Posts Tagged 'Fancy Food Show'

Foodie Friday: 4 Ways Hummus is Our Mediterranean Dream

It’s always exciting to see a formerly misunderstood food enjoy its moment in the spotlight. We’ve seen it happen with healthy staples like brussels sprouts and kale, ingredients formerly relegated-to-breakfast-only like bacon and yogurt, and less-familiar ethnic flavors like sriracha and curry. And this year, according to some influential voices in the food scene, is the year that a certain Mediterranean bean dip has gotten everyone humming. Today, we celebrate hummus, whether dip, spread, or sandwich-filling, in all its tangy, savory, garlicky glory.

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Foodie Friday: Innovation in Gluten-Free Alternative Flours

 

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!

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Foodie Friday: My Fancy Food Show 2017 Experience

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…)

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Foodie Friday: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Snacking

As summer winds down, we’re getting back into the swing of busy work and school schedules, and that means grabbing whatever is available in a pinch to satisfy hunger and cravings till mealtime. The problem? Sometimes the easiest choicest are the unhealthiest. Today’s Foodie Friday offers some quick, healthy, gourmet options to upgrade our smallest—yet some of our most important—meals of the day. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Summertime is SHOWTIME for Foodies! Top 3 Tasty Events

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I LOVE May and June! This is the time of year when food purveyors, from organizations both large and small, take the stage to showcase their offerings. Did I mention that I love this season—which many of us call “show season”—the months of May, June and July? It’s the time when influential foodies stage at least a half-dozen major food expos. In this week’s Foodie Friday post, I’m focusing on 3 of the expos I consider “don’t-miss events” during this busy time of year. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: The Most Important–4 Reasons to Love Breakfast Anytime

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Michael:  “What have we always said is the most important thing?”
George Michael:  “Breakfast.”
Michael:  “Family.”
George Michael:  “Oh right. Family. I thought you meant of the things you eat.”

— the Bluths, Arrested Development

Happy Foodie Friday! In light of the icy winter storms that have overtaken much of the US this past week, we’re grabbing our emergency milk and bread and celebrating the joy of brinner—also known as breakfast for dinner. Here are four reasons we think the most important meal of the day is the perfect choice anytime of day(more…)

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Foodie Friday: 6 Flavor Trends from the Fancy Food Show

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Fancy Food fans unite! I recently attended the Specialty Food Association’s 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and thoroughly enjoyed sampling the wide variety of foods and beverages showcased for eager foodie attendees. Today, I’m sharing 6 top trends from the Fancy Food Show you’re sure to notice soon on the shelves of your local specialty supermarket!

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Foodie Friday: Dessert Worth Spreading–Cookie Butter!

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It’s been a big year for spreads. Between the steady popularity of nut butters like almond, cashew, and the perpetual-favorite Nutella, as well as creative takes on hummus and artisan cow’s-milk butter (see some tasty examples on number 9 of this list), we know which side of our bread is winning. Yet the spreadable treat most likely to tempt your spoon out of the drawer and into the jar is most certainly the strange and decadent dessert hybrid: Cookie Butter. It’s been dubbed everything from a snacking obsession to a magical concoction to some kind of vaguely spiritual experience. Today, we look at 4 delicious reasons why 2014 is truly the Year of the Cookie Butter. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: It’s Showtime!

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This is the time of year when food purveyors, from organizations both large and small, take the stage to showcase their offerings. I love this season—which many of us call “show season”—the months of May, June and July, when influential foodies stage at least a half-dozen major food expos. In this week’s Foodie Friday post, I’m focusing on 3 of the events I try to never miss during this busy time of year. (more…)

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