It was all about education this week at Food Republic. Sure, you eat chocolate and grapes all the time, but how much do you actually know about chocolate? And can you name 15 types of grapes that you both eat and drink? Chances are you’ve come across Ethiopian food and have enjoyed temaki before, but do you really know much about these cuisines? We’ve got you covered on all fronts. We’ve also put together our guide to barleywine, rounded up some suggestions for stale bread and made an acclaimed NYC chef’s sea urchin guacamole tacos. And Danny Meyer eliminated tipping in all 13 of his restaurants — but why? All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  1. What is temaki and is it the next big trend?
  2. Have stale bread? Fear not! Here are 5 things to do with it.
  3. Here’s a primer on 10 essential dishes and drinks of Ethiopia.
  4. Danny Meyer has eliminated tipping in all of his restaurants.
  5. These are 15 types of grapes to know, eat and drink.
  6. How well do you really know chocolate? Let’s find out.
  7. Jamaica is hosting its first-ever food festival! Here’s the info.
  8. We continue our New Chefs Rising video series with Ribelle’s Tim Maslow.
  9. Make Alex Stupak’s sea urchin guacamole tacos at home.
  10. Get to know barleywine, the strongest style of beer.