Posts Tagged 'cocktails'

Foodie Friday: Drink it Up! 4 Refreshing Beverage Trends of 2019

Cheers to the weekend! If you’re like me, there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down with friends over a great beverage—be it a hot cup of coffee, a pint of beer, or craft cocktail—to unwind after a long week.

Today, we’ll look at 4 emerging trends in beverages, and learn more about the creative, flavorful, and refreshing drinks making a delicious statement on the sippable scene.

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Drinko de Mayo! 5 Festive Mexican Libations for Cinco de Mayo

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!

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

Good fats diet (avocado, dry fruits and oil)

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: Let’s Fly! 5 Elevated Airport Dining Experiences

Back Lit Business People Traveling Airport Passenger Concept

Happy Foodie Friday! Is today one of those “eat on the run” kinda days? If you’re a frequent flyer like I am, you spend many hours in airports, eating peanuts and watching flights come and go. Fortunately, the culinary scene in our U.S. airports has been dramatically elevated with innovative concepts, chef-driven menus, and elegant design. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 fantastic dining options for your next long layover.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - February 5, 2016: View of Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Mountain) and Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil is a vibrant, colorful melting pot of cultural influences, so what better backdrop for the celebration of international pride that is the 2016 Summer Olympics? Their South American cuisine incorporates world-wide treasures from European countries like Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Germany to African and Middle-Eastern techniques and flavor profiles. Today, we take a look at some of the delicious foods Brazil is known for—and give you some tasty ideas for your own Rio-ready Olympics viewing party!

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Foodie Friday: The World is Your Oyster

Opened Oysters On Stone Plate With Ice And Lemon

 

As some of you who keep up with food holidays (and why wouldn’t you?) already know, today is National Oyster Day. We’re celebrating by sharing some little-known facts about this iconic ocean-treasure and gourmet foodie favorite.

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Foodie Friday: 4 Tempting Dessert Trends for 2016

Happy New Year 2016 Cupcakes

Despite all the emphasis on clean labeling and healthy eating that’s trending everywhere we look, sometimes you just need to treat yourself. In fact, there’s even been a modest increase over the past several years in how often restaurant guests order desserts. For Today’s Foodie Friday, we’ll indulge in an extra helping of 2016 dessert trends.

 

 

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Foodie Friday: Compliments to the Chef! 3 James Beard Award Winners

chefEach year, the restaurant world buzzes with trends and triumphs of culinary merit. But who are the true leaders of food innovation?

The honors this year went to artisans who bring warmth, enthusiasm, talent—and an expert understanding of how to get the most out of each ingredient—to every plate.

For today’s Foodie Friday, we take a closer look at 3 acclaimed chefs who won big at the 2016 James Beard Awards and get a glimpse of how they inspire in the kitchen.

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Foodie Friday: 5 Foodie Resolutions for 2015!

2015 New Year

 

It’s the start of a new year, and we’re all making resolutions. Maybe you’re looking to kick a habit, reach some personal goals, or take on a new challenge. Today, we bring you our Top 5 Foodie Resolutions to make 2015 all the more adventurous, healthy, and delicious!

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Foodie Friday–Mulling it Over: A Toast to Tradition

 

Two Glasses Of Mulled Wine With Gingerbread‘Tis the season of foodie cheer! Amid all the festivities this time of year brings, there’s nothing quite like pairing the experience with a warm drink to ease the wintry chill. Literature, films, poetry, and folklore all praise the virtues and relay the storied history of spicy-sweet delights in a warm Christmas cup.

Today, we’ll have a “cup of cheer” together and celebrate one of the world’s greatest traditional holiday beverages.

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