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Food Trends for 2014

What can you expect from 2014 as far as food goes?  From desserts to culture to even where you can get food, some innovations could be made. Here are what experts are claiming will be the top trends in food for 2014.

Dessert first!
Cupcakes and traditional desserts are making their way out for stranger combinations, such as dessert pizza (which just happens to be one of my favorite desserts). Also, expect ice cream sandwiches to get a fancier makeover.

Would you like paper or plastic with that?
With the popularity of mobile grocery shopping on the rise, experts are saying that certain stores are starting to implement the idea of “drive-thru shopping”: ordering ingredients and products on line, then going to a drive-thru window at the store to pick them up.

I left my heart – and stomach – in Indianapolis.
The Food Channel has midwestern foods as their top food trend this year. Expect to see restaurants incorporating more simple and hearty choices which include local ingredients, root vegetables, and steak. Good news for us Milwaukeeans!

These are just a few of the many trends predicted for 2014. Keep your eyes – and mouth – open, and let us know what you think will be trending in 2014 for food!

- Amy


Round-Up for the Week of 1/20/14

In case you missed it:

On Tuesday, I visited the 88.9 Radio Milwaukee studio to talk to an underwriter about doing sponsorship. If all goes through, expect to see – and hear – us more often!

I love cheese as much as the next Wisconsinite, and of course smoked sausage is in my list of favorite foods. Pairing them up is absolutely genius. http://www.yellowblissroad.com/one-pot-cheesy-smoked-sausage-pasta-skillet/

A lot of us enjoy the taste of fine wine, but how much do you pay attention to its label? From now through the 29th, you can experience the art of the fine wine label at the InterContinental (and experience its taste, too!) Fun fact: My father has a friend in California who actually makes wine labels! Expect to see my face at at least one of these events. http://onmilwaukee.com/myOMC/events/59742

- Amy

Round-up for the Week of 1/13/14

In case you missed it:

We are now selling our products at Metcalfe’s Market in Wauwatosa! Instead of ordering online, Wauwatosa residents now have the convenience of shopping at their local market for our delicious products. http://shopmetcalfes.com (available in-store only)

Head cheese is traditionally used for crackers, but here’s an awesome recipe to make a loaf full of different flavors and seasonings. Spice it up however you like! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/160370436700761162/

We love local (since we are ourselves), but have you tried taking the Local Challenge? Support your community and think outside the box when it comes to goods and services. http://localfirstmilwaukee.com/living-local/take-the-local-challenge/

See you all next week!

- Amy