A recent trend in the food business is the use of the unidentified and non-nondescript meanings of “real food” and “clean food.” The terms appear to be favorites of “foodies” (whatever that means) and perhaps Millennials. The following article from Restaurant News attempts to define what they may mean to the average consumer and how the industry is responding. Click HERE.
Tired of hearing about gluten-free? Get ready for grain-free or ancient grain products. You can listen to the podcast (17 min) or read the text. The podcast is more detailed, but both say the same thing. Be warned and get ready for the next fad – lectin-free! Grains are more complex than anyone ever thought they would be.
Supermarkets have come a long way. What are the trends and some realities?
Restaurants are in trouble but will this trend last? The food culture of America may be changing but little is known if it will improve our health habits. Eating food away from home tends to increase our intake of calories, sugar, fat and salt. Will home cooking ever return?
At last the U.S. food culture is changing for the better. Consumers are seeking healthier food options and again, the food companies are listening. Hopefully, this trend will continue.
A fun article about past predictions on the way we should or could be eating. Thank goodness, most did not become reality. What would have happened to the crazy idea that eating real foods could be enjoyable? Bon appétit!
These food issues in our food culture should be emphasized more often so that consumers know what they are up against when trying to eat a “healthy” diet.