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Snack Trends
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Food Channel KitchensTop Ten Snack Trends 2010                

Hungry for a snack? Lots of people apparently are. The number of restaurant menu items that contain the descriptors “snack,” “snackable,” or “snacker” have increased by an amazing 170 percent in the last 3 years—and there are plenty of snack products being sold from supermarket shelves too. The Food Channel’s list of the Top Ten Trends driving this snack mania in 2010 includes selections such as “Chip and Dip 2.0,” which finds snackers dipping into hummus with chips made from pretzels or falafel. We see a “Drink Shift” happening, with people making their own smoothies at home using fruit juices and mixes from Jamba Juice. And lots of folks are “Goin’ Nuts,” eating two handfuls of almonds, pecans, or walnuts a day instead of one—because studies show it’s better for us. Believe it or not, fresh fruits (“The Low-Hanging Snack”) are the number one snack among kids aged 2 to 17, but we’ve moved beyond apples and oranges to things such as açaí berries and organic chocolate-covered banana bits. Well, that’s a sneak preview of what’s included in our Top Ten. Check them all out—one through ten—to see if you’re “on-trend.”

You might also want to visit our Build-a-Burger Workshop feature, with recipes that show you how to make your own “Sliders” at home. Sliders are part of Snack Trend #2: Small and Sensational.


Food Channel KitchensSummertime…and the Livin’ Is Peachy!
In honor of National Peach Month, our August recipe feature brings you a bushel basket-full of fabulous dessert ideas made with everyone’s favorite fuzzy fruit. Our Peach Petal Tart with Rum-Infused Glaze is both lovely and luscious.
Fresh Peach Ice Cream Fresh Peach Ice Cream
Super easy and over-the-top delectable.
peach cobbler Classic Peach Cobbler
Juicy peaches covered with a crunchy crust. Simple. Superb.
grilled peaches Grilled Glazed Peaches with Peach Thin Crisps
You haven’t grilled peaches? You’ve got to try this!
Food Channel KitchensSurfingThe Channel
Top Ten Things Seen at the School Nutrition Association National Conference
More than 5,000 school foodservice professionals descended on Dallas, energized by Michelle Obama’s goal to end child obesity and eager to do their part.
The Food Channel was there for on-the-scene coverage. After 4 days of impassioned speeches, enthusiastic exhibitor sales pitches, and miles of walking (and food sampling), we tried to narrow what we saw into a top ten. It wasn’t easy.

Leaders with Guts: Jeff Sinelli
Are you a fan of the cool new Which Wich sandwich shops? Meet the man behind the concept, Jeff Sinelli, the second subject in our FoodChannelPro in-depth video interview series, Leaders with Guts.

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