State Fair Food

Summer is calling, but spring has barely sprung! One of the things I look forward to is state fairs, and they're quite iconic in the Midwest. When I was a kid, the best parts were the games, rides, events, and of course those brightly-lit food booths. The music, the crowd, the bright lights, and over-the-top…

Insect Foods – Say WHAT?

Did you know that 80% of the world's population eats insects as a regular part of their diet? I know, you're thinking you should stop reading here, right? NO! Continue on, it's very important. What was once a "gag gift" for holiday parties or something you splurged on at a specialty store, is making a…

Caramel: Understated Sophistication

A Familiar Friend Caramel is the friend who's always there for you. To comfort you, have fun, make you laugh, and remind you of happy days. Chocolate might get all the glory, but caramel has its place in the world of indulgence. It has a more complex, sophisticated side that consumers don't always see. It…

Asian Food Influence Is Here to Stay

Ramen

Exploring the globe through food is probably the most fun way to experience different cultures. Asian food trends are impacting what's happening in the US at an unprecedented rate. There are quite a few foods to watch out for. And with the world's focus turning to the summer games in Japan, we're expecting to see…

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…