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Food Trends

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

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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The Case for Food Criticism in Charlotte: A look at the need for informed, ethical restaurant criticism in an era of pay-to-play 'influencers'

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 hours ago

" . . . When that happens, and when influencers become primary sources of restaurant information, diners grow confused and distrustful, and restaurateurs are deprived of an incentive to improve—and...

Int'l. Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York: March 8-10...

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by gutreactions 8 days ago

It comes around every year and it is a trade show primarily for the restaurant & hospitality industry. This year it will take place Sunday-Tuesday, March 8-10, at the Javits Center on the West Side...

How I became a Whole Foods junkie...

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by gutreactions 8 days ago

I live in the suburbs of NYC, but I have to blame Whole Foods in Virginia for this one. It all started during our regular visits to friends and family in The Beltway around D.C. A number of years a...

What are you looking to try in 2020?

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by burgeoningfoodie 1 month ago

A new year and new places to try (even ones that haven't been created). For those that are still standing or imminent, what places in our area are you looking forward to trying? How about in the ...

Campaign Aims to Revise “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

"...The term stems from a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 that states the writer, supposedly a Chinese-American physician named Robert Ho Man Kwok, had experienced s...

Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...

Garnish over the top

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by blulady20 28 days ago

I enjoy watching shows on the Food Network and one of my favorites is The Kitchen. However, I'm completely "over" all the garnishes (multiple) piled on the finished dishes. This seems to be pushed ...

2019/20 California olive oil harvest looking strong compared to dismal 2018/19 crop, says COOC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

". . . 'We had a short crop in 2018 due to weather problems throughout the state, whereas we're hoping for four million gallons in the 2019 harvest . . . more than double what we had in 2018. . . "

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Chinese Restaurants Are Closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . the share of Chinese restaurants in the top 20 metropolitan areas has been consistently falling. Five years ago, an average of 7.3 percent of all restaurants in these areas were Chinese, co...

Indiana restaurant introduces dementia-friendly dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . So starting this week, Amazing Joe’s will become dementia-friendly for one Sunday afternoon a month, WISH-TV of Indianapolis reports. Customers with dementia and their dining companions wil...

How to reduce food waste this holiday season

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"This holiday season, avoid tossing food in the trash by taking these steps: ? Try not to over prepare food; instead try to prepare “just enough.” ? Encourage friends and family to take...

pantry cookie from 1970's

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by tcomeau 2 years ago

I was wondering if anyone out there remembers Pantry cookies. I grew up with them in Massachusetts when I was younger, They where about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 kinda round very flat, and very hard.I believe...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

I like a good burger like the next person, sometimes piled high with layers of toppings. The other day, I ordered an 'award winning' towering burger at a friendly local tavern. When it was brought ...

Cotorni: Beware!

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by juno 3 months ago

I'm starting to beware of the word "cotorni" when I see in on a menu nowadays, and I'm starting to see it a lot. In effect, restaurants are taking a page from the airlines playbook - in which thing...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

". . . In December, Keith Allen quietly announced the closing of Allen & Son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, considered by many to be the perfect fulcrum between Eastern North Carolina and Lexingto...

Can the McRib Survive in the Viral Food Culture It Created?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . For decades, the McRib has served as the blueprint for fast food brands hoping to cultivate fan participation, weaponizing a short supply to trump up demand. The retirement tours eventually...

Stanford Food Pantry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Students have led a Stanford pop-up food pantry pilot to address hunger on campus. Currently once a month, the next dates will be Oct. 28, Nov. 20 and Dec. 3. Location and times are on this volunte...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

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