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A few producers are redefining vodka from the colorless, odorless, and tasteless standard.
Craft beer production increased 9.6 percent in 2013 while overall beer production decreased 1.4 percent, according to Technomic.
U.S. chocolate candy sales are expected to outpace non-chocolate candy sales over the next five years, according to the National Confectioners Association.
Wine production in Chile this year will be smaller than last year's record-high 1,282 million liters.
Hummus' rising popularity increased chickpea farming in states like Washington and Idaho, where about two-thirds of the nation's supply is grown.
Spain’s olive oil production is anticipated to recover to average levels this year after plummeting in 2012–13, when prolonged dry weather halved yields.
Kitchen incubators are shared kitchen spaces that enable a new business to make and package foods that meet strict preparation and sanitation standards for a fraction of what it would cost a starting entrepreneur to have their own commercial kitchen.
The acreage devoted to organic pasture and cropland in Connecticut rose to 69,549 in 2011 from 33,401 acres in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Tunisian olive oil production for 2013–14 is projected to be only about one-third of the prior year at 80,000 metric tons, due to bad weather and a lack of rain.
The number of U.S. restaurants rose 0.7 percent to 633,043 as of Sept. 30, according to NPD Group.
From farmers markets to restaurants, more vendors are accepting bitcoin, an emerging tech-based currency.
A federal health survey has found that the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children has plummeted 43 percent over the past decade.
"Local" has joined a catchall list of sustainable-food essentials in recent years, with the understanding that shorter transportation from farm to plate means a lower carbon footprint and a happy planet.
Retailers can provide a total retail experience for their consumers with a compelling brand story that promises a distinctive experience, customized offers based on protected personal information, and an enhanced and consistent experience across all devices, according to PwC's study, Achieving Total Retail.
Oysters are being used as "loss leaders" at upscale restaurants, resulting in increased sales for oyster farmers.
Independent vintners are challenging Chile's reputation for producing large quantities of predictable agreeable wines.
Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about GMOs but 67 percent of primary grocery shoppers are not willing to pay a higher price for non-GMO foods, according to the NPD Group.
Food companies are betting on gluten-free as the trend continues to rise.
Beer breweries are on the rise and California accounted for 145 breweries in 2013, 15 percent of the 948 new breweries added in the U.S.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is reporting a record harvest of wine grapes.
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Korean BBQ Crunchy Chickpeas
by Saffron Road Foods