foodie: (noun) a person with a particular interest in food

There’s no better way to describe the Givaudan team, we adore food. Sweet, savory, sour, salty, spicy – we love it all. With ethnic flavors taking center stage and quick, easy food becoming mainstream, there are many exciting trends and products in the market. Let’s trek for some food treats.

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

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The Chicken Wars

Who doesn’t remember this awesome kid when they think of the crazy ‘chicken wars’ the food industry is currently in? Ditto, my friend. Ditto. Who doesn’t like fried chicken? Or a good trussed-up roasted chicken?

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Do-nut Forget About Donuts!

Who can resist the scent of warm, freshly-baked donuts? Not me! There are so many varieties of donuts to choose from. No matter how hard I try to order just one for myself, I always

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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

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Beef: Hidden Complexity

Beef has been a topic in the hot seat for a few years. Some say red meat is just terrible for you and some say turning to plant-based meat patties is bad for you and

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No Place Like Local, Hometown Bakeries

There’s no place like home – and one of the comforts of your hometown (be it small or big) is the local bakery…or bakeries. Bless the people who are passionate and talented enough to open

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Chocolate: The Ultimate Indulgence

Some say chocolate is the ultimate indulgence. It’s a comforting flavor that almost everyone likes. Whether you prefer milk or dark, you can always depend on it giving rise to fond memories of days gone

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A Day in the Life of a Flavor Investigator

For over the past decade Givaudan, in partnership with Bellomy, has been thinking about and collecting data for flavor segmentation. It started with a thought that flavor preferences aren’t bound by the traditional demographics we

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State Fair Food

Summer is calling, but spring has barely sprung! One of the things I look forward to during warmer weather is state fairs, and they’re quite iconic in the Midwest. When I was a kid, the

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