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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

Dining and Restaurants / Eating / Food and Cooking / Food trends

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