Sandwiches, Food Art, Meringues: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

We were very art-forward this week. Not only did we rank 40 sandwiches by preference (no easy task), but we illustrated them in infographic form. We rounded up our best green recipes in celebration of Pantone's color of 2017 and checked out the food art in the latest Final Fantasy game. We also dove into the beautiful sweet and savory dessert that is the corn husk meringue at New York City's Cosme. And since the the holidays are just around the corner, we rounded up the most fun food-themed gifts for $50 or less. All that and more on this week's Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  • We ranked 40 sandwiches. Did your favorite make the cut?

  • Kombucha is facing some harsh times with the law, and U.S. reps are getting involved.
  • The NYT didn't include a Japanese restaurant in its annual top 10 list. We asked why.
  • How do you make a great steak greater? Make this Café de Paris butter.
  • The latest Final Fantasy has amazing food art.
  • Pantone named "Greenery" the color of 2017. Behold: these 10 matching recipes.
  • We went to Cosme in Manhattan to see how the chef makes her corn husk meringue.
  • There are so many wine certifications. Here's how they're different.
  • Gift-giving on a budget? We have a guide for that.
  • This study found that men believe overeating impresses women.