Filed under Trends

Food & Dining trends for 2015

This is the time of year that the food industry releases surveys about dining trends and what consumers are interested in eating/drinking, whether at home or out. I always love to hear from the Specialty Food Association, which puts on the Fancy Food Show each summer (New York) and winter (San Francisco). A recent e-newsletter from … Continue reading

Meat is killing it in Chicago (and artisanal trumps farm-to-table)

Meat is killing it in Chicago (and artisanal trumps farm-to-table)

Aha! The recent food trend charts published by Eater.com confirm what I’d been thinking to myself – there’s a certain amount of “message fatigue” when it comes to the whole farm-to-table thing (inevitable, although it doesn’t invalidate the concept), but we are increasingly interested in small-batch artisan-produced food products, like the house made pickles so many restaurants are … Continue reading