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2011 FOOD TRENDS: The power of chefs; Eatery uptick coming; Hay is for restaurants

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) An interview with chef Thomas Keller reported by http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/11/27/keller.pay.quality/index.html: “What’s happening in our marketplace today at a retail level is a direct result of chefs. Everything that you see in your grocery … Continue reading


FOOD TRENDS: The anti-celebrity chef; meat-infused cocktails; Ralph Lauren steaks

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff The Wall Street Journal recently chatted with chef Thomas Keller, 54,who maintains a three-acre garden at his French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley.     “I don’t understand the celebrity chef thing.  When I started cooking, it didn’t … Continue reading


FOOD TRENDS: Impatient food; Smoked lard; Pricey ice; Sexy chefs; Getttin’ some gnocchi

Reported by The Times of India: Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that the mere exposure to fast food and related symbols can make people impatient, increasing preference for time saving products, and reducing willingness to save. “Fast food represents a culture of time efficiency and instant gratification,” said Chen-Bo Zhong, who co-wrote … Continue reading

Dining and Restaurants

U.S. TRENDS: Blame boomers for supper slump; “important” eateries

If you are a restaurateur, you’re justifiably worried. If you own a discount natural foods supermarket with wide aisles, you’re pretty optimistic at a new study by NPD, a market research firm. If you’re a Baby Boomer, get ready to be blamed yet again.  Supper is the restaurant industry’s largest sales generator but the meal has been the weakest … Continue reading