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Above and Beyond, Part 2 | Culinary Trends to Watch and Savor

Beyond bacon, beyond beer, beyond salsa American palates crave bold flavors—salty, spicy, eye-watering—in everything from appetizers to sauces. Here are three trends you may want to watch for and indulge in. Beyond bacon Everything goes better with bacon, right? Not so, say the culinary pundits. It’s time to expand into other pork offerings, even perhaps …

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Above and Beyond, Part 1 | Culinary Trends to Watch and Savor

Beyond kale, beyond sriracha, beyond sweetened yogurt Although Heidi Klum’s famous Project Runway line, “One day you’re in and the next day you’re out,” pertains to fashion design, the words could just as easily describe trendy foods. Each year food experts publish their lists of what’s in and what’s out. So we’re jumping into the …

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Move Over Chicken, Beef, and Pork—The Alternative Proteins Are Here

4 major versatile sources of protein It’s not just about animal protein anymore. Culinary schools train emerging chefs to cook with alternative sources of protein. Restaurants offer these proteins on their menus. Find out how beans and lentils, tofu, tempeh, and seitan can be used to pack that protein punch while pleasing your palate. Lentils …

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Why Tacos Are Popular

Stand up or sit down, the choice is yours Food historian Jeffrey M. Pilcher, author of Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food, estimates tacos have been around in the United States since about 1905 and first became popular among children of Mexican migrant workers. These early tacos were based on rolled and fried …

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