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Seamless Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Like Chatroulette, but with fewer boners, more food
Oct 8, 2014 9:00 am

Simply input your Seamless username and password (uh...), then, since you clearly trust the internet with your life, pick a maximum amount to spend and let fate order for you. You could end up with something perfectly normal that, to your delight, you actually haven't had in a while. Then again, you could receive something terrible. It's take-out. Is the delivery community ready for Seamless Roulette?

The Death Of The Printed Cookbook?

Alta Editions wants to bury in a deep grave. Sorta.
Sep 22, 2014 2:00 pm

The editors of online publishers Alta Editions contend that in the year 2014, producing something “unconventional” online might sound kind of funny. But that is exactly what they have in the works with their latest project, a collaborative digital cookbook featuring three chefs we know well at Food Republic: Jesse Schenker (Recette, The Gander), Jehangir Mehta (Graffiti, Mehtaphor) and Francisco Migoya (Modernist Cuisine). You can help them out on Kickstarter.

In Search Of 'True Cannabis Cuisine,' Vogue Critic Gets 'Incomprehensibly High'

Marijuana makes James Beard winner less insightful
Sep 9, 2014 3:15 pm

What happens when Vogue assigns James Beard Award-winning food critic Jeffrey Steingarten to rediscover the joys of cooking with marijuana? Not a lot of cooking, it turns out. We sort through his rambling report so you don't have to.

You Can Own One Of 75 Sheep Paintings. Plus, 2 Years Of Lucky Peach.

Steve Keene is an emerging, single-topic artist
Aug 5, 2014 4:00 pm

The Sports Illustrated football phone this is not. But we just got word about a pretty unique subscription offer from our friends at Lucky Peach.

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. 

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