What is chop suey? What is a double IPA? Sure, you’ve heard plenty about both, but do you really know what they are? And do you know how to make pizza with a cauliflower crust? We certainly learned a lot this week here at Food Republic. In between trips to Venice, Italy, for superb cibo and Berlin, Germany, for incredible bier, we even managed to make some delicious chorizo- and cheese-stuffed grilled peppers in our test kitchen. We also rounded up the top food and drink apps and paid respects to a couple of our favorite West Coast chefs and bands. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics on Food Republic.

  1. What is chop suey? We’ve got all the answers you could possibly want.
  2. These chorizo- and cheese-stuffed grilled peppers are incredible.
  3. Here’s why you should be cooking with bones, fat and skin.
  4. You’ve heard about the double IPA. But what is it exactly?
  5. How do you make a cauliflower pizza crust? Like this!
  6. We took L.A. band Silversun Pickups to Mission Chinese Food.
  7. Le Pigeon chef Gabriel Rucker is the man to know in Portland, Oregon.
  8. Look no further! Here are the 10 best food and drink apps.
  9. Headed to Venice, Italy? Here’s our restaurant guide.
  10. These are ten of our favorite cocktail bars in Berlin, Germany.