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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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One man ate 'expired' food for a year, and he's just fine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

" . . . Last year, Mom’s Organic Market founder and CEO Scott Nash did something many are afraid to do: He ate a cup of yogurt months after its expiration date. And then tortillas a year past their...

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Avedano's Butcher Shop saved by a rich guy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 hours ago

“I wanna show why what we do is different, and how supporting small farms is crucial,” Wilson says. “We’re in a fight for our food systems and Amazon is winning. And I wanna show why it’s important...

Whatever Happened to Portland?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

"The Eater Guide to the Pacific Northwest" dropped last week, https://www.eater.com/pacific-northwest-restaurants-portland-seattle . Meghan McCarron penned a nuanced look at the current eating scen...

Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

" . . . Food and farming haven’t been high on the list of campaign priorities in recent decades, except maybe in Iowa. But this year, that appears to be shifting. With the pivotal role that rural v...

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 9 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...

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...

Bananas are getting cheaper

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

" . . . Price is such a powerful indicator because it’s all shoppers really see, beyond the color. Other critical factors in banana production—those that have to do with labor issues, worker compen...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

". . . In December, Keith Allen quietly announced the closing of Allen & Son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, considered by many to be the perfect fulcrum between Eastern North Carolina and Lexingto...

The Aperol Spritz: Summer Hero or Heck No?

David_Watsky
by David_Watsky 2 months ago

Some of you might have seen the digital dust-up over a New York Times piece today condemning the summery spiritz. Wondering what people's thoughts are on the cocktail (?) or if there is a superior ...

Click Repellent

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by small h 2 months ago

You know they're supposed to make you want to click through. But some headlines have the opposite effect. I'm seeing more and more of them (or I'm just getting older and crabbier). No. Just no.

Is there a difference between appetizers, tapas & small plates?

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Restaurants and food writers seem mix these terms all the time, but what makes each distinctive? Give examples, please...

American School Lunch Is Becoming More Diverse, Like It Was in the 1910s

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . There’s a phrase for Dao’s experience: the lunchbox moment. While the food in these stories is diverse, from Filipino lumpia Shanghai to Cameroon peanut sauce, the emotional experience is s...

To block California soda taxes, companies paid for ‘Black Panther’ tickets, fancy dinners

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Monning said the soft drink industry is a formidable adversary. Many colleagues tell him they can’t vote for legislation that would reduce sales because they have a distributor in their dis...

pantry cookie from 1970's

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by tcomeau 1 year 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...

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand....

Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"...The Good Food Purchasing Policy is not only expected to redirect millions of dollars to local producers and improve nutrition, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare, but also to crea...

Time spent eating and drinking

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"..French men and women spend over two hours a day (2 hours and 13 minutes) eating and drinking, double the time spent by Americans (1 hour and 2 minutes), the quickest eaters and drinkers in the O...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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 4 months 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...