Category: Food and Beverage Trends

Better-for-You Sourdough Bread

While most people believe cutting carbs is necessary for a more healthful diet, a new culinary trend has sparked interest for those who have starved themselves for far too long: better-for-you sourdough bread. Continue reading

This Year’s Coffee Obsession Comes Cold Brewed

Coffee is a daily requirement for most of us, but coffee habits change with the seasons—insulated mugs in the winter and cups with straws and ice in the summer. This summer, those cups aren’t just filled with hot-brewed coffee that’s been cooled down and put on ice. It’s better than that. This year’s coffee obsession comes cold-brewed.

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Fermented Foods for the Gut-Health Trend

Gut bacteria. Are there any two words that are less appetizing? Probably not. And yet, that’s what people are talking about these days. What are they eating while they’re talking about gut bacteria? Fermented foods. Because while fermented foods have always been popular for their flavor, they are also popular for their gut-healthy bacteria.

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Embracing Gluten-Free Flours

Gluten-free is everywhere right now—in conversations, on the news, and on menus. Over three million people across the United States follow a gluten-free diet, and whether restaurants are catering specifically to the gluten-free lifestyle or are just making accommodations, the gluten-free movement has made an impact on the restaurant industry.

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Chefs Get Creative with Pandan as Vanilla Prices Spike

Vanilla is one of the most labor-intensive food products to produce on earth. The flowers are pollinated by hand. The pods are harvested, soaked, wrapped, put into boxes to steam, and then laid out on mats in the sun for one hour each day for months. Because of this, they have never been cheap.

After people began demanding natural ingredients in their foods, large companies like Nestle and Hershey’s switched from using the lesser vanillin to real vanilla in their products, and vanilla prices surged. Continue reading

Culinary Trends: Pie Is Everything

This has been the year of the pie. From home cooks to Michelin star chefs, excitement about pie in all its forms seems to be at an all-time high, and we think we know why. Pies are a showcase for seasonal ingredients and regional tastes. They’re nostalgic, and they are incredibly versatile—pie is everything that people want right now.

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