November 2018 Food Trends

The minute November hits, we all know it’s full on Thanksgiving mode here in the USA. We all sit and dream about mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, cornbread stuffing until the third Thursday of the month hits and we shamelessly eat until we pass out. Oh America! In this 11th month of the year,…

A Taste of Asbury Park, NJ

Asbury Park, a seaside town in New Jersey best known for fostering the state’s most beloved icon and a ‘God’ to many others, Bruce Springsteen. His 1973 album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park’ thrust this little town, an hour or so from NYC, into the rock and roll limelight. In the past few years Asbury has…

October 2018 Food Trends

The rise of healthy food for kids: Remember when a bowl of Lucky Charms for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and Lean Cuisine for dinner was a thing? Oh, how times have changed! These days with the rise in social media, globalization, and popular shows like Top Chef, taste buds and…

August 2018 Food Trends

Foodies in NYC rejoiced when the NYC Summer Fancy Foods show kicked off this year in sweltering heat at the Jacob Javits Center in late June. A variety of trends surfaced including alternative sweeteners like honey and maple syrup (think maple syrup bacon); the rise in alternative protein and plant based products; gut health; waste…

Seven food stops to check out in Austin, TX

You know how they say everything is bigger in Texas? (…Just look at the size of that gosh darn state, it’s ten times the size of most European countries!) Well, it seems as if that rule generally does apply…from the massive five and six lane highways to big Texas hair, to cowboy boots, large house…

Global Food Trends – May 2018

Trend 1: Where fashion and delicious food meet (yes, you read that correctly): When thinking of fashion and the runway, and super thin runway models, one doesn’t necessarily think of restaurants, eating, cocktails and overindulging. However, retailers/fashion icons have noticed the rising trend in unique food experiences and themed restaurants and have quickly gotten on…

Tasting Collective Supper Club NYC

I recently attended my first Tasting Collective supper club event, which was a unique experience and well worth writing about. The event was held at Oka, on 30th Street and Third Ave in NYC. The restaurant, which is Chef John McCarthy’s pride and joy, showcases Japanese izakaya in the eyes of a typical New Yorker…