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It’s no surprise that pizza tops all cuisine as the most requested home delivered choice in the U.S.; in Europe though the orders are all over the map.
With all the strong cultural traditions around food and drinks, one would imagine that most European countries would stay local and order their own national cuisine. But, Italian food is ordered most frequently online across the continent according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal analyzed ordering data from food delivery and online ordering firms in Europe.
As a bitter winter turns to spring, many people are thinking about warmer weather and planting a garden. Improving soil includes the addition of compost. International Compost Awareness Week is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry and is celebrated this year May 3-9.
Commercial compost is produced by mixing food scraps, lawn and leaf trimmings and other compostable material like wood pulp. More consumers and foodservice operators have turned to compostable servingware to complete the cycle of re-use.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) each year gets in the kitchen with chefs to reveal the top menu trends for the coming year. For its annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs—members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF)—to find which foods, cuisines, beverages, and culinary themes will be hot trends on restaurant menus in 2015.
The top 10 food trends for 2015 are:
1. Locally sourced meats and seafood
2. Locally grown produce
3. Environmental sustainability
4. Healthful kids’ meals
5. Natural ingredients/minimally processed food
6. New cuts of meat
7. Hyper-local sourcing
8. Sustainable seafood
9. Food waste reduction/management
10. Farm/estate branded items