Posts Tagged 'fast food'

Foodie Friday: Words and Eats–Exploring Food Language and Menu-Speak

Cheerful couple with menu in a restaurant

 

It should come as no surprise that the way we talk about food and drink impacts the way we consume it. But just how much does our food-centric language affect our life—and in what ways? Food writers and cultural scholars seek to answer these kinds of questions for the linguistically and culinary curious alike.

Today’s Foodie Friday takes a closer look at the words that come out of our mouths and how they affect what types of food and drink go into our mouths.

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Foodie Friday: Pass the Ketchup! It’s National French Fries Day

It’s a very special Foodie FRY-Day today: National French Fries Day! We celebrate these crispy, salty, irresistible snacks with some fun trivia and historical facts. Yes, we DO want fries with that!

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Foodie Friday: It’s National Doughnut Day!

“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”

—H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book

It’s National Doughnut Day—a perfect excuse for each of us to kick back after the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures.

One of my all-time favorites is the classic Krispy Kreme Doughnut. I have enjoyed these little gems on occasion for more than 30 years. The simplicity of the original-glazed recipe and the genius “hot now” neon sign marketing work together to give this irresistible treat some serious staying power and cultural cache. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: All Eyes on National Potato Month!


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…)

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Foodie Friday: Shake it Up! 5 Inventive, Summer Ready Milkshakes

It’s hot outside. In the throes of scorching summer heat, what better way for a foodie to simultaneously cool off and indulge a discerning sweet tooth than by enjoying a milkshake? Here are some inspired, delicious ice-cream creations for the perfect summertime treat.
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Foodie Friday: Fast and Foreign–3 Ways Fast-Casual is Going Global

Quick question: In an age where people are increasingly more choosy about what they eat, how much they eat, and the even story behind their food, how do you revitalize the image of tried-and-true American fast food?

These days, the answer seems to be written on the golden arches: Make it less American. We’ve highlighted the popularity of ethnic foods in previous blogs, but today’s Foodie Friday focuses more closely on the realm of fast-casual dining—and 3 smart ways savvy retailers have chosen to follow the ethnic food trend to spice up their menus, inspire their customers, and reinvent our notion of fast food beyond burgers and fries. (more…)

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Foodie Friday–Animal Style: How In-N-Out Burger Redefines Fast Food

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As someone who spends a considerable amount of time in Southern California on business trips, I’ve developed a near-native appreciation of the Left Coast’s favorite on-the-go hamburger joint: In-N-Out Burger. Today, we’ll look at some of the reasons this beloved family-owned, burger-and-fries operation just might be the greatest fast food chain of all time. (more…)

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