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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Kombucha comeback, Popcorn upgrade, Berkel slicers, smoked cumin, fried chicken boom, the foodiest city in America

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff Reported by John Lehndorff at http://www.yellowscene.com: As we head into 2011, I glance over my shoulder at a remarkable year of food in Colorado. Farm-to-table dinners became commonplace as farmer’s markets inched closer … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Fine dining cuppings, ‘visit situations’, rillets, Neanderthal vegans, and Armandino Batali’s cold cuts

Reported by The Age in Melbourne, Australia: Fine-dining establishments in Australia are increasingly suggesting pairings that replace wine with cups of coffee, often high-end single source java whose prices can rival the wine list. “We can create a wonderful dish to be paired with a specialty coffee. To find that right balance for both to … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Pie or Macarons rising; stockpiling huitlacoche; food halls hot; designer ice cubes

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff Reported at http://www.JohnLehndorff.com: “I honestly believe that if we all sat down and ate pie together, we’d find common ground. Our nation would be a better place if we made pie, not war. … Continue reading

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2011 Food Trends: Sous vide, hyper-local, salami-free meals, Yummly, and Colorado Port

Reported by: http://www.fesmag.com/index.php/news/foodservice-news/item/5162-chefs-identify-leading-trends-for-2011 According to a recent chefs’ survey, the top five production methods for 2011 will be: sous vide, braising, liquid nitrogen chilling/freezing, pickling and smoking. The top 10 menu trends for next year will be locally sourced meats and seafood, locally grown produce, sustainability as a culinary theme, nutritious kids’ dishes, hyper-local items, … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Bao takes a bow; the new heirloom food artisans; ‘an unhealthy obsession’; Old World salumi;

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by: http://www.csnews.com/top-story-food_and_beverage_trends_for_2010-57758.html: Packaged Facts and the Center for Culinary Development (CCD) put together the “Culinary Trend Mapping Report,” a bi-monthly journal, on the overall food and beverage trends that shaped 2010. … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Bacon cookies, bacon caviar, heritage pigs, pancetta, bacon toys and Bloody Kim Jong-il mix

Reported by: http://www.rodale.com/organic-trends?page=0%2C1: While the economy remains stagnant, consumers are nevertheless embracing organic more than ever. In 2010, more than 40 percent of parents reported buying more organic foods today than they did a year ago, up more than 30 percent from 2009, according to the U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs 2010 tracking study. … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: ‘Provenance’ is term du jour; The fall of mince; A beekeeper leaks; coconut water rises

Reported by: http://www.foodanddrinkeurope.com: Ten trends will dominate the UK food and beverage industries next year, predicts Leatherhead Food Research. It identifies the 10 trends as: Reformulations and stealthy reductions, sustainability, health and wellness, riding out the recession, ever-expanding tastes, provenance, small indulgences, frozen foods, convenience and obesity. Reported by: http://www.jsonline.com/features/food/111822579.html : The Art of Charcuterie. … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: U.S. vs Italian salumi; private brands rising; lamb, rice and peace

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by: http://www.ocregister.com: Salt-curing and air-drying meats and sausages are a centuries-old artisanal tradition in Italy. Over the past few years, salumi (Italian-style cold cuts) have become a mainstay on restaurant menus … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: TSA allows pie but not gravy; Palin politicizes food; Four Loko sorbet

Reported by http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2010/11/23/tsa-food-rules/?iref=obinsite: Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Jonella J. Culmer said that unless these items are purchased from a vendor after the security checkpoint, these items may not be carried onto the plane: Cranberry sauce, creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.), gift baskets with food items (salsa, jams and salad dressings), gravy, jams, … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: $14 billion boom; Caribou Bolognese; Chef books; Official NHL donut (but only in Canada)

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by http://www.progressivegrocer.com/top-story-supermarket_prepared_foods_sales_expected_to_surge_-31594.html: Market research firm Packaged Facts’ new report, “Prepared Foods and Ready-to-Eat Foods at Retail: The New Competition to Retail,” predicts that supermarket sales of prepared foods will grow to … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: The farmer celebrities; No more Honest Kombucha; Black’s vindaloo cure; ‘never ending’ lawsuits

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by: http://www.fesmag.com/index.php/news/foodservice-news/item/5118-technomic-identifies-11-leading-restaurant-trends-for-2011: As the foodservice industry begins to emerge from its economic malaise brought on by the recession, big changes are on the way for restaurants, according to Technomic, which offers … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Meatball mania; Seasonal latkes; Artificially scarse McRib; world’s priciest beer;

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by: http://ny.eater.com/archives/2010/12/new_yorks_10_new_ubiquitous_menu_items.phpNew York’s ten trendiest new menu items are the new buzz dishes that chefs and restaurateurs seemingly can’t resist putting on their menus: 10) Tacos: Tacos are one of man’s … Continue reading