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truffle

The Rise of Truffle Condiments and Seasonings

By Tony Lagana / September 13, 2021

The price of actual truffles is extravagant. With Italian white truffles often exceeding $200 per ounce and even the less-expensive black truffles still costing more than $20 per ounce, the actual fungi are out of the range of most people’s dining budgets. But that hasn’t affected people wanting that unique, luxurious flavor. Now, thanks to…

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healthy food

Healthy Food Fast

By Mary Kay LaBrie / September 6, 2021

Dieting on the Back Burner? Many people have gained weight or have put their diets/health on the back burner since the pandemic began, but since things are steadily going back to normal, many people are trying to compensate for their yearlong cheat day by eating healthy food. Some people have been able to get back…

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Think Global. Source Local.

By Dawn Ferchak / August 30, 2021

One of the most important restaurant trends is the move toward eco-consciousness. With Millenials and Gen Z moving toward their prime consumer years, it’s vital to be aware of their wants and needs. And one of the most important things that they want is eco-consciousness in the local businesses they frequent. Being environmentally conscious is…

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handheld food

Food Industry Trend: Highlighting Handheld Foods

By Susanne Bukey / August 23, 2021

Handheld foods remain engraved in the palates of every culture from any age, and in every meal period. They have become a vessel for trying new taste combinations, global flavors, preparation techniques, and just about any other food industry trend. Today, With the pandemic causing dining rooms to shut down, many chefs are turning their…

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pizza

Catalan Coca, Spain’s Original Pizza

By Susanne Bukey / August 16, 2021

Pizza is one of the best-loved foods around the world. It is also one of the most photographed foods on the internet today on every social media platform. In the United States, we dedicate February 9 as national pizza day. With its beginnings in Italy, pizza has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Countries have their…

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environmentally friendly

Helping Save the Environment

By Susanne Bukey / August 9, 2021

The restaurant industry focuses on making memorable experiences for customers. Unfortunately, it inevitably creates a negative impact on the environment. From the emissions released during livestock production, to the water used in the food supply chain, to the food waste generated along the way, restaurants create a substantial environmental footprint. With an overwhelming number of restaurants closing inside dining during the pandemic,…

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food collab

Flavors Collide with Food Collabs

By Mary Kay LaBrie / August 2, 2021

Food is like Music We’re used to hearing the term “collabs” when people talk about the music world. One artist who doesn’t normally work with another artist – and the two team up and record a hit single. Sometimes it’s two artists who create music in the same genre (country meets country). Sometimes it’s two…

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Eco-Consciousness is the Trend to Watch

By Dawn Ferchak / July 26, 2021

Sustainability and the Food World Of all the restaurant trends to watch, eco-consciousness is tops with consumers. As COVID-19 vaccinations are given to more and more of the population, people are expected to return to restaurants in record numbers. Their concerns are moving away from cleaning and safety—although that remains vitally important—and more toward sustainable…

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diversity

Diversity is Key

By Mary Kay LaBrie / July 19, 2021

Expanded Services It’s not without saying, COVID changed the way many restaurants operate.  Diversity is key, and many ventures have expanded their services surpassing just delivery and takeout. They have tested, tried, failed in some cases, revisited options, and have now refined their extended services. Not just as an effort to rake in more money…

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beverage trends

The Beverage Bonus

By Susanne Bukey / July 14, 2021

The growth of beverages today is astonishing as tastes and categories only expand. Waters with flavors and antioxidants, sports drinks, freshly squeezed juices, alcoholic beverages and non, coffees, and teas from around the world, all continue to intrigue us. The rise of functional, and healthy beverage consumption is staggering. Low, and no alcohol drinks especially…

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