Learn to Love Sardines

Canned tuna was a staple in my house when I was a kid. Back in the day, my elementary school didn’t have a cafeteria, so we actually went home for lunch every day. While I can’t even begin to count the number of tuna sandwiches my mom made for our one-hour school lunch, I don’t […]

FNCE®’s Hottest Food Trends

Food and nutrition trends come and go. Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s when I first started attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), cholesterol was a hot topic, so the Expo Hall was filled with low-fat and fat-free food products, and oat bran was sprinkled into just about everything. Fast-forward to last […]

Summer In-the-Oven Vegetable Sensations

In the summer when vegetables are at their peak and available at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSAs, consumers (including myself) turn their culinary attention to making colorful and crunchy salads, bruschetta topped with vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, and asparagus, zucchini, squash, and even sweet potatoes cooked on the backyard grill. On days when […]