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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. There’s nothing better than finding yourself with a completely novel set of dining options. 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 adversiting food items that pique my curiosity. Enter Philadelphia's chocolate-covered raw onion. Read on.

When Food Travel Takes You To The Land Of Milk And Barbecued Rat

Vietnamese noodles to pork fat in Minsk
Feb 26, 2014 12:00 pm

David Farley once flew from New York to Hoi An to eat cau lau, a porky noodle dish that — due to local ingredients and the fact that one family has a monopoly on making the mysterious noodle in the dish — can only be made in this coastal central Vietnamese town. And chose to go to Tokyo just so I could eat just-pulled-from-the-sea sushi at the Tsukiji Market. He went to Bologna to eat everything (as one does). But not everything worked out so well.

Cat Cafes, Zombie Food Trucks And The Future Of Popular, And Revolting, Dining

Five ideas that sounded great on paper, but...
Feb 18, 2014 10:00 am

2013 saw its fair share of revolting themed food. A hospital-themed restaurant in Latvia with body-part-look-a-like food and a toilet-themed place in L.A. made our hit-list of places to avoid. From cat caf├ęs to subway grub, here are 5 of the most off-putting restaurant concepts for 2014. We'll wait in line for the zombie food truck, though.

Bespoke Fruit: 5-Sided Oranges Are A Thing

Japan's latest food fad makes for artful plating.
Feb 4, 2014 11:00 am

It's an odd juxtaposition: the country we so often equate with pared-down, artfully restrained minimalism is the same one responsible for utterly whackadoo, outlandish items like canned bread and robotic cockroaches. The latest Japanese-designed curiosity to come across our radar: oranges grown in the shape of pentagons.  

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