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Consumers 'Quarantine and Cook' With Social Media Inspiration

Trend Perspectives with Cynthia Maxwell As we rolled into 2020, we had no idea that in just a few short months, we would be spending the majority of our time at home. Not only...  more »

Smoke's New Draw

Chefs today are exploring smokes potential and pushing the boundaries on how its used. As a subtle component, it helps build craveability. I love using smoke as a wisp of a...  more »

Culinary Chronicles: Finding Comfort in Food During Turbulent Times

Culinary Chronicles by Chef Steven Winka While the impacts of COVID-19 are continuing to break down the fabric of our society and create new norms, one thing remains stronger than...  more »

National Deep Dish Pizza Day: Top 8 Spots and Flavor Innovations in the United States

National Deep Dish Pizza Day (April 5) brings a beloved comfort food center stage during a time where consumers are finding some solace in their favorite dishes. While the current...  more »

Asian Flavors Get Region Specific

Asking somebody whether they like Asian cuisine might be too broad a question. Singling out Chinese food might be better but still not specific enough. How about: Do you feel like...  more »

MSG, Aquafaba, West African Cuisine and Other Food Trends for 2020

Also expect to see more Central European cuisine think smoked sausages and stuffed cabbage as well as disco decor and soundtracks in restaurants. Like most corners of America, the...  more »

Fufu, Suya and Jollof Rice Gain Traction as Diners Embrace West African Cuisine

As Americans become increasingly adventurous in their culinary explorations, chefs have picked over much of the world to bring new flavor experiences to their customers. Until now,...  more »

Nutty New Product Concepts

The average American eats 7.4 pounds of peanuts each year and peanuts are staying relevant with younger generations as the favorite nut of millennials. But what are today's trends...  more »

Culinary and Snack Trends at the 2020 Fancy Food Show

Per the usual, the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco attracted thousands of visitors and vendors, rolling out heaps of new food and beverage products aimed at being the...  more »

The Rising Stars of Houston's Food and Beverage Scene

I was not sure what to expect from our tasting tour with StarChefs’ 2019 Rising Stars in Houston. I have to confess that I was blown away with the food quality, the level of...  more »

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