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Food Trends

What's hot? Chowhounds discuss what foods are trending. Weigh in on the debates over the latest new things.

Food Trend Predictions for 2019

Full disclosure: I can’t see into the future. If I could, I certainly wouldn’t have drained my 401k for all that MoviePass stock. But I do have a feeling in my gut (which–full disclosure–is ample) regarding...
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A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 hours ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

How America Lost Dinner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

“... It isn’t just buying groceries and figuring out meals that apparently have become more untenable in the past several decades. The very act of feeding yourself in America has changed in fundame...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 13 days ago

I like a good burger like the next person, sometimes piled high with layers of toppings. The other day, I ordered an 'award winning' towering burger at a friendly local tavern. When it was brought ...

California crab fishermen are testing “ropeless” gear to save whales—and themselves

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

In April, crab fishermen and consumers were taken by surprise when the Dungeness crab season closed two months early due to a lawsuit and settlement over whale entanglements. https://www.chowhound...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

Helping low-income women afford healthier food may have reversed a rise in childhood obesity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . In other words, the policy changes have resulted in physically and mentally healthier children—an outcome that, after all, is central to WIC’s mission. Established as part of the Child Nutr...

Food media on Long Island

Gastronomos
by Gastronomos 2 months ago

With the news of FiOs1News being shuttered as of 12:01 a.m. on November 16, 2019, locals will be left now only with Altice's News 12. Restaurant Hunter will be gone. Some amazing hard-working pe...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Meemken spent several months filling in that blind spot, interviewing farmers and their hired workers in 50 different cocoa-growing cooperatives in Ivory Coast. About half of the cooperativ...

India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Have to say that I was delighted to read that 2000+ restaurants in the New Delhi area joined the #logout protests against parasitic food delivery services.

‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Now our farmers markets have become battlegrounds. " . . . But changes in the market’s atmosphere were obvious. Police patrolled between the stands. People eyed the emergency vehicles blocking o...

A Kingdom from Dust

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . old Tulare Lake, which rose by flood and sank by drought. Four tribes of Yokut lived along its shores. On the shallow bottom, the women fished mussels and clams with their toes. The nets of...

Extra charge for rocks or neat

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by Sinicle 11 years ago

Recently at a high-end restaurant we were charged $1.50 extra for each drink ordered "on the rocks." Explanation given: More liquor is needed for a "rocks" pour. Two days ago at another high en...

A Deep Dive into the San Diego Fishing Industry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A long read but a fascinating one that covers the history of San Diego's fish industry, the tensions of development, and promising work to revitalize a fishing community that makes local, sustainab...

What's the deal with lemons in water?

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by dwkayak 2 years ago

Anyone know anything about the history of this? How long ago did restaurants start doing this? I don't get it and I don't like it. Maybe if I had impure water, like some of that stinky water I use ...

U.S. farmers stalk fraudulent imports to save their markets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Sales of organic food have more than doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, to $48 billion a year, but U.S. acreage devoted to organic grain has not kept up. Less than 1% of row...

WaPo: We’ve just lived through the greatest period of restaurant growth in U.S. history. Here’s why it’s ending.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

“... What’s more, the party is over and most of us are blithely unaware. The restaurant industry is frequently the precursor for a market correction, an early harbinger of a bear market or even a r...

Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Some American farmers were already well on their way to embracing pulses, seeing the role they could play in improving soil health and setting the stage for better harvests of cash crops li...

Interview: Kids Around the World Photographed Surrounded by Their Weekly Diet

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . I focused on kids because eating habits start young and if you don’t get it right when you’re 9 or 10, it’s going to be a lot harder when you’re older! Globalization has had a huge impac...