What is matcha? What does it do? And why is it so popular with foodies and fitness people right now? For starters, matcha is a special form of green tea. Specifically, it is green tea leaves that have been stone-grounded into a fine powder. The process of making matcha is complex, originating from China and Japan, as far back as the 10th century, where the tea is steeped in tradition. Now, you can.. Read More
Word of mouth has it food is taking on a new dimension. It’s not about what’s going in the food though, it’s about what the food is going in. Everyone is declaring bowls are the new plates. The bowl is having a moment as single-dish combination meals are now one of the hottest food trends of 2016. Entrees, sides, and other ingredients are getting layered into hearty, and often healthy, recipes. Smoothie bowl via Erin’s.. Read More
In honor of Halloween this month we’re featuring a trending ingredient that can frighten even the most adventurous foodie and is rumored to can kill you. Ghost pepper kind of snuck up on us. We started noticing it on gourmet food shelves a while ago, before it began popping up in recipes. Earlier this year fast food chains Popeyes and Wendy’s added limited-edition ghost pepper wings and ghost pepper fries respectively to their menus… Read More
Pumpkin spice season is here. And it’s not just Starbucks that’s selling their hashtag-inducing pumpkin spice latte—which started the seasonal frenzy in the first place. Everyone is pushing pumpkin spice everything whether you want it or not. Check out a few of the products available this year in fall’s favorite flavor, proving the trend is alive and well beyond any logic you can argue. In tea… In gum.. In cookies… In other.. Read More
Fermentation sounds like some complicated scientific process, but it actually dates back to ancient civilizations and is the latest health trend in food. You might already be doing or eating it. Just think yogurt, kimichi or sauerkraut.
The preservation technique and aging process of fermentation naturally converts sugar into lactic acid. So fermentation kills harmful microbials while enhancing good ones like vitamins and probiotics—particularly beneficial to stomach health. But there are lots of other healthy advantages as well and consumers are catching on. (more…)
Put down the ice cream cone. The cold cure everyone’s picking up to cool off this summer is the popsicle. And the best thing about this trend is that everyone is skipping those store bought boxed popsicles for fun DIY recipes. There’s even a new NYC rooftop bar, Loopy Doopy at the Concord New York Hotel, whose signature drink involves a big glass of prosecco and an alcohol infused “icepop”. We.. Read More
Ramen noodles have really graduated from the broke college kid’s dinner hack to quick culinary delight. It’s still cheap and easy, but the recipes we’re seeing today add layers of flavor and texture. Salads, sandwiches, and bakes are just a few of the fun cooking methods for this bag of noodles. There is no shortage of modern spins on the classic Asian pasta, so it’s perfect for anyone with limited time and lots of imagination. However,.. Read More