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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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From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

"Over one-third of the food produced in the United States is never eaten, wasting the resources used to produce it and creating a myriad of environmental impacts. Food waste is the single most comm...

Smithsonian: "Reign of Terroir" essay on Roquefort

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

" . . . Roquefort is the roi des fromages, the king of cheeses, Diderot and d’Alembert, heroes of the French Enlightenment, said in the late 18th century. It sits high up in the culinary pantheon o...

Dungeness Crab Season Could Be Delayed Again This Year

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Whales seem to be hanging around Monterey Bay longer due to warmer ocean temperatures, says Geoff Shester, California campaign director and senior scientist with Monterey-based Oceana Conse...

The Ants & The Grasshopper community discussion, Dec 3 (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

"Please join the University of California, Merced for a community discussion regarding the film, 'The Ants & The Grasshopper' on Friday, 12/3 at 3 pm PST. ... The film will be available to watch fo...

How Rev. Moon drove the surge in U.S. sushi restaurants

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by tre2012 29 days ago

This is long, and somewhat annoying in format - I found it worked best just to use my down cursor, rather than my mouse or PgDwn key, but YMMV. But it is FASCINATING. Who knew Rev Moon was so c...

"Leftovers" documentary & on-line discussion, Nov. 19 (free)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" In observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, please join the University of California, Merced for a discussion with Seth Hancock, director/producer of the film, "Leftovers" o...

‘Death of 1,000 cuts’: Kellogg’s workers on why they’re striking

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"...Trevor Bidelman, president of BCTGM Local3G and a fourth-generation employee at the Kellogg’s plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, explained workers are on strike against a proposed two-tier system...

US National Retail Chicken Prices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Charles Schwab's recent newsletter included this advice: " Inflation Takes Wing When inflation accelerates, shoppers—and investors—take note. But the headline rate in the news obscures a lot ...

The Economist - "Striketober: American workers take to the picket lines"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

With recent strikes at Frito-Lay, Nabisco, Kellogg's, Heaven Hill, John Deere, the American food supply chain could be affected. "...A dominant feature of the American economy over the past few...

'Gastro Obscura': loaded with fascinating culinary trivia...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Just watched Good Morning America as the co-author of this new book: Gastro Obscura, takes us thru an extraordinary global culinary safari. A compendium of facts and trivia about the world of food ...

$655M and new regulations to strengthen meat industry competition

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . The meat industry has long been dominated by a few big players, a system that has been exposed in the recent past both by pandemic-related shortages and the litany of investigations, lawsui...

Free Film Screening: The Ants & The Grasshopper and Q&A with Raj Patel, 9/26

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

About the film: “Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save ...

Danone/Horizon to terminate 89 organic milk contracts in Northeast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"...Dairy farmer Abbie Corse, a member of the board of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, said loopholes in the USDA’s National Organic Program were a factor. 'It’s allowing larg...

Good God! Have Hazy/Citrus IPAs Conquered Earth?

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by kaleokahu 5 months ago

OK, I like a FEW of these brews, and it is summer... BUT... I'm in Safeway today looking for a *variety* of beers to stock a cooler for a gathering tomorrow. 90% of the premium selections are ...

The best restaurants in Europe list

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by CHSeifert 6 months ago

So I just saw the new list of the best restaurants in Europe from OAD. I’m from Denmark and I knew we have some pretty decent restaurants here, but we’re only 6 million people total in Denmark, t...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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...

Epicurious to stop publishing beef recipes...

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by gutreactions 7 months ago

Epicurious, the Conde Nast food website, has decided to stop publishing recipes using beef. The editors have decided it is better for our planet. Is this the start of a food media revolution? What ...

The Guardian...Revealed: the true extent of America's food monopolies and who pays the price

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . The size, power and profits of these mega companies have expanded thanks to political lobbying and weak regulation which enabled a wave of unchecked mergers and acquisitions. This matters b...

Great Jones Cookware?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Not in the market myself, but after seeing articles pile on about Great Jones Cookware this week, I was curious if anyone has hands-on experience with it. "...What Great Jones sells has less to...

Not Just Junk: Why We Need To Re-Think Food Processing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

“Local processing can significantly reduce the burden on individuals to cook meals at home from fresh ingredients. Outsourcing meal planning and cooking tasks has always been a solution for those w...