Archive for 'Deli'
This is the time of year when food purveyors, from organizations both large and small, take the stage to showcase their offerings. I love this season—which many of us call “show season”—the months of May, June and July, when influential foodies stage at least a half-dozen major food expos. In this week’s Foodie Friday post, I’m focusing on 3 of the events I try to never miss during this busy time of year. (more…)
What’s so super about the supermarket, you ask? It’s all about the power of convenience.
It’s Foodie Friday again, and this week I’m feeling extra-energized after returning from the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. Over the course of this four-day event, I walked the equivalent of 20 football fields alongside 50,000 of my closest foodie friends. We tasted some tried-and-true favorites alongside the trendiest foods and beverages of 2014. It was a fantastic experience to rub shoulders with such a delightful, creative and genuinely nice group of people (not to mention the fact that I was able to karaoke with my favorite singing chef from Portland at Brando’s on Monday night). To the person, their commitment to serving and treating others to creative, tasty food and beverages is inspiring. Yet sandwiched between all the sampling and socializing was an intriguing panel discussion that may change the way grocery retailers see themselves—and the way foodie consumers approach purchasing their next meal.
Summer is quickly approaching, and for the foodie crowd, it’s time to start thinking about warm-weather foods from barbecue to tapas to the greatest picnic food ever imagined: the sandwich. Whether you prefer a deli-fresh hoagie, an upscale gourmet offering, or a homemade staple like ham and cheese or PB&J, these classic creations make for the perfect centerpiece for al fresco dining—and having it all between a couple slices of bread. Here are the top three reasons we salute the sandwich this season:
Over the last twenty years, we’ve seen some famous faces–from Naomi Campbell to Elton John to Bill Clinton–sporting iconic milk mustaches in glossy magazine ads and asking a simple question: Got Milk? Now that it’s 2014, the celebrities are out and ordinary folks have taken their place in “Milk Life” ads (sidenote: if you’ve ever wondered what 2% milk and break-dancing have in common, check out this video) that shine the spotlight on a characteristic many beverages lack: protein. It’s smart timing on the part of the milk marketers: protein-rich foods and drinks are trending steadily, dominating the market, and showing up in unexpected places.