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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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Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

" . . . So starting this week, Amazing Joe’s will become dementia-friendly for one Sunday afternoon a month, WISH-TV of Indianapolis reports. Customers with dementia and their dining companions wil...

pantry cookie from 1970's

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by tcomeau 2 years 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...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 2 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 ...

Cotorni: Beware!

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by juno 1 month ago

I'm starting to beware of the word "cotorni" when I see in on a menu nowadays, and I'm starting to see it a lot. In effect, restaurants are taking a page from the airlines playbook - in which thing...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 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...

Can the McRib Survive in the Viral Food Culture It Created?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . For decades, the McRib has served as the blueprint for fast food brands hoping to cultivate fan participation, weaponizing a short supply to trump up demand. The retirement tours eventually...

Stanford Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Students have led a Stanford pop-up food pantry pilot to address hunger on campus. Currently once a month, the next dates will be Oct. 28, Nov. 20 and Dec. 3. Location and times are on this volunte...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

How America Lost Dinner

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

“... It isn’t just buying groceries and figuring out meals that apparently have become more untenable in the past several decades. The very act of feeding yourself in America has changed in fundame...

California crab fishermen are testing “ropeless” gear to save whales—and themselves

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

In April, crab fishermen and consumers were taken by surprise when the Dungeness crab season closed two months early due to a lawsuit and settlement over whale entanglements. https://www.chowhound...

The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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...

Helping low-income women afford healthier food may have reversed a rise in childhood obesity

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . In other words, the policy changes have resulted in physically and mentally healthier children—an outcome that, after all, is central to WIC’s mission. Established as part of the Child Nutr...

Food media on Long Island

Gastronomos
by Gastronomos 4 months ago

With the news of FiOs1News being shuttered as of 12:01 a.m. on November 16, 2019, locals will be left now only with Altice's News 12. Restaurant Hunter will be gone. Some amazing hard-working pe...

Bipartisan bill on food expiration labels could cut many tons of food waste

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . That would help reduce the staggering amount of safe-to-eat food that ends up in landfills. According to a June report by the Government Accountability Office, between 30 and 40 percent of ...

Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Meemken spent several months filling in that blind spot, interviewing farmers and their hired workers in 50 different cocoa-growing cooperatives in Ivory Coast. About half of the cooperativ...

India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Have to say that I was delighted to read that 2000+ restaurants in the New Delhi area joined the #logout protests against parasitic food delivery services.

‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Now our farmers markets have become battlegrounds. " . . . But changes in the market’s atmosphere were obvious. Police patrolled between the stands. People eyed the emergency vehicles blocking o...

A Kingdom from Dust

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . old Tulare Lake, which rose by flood and sank by drought. Four tribes of Yokut lived along its shores. On the shallow bottom, the women fished mussels and clams with their toes. The nets of...

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...