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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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What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

They say it's "Beef"?

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by shejwang 3 years ago

I need some help here. A Szechuan restaurant here in San Jose has a dish with a delicious flavor called "Beef Stew". I don't know enough about meat cuts to know WHAT it is, but I've never had be...

Virtual tip jars: have you used them?

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by gutreactions 15 days ago

An innovative high-tech approach to helping food service industry workers who have been hard hit during the coronavirus epidemic: Virtual Tip Jars. They are appearing online in many areas. What do ...

Little Free Libraries >>> Little Free Pantries

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by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

Little free pantries are springing up in the time of coronavirus and mass unemployment. Previous discussion of little free pantry movement: https://www.chowhound.com/post/free-pantry-san-jose-1...

Ugly Delicious, season 2

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by CygnusX1 1 month ago

Out now on Netflix. Really enjoyed the first season.

Emboss my burger, please!

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Have you noticed some restaurants embossing their burger buns with a logo? Two restaurants in Westchester County that I know of are doing this right now: Kee Oyster House in White Plains, and The U...

Alo Reservation Available Feb 27 7:15pm

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by rothwellsmith 2 months ago

Hi There, I have a reservation for 2pp that is available at Alo on Feb 27 @ 7:15pm - it is for the extended Tasting Menu As there are no refunds, if anyone is interested in taking the reservat...

Int'l. Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York: March 8-10...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

It comes around every year and it is a trade show primarily for the restaurant & hospitality industry. This year it will take place Sunday-Tuesday, March 8-10, at the Javits Center on the West Side...

How I became a Whole Foods junkie...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

I live in the suburbs of NYC, but I have to blame Whole Foods in Virginia for this one. It all started during our regular visits to friends and family in The Beltway around D.C. A number of years a...

What are you looking to try in 2020?

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by burgeoningfoodie 3 months ago

A new year and new places to try (even ones that haven't been created). For those that are still standing or imminent, what places in our area are you looking forward to trying? How about in the ...

Campaign Aims to Revise “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"...The term stems from a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 that states the writer, supposedly a Chinese-American physician named Robert Ho Man Kwok, had experienced s...

Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...

Garnish over the top

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by blulady20 3 months ago

I enjoy watching shows on the Food Network and one of my favorites is The Kitchen. However, I'm completely "over" all the garnishes (multiple) piled on the finished dishes. This seems to be pushed ...

2019/20 California olive oil harvest looking strong compared to dismal 2018/19 crop, says COOC

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

". . . 'We had a short crop in 2018 due to weather problems throughout the state, whereas we're hoping for four million gallons in the 2019 harvest . . . more than double what we had in 2018. . . "

Chinese Restaurants Are Closing

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . the share of Chinese restaurants in the top 20 metropolitan areas has been consistently falling. Five years ago, an average of 7.3 percent of all restaurants in these areas were Chinese, co...

Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . So starting this week, Amazing Joe’s will become dementia-friendly for one Sunday afternoon a month, WISH-TV of Indianapolis reports. Customers with dementia and their dining companions wil...

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"This holiday season, avoid tossing food in the trash by taking these steps: • Try not to over prepare food; instead try to prepare “just enough.” • Encourage friends and family to take...

pantry cookie from 1970's

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by tcomeau 2 years ago

I was wondering if anyone out there remembers Pantry cookies. I grew up with them in Massachusetts when I was younger, They where about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 kinda round very flat, and very hard.I believe...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 6 months 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 ...