Indonesian Food, Mozzarella, Coffee At Home: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

We can name (and melt) 12 types of mozzarella but ran into trouble while trying to identify just one of Indonesia's native dishes. So, naturally, we did our research and came up with a basic primer on the country's innovative cuisine. Elsewhere, we covered the best places to eat and drink in Zürich West, the buzzy neighborhood of Switzerland's largest city, and attended the first-ever Sauce conference in Tallinn, Estonia. (You're forgiven if you hadn't previously thought of the capital city as much of a culinary hotbed.) Back on U.S. soil, we spoke with Kentucky chef Ed Lee and Chicago chef Jason Vaughan, made tomato Caesar salad with chef Jamie Bissonnette and chatted with Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal about his new food and travel show. What a wide-ranging week! All that and more on this week's Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  • What is Indonesian cuisine and why hasn't it caught on in the U.S.?
  • Here's where to eat and drink really well in Zürich West.
  • What's in season in early October? We take a look.
  • Behold: 12 types of mozzarella to know, love and melt.
  • The first-ever Sauce conference took Estonia?
  • Ed Lee has an idea to help solve the chef shortage.
  • This is how $6 can permanently change your home coffee game.
  • We made Jamie Bissonnette's original 'nduja tomato Caesar salad.

  • Chicago chef Jason Vaughan is taking on Indian pub food.
  • We interviewed Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal.