Category: Food trends

Top Foods for Game Day & Super Bowl

Top Foods for Game Day & Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sunday will be a little different this year but one thing will not change. Food, food and more food. Game day gives fans an excuse to eat whatever they want. And, in most cases, that’s high-cal junk food. According to DoorDash, Mozzarella Sticks are the top-ordered NFL game day food across their markets.... Read more »

McDonalds to roll out its P.L.T. in 28 locations

McDonalds to roll out its P.L.T. in 28 locations
McDonald’s announced today that it will be conducting a 12-week test of a new plant-based burger called the P.L.T.  starting September 30. P.L.T. stands for Plant. Lettuce. Tomato. It looks good. The only problem for those of us in Chicago. We have to go to Canada to try it. The P.L.T.will be tested in 28... Read more »

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: What's up for 2018?

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: What's up for 2018?
Last year Krispy Kreme Doughnuts turned their doughnuts green for St. Patrick’s Day and introduced a chocolate glazed doughnut for the total solar eclipse. This year they are letting doughnut fans do the picking. According to Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts “This is the first time consumers will get to vote.”  Better than choosing... Read more »
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Juicing 101: What to do with all that pulp?

Juicing 101: What to do with all that pulp?
With the start of the New Year, many of us have resolved to eat healthier. We may also have received a juicer for a holiday present and have started juicing. The juice is great but what should we do with all that pulp? If you are new to juicing, you may be surprised at how... Read more »

BRR! Warm up with bone broth

BRR! Warm up with bone broth
BRR, frigid, windy, cloudy, flurries. Winter has arrived. And Chicago is ready. Those of us who have lived here for more than a few years know the routine–gloves, hats, warm boots and lottsa layers. Something you may want to add this year–instead of–or in addition to– your Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts is bone broth. In... Read more »

Trends from the International Home + Housewares Show

Allrecipes, the online recipe site, is introducing a colorful line of cookware and accessories for the everyday cook that are available online. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
With more than 2,100 exhibitors at the International Home + Housewares Show, now in Chicago at McCormick Place Exposition Center, it was easy to get a take on the latest trends in housewares. Peering into the vast exhibition spaces, one is dazzled by a sea of colorful new products. Here are some that are already out... Read more »
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The new jerky: Think healthy, artisan, high end

The new jerky: Think healthy, artisan, high end
Jerky has come a long way from the Slim Jim jerky that you’d grab at your local 7-Eleven store for a quick snack to a $2.5 billion industry producing “real jerky” for health-conscious foodies. The new jerky is a gourmet product made from a single piece of meat that has been salted and cured. It... Read more »