Growing Barley for Beer: The New York Story

Growing Barley for Beer: The New York Story

With the demand for locally-grown malting barley expected to outpace the acreage now under cultivation, research and education to assist the farming community in meeting the anticipated demand is one critical key component to the success of the re-emergence of locally-grown malting grains.

Goat and sheep cheeses trend at Winter Fancy Food Show

Goat and sheep cheeses trend at Winter Fancy Food Show

While cow’s milk is the most common type of milk used to make cheese, milk from other mammals is often used by artisan cheesemakers. About 75% of all specialty cheeses rely on cow’s milk only, according to the American Cheese Society. Goat (44%) is the next popular, followed by sheep (20%) and buffalo (3%).


How to Meet Millennials' Growing Snacking Needs

How to Meet Millennials' Growing Snacking Needs

Consumer eating trends have shifted away from three set meal times and toward snacking throughout the day, with 94 percent of Americans snacking at least once a day and Millennials, as a generation, choosing to snack as often as four or more times a day. Overall, snacking accounts for half of all eating occasions. With increased frequency of snacking comes growing demand for snacks that couple substantial nutritional value with convenience and a variety of appealing textures and powerhouse flavors that satisfy.

Infused oils let cooks mix and match flavors, experiment in seasonings

Infused oils let cooks mix and match flavors, experiment in seasonings

"My main objective when customers walked in was to educate, get them to try it. Over time, you discover how you like using the oils and it becomes fun trying them with different foods - kind of like getting a new smartphone and figuring out what it can do," says Stappenback.

Sandwiches with a twist

Sandwiches with a twist

Retail flatbreads of all flavors reach $286 million in U.S. sales in 2014, according to data from Nielsen Scantrack, with pita bread the top seller. Americanized flatbreads and pizza crusts – not described as pita, nann or other ethnic descriptor – totaled $96.7 million in 2014 sales, but they're just the tip of the culinary iceberg.

Latest Wine Consumption Trends: US Still Rising

Latest Wine Consumption Trends: US Still Rising

The US is still seeing significant wine sales growth; it is the highest wine consuming country by volume, drinking 341.5 million nine-litre cases in 2016.This is expected to rise 4.9% by 2020, to 358.3 million cases, according to a report released this week by trade show Vinexpo and drinks research firm The IWSR.

Craft distiller adds invention, instruction and advocacy to new distillery

Craft distiller adds invention, instruction and advocacy to new distillery

In December, Rusty Figgins will bring a new class of students to XO Alambic to continue his craft distilling course onsite through the Spirits Institute of Puget Sound (SIPS). The institute, which he co-founded in 2010, has graduated 320 students.

Millennials Are Drinking More Wine Than Boomers

Millennials Are Drinking More Wine Than Boomers

Millennials drank around 159.6 million cases of wine last year [2015], an amount that surpasses any other generation.This would amount to 42% of all wine drunk in 2015, and on average, millennials—those born between 1980 and the late 1990s—are downing around 3.1 glasses a sitting, according to a new report by the Wine Market Council, and as reported by Wine Spectator.

Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods

Many grocery retailers talk about experiential shopping, but few deliver the level of interactivity that Loews does, bold examples of food theater that entice folks to visit the store and bring the young'uns rather than site at home and order groceries online – which Lowe's also provides, if you're not in the mood for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a show.