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2015 Winter Fancy Food Show: Trends and highlights

There’s no place like the Fancy Food show to see the hottest trends in specialty foods since many of these will eventually be mainstream in both retail and foodservice. Here are a few of the trends we spotted in San Francisco: Nuts for coconut From top billing as a snack ingredient, to coconut sugar and […]

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The Best Food Apps

There are a wealth of apps available out there to enhance your food experience. It can be hard to wade through the clutter to find a great app, so here are a few that we INdorse! Just download and enjoy. What to eat: Harvest – The perfect app to help you choose produce at the […]

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Top 5 Restaurant Trends

Trends…always changing, always tasty.  Being the foodies we are, we’ve noticed a few new patterns popping up on restaurant menus.  We collectively decided that eggs, grains, greens, coconut water and oysters are among the top restaurant trends. Eggs:  No longer just a breakfast staple, eggs have left the chicken coop and have started to arrive […]

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Sprouting Up…

…Brussels style! They’re green, leafy, and bitterly delicious. Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad rap for years, but lately, they’re so in. Since last year (as predicted by the James Beard Foundation and Forbes) restaurants have added them to their menus left and right. They’re even taking a more prominent role in grocery stores with […]

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What the Phở?!

I’ve lived in Minnesota all my life, but 5 months into our ridiculously long winters I am reduced to a whimpering, huddled mass next to the radiator.  Determined to toughen my spirit against the impending cold, I decided that I would develop a plan of attack to carry me through this frosty season. There’s nothing […]

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Food meets Technology: The Vending Machine of the Future

From wireless appliances to interactive ovens, food related technology is developing at an increasingly rapid pace—and believe it or not, vending machines are also going digital. The new “Digi-Touch” vending machine was created by the National Automated Merchandising Association (NAMA) along with Kraft Foods, Crane Merchandising Systems, Samsung, and Next Generation Vending and Foodservice, Inc.. […]

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Oats to Breakfast

Breakfast really is the best way to start your day. Whether you are making up for a late night and little sleep, jump starting a busy day or relishing a relaxing morning and day ahead – the options and benefits of eating breakfast are endless. In the past few years, one breakfast item in particular […]

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Crudo is the new sushi!

When you think of raw fish what is the first word that comes to mind? If you answered sushi we don’t blame you. Most people are aware of sushi, or sashimi, (which is raw fish without the rice) but how about crudo? This is the Italian take on raw fish and is creating quite a […]

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2010/2011 Trendspotting

It’s that time of year again, to look back on the old and towards the new. With that in mind, the IN crowd decided to recap the food trends of 2010 and predict what we think will be big in 2011. 2010 – Year of the Glutton. Surprisingly, many of the fads last year, although […]

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