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2010 FOOD TRENDS: Top Chef hits the strEATS; a sip of Dandelion Wine

Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg has a brand new gig: cooking inside a specially designed Airstream trailer in Boulder, Colorado. The company's called stEAT chefs and the fare includes banh mi sandwiches, watermelon gazpacho and cherry limeade. Details: streatchefs.com. Photo by Kim Long, American Forecaster, Denver

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff.

TV food star Guy Fieri quoted in the New York Times:
“Will organics prevail?” he asked, furrowing his rubbery, normally cheerful face as he fretted that America is at a culinary crossroads. “I don’t know. Will schools get the funding they need to feed our kids? Will we be able to bring back all the cooking skills that got lost in the drive-through and the microwave?”

Reported by www.slashfood.com:
“For our sweet-toothed readers, we have some bad news to report: Baskin-Robbins announced that it’s shelving five of its 31 signature flavors including the classic staple French Vanilla, which was with the company since it started in 1945, Caramel Praline Cheesecake (1970), Campfire S’mores (1975), Apple Pie a La Mode (1976) and Superfudge Truffle (2007). This has happened before, but never to such magnitude.”

Reported by NDP:
According to NPD’s Spring 2010 ReCount Study, the total number of restaurants declined by 5,204 from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010, and 5,093 of the units closed were run by independent foodservice operators.

From Ray Bradbury:
“Dandelion Wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered…Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in.”

Listen to Radio Nibbles, John Lehndorff’s weekly food conversation and commentary program, at 8:25 a.m. Thursdays on KGNU – 885 FM, 1390 AM, and online at www.KGNU.org.

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