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…

NZ Seafood and wine – A Match Made in Heaven

Are you an avid wine drinker like I am? If you answered yes, are you a fan of crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? If so, did you know NZ has many wine regions, other than Marlborough? NZ is ultimately known for its Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region, but there are many other varietals of…

Sidart – New Zealand Gastronomy

Living in the NYC area, there is absolutely no shortage of high quality, creative, guest focused, Michelin rated restaurants and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with them. I have been incredibly fortunate to enjoy an experience at every 3 Star Michelin rated restaurant in NYC; each restaurant is incredibly unique in terms…

November Food Trends

Humans love technology – we love technology so much we sleep with our phones lest we miss something important. Technology saturates our lives in every regard and food is no different. I am happy to say, this month’s theme is Food and Technology. The food industry is being revolutionized by technology with the latest concepts…

Chinese-American Cuisine is more than just egg rolls and wontons.

A few months ago I purchased the book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine by Sarah Lohman. It was one of the most interesting books I ever read and the author offers a compelling look at our history as it relates to food. She explains how eight flavors in America: black pepper, vanilla,…

Food Loves Tech

There is so much innovation surrounding the food industry these days it is hard to keep up with every single trend and subtle change. Whether it is concerning wholesale, grocery, retail, restaurants, or technology – food is a niche that is necessary and ever expanding. There has been tremendous growth in unique specialty products on…

October Food Trends

What’s trending in the world of food right now? Current food trends seem to change as much as fashion trends these days; One minute it’s soy beans and wheat grass and the next minute it’s unicorn bagels with ice cream and Frappuccino’s. This month we’re putting the vegetables and tofu on the shelf in favor…

NYC Michelin Star Restaurants

It may be Halloween but when the NYC Michelin guide comes out, it feels more like Christmas. With 56 single stars in NYC, this guide is the foodies bible. I cannot wait to try the new places that earned their first star. The pressure to perform is incredible for these restaurants and as an appreciative…