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Foodie Friday: 5 Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Foodie for Earth Day

Happy young female farmer standing at her stall at the farmers market

April 22nd is Earth Day, and as usual, it’s another opportunity to hang our heads and feel guilty for wasting resources…er, wait—that’s not a celebratory attitude!

What if instead of another guilt trip, this year’s Earth Day serves as a fresh reminder to each do our part as healthy, caring, responsible Foodies? That’s exactly what today’s post is all about. Here are 5 easy ways to incorporate eco-friendliness into your foodie lifestyle—one delicious meal at a time!

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Foodie Friday: 5 Favorite Deli Destinations–It’s National Deli Meat Month!

Between digging into Corned Beef at St. Paddy’s Day, packing picnic provisions for the first day of Spring, and serving sandwich platters for March Madness, there’s plenty of opportunity to celebrate March as National Deli Meat Month. For today’s Foodie Friday, we’ll take a closer look at some top-notch delis across America and what makes them worth taking a number to enjoy their fresh, flavorful deli delights. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: TV Dinner! 4 Fictional Restaurants You Can Actually Visit

“Breaking Bad” stars at the real-life Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up location in Albuquerque

Have you ever watched one of your favorite TV shows and thought, “I wonder if that coffee is any good” or, “I could go for some of that pie right now”? You’re in luck! Whether limited-run pop-up events or permanent tourist attractions, many of the iconic restaurants, bars, and cafés from beloved scripted settings have been made into real-life locales. Today, we’ll look at 4 fictional restaurants that TV-fan foodies can visit in real life.

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Foodie Friday: We’ve Got the MEAT! The 2018 Annual Meat Conference

I’ll admit it: I’m a meathead.

My more than 30-year career in and around the meat industry has given me many up-close engagements with the world of meat—from farming and production to processing and packaging to retailing and marketing. That’s why I’m looking forward to the 2018 Annual Meat Conference this weekend, hosted in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will provide attendees with a jam-packed weekend of networking, learning, connecting, and immersing themselves in this innovative and essential industry. Today, we’ll look at a few exciting meat-centric trends sure to be on display at the AMC this weekend.
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Foodie Friday: Innovation in Gluten-Free Alternative Flours

 

SO MUCH FOOD…so little time! The vast array of inventive products on display at each Fancy Food Show never ceases to amaze the attendees, and as one of the eager foodies who walked the floor this year, I can attest that this year’s winter show was no exception. One prominent trend that demonstrated true culinary creativity was the diversity of non-traditional flours in various products—whether derived from ancient grains, pulses, or other out-of-the-ordinary plant sources. Today, we’ll take a closer look at alternative gluten-free flours and why they’re more popular than ever!

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Foodie Friday: Wrapping Up National Sandwich Month

 

August is National Sandwich Month! Whether you have a hankering for a deli-fresh sub, daydream about an upscale gourmet panini, or crave a homemade PB&J, these classic creations make for a perfect back-to-school-ready brown-bag lunch or tasty summer’s end picnic indulgence. Today, we take a look at our top three reasons we salute the sandwich. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: My Fancy Food Show 2017 Experience

Every year, I look forward to the sights, sounds, and especially tastes of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: The Experience “Sweet Spot” — My IDDBA Message, Part 3

Happy Foodie Friday! Today, I’ll wrap up our dive into my IDDBA17 presentation, Experiences that Engage, with part 3—hitting the experience “sweet spot”—and share a world-class example of how it’s done in the food industry. /

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Foodie Friday: The 4 Es of Experience–My IDDBA Message, Part 2

Happy Foodie Friday! Last week, I shared part 1 of my presentation from this year’s IDDBA: Experiences that Engage. Today, we’ll dive into part 2 and talk about the Four Es of an Engaging Experience—and how I’ve seen this in action in my hometown of Nashville Tennessee! But before we do that, I’d like to share a story from the Pacific Northwest.

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Foodie Friday: Experiences that Engage–My IDDBA Message, Part 1

 

Happy Foodie Friday! This past week, I had the privilege of presenting at this year’s IDDBA Show and Sell Workshop on a favorite topic of mine: Experiences that Engage. Today, I’ll be sharing part 1 of a 3-part series based on my message about the importance and power of creating memorable experiences that will keep customers coming back to your store again and again. Enjoy!

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