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10 New Yorker Food Stories You Should Read Now That They Dropped Their Paywall

These are worth printing out, saving, reading
Jul 22, 2014 12:30 pm

This morning we took a spin around The New Yorker archives — available for free reading until the fall — for 10 of our favorite stories in recent memory, with very brief summaries. Print 'em out and save for a rainy day.

Food Republic's Favorite 10 'Translated' Facebook Comments

A humorous look at our social media feed
May 30, 2014 11:00 am

We’re thankful that we’ve been able to reach a global audience over the past three-plus years. While our team speaks a number of languages, there are times when we require translation help with the comments section on our Facebook page. Thankfully, Bing has a handy feature built in to Facebook. Unfortunately, the system has flaws. Pretty major flaws. 10 of our favorite “translated” comments from our Facebook page over the past month, after the jump.

Remember The Tumblr That Mashed Up Album Covers And Tacos? Viva Album Tacos!

Fall down the Tumblr hole of cover art and tacos
May 19, 2014 4:00 pm

This is an official call to our friends, Chicago-based DJs The Hood Internet, to please revive Album Tacos. Their Tumblr (as is congruous with their style) is a mashup of two great things: album art and, you guessed it, the mighty taco. Dormant since December of 2013 (AHEM!), this page still deserves some views. In fact, check out a few of the reader-submitted posts and just try to stop.

Medium Is Running Lucky Peach Stories All This Week, Starting With Wylie Profile

Publishing platform showcases LP's Best
Apr 14, 2014 12:35 pm

Medium is teaming with Lucky Peach to feature the seven articles nominated for a 2014 James Beard Award, starting today with Lisa Hanawalt's excellent "On The Trail With Wylie," in which she followed superchef Wylie Dufresne for a day and then illustrated and wrote about it. 

Listen To Comedian Joe Mande Make Fun Of "Foodies"

His new comedy mixtape features funny food riffs
Mar 7, 2014 3:30 pm
Joe Mande photo

Comedian Joe Mande's new comedy mixtape, Bitchface, is a sort of hybrid stand-up set and hip-hop CD. The writer and occasional actor devotes a few minutes each to Vegansexuals ("A vegan who's decided that he or she's only gonna have sex with other vegans"), milk, soup, and of course, "Foodies." Check out the foodie sketch, where he rightfully points out that, "You have to be a foodie, or you die." 

Totally Serious Reviews On Amazon: Ghost Chili Hot Sauces

Read the best/worst Amazon product reviews, ever
Feb 12, 2014 11:00 am

The ghost chili, or bhut jolokia, is 300 times hotter than a jalapeño. It's been weaponized by India, (the country of its origin) and we've included a video of what happens when you eat one straight. It also makes for a love-hate relationship for the ages, as shown by the following hot sauce reviews.

Wait, There’s A Book Dedicated To Cincinnati Chili? Amazon Order, Made!

A Midwestern foodstuff loved by many Midwesterners
Dec 17, 2013 5:45 pm

Saveur just published a list of their top food books of 2013 — curated by the magazine and website staff members. There are some pretty great picks on there, highlighting the best of the best from the far corners of the cookbook publishing world. But one title in particular stuck out: The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili by Dann Woellert. We were unaware!

The Jason Vincent Issue Of Middlewest Is Here. Just In Time For The Holidays.

Chicago chef is behind publication's second issue
Dec 5, 2013 2:00 pm
Photo: Huge Galdones

Stumped on what to buy for your favorite home cook this holiday season? We’re here to help out, as December’s arrival has coincided with the release of the second issue of Middlewest, the new publication we’ve followed closely since its release earlier this year. Taking the reins on this issue is Chicago chef Jason Vincent. Read on.


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