This crab noodle soup is enjoyed for breakfast in Hanoi.

In the midst of a snowstorm, we were all about staying warm and treating ourselves. From making simple chocolates at home and deep-frying egg yolks to figuring out what to do in New York City in chilly February, we kept it light and fun this week. We also found the secrets to making the best pot pies, ventured out to Hanoi to try ten quintessential dishes and talked to Dale Talde about what makes a good pizza. Not all things were chocolate-covered fun; we sat down with the director of Under Contract, a documentary about the harsh truth that is the American chicken-farming industry. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  1. Hanoi is Vietnam’s culinary capital. Here are the city’s ten must-try dishes.
  2. Reach the height of brunch luxury with these sous vide deep-fried egg yolks.
  3. Chefs in Colorado are cooking food inspired by beer fermentation.
  4. This Philly diner donates all its proceeds to charity and makes great soup.
  5. Cold weather lends itself to excellent dining options. Here are 10 in NYC.
  6. What are mendiants? Only the simplest homemade chocolates you can make.
  7. Kimbal Musk will open 50 locations of his fast-casual spot all over the U.S.
  8. Dale Talde has some serious opinions about pizza.
  9. This documentary blows the doors off of the American poultry-farming industry.
  10. Pot pies are the ideal vessel for leftovers. Here are some recipes.