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Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 9, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, its news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Bun Lai's Menu Of Invasive Species: 4 Dishes Made In The Spirit Of Survival

The chef talks about eating to help the planet
Nov 21, 2014 10:00 am

If you can't beat them, eat them. At least, in the world of Bun Lai, that's the perfect solution to the problem of invasive species. The chef and food activist talks about his menu at Miya's Sushi in New Haven, Connecticut, which includes python, worm and locust — all consumed in the quest to help keep the earth's balance.

I Ate Tarantulas In Cambodia. And Liked It.

Tastes like softshell crab!
Sep 23, 2014 9:00 am

Read how travel writer Jenny Miller sat at a table, napkin in each hand, extracting a tarantula from a plastic bag, careful not to touch it with her bare hands. And that was only the start of the fun. 

This Japanese Shop Makes Watermelon Bagels For Some Reason

Bagel & Bagel slowly tortures a New York legend
Aug 8, 2014 9:00 am

Sometimes Asian takes on "foreign" food go very right. Then there's Japan's Bagel & Bagel, whose regular bagels sound terrible and seasonal bagels sound worse. Their new treat, the watermelon bagel, is colored and flavored with watermelon juice and studded with chocolate chip "seeds." You know you want more terrible details. We've got 'em. 

Insects Are The Next Superfood, And You Better Get Used To It

There's an argument to be made for eating bugs
Jul 1, 2014 4:00 pm

Acai. Greek yogurt. Kale. It’s no secret that these are considered to be some of the country’s most well known “superfoods” of the moment. But might we soon be adding, er, crickets to this list? A video makes a compelling case for eating bugs, after the jump.

WTF Is Up With These Chocolate Chip And PB&J Salad Dressings?

Is there a future for wacky flavored dressings?
May 14, 2014 4:00 pm

We’re all for a little originality and innovation here at Food Republic, especially when it comes to sampling some pretty out there food items. But, where to draw the line? We may have found our breaking point with today’s launch of Saladshots, a company producing “unheard of” salad dressing flavors, including chocolate chip and PB&J. Read on.

Insane Eating In Queens: Feasting On Roasted Raccoon And Porcupine Tartare

It smells a thousand times worse than wet dog
Apr 3, 2014 9:00 am

As someone who’s eaten everything from guinea pig to grasshoppers, I like to think of myself as an adventurous eater. Last week I had a chance to attend two events that even I would define as extreme. If the idea of porcupine appeals, perhaps I can change your mind.

Sampling A Chocolate-Covered Onion In Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market

Spoiler alert: it predictably tasted terrible
Apr 1, 2014 4:00 pm
Photos: Jackson Lesser

Weekend trips to nearby cities have always been all about the food for me. It’s a continuously joyful weekend–one spent jumping from hot new restaurants to sampling local specialties to finding recommended holes-in-the-wall. Then, there are the places advertising food items that pique my curiosity. Enter Philadelphia's chocolate-covered raw onion. Read on.


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