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10 Ways To Load Up On Lobster Rolls All Summer Long

Like you even need one reason to love lobster rolls
Jul 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Summer is the season of lobster rolls. They do exist outside the warmer months, but think about it: a buttery, squishy roll filled to bursting with hearty tail meat, sweet knuckle meat and succulent claws all held together by a thin veil of mayo, possibly a little chopped celery or chives, and that's it. This sandwich's beauty, like a good BLT or tuna melt, lies in its utter simplicity. Peruse through our selection of lobster roll recipes, stories and field reports, then hit the kitchen (or the Yelp) and make that summer magic happen.

It's Food Republic's 1st Annual Tomato Week

Join the juicy summer tomato frenzy all week long
Jul 7, 2014 8:30 am

We're running stories, interviews, recipes, illustrated kitchen hacks and fun facts about one of our favorite ingredients of the summer. Cook 'em or leave 'em raw. Pair them with cheese and beer. Stuff them in sandwiches and pass them through food mills. Ever made your own cold-pressed tomato juice? Your Bloody Mary just got 10 times better. Welcome to Tomato Week.

Your July 4th Ultimate Grill-Out Sides Roundup

Would you like some sides with your fireworks?
Jul 3, 2014 1:00 pm

This July 4th, we declare independence from goopy, mayo-choked potato and macaroni salads, uninspired vegetable dishes, and lame store-bought, frozen or canned versions of what should arguably be the second-most important part of your 4th of July barbecue: sides. Obviously the meat is the most important part. Or maybe fireworks are first, meat second, sides third. And here are 25 you'll want to make.

14 Simple Kitchen Tricks To Instantly Improve Your Summer Cooking

Hack steak, sausage, lobster, tacos and dessert
Jul 2, 2014 12:00 pm

If you can think of a simple summer task — grilling chicken, chilling wine, sculpting patties, creating a frozen dessert out of nothing — we've got a way to make it better. Whether it's a down-home clambake or a burgers 'n dogs kinda shindig, there are solutions for problems you didn't even know you had. You may never have to dilute your booze again. Dive into 14 of our favorite ways to instantly improve your summer dining experience.

Illustrated Guide: Summer Grilled Corn Salad With Watermelon And Feta

A refreshing, sweet, savory and tangy summer salad
Jul 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Nothing screams summer louder than sweet corn and watermelon. Combine the two and you have a refreshing salad that is easy to make and good for any summer dining occasion from a grill-out to a simple dinner at home. If you've never cooked with pomegranate molasses, there's no better time to start than now.

20 Ultra-Refreshing Beers To Drink Right Now

This is the ultimate summer beer drinking list
Jun 26, 2014 2:00 pm

After a brutal winter and mediocre spring, we’re finally in the thick of summer with some decent beach weather. It’s time for some lighter brews, though as you’ll see, this doesn’t necessarily mean lighter in color or flavor. There may be a few on the list that surprise you, like a big imperial stout from Florida, an Imperial wheat beer and the emergence of radlers and shandies. What else is hiding in this epic list? Right this way, beer fans....

8 More Reasons To Eat Outside This Summer

Some of our favorite new design finds of the season
Jun 24, 2014 9:00 am

With these long days, warm summer nights and 4th of July weekend just around the corner, there's no time like the present to get outside and make the most of the season. Turn the local park into your personal living room with a durable, rug-like picnic throw, a few cartons of your beloved New Orleans-style cold brew and roasting campfire marshmallows over a stylish fire basket. Here are some of our favorite design-forward finds for the season.

A Look Back: The Best Advice From Food Republic's Grilling Month

Chefs shared grilling tips, tricks and hacks
Jun 22, 2014 12:03 pm

With summer officially underway, grilling season has hit its stride. There’s never been a better time to break out the meat, fish, veggies and fruits (yes, fruits – keep reading if you don’t believe us) and throw them on the grill. Break out some grill-friendly beers and fruit-forward cocktails and you’ve got yourself what we like to call ourselves “the ideal weekend” here at Food Republic.

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