fruit: 5-Sided Oranges Are A Thing

Japan's latest food fad makes for artful plating.
Feb 4, 2014 11:00 am

It's an odd juxtaposition: the country we so often equate with pared-down, artfully restrained minimalism is the same one responsible for utterly whackadoo, outlandish items like canned bread and robotic cockroaches. The latest Japanese-designed curiosity to come across our radar: oranges grown in the shape of pentagons.  

Upgrade Your Kitchen Counter And Drawers With These 12 Ideas

Design items to up your kitchen's cool factor
Jan 20, 2014 11:00 am

It took awhile, but the design community is finally starting to catch up with the sea changes in the food world. And now that better food is more widely available, why shouldn't we have kitchen implements  and tools that showcase a more enlightened sensibility? Here are some ideas to get that upgrade started. 

6 Healthy NYC Restaurants Where Style Counts, Alongside The Calorie Counts

There are no granola vibes, hippies in sight
Jan 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Given the glut of eateries offering health-conscious menu items we're actually stoked to eat, we want to enjoy our microgreens and quinoa bowls in restaurants that look just as hip as their menus. Here are six, after the jump. 

8 T-Shirts From Iconic NYC Establishments (Plus A Hat)

Old-school NYC food spots commemorated on T-shirts
Dec 27, 2013 10:00 am

Tourists and locals alike stop by Katz's Delicatessen for a pastrami sandwich and then walk next door to Russ & Daughters for bagels and lox. Next time you find yourself doing the same, make sure to add a T-shirt (or cap) to your order. After all, these places might not be around forever — though they probably will!

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