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  • Pastrami and Cheddar Scones Recipe

    If you've ever loved a pastrami on rye with cole slaw and pickles after a bowl of matzo ball soup and before a slice of chocolate babka, you've come to the right place. Try out these pastrami and cheddar scones via Brooklyn's famed Mile End Deli.

  • The Trick to Making Delicious Ground Beef Taco Meat

    Having grown up in Los Angeles (far closer to Mexico) I crave tacos on a regular basis. If you want something done right, do it yourself. What's the first key to good taco meat? Booze, and lots of seasonings. Check out Food Republic's secret taco recipe.

  • 17 Signs You're a Wine Snob

    A wine snob is a particularly posh type of creature. Wine geeks are wine lovers who seek out obscure grapes, unknown wine regions, unconventional winemaking methods. Wine snobs, on the other hand, are a different type of oenophile. Read on.

  • Farfalle with Gorgonzola, Ham and Peas Recipe

    Sit down, get comfy and let the pros take you on a tour of tonight's super-easy dinner recipe. Make this ham-spiked creamy blue cheese pasta tonight. You know you want to.

  • Breakfast Taco Recipe with Brisket

    We're currently obsessed with the Austin Breakfast Tacos cookbook, having enjoyed more than one on a Food Republic field trip down South. All the famous egg tacos are in there, but this one is a particular favorite of ours. Ready to get wrangled?

  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Quinoa

    Let’s start with what we do know. Quinoa is a versatile, protein-filled superfood. But what might you not know? Here's the truth about quinoa.

  • 17 Signs You're a Cocktail Snob

    Oh, foodies. You’re so cute. But compared to us drinkies (new term alert!), you haven’t got a clue. Here are 17 things you're well versed in if you're a cocktail snob.

  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

    Averie Sunshine's new cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort, has over 100 innovative, delicious and yes, totally comforting peanut butter recipes. Next up, a brownie recipe with a delicious identity crisis.

  • 13 Signs that You Are a Coffee Snob

    Snobs come in all shapes and sizes. In the food world you’ll find those who only eat the most hand-foraged or urban-farmed, artisanally crafted, truffled morsels. But no snob is more outrageously self-righteous than the coffee snob. You want in? Read on.

  • A Better Grilled Cheese Recipe: Smoky Jalapeño Grilled Cheese with Tomatillos

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are great any time of the year, but when winter's cruel temperatures and icy winds leave your body craving an extra layer of fat to protect against the chill, they reach a sort of elemental, evolutionary perfection. While the wonders of grilled cheese are hard to resist, the recipe needs some work: the classic blend of Kraft slices and Wonder Bread is transcendent in its own way, but the flavor profile doesn't quite cut it once your age reaches double digits.Related: How To Build A Newer Better Grilled CheeseDesigning a grown-up grilled cheese is serious business. ...

  • A Chart to Make Wine Pairing Easier

    Pairing wine with food can be a tricky process. Sure, there are some basic rules - how many times have we all heard that red wine goes with red meat and white wine goes with white meat and fish? But wine pairings will always be somewhat subjective. After all, who would have thought that a Chardonnay could be the perfect complement to smoked bacon? We finally have a simple and effective way to pair wine with our meals, thanks to the good people at Wine Folly, via Gizmodo. The graphic recommends a variety of wines with different food groups, allowing for a good amount of overlap. ...

  • Ravioli with Beets, Butter and Poppy Seeds Recipe

    Sometimes we get a cookbook that changes the game. We like cooking our way through as many of the season's great books as we can, but now that the chefs at the Culinary Institute of America have provided us with the ultimate guide to simple yet innovative pasta recipes (plus everything you needed to know about polenta and crespelle), game on! First up, ravioli filled with buttery beets and fresh sage. Bet you've never had that before. Reprinted with permission from PastaThe chefs' advice? We're on board."You can add bacon or prosciutto to the stuffing for a more complex flavor. ...

  • How to Fry an Egg

    Learning how to fry an egg is very important. One of the nicest things you can do to a simple, hearty dish is top it with a fried egg - check this out if you don't believe me. And as far as easy breakfasts go, this recipe doesn't require the washing of a big unwieldy bowl coated with gooey pancake batter. The best thing about starting off a Test Kitchen shoot with How To Fry An Egg? Eating the very egg you see above about two seconds after it was finished being photographed, along with a couple of the sausage patties I made for Toad In The Waffle. ...

  • Deep-Fried Coke Recipe

    by Denise Gee and Robert PeacockThe nice folks from Portlandia pickle it, and the nice folks from Food Republic deep-fry it. Realistically there's nothing we won't batter and fry, so when we heard that the mythical deep-fried Coke recipe had been published by cookbook author/photographer team Denise Gee and Robert Peacock, we jumped right on it. Ready to pop until you can't stop?Related: Super Bowl Menu: Deep-FriedSince Abel's recipe is a secret, this comes pretty dadgum close to what he invented in 2006 - a concoction of fried Coca-Cola batter that sold 10,000 cups in just two weeks. ...

  • Toad in the Waffle Recipe

    Here's why Food Republic's Test Kitchen is magical: toad in the waffle. These kinds of things occur when we cook at full-force for a whole day. The inside is savory and egg yolky and the outside is maple-ey and meaty - neither layer competes with each other, it's just the perfect breakfast in a very concise format. That's all. If you're a toad in the hole fan, it's time to take it to the next level. We have to hand it to KitchenAid's waffle iron (which we borrowed - yup, it was their only one), waffle-craftery has never been so easy. ...

  • Sausage and Kale Pasta Bake Recipe

    Lift up a scoop of sausage and kale pasta bake and watch the mozzarella stretch. Now you know you've made it right. Sometimes, you need to be able to throw together comfort food dishes like this homestyle rigatoni casserole for those nights when your priority is eating rather than slaving over the stove.Related: Light And Easy Pasta Dishes For Your WeeknightCasseroles are also a great way to feed a lot of people when it's cold. Yet with this casserole, there's no cream of some canned soup is involved in any way. Casseroles can be hearty and yet made with great fresh ingredients. ...

  • Buttered Popcorn Gelato Recipe

    Hedy Goldsmith is executive pastry chef for The Genuine Hospitality Group, including Michael's Genuine in Miami. Her first cookbook, Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts With Big Flavors, came out last week, and she's offering a preview with a few recipes on Food Republic.I've given up meals for a tub of movie theater popcorn. I love the flavor so much, I had to create a gelato version. This gelato is so unique that I actually served it as a side dish for a hamburger at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival's famous Burger Bash. ...

  • Baja Fish Nachos Recipe

    Looking for a party dish that's tasty, surprising and healthier than a meat-based alternative? Here's an idea: Sub out the usual calorie-bomb of ground beef in your nachos with a lightly fried white fish, like tilapia or flounder.Related: The Best Grilled Fish Tacos. Period.What you get is a variation on Baja fish tacos, but on a platter that's more easily shared. That makes it perfect for a game-day snack or as a clever, crunchy, cheesy addition to a potluck spread. And if you want to spice things up, just add a few dashes of hot sauce. ...

  • Baked Flounder with Parsnips and Carrots Recipe

    By Jesse GriffithsReprinted with permission from Afield: A Chef's Guide To Preparing And Cooking Wild Game And FishThis dish plays off of the natural sweetness of flounder, carrots and parsnips. It is truly a dish of its ingredients, so choose the carrots and parsnips well, because they carry the recipe. Serve this dish as its own course, with no sides, possibly preceded by something with different flavors, like a game terrine or something acidic and pickled. Sole can be substituted for flounder, and the recipe can also work with halibut or haddock. ...

  • Chipotle Popcorn Chicken Recipe

    By Marc MurphyWe thought we'd kick off tailgating season with the least intimidating and most user-friendly food, easy to make in massive batches: popcorn chicken. This recipe hails from Marc Murphy's Upper West Side restaurant Ditch Plains, where there's always a surfing video playlist going full-force.Marinating the chicken in buttermilk overnight ensures juicy, flavorful meat under the crunchy, tangy-spicy interior. Adding chopped cilantro makes it look even less like you microwaved frozen popcorn chicken, as does serving the bites with any of our homemade dipping sauces. MVP: this guy. ...