Botifarra, Radicchio and The Three Sisters : Food Trends Update

Venetian summer ~
Bitter harvest

"Of the four principle tastes, we have no problems with salty, sour and sweet but bitter is more problematic..."

Could it be that because of the bitterness, it takes a little bit longer to sell a box of radicchio. But this is not just any radicchio, it's the type whose high price indicates the esteem in which it is held in Italy...
Read more: Bitter harvest;
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Delightfully yours, Food Meditations

Holiday's at

Homegrown foodies
The key to Catalan cuisine can be found several steps down the evolutionary ladder—in the form of simple, local, earthy sausage...
Read more: Botifarra: Catalonia's Humble Culinary King;

Fashion and food
Mornings for marketing and evenings are all about cooking with family...
Read more: Now Cooking | Designer Jay Kos;

Food trends
Locally sourced ingredients and sustainability topped the list of top trends in restaurants for next year, according to an annual survey of chefs...
Read more: Chefs predict the biggest trends for 2011;

Travel bites
~ They are pumpkin, corn and beans and together they sustained entire civilisations right across North America for centuries...
Read more: The Three Sisters: Poetry in motion;

~ A "patisserie and delicatessen" that serves as a kind of CSA for treats will open its doors early next year in San Francisco...
Read more: Baker's Secret | Tell Tale Preserve Company;

~ Video: A cabbie's guide to London food;

Holiday table
~ Bringing a few new elements to the table without losing sight of the restaurant’s entrenched European elegance...
Read more: Holiday Dinner 2010: Craig Hopson and Pierre Poulin at Le Cirque;

~ Heston Blumenthal shows off his latest artistic creation – foie gras and mandarin jelly...
Read more: Heston Blumenthal's Christmas canap├ęs;

~ A Hanukkah Menu with Style;
~ Vegetarian Hanukkah Recipes;

Food for thought
During the summit in Cancun, Mexico, new warnings emerged: If the world doesn't act now, it faces a catastrophic global food shortage by mid-century...
Read more: Earth's gravest challenge: Not enough food to go round;

Pantry notes
~ From aromatic spices to exotic mushrooms, stocking up on a few key ingredients can give a delicious new dimension to everything we cook. Chefs share their cabinet secrets...
Read more: Stars of the store cupboard;

~ Food Chemist Answers Common Baking Flops;
~ Canada’s Lusty Meat Pie;
~ Weekly Roundup: Winter Breakfasts;

Healthy corner
~ Submissions: Design the New Food Pyramid;

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Appetibilis Gluten-Free, Etc...
~ Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Matzo Ball Soup: Food Allergy Recipe Challenge #26;
~ Bernice Mast’s Lemon Walnut Cookies;
~ Greek Chicken Chopped Salad;
~ Gluten-Free Potato Latkes;
~ Vegan Chocolate Spritz Cookies with Candy Cane Creme Filling;

Looking for recipes? Check The Recipes Hunter collection...

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