March 2019 Seafood Trends!

For many retailers, Lent, (the six-week period between Ash Wednesday and Easter) provides the seafood industry with a much-needed sales boost. In fact, U.S. retailers generated $1 billion in seafood sales during Lent last year. However outside of this brief period, seafood sales lag well behind those other fresh categories, and well behind other protein…

January 2019 Food Trends!

Hot Dogs Apparently, this is one trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. (Sorry vegans, it’s obvious people still love their meat!) This trend was also mentioned in my October 2018 food trends article under sandwich trends (sandwich or not, it’s still open for debate). Nonetheless, I am digging it! Here are some of the…

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,…

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…