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….

Do you know the difference between natural and organic??

Organic and natural may be some of the most prevalent words in any supermarket, but do consumers really know the difference between these two terms? Not exactly, suggests a new study, which found that one third of U.S. adults do not believe there is a difference between the two labels and nearly half of U.S.… Continue reading Do you know the difference between natural and organic??

FDA Approves GE-Salmon for Sale to Public….

Just a few hours ago, the FDA declared that GE-salmon is as safe to eat as non-GE salmon and has given its approval for it to be sold to consumers. Despite the fact that: – Over 400,000 comments were submitted demanding that genetically-engineered salmon be rejected. – More than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations,… Continue reading FDA Approves GE-Salmon for Sale to Public….

TV food shows, best this, greatest that….

This blogger has produced, hosted, written, sold ad space, booked talent and secured sponsorships for many TV cooking shows and segments for nearly 20 years. I know the ins and outs on how it works and the content you see! The networks all have budgets per show. Most of the cooking shows you see on… Continue reading TV food shows, best this, greatest that….

Hidden sugars are everywhere!

It’s no secret that eating too much sugar can cause you to gain weight, leading to diabetes and a slew of un-fun health problems. Now, the FDA is recommending Americans limit their daily added-sugar intake to just 12.5 teaspoons (or 50 grams) a day. While this number may initially seem high, it is easier to… Continue reading Hidden sugars are everywhere!

For Peat’s Sake, Smoky Libations….

By Kelly Magyarics What makes a spirit smoky, and how does that affect a spirit’s character? Those were the two main questions posed by moderators Dave Broom and Ryan Chetiyawardana at “For Peat’s Sake: A Study of Smoke,” a seminar held at New Orleans’ Hotel Monteleone during the annual Tales of the Cocktail in July.… Continue reading For Peat’s Sake, Smoky Libations….