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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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Fontina, The New Mozzarella?

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by zackly 8 days ago

I've noticed on TV shows, particularly Cooks Illustrated, that they are using shredded fontina where mozzarella used to go, like on top of casseroles etc. when browning. I've never cooked with font...

The best restaurants in Europe list

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by CHSeifert 8 days 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...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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...

Have Delivery Apps Changed What a Restaurant Is?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

" . . . And so as the world slowly begins to open again, and restaurants resume indoor dining (and, increasingly, cease their takeout operations), I wonder: When we’re at normal capacity and the no...

Epicurious to stop publishing beef recipes...

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by gutreactions 2 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 ...

Covid loss of smell: End of the nose for wine lovers?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

A year ago, I heard a New Zealand winemaker on a zoom panel discussion mention losing his sense of taste and smell due to COVID-19 during his just completed harvest season. A close friend from a wi...

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

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by gutreactions 5 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...

Forbes: It’s Not Just Fuel—$7 Corn Is Sending Meat Prices Soaring

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Earlier this month, R-CALF, the lobbying organization for the nation’s 5,000 independent cattlemen, warned that rising grain prices would put some of the last independent producers left in ...

Why are baked beans for breakfast popular in the UK, but no longer popular in the US?

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by bismarck88 6 years ago

Fro my understanding the tinned baked beans were originally imported from the US. Heinz is the most popular brand for baked beans in the UK, even though its American company. Many beans are native ...

Kiss the Ground Movie View Party and Q&A with Filmmakers Josh & Rebecca Tickell

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"A Soil4Climate Earth Week Special: Free viewing of the Kiss the Ground movie through Earth Day, April 22, at the URL below (be sure to enter the passcode, "soil4"). Q&A with Josh & Rebecca Tickell...

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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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...

Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months 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 6 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...

And now Amanda Gorman is a cookie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 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 6 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 3 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

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by hotoynoodle 6 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 6 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...