Food Trends

What's hot? Chowhounds discuss what foods are trending. Weigh in on the debates over the latest new things.

What cuisine is trendy in your locale?

by Worldwide Diner 1 month ago

Just wondering what's the food craze in your hood. Here in Washington DC, Filipino and taquerias are popping up ever...


BigG commented 1 month ago

Michael Pollan: Eat Anything You Want--Just Cook It Yourself

by sandiasingh 4 years ago

This cannot be stated often enough. Eat real food. I have gotten into so many long blowhard discussions about the p...


homertruck commented 2 months ago

Little Free Pantry in San Jose

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Started by three women who live in the community, every day neighbors make sure a small wooden cabinet is sto...


ImportantElements commented 2 months ago

Insects: The Next New Restaurant Trend?

by EricHarper 3 months ago

The restaurant industry is subject to fads and trends, just like every other industry and everyday life in general. I...


beevod commented 3 months ago

Snack bags are disappearing from stores!

by mbgizmo 11 months ago

I have not been able to find zip snack bags at Walmart, Martins, Aldi's. If stores have them, they charge $3 for 50 Z...


LulusMom commented 4 months ago

Is it me or has Bon Appetit become insufferably hipster?

by mary0201 2 years ago

Every month I get a new BA and I question why I renewed my latest subscription. I started subscribing to Gourmet in t...


paulj commented 5 months ago

Jamie Oliver closes more sites

by PSRaT 5 months ago

closing another 12 eateries this year - after closing 7 last year + his pizza chain. apparently fad chefs come and g...


Sooeygun commented 5 months ago

How Sound Affects Taste

by patsully 6 months ago

Restaurant design is quickly imitated, so here's hoping designing for quieter restaurants becomes a big trend in 2018...


Steve commented 6 months ago

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Found some good food!!

by PrimeAiry 6 months ago

I really enjoyed myself at The Black Rooster on Mt Prospect Ave in North Newark. If ur in the area I recommend givi...

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Best Thing I Ever Ate is BACK!

by TipsyTurvery 6 months ago

Just saw that Best Thing I Ever Ate is coming back on Cooking Channel next week! I remember an old episode that feat...

Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

And 45% hate to cook. Interesting report in the Harvard Business Review on the decline of cooking at home. What do yo...


dfrostnh commented 8 months ago

pantry cookie from 1970's

by tcomeau 9 months ago

I was wondering if anyone out there remembers Pantry cookies. I grew up with them in Massachusetts when I was younger...


moira27 commented 8 months ago

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Topo Chico Bought by Coca-Cola—Not Really a Surprise

by marssy 9 months ago

Topo Chico has come a long way. I remember vividly when they launched their mineral water in my hometown Guadalajara;...

UberEats Is the Most Profitable Part of Uber

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . Despite being a fairly late entrant into the delivery game — the standalone UberEats app launched in late 201...


patsully commented 9 months ago

Raw Water - be the first on your block

by ferret 9 months ago

Californians are very bleeding-edge. You can now get "raw water" delivered for only $15 per 2.5 gallon jug (plus a $2...


zackly commented 9 months ago

Federal appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . The challengers will have two weeks to ask a larger 9th Circuit panel to review Friday’s ruling, after which ...


SeaEagle commented 9 months ago

Bodega Isn’t Just Bad Branding, It’s Bad Business

by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

" . . . The backlash was swift. Declaring that you want to replace family-run, neighborhood-oriented storefront retai...


ratgirlagogo commented 9 months ago

Welcome to "crowdcasting"... paying hipsters to stand in restaurant lines

by ML8000 10 months ago

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/See-the-hipsters-lined-up-outside-that-new-11823791.php Holy hell, some com...


treb commented 10 months ago

Extra charge for rocks or neat

by Sinicle 10 years ago

Recently at a high-end restaurant we were charged $1.50 extra for each drink ordered "on the rocks." Explanation giv...


tforbes commented 10 months ago

Cured eggs for an umami boost

by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

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

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Melanie Wong commented 11 months ago