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Food and Beverage Trends

The NBA’s Secret Addiction

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By Baxter Holmes. Photo Dwight Eschliman

How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.

The legend has been passed down by NBA generations, chronicled like a Homeric odyssey. The tale they tell is of Kevin Garnett and the 2007-08 Celtics, and the seminal moment of a revolution. Bryan Doo, Celtics strength and conditioning coach, recalls it as if it were yesterday, how before a game in December of that season, an unnamed Celtic — his identity lost to history, like the other horsemen on Paul Revere’s midnight ride — complained to Doo of incipient hunger pangs.READ MORE


Trend Watch: What’s new with grab-and-go?

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Grab-and-go is becoming more than common – it’s becoming routine.

An annual growth rate of 10.4 percent between 2006 and 2014 launches the supermarket fresh prepared foods segment into the food industry’s group of highest performing subdivisions, according to a recent Technomic study cited by an FMI about made-to-order food’s prevalence in grocery stores.READ MORE


Flavor forecast 2016: We’ll be eating more of these foods this year


By: Hadley Malcolm, USA TODAY January 13, 2016 (Photo: McCormick)

Bye bacon. So long pumpkin. The buzz words on the tips of diners’ tongues in 2016 will be matcha, sambal sauce and rendang curry.

Those are among the flavor trends forecast by spice company McCormick to start taking off this year. The trends are all heavy on vibrant ingredients, some of which are already showing up on takeout menus, in bakeries and on grocery shelves across the country.READ MORE


Food, Dining and Fitness Trends We’ll See in 2015

85Cannabis cuisine, ugly veggies and fermented food will be big.

By Melinda Johnson

Will 2015 be the year of ugly vegetables, fermented food and high-intensity interval training? Experts are beginning to weigh in on 2015 trends, and there are some interesting predictions that indicate we’re expanding our palates and yearning for changes to our exercise regime. Here are some of the top predictions for food, restaurant and fitness trends:READ MORE