Beverage Highlights: Expo West Recap Series 2021

Why We Love Expo West Natural Products Expo West sets the stage for food and beverage trends for the entire year. Today we will be sharing with you some of the top trends we saw at the expo, our tasting notes, and some stand-out products. This blog will be wrapping up the end of our…

Cocktails in Costa Rica: A Look at Hispanic Beverages

Costa Rican Sunset on Beach

Hispanic Influence on Beverage It is no surprise that Hispanics and Hispanic beverages have a large influence on the beverage category. From Margaritas to Ranch water, we see it on every menu. And this influence of course shows no signs of slowing down as the Hispanic population increases. Here are the fastest growing Hispanic-Influenced Cocktails,…

Hard Seltzer Summer: The Trend That Won’t Quit

Cherry In seltzer water

No Laws... I remember when my friend first handed me a White Claw during a get-together at her house 3 or so years ago. I was intrigued, but hesitant. She explained that hard seltzer is going to be all the rave soon, and oh boy was she right. All these years later we are still…

A Look at African American Influence on Food Culture

Black Family in Kitchen

As I listen to the 'Black To The Future' Playlist on Spotify, I reflect on the resilience of African Americans. Where we have been, where we we are now, and where will we go. It only felt right to bring Black History Month to a close with this article. In it, I will be highlighting…

Together While Apart with Family Recipes

Thankgiving Dinner Spread

Every Thanksgiving, I wake up to my mom blasting 80s Michael Jackson and the smell of the beginnings of dinner in the air. I already know my role, and I begin creating the famous light rolls, using the recipe card that has been passed down through generations. It dates as far back as we can…