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editors dish out their expert opinions on recent trends in Our Viewpoints. David Feder, Bob Garrison and Billy Roberts each have their own unique insights to help you keep up with the ever changing food and beverage industry. Read More
The American Frozen Food Institute’s Frozen Food Roundtable initiative challenges “fresh” perceptions, promotes frozen food nutrition research.
February 17, 2014
Maybe it’s because -- for 22 years -- I wrote exclusively about refrigerated and frozen foods. Read More
Culinary creativity is taking a new direction (on the road) and perhaps is the most exciting cuisine narrative of the coming year.
January 23, 2014
A new year brings optimism, and optimism appears abundant as the food industry heads into 2014.Read More
April 19, 2013
A couple of months ago, the courts ruled against the esteemed Mayor Bloomberg of New York in re: the ban against the sale of soft drinks larger than 16oz. This ignited some interesting debates within the nutrition communication industry (and don’t kid yourself—it is an industry).Read More
January 30, 2013
Returning from 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is a challenge, if for no other reason than the abundance of information and products on display.
Part Two: From Paradise
October 23, 2012
Welcome to Part Two of the report on my tour of Israel’s food, beverage and nutritional ingredient and supplement industries. In Part One, I wrote about the impressive achievements of the tiny island of Western-oriented progress in the Middle East that is Israel. When it comes to the manufacturing, research and development of foods, beverages, supplements and ingredients—Israel is on par with—and in some cases (such as food safety) even ahead of many such operations in North America. With a population less than half that of Greater New York City, and in an area about the size of Delaware, the Israelis have embraced progress as a second religion.
Research Reduction, a Prepared Foods blog, jump-starts your ingredient, formulation and market research by sifting news, trends and product information and presenting results in easily digested information capsules. Search results can be overwhelming. Research Reduction does the legwork for you. Read More
March 7, 2014
I'm a drinker more than an eater. I always have been. When I say drinker, I don't mean a drinker of alcoholic beverages, though I have one now and again. I mean the consumption of liquids over solids.Read More
February 28, 2014
The other day, my father sent me a picture of a batch of scones he made, their tops golden and lilting to one side. I was transported.Read More
February 21, 2014
We are seduced by sweets. Sugar is a drug for some of us. Not me. Give me a saltine over a chocolate square any day.Read More
Formulating foods with proteins and enzymes
February 14, 2014
I cannot explain, but the words together, "proteins and enzymes," conjure a super hero duo in my mind. They seem to complement one another in some way, as a super hero duo might. But which is the sidekick?Read More
Food product development with gums and starches
February 7, 2014
Mouth-feel! I will bring it to your attention at this very moment: It took me some time to come around to the term mouth-feel.Read More