Emilia-Romagna, Blood Sausage, San Francisco Sushi: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

We branched out from the typical food trends this week. Not a single piece of avocado toast or bunch of kale in sight, just homemade blood sausages, high-quality canned tomatoes, vegan "calamari" and more. We also ate the essentials in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, found farmed-raised fish done right in North Carolina and checked up on sushi chefs in San Francisco. Wednesday was Back to the Future day, and we had every single burger inspired by the series. All that and more on this week's Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  • Prosciutto, tortellini, Parmigiano-Reggiano and more in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region.
  • Everything you need to know about making your own blood sausage at home.

  • Sushi chefs are taking things to a new level in San Francisco.

  • You can taste the rainbow (trout) at North Carolina's Sunburst Trout Farms.
  • Great Scott! We had every Back to the Future burger.
  • There's no way you could be mad after making Daniel Humm's NoMad hot dog.
  • Go ahead and order a cosmo. There's nothing to be ashamed of.
  • Need a quick matcha fix? Try the Tea-Ceré.
  • We mapped out all the different kinds of canned tomatoes and what you can do with them.
  • Fooled ya! This vegan calamari is actually made of hearts of palm.