NEWS: Italian Food Remains #1 With Americans

Nation’s Restaurant News (NRA) reports something that may not even be news: Italian food remains America’s favorite “ethnic” restaurant cuisine. No other cuisine comes close, although Mexican and Chinese round out the “big three.” Sixty-one percent of the 1,000 people surveyed said they eat Italian food at restaurants at least once a month. By comparison,…
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TRENDS: Current Favorites & Next Wave Foods

Will kimchi, Korean hot pickled vegetables, be replaced by Mexican hot pickled vegetables as a topping for burgers, sandwiches, eggs and other fusion dishes? Photo courtesy Bento.com.sg.   What’s next after the current food trends? Parade magazine took a look at What America Eats with predictions from Mimi Sheraton, author of 1,000 Foods To Eat…
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TRENDS: Restaurant Focus For 2015

No more waste: In restaurant kitchens, everything can have a second life. Citrus peel is turned into marmalade. Photo courtesy Lola Loves Green.   What are the top culinary concerns for restaurateurs this year? According to a survey by Nation’s Restaurant News, the top five focus on gluten-free and sustainability. 1. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Safeguarding natural…
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TRENDS: What’s Hot in 2015

Bánh-mi, a Vietnamese submarine sandwich on a baguette. Photo courtesy The Great Pepper Cookbook by Melissa’s Produce.   Nation’s Restaurant News, the major trade paper and website for those in the restaurant industry, reports that Americans are becoming more interested in trying new ethnic foods—especially (but not surprisingly) in restaurants. What “ethnic” means varies from…
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