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Kombucha conundrum; say ‘No!’ to kitchen tours; Big Brother couponing;

Reported by http://www.slashfood.com: “The distribution of an alcohol beverage product that is not labeled as such misleads consumers and could cause potentially serious consequences,” reported the Treasury Department last Wednesday in announcing its intention to give the kombucha trade more scrutiny. Kombucha — a fermented tea drink that Tina Fey once affectionately described as tasting … Continue reading

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2010 FOOD TRENDS: Laughing gas soda; lulo coconut water; kvas is coming

Korby Kummer at http://www.Atlantic.com: “I believe that a restaurant critic has an enormous field to write about, including the farmers, cooks, and food producers around it, the cultural life of the city, food fashions, the role of small businesspeople versus large corporations … the list is long.” Reported by the Associated Press: ALBANY, N.Y. — … Continue reading

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FOOD TRENDS: Food blogger dining etiquette; best new burger joints; obesity tax exposes divide

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.johnlehndorff.com): Reported by http://www.supermarketguru.com: Sitting down to a fine-dining restaurant experience just isn’t the same anymore. Professional (and some not-so-professional) food bloggers are taking the joy out of the relaxing restaurant experience for both the … Continue reading

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2010 FOOD TRENDS: leek scapes, kombucha, Subway’s whole-grain ruse

Top Searches Today: lohan kombucha, reverse spherification, john lehndorff blog, smoked lard, “food trends ” “gluten free” Fresh this week at the Boulder (CO) County Farmers Market this week: Locally grown strawberries, cherries, zucchini, beets (golden, red, and Chioggia), garlic and leek scapes, broccoli, sugar snap peas, asparagus, kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, various greens (spinach, lamb’s … Continue reading

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Dawn of the waffle felafel; Eating only what’s on TV; food label dangers

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff: http://www.johnlehndorff.com Reported by http://www.tastingtable.com: Waffle Iron Dan Shumski is the Chicago-based waffle guru behind wwwWaffleizer.com, a brilliant website dedicated to using a waffle iron for everything but waffles. Past entries have included waffle pizza, waffle … Continue reading

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FOOD TRENDS: R.I.P. Jimmy Dean, sausage king; carbonated fruit; food fetishized; $7 billion Hispanic food market

Reported by AP: Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, “Big Bad John,” and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday. He was 81. In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in his hometown. Dean knew the hog … Continue reading

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Supermarkets do takeout; 1% of searches food-related; achacha the new acai?

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff. Reported by AP: Even as the economy upticks slightly, ready-to-eat food continues to drive more traffic to grocery stores, increasingly blurring the traditional boundaries between supermarkets and restaurants. Industry analysts say prepared foods are a … Continue reading

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FOOD TRENDS: Tim’s tiny no more; Courtney’s 10-year Cobb salad lunch diet; nonalcoholic mixologists;

Reported by http://www.bizjournals.com: Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons’ U.S. headquarters, overseeing 567 stores, is located in Dublin, Ohio, employing more than 100 workers in human resources, marketing, finance, real estate, information technology, construction and design.There are 68 Tim Hortons doughnut shops in the Columbus, Ohio, area as well, making Central Ohio one of the company’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Food Trends: Creating fleshy, muscley texture on National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

“>[/caption]Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff . Top searches today at https://johnlehndorff.wordpress.com/: soda fountain kombucha, new trends in product placement, cold food trends for 2010, liquor trends 2010, lettuce entertain you groupon Reported by John Lehndorff: Today is National Strawberry Rhubarb … Continue reading

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FOOD TRENDS: Frugal behavior likely to outlive recession

Reported by http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com: A survey released this week commissioned by ConAgra Foods found that many frugal consumer behaviors are likely to remain post-recession, as most consumers (79 percent) still do not feel that the recession is over, and 71 percent said they planned to continue the savings habits they acquired during the economic downturn. Anthony … Continue reading

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BEVERAGE TRENDS: Lohan’s kombucha habit; 28 billion tea liters; 104 drinks in one nozzle

Reported by the New York Times: Along with her SCRAM bracelet, Lindsay Lohan has recently been seen with another new accoutrement, bottles of an unfamiliar organic drink. So what is the fizzy liquid? It’s kombucha, an ancient drink made from fermented tea. Among its purported health benefits (not yet evaluated by the FDA) are that … Continue reading

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Sacha Inchi are hot nuts; Al fresco objection; High-def Doritos; $6,514 on food & drink

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff . Top searches today at https://johnlehndorff.wordpress.com/: monkfruit, monk fruit, food trends for colorado, homer simpson’s grilling tips, molecular burger Reported by Tastingtable.com: Earthy, nutlike Sacha Inchi seeds are harvested in the Amazon rain forest and … Continue reading

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A rare burger; Giada in Aspen; Marcus in Boulder; Denver 9th most java-centric

Reported by John Lehndorff: In what may be a harbinger of better economic times, the Palace Arms – the luxe eatery at Denver’s historic Brown Palace Hotel, has once again opened for lunch. Besides the exquisite and craveable smoked pheasant soup ($10), the menu boasts a monumentally good burger ($18): seven juicy ounces of ground … Continue reading