regional food

Why You Should Be Cooking With Green Chilies

A famous Southwesten pepper, roasted to perfection
Apr 21, 2015 9:00 am

Don’t get this capsicum confused with other green-colored chilies — there’s a reason the New Mexican variant has such a cult following. They’re spicy, meaty, bright and oh-so-flavorful, especially if you’re lucky enough to score them freshly roasted. Here’s everything you need to know about cooking with green chilies.

8 Authentic Thai Dishes And How To Spot Their Fake Versions

You deserve to know the truth about Thai dishes
Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm

You’ve probably wondered if people eat “drunken noodles” in Thailand. Heck, you might not care because they're so darn tasty. Either way, we think you deserve to know the truth. Here’s how to tell whether or not your favorite Thai dishes are authentic.

Lobster Roll Week Is Here At Last!

Sweet lobster meat, tangy mayo, buttered bun. Yes.
Jul 22, 2013 9:01 am

Not to distract you from a grill full of burgers and dogs or take any spotlight away from that famous potato salad of yours, but we've thinking long and hard about another summer treat in a bun: the lobster roll. It's one of those wonderful seasonal specialties we spend all winter fantasizing about, and we're celebrating it all week long.

Meatball Fatigue? Here Are 3 Creative Ways To Liven Up Those Balls Of Meat

Regional specialties re-imagined as meatballs
Mar 7, 2013 12:32 pm

Sunday night, I actually celebrated the great day of the meatball: National Meatball Day. I thought, in honor of Dr. Meatball's game-changing discovery, I'd splice together a few hybrid dishes and see if we can't get some Darwin-style meatball evolution happening. 

I Ate Chili On Top Of Spaghetti In Cincinnati For Lunch Once

That chili is no Sunday gravy. Still good though.
Dec 11, 2012 12:31 pm

My dating adventures once brought me home to meet a boyfriend's family for New Year's in a town called Cincinnati. The story pretty much ends there, save for a heaping platter of 3-way. Spaghetti was involved. It was not sexy, but I always say I'll try anything once. The whole story, after the jump.

Curious Regional Foods

America's fascination with odd foods explored
Jul 6, 2011 3:31 pm
Jucy Lucy
Photo: Adam Kuban on Flickr

Our lady friends over at YumSugar had one of the more clever patriotic bursts during the Fourth of July hoopla. They hit the road to explore 10 regional must-eats, including a few we've slobbered over here at Food Republic, including these three. Read 'em, then either succumb to hunger or...


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