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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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Time spent eating and drinking

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Black Wine Professionals

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 day ago

"Founded by Julia Coney, Black Wine Professionals is a resource for wine industry employers and gatekeepers, professionals, and the food and beverage community. Our goal is to lift up the multiface...

Cured eggs for an umami boost

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Interesting piece that landed in my inbox today on making cured eggs or yolks for extra umami in dishes. Dry salted, wet brined, soy sauced, smoked.

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Linking restaurant spending and new cases of coronavirus

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

• JPMorgan analyzed data from 30 million Chase cardholders and Johns Hopkins University’s case tracker and found that higher restaurant spending in a state predicted a rise in new infections the...

Tofu Goes Mainstream in America Thanks to Big Meat’s Covid Crisis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

" . . . Where once tofu only had 5% penetration in grocery stores, Toscano said his retailers are seeing numbers rise dramatically. Kroger, which has almost 2,800 supermarket locations across the U...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 9 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 ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Transforms the Way We Shop, Eat and Think About Food, According to IFIC’s 2020 Food & Health Survey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

"COVID-19 has also upended almost every aspect of our daily lives, not the least of which includes our eating and food-purchasing habits. Among the 85% who have made any change, the biggest—far and...

Restaurant Critics Not Writing Dine-in Reviews

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by exit2lef 25 days ago

I've noticed some dining critics writing essays in which they proclaim that they will not resume reviewing restaurants based on on-site dining, even as restaurants reopen their dining rooms in many...

Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

"Should someone have to die so others can savor a steak?"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . what about the meat plant workers who face heading back into factories -- where social distancing may be impossible? Employers promise new measures, including protective gear and health s...

This restaurant in an empty field will serve 1 diner at a time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Opens May 10 and will continue till August. " . . . "Rasmus and I said to ourselves, 'We should make this available for everyone! Anti-social freaks, people in risk groups, anyone! It will be th...

How to Crisis-Proof Our Food System

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Crucially, we now see more clearly how the food system was already failing many from less privileged backgrounds—including those working low-paying jobs, households without access to a groc...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 2 years 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...

First dinner out is a whole new thing; it’s up to you to make it safe for everyone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

A review of chain restaurant, J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, in Memphis. But mostly a report of the safety and sanitation environment encountered as restaurants re-open. J. Alexander's Redlands...

The Baker And Beauty

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by syrup09 2 months ago

Has anyone seen a new ABC show called The Baker And The Beauty? It's about the whirlwind romance between a famous model and a Miami man who works in his family's bakery. It's pretty goo...

How training to feed others left Elle Simone Scott food insecure

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . I built bonds and formed kinship with the local farmers and purveyors that I met at the Union Square Farmers’ Market, discovering that some of these individuals and businesses offer CSA box...

May 5 Webinar: Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown | Ep. 5 – Hardy Wallace, Owner and Winemaker, Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Catch up with Hardy Wallace, owner and winemaker at Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery and Steve Edmunds, winemaker and owner of Edmunds St. John. Sponsored by the Wine Institute https://discovercali...

Calif has its own food ecosystem

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"There's plenty of protein," said David Dewey, president of the California Association of Meat Processors. "You just have to look for it in different places." As I was reading this article, Ruth...

Little Free Libraries >>> Little Free Pantries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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...