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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.

Grilling God: Aarón Sánchez Loves Skirt Steak, Jamming Out To The Alabama Shakes

Chopped judge has love for eloté, none for tofu
May 23, 2014 9:00 am

Widely acknowledged as one of the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs, Aarón Sánchez has become a household name since starring as a judge on Food Network’s hit show Chopped. While the celebrity chef has amassed quite the fan following thanks to a blossoming television culinary career, it’s his food that does the real talking. Sánchez took some time out to give us some summer grilling tips.

Outdoorsman Steven Rinella On How To Cook Bear And The Pleasure Of Grilled Piranha

Grilling beef and chicken suddenly seems lame
May 21, 2014 11:00 am

Steven Rinella sure knows a thing or two about cooking meat. The avid outdoorsman can often be seen grilling on-site during episodes of his show on Sportsman Channel, MeatEater. The award-winning author writes in to Food Republic to discuss the best and worst aspects of grilling wild game and the challenges of cooking in the field.

Grilling God: Jenn Louis On Being An Opportunivore This BBQ Season

Chef shines light on Portland's rainy grill scene
May 13, 2014 11:00 am

Jenn Louis has racked up several accolades in an impressive culinary career. Twice a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Northwest, the Portland native was named Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” of the region in 2012. Describing herself as an “opportunivore” (it means pretty much exactly what it sounds like), Louis wrote in to let us know what she’ll be cooking to celebrate Portland’s two – yes two – annual months of sunshine. Read on.

Grilling God: José Enrique Loves Oily Fish, Wants You To Invest In A Caja China

On charcoal, acid, grilling to the Stones
May 7, 2014 11:00 am

No Puerto Rican chef has received more national acclaim than José Enrique. The twice James Beard-nominated chef plans to open his second restaurant, El Blok, on the picturesque island of Vieques in June. The restaurant's menu will have an emphasis on whole grilled local fish and meats. We caught up with Enrique to kick off Grilling Month with some fish grilling tips and a simple plantain preparation sure to wow the masses at your next backyard grill out. Read on.

7 Practical Tips For Eating Cleaner And Smarter Through A Plant-Based Diet

Expert tips on making the lifestyle change
Jan 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Here's a simple fact: fruits and vegetables are awesome for you. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, they're vital in keeping all of our bits and parts functioning and fit. What's not so easy? Integrating more plant-based foods — and less animal-based food, while we’re at it — into our daily eating, so it becomes a lasting lifestyle change. Here are 7 practical, easy-to-follow tips on eating cleaner and smarter.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Pomegranates

There's so much history behind the fruit
Dec 11, 2013 10:00 am

The healthiest thing you'll eat in December has a mythical past, Ayurvedic healing capabilities and antioxidants for days. In season through January, pomegranates are one of the more delicious ways to fight off holiday excess. Get tart with these 11 pomegranate truths.

8 Of Your Most Burning Food Questions Answered By Experts. Us!

Matcha, tartar, peeling eggs, sending back beer
Oct 29, 2013 1:00 pm

You've mangled a dozen hard-boiled eggs into shell-riddled messes, gone out for brown sugar even though you didn't have to, and insulted the dickens out of bartender, much to his or her displeasure. Don't worry, we're here to help. No longer do you have to pretend like you know what tomato paste is (no, it doesn't count as a daily serving of vegetables), because we've got all your knowledge in one convenient roundup. 

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