It’s been an eventful week here at Food Republic, and it ended on a weird note as we were listening to Das Racist’s “Rainbow in the Dark” and came across a rather bizarre rap about cheese: “We could eat the flyest cave-aged cheese fa sheez, man/We could eat gruyère, as if we care/We could eat roquefort or we could just kick it like Rockports.”
I guess that’s what we get for not being at Coachella.
Speaking of which, the food offerings at Coachella were among the main stories featured on Food Republic last week. We were happy to hear from one of FR’s recommended food trucks, Coolhaus, that their ice cream sandwiches were a hit amid the three-day music fest in the California dessert.
What else went down on Food Republic?
- Brooklyn chef Tyler Kord caused a minor tizzy by suggesting that seasonal cooking is overrated.
- We introduced our newest Food Republic ambassadors, Brooklyn Flea co-founder Eric Demby, Miami furniture and interior designer James Duncan, and Swedish hip-hop star Timbuktu.
- Super Chef Fridays returned with a chat with the one and only Ferran Adrià.
- The second week of our Guide To Herbs featured some leafy favorites and delicious recipes.
- Our newest contributor, the very talented Chantal Martineau, reported on 5 Great Session Beers.
- And since it’s World Malbec Day today (for a few more hours at least), we recommended 6 Malbecs under 20 bucks.
- Since Passover starts Monday, we went to the well and came back with a nifty matzo pizza recipe.
- And comedian Reggie Watts wrestled with his often failed attempts at staying vegetarian.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have to get started on tonight’s Sunday supper: homemade pizza with fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, and fresh basil, with a simple arugula salad with lemon to start, and (sorry, Malbec), this week’s wine find: a light-bodied red from Sicily, a Valle Dell’acate Vittoria Frappato.
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