Foodie Friday: Waste Not–Reducing and Recycling Excess Food

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!

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Foodie Friday: Get Fat! Dietary Fat as the New Healthy Food Trend

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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…)

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Foodie Friday: Hungry for Honest Food

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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.

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Foodie Friday: Ring in the New Year with 7 Lucky Favorites

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Happy New Year! As many of us look forward to every holiday season, the new year brings an opportunity to celebrate with friends and indulge in some delicious and slightly superstitious food traditions to start the year off with a heaping helping of good luck.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at 7 foods you can dish up to complement your champagne toast at the midnight countdown.

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Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Encore! Reinvented Leftovers You’ll Love

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.

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Foodie Friday: Turmeric Endearment–Why We Love this Remarkable Root

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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…)

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Foodie Friday: The Snout-to-Tail Delights of National Pork Month

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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.

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Foodie Friday: Why Clean Eating is Sweeping the Food Scene

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It seems that almost everyone’s interested in making healthy choices these days, but knowing how and what to eat in order to maximize your diet can be overwhelming. That’s why many of us are going back to basics: less processed, simple, and often traditionally prepared foods. The clean-label trend is gaining traction with individual supermarket shoppers and restaurant patrons as well as large-scale producers and restaurants of all kinds.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at clean eating and why it’s a food trend that’s brilliantly simple and simply delicious.

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Foodie Friday: Eat, Learn, and Celebrate–Favorite Food Festivals

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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.

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Foodie Friday: One Night Only–The Art of Pop Up Dinners

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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.

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