Food Trends

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

What's with all these craft beers?

by gutreactions 6 months 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...

Best thing to give up this Lent is plastic, not chocolate

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

" . . . Lent is just 40 days. Six weeks isn’t loads but trust me, trying to go plastic-free for over a month is going to be a massive challenge. That means not buying any pre-packaged food, no bott...

Organic price premiums dip as demand grows, choices multiply

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

" . . . Organic and conventional vegetables are grown in similar ways, so the price difference tends to be lower. Organic farmers can save money by not using pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, bu...

Dawn of the slow chicken?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

" ... Big names in chicken are backing this movement, including Perdue Farms, the fourth-largest poultry producer in the U.S. In fact, more than 90 producers, food-service corporations, fast-food c...

'America's 38 Essential Restaurants', according to Eater...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

Well, here we go again. Time for lists and consensus...and controversy. What do you think of Eater's 2018 selections? Been to any?

Soleil Ho named the San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" , , , Before becoming one of the most recognizable and progressive voices in food media, Ho cooked in kitchens across the country. Her culinary career spanned roughly eight and a half years, incl...

COOL!! Designer 'Venus de Milo' Gummies!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

Saw this cool and interesting confectionery product! https://www.facebook.com/sweetsweetcan/photos/pcb.2168650560075621/2168650506742293/?type=3&theater

Dating apps for food recs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Had to laugh out loud when I saw this article about using dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr to get dining and sightseeing recs when traveling alone. From time to time, an occasional poster has ...

How Restaurants Got So Loud

by thegforceny 4 months ago

Increasingly a hot topic on this and other dining related sites. A piece in the Atlantic.

Robotic rice bowls at Spyce, Boston...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

Just saw an interesting report on the Today Show about a new restaurant concept conceived by a group of MIT students in Boston. It is called Spyce, and it offers a variety of rice bowls prepared by...

As Immigrant Farmworkers Become More Scarce, Robots Replace Humans

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . California’s $54 billion agricultural industry cannot afford to wait. As the country’s epicenter of both technology and agriculture, the state is leading the move to automate in the fields ...

Millennials Kill Again. The Latest Victim? American Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . American (cheese) culture is at a crossroads. The product, made famous by the greatest generation, devoured by boomers on the go and touted as the basis for macaroni and cheese, the well-do...

Inside UC Berkeley’s Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"... Students are three times more likely than the average Alameda County resident to be food insecure: 44 percent versus 13 percent of residents at large. And 57 percent of UC students who are foo...

Ode to Joy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"There's a Goethe quote at the beginning of Joy of Cooking, and it’s understandable if you’ve skipped over it leafing toward your go-to recipe for Country Captain, blender hollandaise, or lemon bar...

Muckes Hotdogs

by slimberger1 4 months ago

Muckes Hotdogs - are they still available to purchase?

Need help choosing a name

by farahQ 5 months ago

Hey everyone. I need help finalizing a name for a youtube channel that Im planning on starting soon. I will be sharing tried and tested recipes from different cuisines. I have brainstormed differe...

Craig Laban's 2018 Guide to Eating in Philadelphia

by cwdonald 5 months ago

Have had a chance to peruse most of the eating guide. I found the reviews to be fair, though there were some very conspicuous absences from certain categories. I would also love to compare it to t...

Is waitstaff shortage wide-spread, long-term trend?

by MidwesternerTT 6 months ago

We are part of the growing group of retired baby-boomers, and at last have both the luxury of time and financial resources to eat out more often. I also thoroughly enjoy cooking at home, and make ...

What cuisine is trendy in your locale?

Worldwide Diner
by Worldwide Diner 10 months ago

Just wondering what's the food craze in your hood. Here in Washington DC, Filipino and taquerias are popping up everywhere. Poke and ramen seems to have peaked.