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The Latest Trend at D.C. Restaurants? Spam. And it's Actually Delicious.

In the age of free-range chicken and grass-fed beef, theres still room on restaurant menus for Spam. The mysterious meat in Hormels iconic blue can has been around since 1937 and...  more »

Passion Fruit is the Tart, Tropical MVP Ingredient That Will Brighten Your Dish

I've gone on record here as an avowed Anglophile who thinks there are plenty of things that Brits do better than us. Scones. Tea. Cooking competition shows. I have something else...  more »

Asian Desserts Are All Over Instagram. Here's Where To Try The Most Stunning Ones Around D.C.

The only modern Asian cafes she could find in the States in abundance were in New York, where they have grown in popularity. These spots offer takes on desserts that originated in...  more »

Ribs With A Side Of Red Beans: A Taste Of New Orleans's New Barbecue Scene

The platter of food in front of me seems out of place. Smoked brisket, pork ribs and pulled pork in New Orleans? The seafood-centric city has taken its Big Easy time catching up...  more »

Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes

The product is still a natural distillation of tree sap, but making it has become more efficient. [more...] more »

12/20/2017

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7 nutrition trends you'll see in 2018

Last year was all about plant protein, sprouted foods and healthy fats. My prediction is that 2018 will be focused on eating to prevent and manage health conditions such as...  more »

Fancy soft-serve ice cream is a dessert trend we can all get behind

You're probably used to seeing soft-serve ice cream and its signature ridged swirl at mall kiosks and beach stands. But now chef-driven restaurants are embracing this frozen...  more »

Beet hummus, yogurt sauce and turmeric in everything: 8 trends from the Fancy Food Show

The Fancy Food Show - probably the most enticingly named trade convention in America - is a biannual opportunity for makers of specialty foods to get their product in the hands of...  more »

The surprisingly simple ice cream flavor that chefs are loving right now

For as long as man has put scoop to ice cream, the most basic flavor that goes with everything has been vanilla. What's more basic than vanilla, you ask? Well, some chefs are...  more »

The secret ingredient in your cocktail? Salt.

Bartenders are reaching for a surprising ingredient to shake into their cocktails: salt. "Salt brings out complexity without overwhelming a cocktail," says Peter Koll, restaurant...  more »

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