It’s almost officially springtime, and with traditional spring cleaning often comes an awareness that we have a whole lot of junk lying around. When you’re feeling ready to purge the excess from your life, consider how the conscientious mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” can apply not only to those old ill-fitting clothes and unused sports equipment, but also to food waste. Today, we’ll take a look at the ways foodies are combating food waste and promoting sustainability while still enjoying great food!
If you browsed supermarkets in the 1990s, chances are you remember the popularity of low-fat diet foods (think fat-free frozen yogurt, reduced fat pastries, and egg-whites-only omelettes). Fearing diet-related ailments like heart disease and weight gain, many health-conscious consumers spent years eschewing full-fat versions of their favorite pantry staples and indulgent treats.
The problem? Sacrificing fat often meant also stealing away important nutrients—and adding in unhealthy amounts of added sugars, chemicals, and preservatives. Today, we take a look at 3 reasons why today’s foodies welcome the re-emergence of fat as a flavorful and satisfying aspect of a well-rounded diet. (more…)
In a time when much of our media landscape is under intense scrutiny for perpetuating click-bait content, manipulation of facts, and outright “fake news,” we find ourselves craving true, transparent fare to fill our bellies as well as our news feeds. The drivers of this trend toward transparency are Millennials and—to an even greater degree—their younger peers, Generation Z.
Today, we’ll take a look at a few ways food producers and retailers are responding to the hunger for honest eating.
Black Friday: a day for shopping, resting, and digging into the remains of yesterday’s feast. If you’re stuck in a sleepy, after-meal rut and can’t think of ways to serve up those extra dishes in a foodie-friendly fashion, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tasty inspirations to make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Among the many food trends that have taken 2016 by storm, one of the most colorful, healthful, and spicy favorites is the humble-yet-exotic root, turmeric. Similar to its root-relative ginger, packed with powerful nutritional benefits, and familiar to anyone who loves Indian curry dishes, turmeric garners praise from ethnic food enthusiasts and health-nuts alike. Today, we take a closer look at this remarkable rhizome! (more…)
Of all the protein-rich foods that many of us enjoy, nothing strikes quite the chord of culinary enthusiasm than the savory, succulent, other-white-meat favorite: Pork. Today, we’ll take a look at some little-known facts about this porcine powerhouse of restaurant and home kitchens the world over, and share some tasty recipes from the US and across the globe.
There’s nothing like a food festival to excite your taste buds and your imagination in the company of fellow foodies. Today, we’re taking a look at some of the remarkable festivals that host yearly dream destinations for folks who like to sample, savor, and share the experience with others.
If you’re living in a major city with a thriving food scene, you’ve probably become aware of the innovative trend among foodies that combines creative, chef-driven menus with an opportunity to socialize with like-minded, culinary-curious diners: pop-up dinners.
Today, we’ll take a look at the pop-up dinner trend and some folks who exemplify how to share great food in an unconventional setting.