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15 Very Cool Food Festivals Around The World

Where to book tickets in the U.S. and abroad
Jan 9, 2013 10:01 am

Food festivals have certainly come a long way in the past couple of years. No longer are they sparsely attended fringe events popping up in hotel ballrooms. Festivals have become star-studded affairs, complete with heady promises of once-in-a-lifetime meals and coveted VIP ticket packages. Food Republic is here to point you towards the most exciting upcoming festivals of the new calendar year — in the United States and overseas.

The 10 Best Paleo-Friendly Restaurants Across The Country

From Seattle to NYC, where to eat like a caveman
Jan 2, 2013 10:01 am

The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic, also known as the Caveman Diet) has grown in popularity over the past two years. The concept is throwback — 10,000 years to be exact — and consists of eating mostly fish, meats, vegetables, roots, nuts and fruits. The diet, which some have called a fad, excludes anything “refined” — including dairy, sugars, processed oils, legumes and grains. Here's where to eat Paleo across the country.

15 Bottles To Buy: Tequila & Mezcal

Gift something stiff this holiday season
Dec 6, 2012 4:31 pm

Anyone who has ever participated in a Secret Santa exchange knows one simple truth about gift giving: you cannot go wrong with booze. So, to ensure that you’re everyone’s favorite person at the holiday party this year, best to stock up on a few choice bottles. It’s also pretty darn smooth, if you’re looking to win points. If you’re lucky, you might even get a sip as a thank you.

Top 8: Greek Restaurants In Manhattan

Because we know that this might all be Greek to you
Oct 24, 2012 11:01 am

Floundering economy. Mounting debt. Failing government. Violent riots. Why would one wish to talk about such terrible concepts when there is arni youvetsi to discuss? I have always lived, breathed and most importantly eaten Greek. While Manhattan may not share nearby Astoria, Queens' level of Hellenic pride, it is home to some fine Greek dining. Here are our picks for the borough’s top eight establishments.

Where To Stay And What To Eat In Matera, Italy

Check out this mountain village in southern Italy
Oct 24, 2012 9:01 am

Matera will move you to tears. And if it doesn’t, there’s something wrong with you. In a nutshell, here’s what you need to know about this remote, otherworldly village in the mountains of Basilicata in Southern Italy.

Top 5: Where To Drink When You're Sick Of Wine In The Napa Valley

Wine country just got a shot in the arm
Oct 22, 2012 3:40 pm

There are plenty of spots to get a good glass of wine in the Napa Valley. That’s what wine country is for, right? But you can only swallow so much of the stuff before you start to crave a beer… or something stronger. Lucky you: a growing number of bars specializing in non-oenophilic pleasures is cropping up in California’s most famous wine valley.

Around The World In 8 Doughnuts

Frying dough, a global game for the glutton
Oct 15, 2012 10:16 am

From Malaysia to Montego Bay, global expressions of deep-fried dough transcend trends, defy political borders and provide an oddly insightful look at local history and culture. This guide to the world’s top fritters will keep you well apace the circle of life. Pack your bags (and maybe throw in some workout gear?). We’re heading around the world in eight doughnuts.

12 Essential Fall And Winter Food Festivals Around The World

This season's best fests from the U.S. and abroad
Oct 5, 2012 12:01 pm

The fall and winter months bring with them star-studded food and drink festivals — with focuses ranging from the appreciation of rum to the science behind truffle cultivation. Food Republic is here to point you to the most promising upcoming culinary celebrations. Look at some of them as perfect excuses to take those long overdue trips halfway around the world. Or, better yet, a short jaunt down the street.

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