Foods of the World, Old and New Trends

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The Specialist
Caviar Dreams
A caviar farm in Uruguay.
Decades of hard work and research have resulted in caviar that is consistent from year to year and nearly indistinguishable from wild varieties.
A sturgeon farm established in the Southern Hemisphere: The Black River Caviar company.
In the quest to replicate the richness of wild caviar, one aquaculture farm in Uruguay is perfecting the product. ...
... During the KGB’s heyday of paranoia, a few items of national security took precedence for protection: nuclear secrets, space programs and the production methods for farming caviar. ...
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Food Trends
Culinary stars of the Noughties
A look back at the decade's food trends

What were the classic dishes of the Noughties? And who were the chefs who inspired us to cook?
It was my local butcher who brought home how much food has changed in the last 10 years. As I went to pay for the Sunday roast (a prime joint of pork), he announced cheerfully, "Half price today. ...
Full Story: Culinary stars of the Noughties;

Food Trends
Back-To-Basics Leads 2010 Food Trends
Food Channel predicts 2010 food trends - Experts at the Food Channel say 2010 will see a shift away from convenience foods in favor of fresh ingredients cooked at home. They also predict continued private-label growth, expanding interest in food sources and sustainability, and a growing focus on functional foods.
Back-to-basics -- meaning a focus on buying quality, basic ingredients and building a menu from there -- leads the Food Channel's list of top food trends for 2010. ...
Full Story: Back-To-Basics Leads 2010 Food Trends;
See Also: Announcing Our Top Ten Food Trends for 2010;


Wish List
Top 10 Cookbooks of the Year
One of year-round duty at is to seek out any cookbook that could inspire a professional chef and each holiday season, they produce a list: the top ten cookbooks of the year.
A cookbook can be many things: it can be the bedazzled literary link between the celebrity chef and his or her public, it can be the pinnacle crystallization of years of culinary experience, and ...
Full List: Top 10 Cookbooks of the Year;

Food & Travel
Ten Uniquely American Meals
A look at some "uniquely American" dishes across the country. From cowboy-style dinners in Colorado to ballpark franks in Chicago to Maine lobster, eateries serve traditional foods with regional twists.
There's no one dish to express America, but many--a PBJ, a cheeseburger, a chocolate chip cookie speak volumes about what defines American eating: variation. ...
Full Story: Ten Uniquely American Meals;


Mobile Restaurants
Food Trucks: Making Your Restaurant Concept Mobile

"Street food is taking the country by storm, and it's not just on the streets. Restaurants are bringing street food indoors, and the line between fine dining and street food is blurring. From Indian chaat to Chinese-style noodles and tacos, ..."
Whether it’s because of the economy, cultural exchange, or plain demand, street food is making its culinary mark. ...
Full Story: Food Trucks: Making Your Restaurant Concept Mobile;

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