Top 7 food trends of 2016

The restaurant industry sees different trends emerging each year to tantalize our culinary palates. This past year, the trends that emerged pointed in a new direction and paved the way for exciting new ingredients, restaurant themes and more. These seven trends look like they’re here to stay.   #1 New Cuts Chefs took another look at cuts of meat deemed…

Kitchen Hacks: 7 Unexpected Tools

Our kitchen contains a multitude of tools and gadgets, but it seems like we’re always missing that one gadget we need — or a tool just won’t get the job done. Before you run to the store, look around your house. You might find a common household item can do double duty. Here are seven unexpected kitchen tools to start…

Top 6 Food Blogs of 2016

I love reading about food. Finding inspiration for my next cooking experiment (which are few and far between I admit), isn’t all that challenging now that the internet has exploded with food bloggers, foodies and all things delicious. What is challenging is finding the right kind of inspiration – these six food blogs are a constant source of yummy, easy-to-make…

Umami: Separating myth from fact

Umami was added as the fifth basic taste in the 20th century. It encompasses the “savoury” category of food, providing us with a word to describe just what it is in food like bacon that we love so much. Listen as Aldo Parise, Editor-in-chief of Quench, describes Umami.   As Parise mentions, umami makes dishes taste more savoury and full.…