“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book
It’s National Doughnut Day—a perfect excuse for each of us to kick back after the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures.
One of my all-time favorites is the classic Krispy Kreme Doughnut. I have enjoyed these little gems on occasion for more than 30 years. The simplicity of the original-glazed recipe and the genius “hot now” neon sign marketing work together to give this irresistible treat some serious staying power and cultural cache. (more…)
There’s a lot of fusion going on in the food scene—whether blending different ethnic traditions on one plate, changing up the serving style (see: grocerants, food trucks, and app-based eating), or reinventing the ingredients in familiar foods to make something fresh and exciting.
Clever culinarians are also dreaming up news ways to blur the lines between sweet desserts and savory main dishes. Today, we’ll look at 4 examples of category-bending foods that are sure to surprise and delight adventurous foodies.
We just enjoyed a festive Cinco de Mayo, and while this celebration of a Mexican victory in a battle against France may be less lauded in Mexico and largely misunderstood in the US, we Americans will definitely take the opportunity to partake in some fantastic Mexican food and drink!
Today, we recommend 5 tasty cocktails and mocktails for your Cinco sipping with friends. ¡Olé!
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!
Pull out the panini press, grab your spatulas, and grate up your favorite cheddar: It’s National Grilled Cheese Month!
In honor of this beloved comfort food, we’re sharing some expert advice for making the best grilled cheese sandwich, as well as sharing some gourmet grilled cheese recipes from the cheese connoisseurs of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Say cheese!
“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.
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.
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!
It’s no secret that we here at Foodie Friday really love cheese. What’s not to love? Cheese is delicious, nutritious, and is scientifically proven to make you happy. Yet for those with an intolerance of the potentially pesky protein known as casein, traditional cow’s milk dairy is a no-go. That’s why cheese-loving foodies can turn to other milk-making ruminants for tasty, allergy-friendly products. Today, we consider the charms, characteristics, and cheesy delights of goat cheese.