Bent Kettle Tap Room a Reality….

Brick and mortar going to be a reality! Having cultivated many friends and contacts throughout the years I became good friends with a guy I met on Twitter. We were tweeting about craft beer and agreed there is loads of commercially-produced swill on the market. You know the crap!! Well it turns out this guy… Continue reading Bent Kettle Tap Room a Reality….

Chipotle failed, the straight poop! Poop, really!

The straight POOP on what happened to Chipotle…. THE STRAIGHT POOP ON WHAT HAPPENED TO CHIPOTLE Andrew I Jaffee Business I originally intended this blog to be a potent reminder of how little we know about foodborne illnesses and how much you are at risk for it in your restaurant. While certainly a worthy discussion,… Continue reading Chipotle failed, the straight poop! Poop, really!

Which flavors are trending in energy drinks??

Fruity and citrus flavors are most popular among leading energy drink brands. Anton Angelich, group vice president, marketing, for flavor house Virginia Dare (Brooklyn, NY), says, “The characteristic and iconic tutti-frutti–type flavor of Red Bull leads the category’s flavors.” Still, today’s energy drink makers are also inspired by other botanical flavors, says Tina Rzeha, marketing… Continue reading Which flavors are trending in energy drinks??

Milwaukee public market sets records in 2015!

The St. Paul Fish Company area at the Milwaukee Public Market was a busy place Tuesday afternoon. The Market set records for sales and visits in 2015. Riding a wave of interest in urban living and craft foods, the now-thriving Milwaukee Public Market posted another good year in 2015, breaking records for both sales and… Continue reading Milwaukee public market sets records in 2015!

Salmon is now more popular than prawns….

Salmon is now the most popularly traded fish, overtaking shrimp which was two percentage points below salmon’s total traded value, according to figures from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Shrimp was the most traded seafood for decades, but its production and price volatility due to disease has reduced its share. Production of… Continue reading Salmon is now more popular than prawns….

First Algae Cooking Oil on Grocery Store Shelves….

The first-ever algal cooking oil in the United States is now on shelves. Thrive’s Algae Oil offers numerous benefits, including a high smoke point, neutral taste, and, most importantly, a healthy dose of monounsaturated fat, giving consumers and chefs “a better choice for their everyday oil,” the firm says. Created from chlorella algae, the zero-trans-fat… Continue reading First Algae Cooking Oil on Grocery Store Shelves….

Farro is driving the ancient grain thang….

In the last year, U.S. sales of products labeled as “made with ancient grains” have grown by 35% to reach more than $209 million, according to SPINS1 (Schaumburg, IL). And while quinoa may still be the most ubiquitous, much of the growth is driven by up-and-coming ancient grains, such as farro. SPINS data indicate sales… Continue reading Farro is driving the ancient grain thang….