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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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2010 Food Trends: Kombucha addicts suffer; “burger jaw” cases increase

Reported by http://www.dailycamera.com: When Emily Renwick took a recent trip to Ideal Market in north Boulder (CO) to satisfy her fermented tea craving, the 27-year-old self-proclaimed “kombucha tea addict” instead was greeted with an empty shelf. After frantically searching grocery stores throughout Boulder, a store clerk at Whole Foods informed her that kombucha had been … Continue reading

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NIBBLES: Boy food, girl food? Banana ice cream with bacon peanut brittle; Kombucha fallout

Reported by Riddhi Shah at http://www.salon.com: So what is it with certain foods (and drinks) getting the boys vs. girls treatment? There may be a few male stars — like Joaquin Phoenix and Tobey Maguire — who are vegetarians, and women may be joining the ranks of bloody-aproned butchers, but in the American consciousness, real … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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FOOD TRENDS: Colorado, kombucha and pupusas

This column originally appeared in the February issue of Yellow Scene magazine in Colorado By JOHN LEHNDORFF As a lifelong food geek, I jumped at the opportunity in 2009 to work on Eat In Eat Out, a new report focused on U.S. food and beverage trends. Here are some predictions and how they are manifesting in the … Continue reading

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2010 MENU: LARDO, SECHUAN BUTTONS AND BLACK GARLIC

In late 2009 I teamed up with Kim Long of Denver’s American Forecaster to research the new culinary trends that we saw developing. The result is Eat In Eat Out, a new business-to-business white paper in magazine form. In the past, such business forecasts have tended to look at restaurants, supermarkets and beverages as separate industries. Fundamental … Continue reading