FOOD 101: Food Trends For 2018

Food innovation is at an all-time high, says the Trendspotter Panel of the Specialty Food Association. Here’s what they predict will be hot trends in 2018. Sustainability and health/better-for-you choices are two major 2018 trend. Look for: More algae and other plant-based proteins. Products meant to reduce food waste, as well as growth in the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Salad

[1] Bacon and egg over Caesar Salad. [2] Deconstructed Eggs Benedict: poached egg, julienned Canadian bacon and English muffin crouton atop a mixed green salad. [3] Romaine, apples and grapes with a honey-yogurt dressing, topped with granola (all photos courtesy Food Network; the recipes are below).   We first heard of breakfast salad in 2014.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Tofu Sandwiches

What’s trending in sandwiches? According to Technomic, a food industry research and consulting firm, it’s tofu. The company’s MenuMonitor tracks more than 7,000 commercial and noncommercial menus to identify new ideas, including new menus, seasonal promotions and limited-time offers. The next trending sandwich protein, they say, will be…tofu! Chicken and bacon are, by far, the…
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TRENDS: Fall Beverages

Are you anticipating a special beverage with the change of season…say, a certain latte? The Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL, to fans) has arrived at coffee shops, engendering peals of delight among a gaggle of young ladies in our neighborhood. But how do adults feel about fall beverages? Seasonal coffees are the most anticipated beverage for…
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TRENDS: Breakfast For Dinner

This idea, from Krusteaz, adds peanut butter and jelly for a riff on the PB&J sandwich. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Krusteaz.   Can it be true that 9 out of 10 Americans enjoy Breakfast Night? After a long day of tasting foods for THE NIBBLE, we often welcome a simple dinner of cereal, eggs…
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