At the beginning of each new year, we like to look ahead to what exciting flavors, innovative products, and creative culinary approaches are expected to take the food industry by storm.
Today, we’ll explore 5 food and beverage trends for 2019 so you can be on the lookout for what’s new, fresh, and appetizing in your supermarket, on restaurant menus, and across the high-tech food scene.
In eager anticipation of tomorrow—the indisputable candy-lovers’ favorite day of the year—October 30th celebrates one stand-out sweet, strange, seasonal treat in particular: Candy Corn. Today, we dig into some confectionery history to explore some fun facts about this signature Halloween classic. (more…)
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.
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…)
It’s National Apple Week!
Whether it’s fresh-sliced apples, applewood-smoked meat, apple cider, or apple pie á la mode, we’re in love with this classic fruit. Today we explore a few of the delicious and fascinating reasons this deciduous delight is the apple of our eye.
It’s Superbowl Sunday this weekend! Everyone knows the classics that show up on the menu for the big game each year—pizza, wings, chips and dip, chili—but this year, we’re taking our food game up a notch!
Let’s celebrate this unofficial national food holiday with these 5 favorite recipes for a winning game-day spread. (more…)
“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. from Life’s Little Instruction Book
As the weekend approaches, it’s a great time for each of us to step back from the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures. One of my all-time favorites is the 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…)