Food Trends

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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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US National Retail Chicken Prices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Charles Schwab's recent newsletter included this advice: " Inflation Takes Wing When inflation accelerates, shoppers—and investors—take note. But the headline rate in the news obscures a lot ...

The Economist - "Striketober: American workers take to the picket lines"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

With recent strikes at Frito-Lay, Nabisco, Kellogg's, Heaven Hill, John Deere, the American food supply chain could be affected. "...A dominant feature of the American economy over the past few...

'Gastro Obscura': loaded with fascinating culinary trivia...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

Just watched Good Morning America as the co-author of this new book: Gastro Obscura, takes us thru an extraordinary global culinary safari. A compendium of facts and trivia about the world of food ...

Free Film Screening: The Ants & The Grasshopper and Q&A with Raj Patel, 9/26

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

About the film: “Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save ...

Danone/Horizon to terminate 89 organic milk contracts in Northeast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"...Dairy farmer Abbie Corse, a member of the board of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, said loopholes in the USDA’s National Organic Program were a factor. 'It’s allowing larg...

Good God! Have Hazy/Citrus IPAs Conquered Earth?

by kaleokahu 6 months ago

OK, I like a FEW of these brews, and it is summer... BUT... I'm in Safeway today looking for a *variety* of beers to stock a cooler for a gathering tomorrow. 90% of the premium selections are ...

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...

Epicurious to stop publishing beef recipes...

by gutreactions 9 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 ...

The Guardian...Revealed: the true extent of America's food monopolies and who pays the price

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . The size, power and profits of these mega companies have expanded thanks to political lobbying and weak regulation which enabled a wave of unchecked mergers and acquisitions. This matters b...

Great Jones Cookware?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Not in the market myself, but after seeing articles pile on about Great Jones Cookware this week, I was curious if anyone has hands-on experience with it. "...What Great Jones sells has less to...

Not Just Junk: Why We Need To Re-Think Food Processing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

“Local processing can significantly reduce the burden on individuals to cook meals at home from fresh ingredients. Outsourcing meal planning and cooking tasks has always been a solution for those w...

Fontina, The New Mozzarella?

by zackly 8 months 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...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 8 months 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months 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?

by gutreactions 1 year 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 9 months 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?

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 9 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 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...