Spring Picnic Food Survey

admin | March 29th, 2016 - 6:21 pm

Lower retail prices for several foods, including salad, orange juice, shredded cheddar, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, vegetable oil, white bread, ground chuck, deli ham and orange juice, resulted in a slight decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Market Basket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items […]

Flavor Forecast Details Latest Trends

admin | March 28th, 2016 - 6:21 pm

At this year’s SNAXPO conference, SNAC International’s annual meeting held March 19-22 in Houston, McCormick & Co., Inc., presented its Flavor Forecast for 2016. The Flavor Forecast is developed each year by McCormick’s global team of experts — chefs, culinologists, food technologists and trend trackers — and details the latest food trends of the year. The […]

World’s coffee supply is ‘fragile,’ as El Nino curbs crops in South America

admin | March 22nd, 2016 - 5:04 pm

Coffee, which entered a bull market last week, may climb further in prices this year amid increasing concern that global supply will continue to shrink because of El Nino-induced crop losses in South America and Southeast Asia, according to traders and analysts at an industry gathering. Worldwide demand may exceed output by as many as […]

Taste Of Pikesville on April 6, 2016

admin | March 21st, 2016 - 4:01 pm

Here at the Pikesville DoubleTree for a television taping for The Taste of Pikesville—Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is a beneficiary of that event. Left to Right: Gary Peisach from Saval Foods, President of the Board, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Jessica Normington from Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and Saval Chef and Marketing […]

Theme Parks Find Recipe for Success in Growing Food Options; Disney flavor lab gives chefs a creative space to design new culinary delights

admin | March 16th, 2016 - 1:32 pm

  The Disney flavor lab is a new space that gives Disney chefs a creative space to collaborate and design new culinary delights for the increasingly food savvy guests. The Disney flavor lab is a new space that gives Disney chefs a creative space to collaborate and design new culinary delights for the increasingly food […]

Consumers Prepared to Pay More When Eating Out and Want More Breakfast.

admin | March 15th, 2016 - 1:16 pm

For the first time since 2007, U.S consumers are expecting to spend more per restaurant meal this year and half of them want more breakfast offerings throughout the day, according to an annual survey conducted each January by AlixPartners. The latest survey of more than 1,000 consumers aged 18 or more indicated that those polled […]

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Cooking (or Baking!) with Butter

admin | March 8th, 2016 - 5:59 pm

It’s a trope, but it’s also true: Butter makes everything better. French pastries would just be sad crackers without it. Leave it out and silky pan sauces become nothing but meat juice. While a knob of butter can add richness and depth to nearly everything it touches, it can also go horribly, horribly wrong (if […]

Answering The Call For All-Day Breakfast

admin | March 7th, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Operators are rolling out more morning-style menu items in response to demand. We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not everyone yearns for breakfast in the morning. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, 72 percent of adults wish that restaurants would offer breakfast items […]

Demand for Local Food on the Rise

admin | March 4th, 2016 - 4:25 pm

Consumers are savvier about what they eat, and their desire for more locally sourced food is growing, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association. To meet the increased demand, restaurateurs are offering more local food on their menus. Here are three findings from the Association’s 2016 Restaurant Industry Forecast to illustrate the trend’s […]

USDA predicts lower beef, pork, poultry exports

admin | March 2nd, 2016 - 12:57 pm

  USDA lowered its livestock, poultry and dairy exports dollar value forecast for 2016 to $2.5 billion to $25.7 billion, as lower prices drive declines for nearly all products. In its latest Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, USDA reduced beef export value by $200 million to $5.4 billion as lower unit values more than offset […]

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