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Art Of The Earworm: How Catchy Food Jingles Are Designed To Stick In Your Head

Do you feel like chicken tonight? Sing along!
May 5, 2015 9:00 am

Just like the mind-control slugs that Khan shoves inside people’s heads in Star Trek II, successful jingles have a way of burrowing into your brain and setting up permanent base camp. And when the topic of those jingles is food, the stomach is fond of flipping out along with the cerebrum. Writer Drew Lazor examines the history and reasons why we just can’t escape the sonic assault of these classic catchy jingles.

New Chefs Rising, Episode 2: Elise Kornack of Take Root

How New England clam chowder inspired a career
Apr 1, 2015 11:00 am

You hear it all the time: A chef’s gotta pay his or her dues, toil for years or even decades in kitchens learning technique and craft. Not necessarily. In New Chefs Rising, Food Republic finds young cooks who are making moves, running their own kitchens in successful restaurants, in many cases before their 30th birthday. Next up, the New England native whose 12-seat restaurant in Brooklyn has become a serious dining destination. 

Time-Lapse Instagramming Means Next Level Food Porn

A new app means runny yolks in surreal time
Sep 9, 2014 10:00 am

Thanks to Instagram's new Hyperlapse app, the possibilities for sharing food imagery are even more endless. Before you go nuts, see how the pros skillfully blend art and technology in this mouth-watering food ad. 

Watch This Camera-Equipped Lobster Travel From Watery Trap To Dining Room Table

Transparency in sourcing reaches new visual heights
Aug 7, 2014 11:30 am

Ever mindful of Americans' increasing interest in where their food comes from, the crew at Zagat decided to strap a GoPro camera to a lobster caught off the coast of Maine and follow it on its two-day death march to a boiling pot at New York's Oceana restaurant. Watch the entire journey (edited down to 4:24) right here.

Video: Mario Batali Tracks Ramps In Reverse, From Table To Farm

Watch a cool backwards love letter to ramps
May 15, 2014 11:30 am

How do ramps get into Mario Batali's kitchen? The Crocs-clad chef shows us how in — in reverse — in this soothing video. The camera follows the seasonal sensation as they go from Batali's cutting board out the back door, to the market and off to the fields. Check it out. 

Video: Visualizing Food Waste Outside The Trash Can

An artful suggestion on how to conserve our food
Apr 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Designer Cecilia Uhr created an educational booklet and video to educate the masses about shocking statistics like this: 1/3 of the world's food supply is wasted every day. The eye-catching infographics illustrate how much waste we produce. Each page is laid out with a mix of statistics, facts and graphics to educate the modern consumer. Get ready for a multimedia experience, and maybe rethink that family pack of chicken breasts.

Video: 5 Chefs Show Us How To Make A Baseball Hot Dog That Does Not Suck

It’s the Food Republic ballpark dog challenge
Apr 9, 2014 10:00 am

Watch us conduct the first ever Food Republic Test Kitchen Challenge starring Bobby Hellen, Ed Cotton, Michael Psilakis, Danny Amend and Joey Campanaro.  

Video: This Stylish Pesto Recipe Looks Like An Indie Film

Soft lighting, atmospheric music, fresh basil
Oct 7, 2013 11:00 am

The team at Kinfolk Magazine made this great video on how to make pesto. The soft lighting really makes the basil sing, as it were. The recipe is inspired by 101 Cookbooks, an online collection based on natural, whole foods. Check it out after the jump.

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