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A heady coffee culture is brewing

The coffee industry is in the throes of a revolution. Third-wave coffee, sustainable sources, gourmet brews, hyper-local messaging and the continuous elevation of the humble cup of...  more »

Flavor of the Week: Ingredients that made menu moves in 2017

Take a look at popular flavors of the year, from chermoula to lychee This year brought a variety of trending ingredients and spices to the table, from chermoula to lychee to ghost...  more »

NRA's hot trend predictions for 2018

In its annual Whats Hot survey, the NRA asks members of the American Culinary Federation to rank a long list of items as either a hot trend, yesterdays news or perennial favorites....  more »

Yellow, black and red: Adding color as well as flavor to dishes

The addition of feta cheese and tzatziki to a basic burger gives it a Greek slant, just as topping the burger with kimchi addresses the interest in Korean cuisine. This fundamental...  more »

Popular trends converge in rise of seafood snacks

People are snacking more these days, and theyre also eating more seafood. The convergence of these two trends is resulting in a snack-culture sea change. According to Datassentials...  more »

Chefs bring the heat with even more spicy dishes

Some like it hot and some don't, but diners who like to eat spicy food are in luck, as piquant dishes are heating up more restaurant menus. According to the latest research from...  more »

Mexican chocolate plays up sugar and spice

Mexican chocolate is a staple ingredient south of the border, but it's also gaining traction on U.S. restaurant menus. While only currently found on 1 percent of menus, mostly at...  more »

Trend Watch: Grapefruit adds tart refreshment across the menu

Grapefruit - both the fruit itself and its flavor - is trending in dishes that appear across restaurant menus, as well as in beverages. This citrus fruit is particularly popular at...  more »

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11/14/2017
Talking Food Culture and Creativity at the Symrise-Starchefs ICC 2017 RoundTable

Between the six chefs, restaurateurs and bartenders at Symrise’s private...

10/31/2017
The Top 7 Trends at the 2017 StarChefs International Chef Congress

At the 2017 StarChefs International Chef Congress (ICC), held Oct. 22 to 24 at...