Scoop! There it is: Ice Cream Innovation

Summer is here and National Ice Cream Day is around the corner... So that means it's socially acceptable to have a dozen ice cream cones a day! Right??? Seasonality and LTOs Drive Interest A lot is happening in the ice cream space right now, and I couldn't be more excited for it! The biggest driving…

The Chicken Wars

Who doesn't remember this awesome kid when they think of the crazy 'chicken wars' the food industry is currently in? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhIm9lVzHI Ditto, my friend. Ditto. Who doesn't like fried chicken? Or a good trussed-up roasted chicken? A BBQ chicken breast? Or a basket of buffalo wings with their pizza (shoutout to my Buffalo family!)? Does…

Fisher’s Fare: Southern Mexican Cuisine

As I consider current trends and brainstorm the next cuisine to highlight, I think a more regional approach may be appropriate. I covered Mexican cuisine in an earlier entry, but there is so much nuance from other regions, that I think a more detailed look is in order! Oaxaca is a state in southern Mexico…

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…

Yoga, Wine, and Lions’ Mane… My COVID Essentials

balancing on a rock

This past year was definitely one for the books. We all had to adopt new routines to find sanity over the past 14 months. Recently during a call with my colleagues, we were talking about our COVID essentials... what was in our survival kit? In a previous blog, Natalie Taake talked about her go-to products:…