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[Trend Spotlight]  Hot Dining Trends for 2017

Posted by janethelm
October 27, 2016
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See what's hot for 2017 dining trends in this Trend Spotlight on Healthy Aperture

Find out what's hot in dining trends for 2017 in this Trend Spotlight.

by Janet Helm, MS, RDN

Fine dining is where trends often start.  Sooner or later, what started in a foodservice kitchen comes to a home kitchen -- and eventually the supermarket,  convenience store and drive-thru. ...

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Jackfruit is Making a Scene

Posted by janethelm
September 29, 2015
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Jackfruit is Making a Scene

by Janet Helm, MS, RD

photo credit:  Blissful Basil

All of a sudden, jackfruit seems to be the "it" ingredient. This exotic fruit from Southeast Asia, the largest known treeborne fruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation.  Researchers are excited...

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[Trend Spotlight] Kohlrabi is Closing In On Kale

Posted by janethelm
June 08, 2015
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[Trend Spotlight] Kohlrabi is Closing In On Kale

by Janet Helm, MS, RD

[image by In Sonnet's Kitchen at fortheloveoffoodblog.com]

I know, I know. Lots of vegetables are lining up to be the new kale.  I've even declared several potential contenders in the past, including cauliflower and beets.  Well those vegetables have had their...

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[Trend Spotlight] 6 Hot Menu Trends

Posted by janethelm
May 11, 2015
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[Trend Spotlight] 6 Hot Menu Trends

by Janet Helm, MS, RD

Food trends often originate with chefs, no surprise.  That's why I love to see what's trending on restaurant menus.  One source I rely on is Technomic, a firm in Chicago that offers a service called MenuMonitor that tracks menu trends at chain and independent...

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[Trend Spotlight] Frittatas are the New Quiche

Posted by janethelm
April 28, 2015
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[Trend Spotlight] Frittatas are the New Quiche

by Janet Helm, MS, RD

[image: Leftover Spaghetti Frittata by Back to Her Roots]

One of the major food icons of the '80s, quiche, has been replaced by the frittata. Goodbye egg-filled pastry, hello to its crustless cousin.  No more shame due to the baggage of Real Men Don't Eat Quiche.  ... Read More »

[Trend Spotlight] Tartines Get a Star Turn

Posted by janethelm
March 31, 2015
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[Trend Spotlight] Tartines Get a Star Turn

by Janet Helm, MS, RD

As BuzzFeed humorously declares:  Apparently toast is the next big food trend.

It's not just any toast, we're talking tartines. These French open-faced sandwiches are suddenly everywhere.

In Forbes Jason Kessler called 2014 the Year of the Toast, noting that "Toast...

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