Alfalfa’s Market:  Natural foods pioneer focuses on local produce
Colorado food / Food and Cooking

Alfalfa’s Market: Natural foods pioneer focuses on local produce

(This feature originally appeared in Produce Business magazine. Photos by Kim Long) By JOHN LEHNDORFF A giant rooster sculpture crafted from farm tools who goes by “Alfie” greets shoppers at the entrance to Alfalfa’s Market, an independent grocer blocks from the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. On a hot Saturday afternoon in June the store … Continue reading

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

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

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

Dining and Restaurants / Eating / Food and Cooking

Extra virgin wieners; Singing servers leave bad taste; Organic less important

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff. Reported by http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/: Barbecues may see a healthier sausage this summer as Spanish scientists show that pork fat may be replaced by emulsified olive oil without changing the taste of the hot dog. An olive … Continue reading