Veganism, Oktoberfest Shoes, Broth: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

Veganism is always a hot topic, but this week we defended a recipe for meatless, dairy-less lobster roll made with hearts of palm. Some readers were not pleased. In lighter news, we got excited for tailgating season, early fall recipes, food waste efforts around the world and the annual Hatch chile festival. We also deciphered the difference between consommé and broth and checked out Adidas' latest shoe (and the beer mug it comes with). All that and more on this week's Hot Topics.

  • After facing heat from readers about a vegan lobster roll, we stuck to our guns and defended the recipe.
  • This waterjet is so powerful, that it can cut a slab of steak into the shape of a cow. See for yourself!
  • Do you know the difference between broth and consommé?
  • Adidas made vomit-proof and beer resistant shoes for your Oktoberfest festivities.
  • Got a wok and five minutes? Jet Tila's recipe for Szechuan beef will be on the table in no time.
  • When life gets you down, look around and see all the food waste efforts made by the world!
  • The Michelin Guide became a minority stakeholder of alternative food guide, Le Fooding.
  • Football season has officially started. Add these tailgating recipes to your repertoire.
  • Hatch chiles are so big in Southwestern cuisine, they get their own festival. Here's our field report of this year's events.
  • As summer comes to an end, early fall produce is burgeoning at the markets. Here's what to make.