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.
It’s National Potato Month! Today, we’ll take a deep dive into the potato sack to share some fascinating insights about these spectacular spuds. (more…)
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…)
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…)
Happy Foodie Friday! Today, we’re keeping it light with some LOL-worthy stand-up comics and what they have to say about food. Enjoy! (more…)
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.