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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.

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 cafés 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.  

With Vague Laws And High Demand, There’s A Reason Raw Milk Is Called Mooshine

First rule of milk club: Don't talk about milk club
Dec 4, 2013 10:00 am

Raw milk is unpasteurized, which means that, unlike supermarket milk, it is not heated to kill bacteria. The consumption of raw milk is up for debate. Some say it causes illness. Some cannot live without it. Food Republic contributor Bruce Watson went on the road to find answers, and milk stomach discomfort.

Feel The Churn: Aerobics Class Simulates Butter Making. This Is Not A Joke.

Somebody is thinking big, and buttery
Oct 15, 2013 9:00 am

It’s 8:30 in the morning and I’ve just walked into an art gallery dressed for a workout. Others are milling about in shorts and leggings, sweat bands around their heads and wrists. And in each hand, a jar of heavy cream. Welcome to Feel the Churn: the first ever butter-making aerobics class.

They Dared Me, I Did It: I Went On A Gluten-Free Singles Date

Did I find love? At least a new kind of GF bread?
Aug 20, 2013 9:00 am

There's only so many times someone can Facebook message, Gchat or email you something before you cave. For me last week, that was glutenfreesingles.com, a dating site for, yup, you guessed it, glutards. Or people allergic to wheat, depending on how PC your profile is. Mine was not, and as a result, I got plenty of messages (because the chicks on that site sound as boring as rice bread). Here's how my date went.

Veal Kidney Florentine I Would Eat In Two Seconds. Cow Heel...Eh.

A cookbook from 1690 re-mystifies British cuisine
Jul 17, 2013 11:01 am

The Daily Mail reported on some super-old recipes discovered by the Westminster City Council’s Archives Centre. Turns out, no cooks back then exercised any kind of moderation, employing just shocking amounts of eggs, suet, butter and sugar. Incidentally, the ingredients for pie crust. Well, their version of pie: think candied fruit and cow tongue. More oddities (and recipes for them) after the jump.

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