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Appreciating the Simple Solace of Tea
Appreciating the Simple Solace of Tea - Some stories just tug at your heart. When I met Rachel Crawford and Crystal Tenpenny, founders of Teamotions, at a food show earlier this year, I had to drink some of their tea just to hide how moved I was.
Tennis Ace Buys Up Entire Supply of World's Most Pricey Cheese
It seems some people consider pule, also known as donkey cheese, to be a real—and rare—delicacy. Especially if your name happens to be Novak Djokovic, the world's top tennis player.
A Restaurant’s Revenge: Audio Clips of Bad Yelp Reviews Heard in the Toilet
One restaurant has found a unique new way of fighting back against bad Yelp reviewers. It has begun broadcasting audio clips of some of the very worst reviews it has received…in the restrooms.
Home Bakers Seek to Sharpen Skills for the Holidays
One of the best things about the holiday season is the wonderful aroma of holiday treats coming to life in the oven. And this year it seems many home bakers are striving to improve their ...
Chicago Chef Hopes to Launch New Restaurant with Kickstarter
Chicago chef Jake Bickelhaupt is looking to build a new BYOB brick-and-mortar eatery, called Dyne, that he hopes will one day become one of The Second City’s finest dining destinations. To raise money for the ...
Survey Says: Americans Love Burgers, Even at Breakfast
ZAGAT polled more than 1,000 U.S. citizens to find out what Americans think about burgers in 2012.
Ultimate Foodie Gift: Private Dinner Party for 10 from Neiman Marcus
Upscale department store Neiman Marcus has come out with its annual list of over-the-top holiday gifts: among them is a dinner prepared by some of the world's best chefs, with a price tag that ...
Debate Question: Would You Ask It to Get Free Pizza for Life?
Will one of the undecided voters attending this week's town hall-style presidential debate ask the BIG question? You know, the one about sausage vs. pepperoni. It'll be hanging over the proceedings like stringy ...
Domino’s Takes On Pizza Hut with Fresh Dough Claim
Looks like the Pizza Wars are heating up again. Domino’s has launched a new series of TV ads promoting the chain’s new pan pizza, and calls out its chief rival, Pizza Hut.
Hardee’s Goes Over the Top with Hamburger-Pulled Pork Sandwich
Hardee's new creation is typical macho positioning from the chain that makes no bones about the fact that its “Eat-Like-You-Mean-It” campaign mainly targets carnivorous young males.
Top Ten Chocolate Trends for 2012
This year The Food Channel, CultureWaves and the International Food Futurists decided to take a deeper look into chocolate and see what the trends are showing us. Take a look at the trends, try the recipes, see our videos, and indulge in chocolate.
‘Unpackaging America.’ Taking a Step Beyond Recycling
For Liz Brown Morgan, recycling just wasn't enough. After noticing her recycling container was overflowing with cardboard and bags that would take energy to be recycled, she created her own container labeling system.
Top Trends Noted at ‘Tales of the Cocktail’ Conference
This was the 10th anniversary edition of the Tales of the Cocktail conference, held this year in New Orleans, and it was a lively affair as usual. A leading blogger in attendance spotted five key ...
McDonald’s Puts Calorie Counts Out Front in New Campaign
While some health organizations continue to criticize the hamburger chain’s overwhelming presence as a major sponsor of the London Olympic Games, McDonald's USA is this week introducing a "Favorites Under 400 Calories" campaign, and ...
#3 Chocolate Trend for 2012: Chocolate with an Ethnic Accent
We’re seeing this across all desserts, not just chocolate. But it appears to have started with chocolate, as Mexican chiles and vanilla got called out in candy bars.
#4 Chocolate Trend for 2012: Chocolate in Unexpected Places
Chocolate flavors are enhancing all kinds of food experiences. It’s not just for the dessert cart anymore.
#5 Chocolate Trend for 2012: Chocolate For the Health of It
The point here is, if we can garner a few health benefits and eat chocolate at the same time, we’re all about it.
#6 Chocolate Trend for 2012: The Cinnamonizing of Chocolate
Cinnamon is hot right now, and we’re not just talking about the stronger Vietnamese cinnamon (marketed as Saigon Cinnamon) or the Ancho-Chile Cinnamon.
#7 Chocolate Trend for 2012: He Said/She Said: Chocolate
Can you tell your preference for type of chocolate by gender?
#8 Chocolate Trend for 2012: A Chocolate for Every Dietary Need
It’s hard to think about flourless or sugar free or even dairy free when it comes to chocolate, but companies are responding to the need.
#9 Chocolate Trend for 2012: Crowdsourced Chocolate
This trend says that chocolate is showing up with some unusual combinations in what we call a mash-up of ingredients. After all the ways Americans have reinvented chocolate over the last few years, what else ...
Take-Out Service Offers ‘Pretend You Cooked’ Option
For those who like to host dinner parties but don’t want to cook or pay the high prices charged by a good caterer, there’s a new option that makes it look convincing that you prepared ...
First Lady's New Book Hopes to Inspire New Gardeners
Michelle Obama’s much-publicized White House garden was something the First Lady took on shortly after moving to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. She takes pride in it, but also worries over it, as she explains in her ...
Chocolate Machine Exercises Your Self-Control Muscle
A team of German psychologists and designers has invented a machine designed to sit on your desk and strengthen your willpower...by feeding you chocolates.
#3 Food Trend for 2012 - Social Media: Finding Common Ground and Common Courtesy
What do you get when you mix social media with restaurants? Often a lot of frustration on both sides. This is the year we see a lot of that coming to a head, with a line being drawn in the sand(wich)…which is eventually crossed peacefully by both the restaurateurs and the patrons.
Heinz’s New Upscale Ketchup Available Only to ‘Fans’ at First
The H.J. Heinz Company is about to launch a new version of its ketchup, and this time it's not just the same flavor and formula in a different color. (Remember the green and ...
Culture Decree: French Schools Ordered to Limit Ketchup
“Hold the ketchup!” That’s the new edict from the French government that went into effect this month, restricting the amount of ketchup that can be served in most primary and secondary schools in the ...
Publix, Red Lobster Pitch In to Help Replenish Fish Stocks in the Gulf
Publix Supermarkets, along with Darden Restaurants, parent company of the Red Lobster chain, are teaming up to help to finance a program to revive red snapper and grouper fishing waters in the Gulf of Mexico ...
All My Children Replaced by Something New to Chew On
After more than forty years on the air, ABC’s All My Children series ended its run last week. The classic soap opera has been replaced in the afternoon time slot by, what else, another food-related ...
Conservative Moms’ Group Calls for Boycott of Ben & Jerry’s ‘Schweddy Balls’
The newest ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry’s—“Schweddy Balls”—is not going over well at all with the national conservative group known as One Million Moms.
New Natural Preservative Could Keep Food Fresh for Years
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have discovered a natural preservative that appears to prevent foods from going bad. Sell-by dates for some foods may soon be listed in the distant future, or they may ...
Sea-to-Table Initiative Gets Fresh Fish to Chefs, Minus the Middleman
Trace and Trust is the name of a new boat-to-table program that gets fish to Rhode Island-area chefs within hours of catch, and without the need for a seafood wholesaler.
Into the Mouths of Babes: Emerging Restaurant Trend
We recently relayed a story about an emerging trend that finds some restaurants implementing a “No child under 6” policy. Now we’re seeing that there’s another restaurant movement that’s trending in the exact opposite direction.
Finalists to Compete for Best Butcher Title in NYC
On the night of July 23rd one knife-wielding man will be able to call himself the Best Butcher in the Whole USA. Or at least the best butcher for Whole Foods. After weeks of regional ...
Food Channel Editor Speaks at Chicken Marketing Seminar
Food Channel Vice President and Editor in Chief Kay Logsdon is set to speak on food trends at the 2011 Chicken Marketing Seminar, sponsored by the National Chicken Council in cooperation with the National Poultry ...
Pulque: Something Old, Something Hip to Sip in Mexico
The latest hip drink among the twenty-somethings in Mexico is also one of the oldest beverages in North America. The current libation of choice among the young urban hipsters of Mexico City is pulque.
California Steamin'. Can't Flip a Burger Without a Permit
As of Friday, July 1, 2011, California’s 900,000 foodservice workers are required by law to pass a food safety test and earn a California Food Handler Card. Other states may soon follow that lead.
Cooking Videos of the Week: How To Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Fried Ice Cream and Parisian Pork Tenderloin
This week's selections include "how to's" on making Fried Ice Cream and Buttermilk Fried Chicken--including chef's tips on cutting up a whole bird, plus a video recipe for Parisian Pork Tenderloin.
Trend Update, One Year Later: Panera’s Pay-What-You-Want a Success
It’s been more than a year since Panera CEO Ronald Shaich opened the first nonprofit outlet of his 1,400+ Panera restaurant chain in Clayton, Mo. Back then, lots of folks thought his pay-what-you-want concept ...
Creators of Angry Birds Hatch Plans for Egg-Centric Cookbook
If you’re one of the millions who play the occasional round of the Angry Birds video game, or has bought an Angry Birds t-shirt or plush toy, you soon will have a new way to ...
Cooking Videos of the Week: A Trio of Grilling How-To's
To celebrate the arrival of summer, this week's video picks are all about the thrill of the grill. We learn how to grill a whole lobster, how to make a an amazing spicy mango ...
Jerusalem Newspaper Posts Feature Story on Food Channel Store’s Israeli Products
When The Food Channel Store opened earlier this year, we were excited to make specialty foods made in Israel the first items for sale in the World Market section of the online shop. It seems ...
What's Cooking Uncle Sam? Exhibit Coming to Nation's Capital
Have plans to vacation in Washington D.C. this summer? In addition to your White House tour and visit to the Smithsonian, you may want to add a new exhibit at the National Archives to ...
New Hangover Remedy Passed Out at 'Hangover 2' Screening
With "The Hangover Part II" topping the box office this week, and perhaps inspiring copycat benders the world over, guests at a recent screening of the film in New York were treated to a dose of reason — complementary ...
FREEBIE ALERT: Celebrate National Flip Flop Day with a FREE Smoothie
On Friday, June 17, Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate the 5th anniversary of National Flip Flop Day, by offering customers free 24 oz. smoothies at any of its participating locations nationwide. The smoothie chain encourages ...
Oregon Chefs, Farmers and Winemakers Converge for Farm-to-Fork Dinners
Portland chefs are set to prepare a fabulous feast in Medford, Oregon, on June 11, kicking off the first in a series of state-wide farm dinners that will celebrate family farmers and craft winemakers this ...
Chance to Win: Jet Fighter Experience or a Year's Supply of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
It's summer blockbuster season and that usually means superheros in 3D, big on-screen explosions, and product tie-ins. Reese's has a high-flying one lined up, teaming up with Warner Bros.' new "Green Lantern" movie ...
Interview with Robert Irvine, Star of TV's Restaurant Impossible
The Food Channel had the opportunity to visit with Chef Robert Irvine, star of the new Food Network reality series, Restaurant Impossible. We asked him about the state of the restaurant industry from his viewpoint ...
Restaurateurs Will Get More Social at NRA Show 2011
With 80 percent of restaurant operators saying social media will be an increasingly important marketing tool, the National Restaurant Association will feature leading social media players at its convention, which begins this weekend in Chicago.
Food Trend Watch: Even the Hotel Mini-Bar Is Going Local
That hyper food trend known as “eating local” has truly gone mainstream. It’s now penetrated the hotel minibar. You know, that little junk food section of your hotel room that charges triple the normal price ...
Coke Celebrates 125 Years with 125 Flavor Choices
Coca-Cola celebrates the company’s 125th anniversary this month, and to mark the occasion the soft drink giant is releasing a torrent of new soda flavors available on its Freestyle vending machine—including 19 brands never before ...
Lavender in the Limelight as the Hot Color in Food
Last year purple was big on the food trend scene. On farmers markets and restaurant menus we saw lots of heirloom and specialty vegetables in various shades of the color purple—purple potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower ...
Scoping Out the Top Trends at the Sweets & Snacks Expo
We spent our time checking out some of the newest products and trends in candy, so we can tell you what is coming and what is just now hitting the stores. And, in typical Food ...
Wine to Your Mom, and Other Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Is your mom a foodie? Here are a half-dozen last-minute gift ideas for Mother's Day.
This recipe was a finalist in the Plugrá Magnifique Recipe Contest.