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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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The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

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Pandemic Worsens Dominant Food Retailers’ Anti-Competitive Tactics Against Local, Independent Grocers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

The National Grocers Association has issued a white paper and asks Congress to investigate antitrust violations by dominant retail chains. https://www.nationalgrocers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Chinatowns are deserted. Chinese restaurants suffered early on in the pandemic and disproportionately from the decline in business. Time to order take-out and to do what you can to keep your loc...

Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks ...

Scientists Create Meat from Human Cells But Claim It’s Not Cannibalism

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The team sees growing Ourboros Steaks as do-it-yourself project – not-cannibals will be able to buy a DIY kit containing swabs for collecting cheek cells, pre-grown scaffolds made from mush...

'Manhattan-style': what does this mean exactly?

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

You hear this expression so often attached to descriptions of restaurants and their menus. I think the label is often meant to lure customers in. Might work if you are an out-of-towner. But what is...

And now Amanda Gorman is a cookie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman took the podium at Joe Biden’s inauguration, in her vivid yellow coat and her skin glowing like she had swallowed sunshine, delivering a message of ...

What are some of your 2021 culinary “resolutions?”

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by AJ019 4 months ago

With all the distress and upheaval related to COVID-19 this year, what, if any, resolutions are you making related to any aspect of food, cooking, etc.? Each year I usually have an ambitious lis...

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...

Why Google Recipe Ratings Are Malarkey

hotoynoodle
by hotoynoodle 4 months ago

this seems like a way a lot of recipe-seekers will be set-up to fail and why i always, always remind people to use trusted sources only.

Ruth Reichl Wants to Fix the Food Landscape

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . We need to start paying attention to the people who raise our food—the farmers, the fishermen, the ranchers, the dairy people. We need to understand how important they are. It’s really a ma...

"Small Data, Big Implications"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . On the one hand, these studies confirm how hard it is to make indoor dining safe,since masks cannot be worn while eating. Airborne transmission is not only possible while dining, it is poss...

Covid-19 pandemic is the first time 40% of Americans have experienced food insecurity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . About half of those polled say they’ve struggled to afford food, while 37% report skipping meals themselves so there was enough food for their children to eat. Yet 63% said they didn’t real...

Tired of Big Tech, Co-ops Appeal to Delivery Workers Burned by Gigs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

“It’s a groundswell from the community instead, as opposed to, you know, a venture-funded, hyper-growth, ‘Let’s extract as much from the people and the companies that are our clients and customers,...

The Clever Root: Farms, Chefs, Cannabis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

The inaugural issue of The Clever Root launched in the fall with San Francisco's Chef Daniel Patterson on the cover. From the publishers of Tasting Panel and Somm Magazine, it's taking a new look a...

Charcuterie Chalet for the Holidays

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

As artfully arranged cheese and charcuterie grazing boards https://www.instagram.com/p/B4tGWiAB6DR/ grew in popularity, the new trend for crafting these bites into do-it-yourself structures mimicki...

We Can Tackle Hunger and Joblessness at the Same Time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . Andrés adds: 'We could put a lot of Americans to work building kitchens in the schools, raising the quality level [of meals], hiring people that we trained to be feeding their children.' . ."

Cabbage shortage hits South Korea's kimchi culture

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . The damage has left households struggling to find affordable cabbages to turn into the spicy pickle, which accompanies almost every meal in South Korea and has become a popular 'superfood' ...

A conversation with food researcher Ariana Gunderson on recreating food in pandemic literature

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Another Decameron project with some observations on the use of comfort food in stressful times.