Food & Dining Timeline

The Growing Appetite For Street Food

london street food

From cheap hot-dogs at car boot sales, to gourmet burritos along South Bank, street food and pop-up restaurants have come a long way over the years. Taking the form of temporary market stalls and wandering café vans, pop-up restaurants offer exotic and traditionally-prepared dishes from around the world. According to Nicholas Russell, chief executive of… Read more »

National Hot Dog Day: The 10 Best Dogs to Eat Abroad

french dogs are tasty

National Hot Dog Day kicks off tomorrow in the United States, but if you’re a little bored with ketchup and mustard — or even chili and cheese — there are many ways to celebrate it by digging into international cuisine. National Hot Dog Day is also technically national hot dog month. Although July 23 has… Read more »

Chirps: Tasty New Chips Make Eating Crickets Palatable For Americans

Chrips cricket chips and cookies use ground up cricket flour.

While most Americans go through great lengths at summer picnics to keep ants and crickets away from the snack table, Chirps, a new product from Six Foods, puts the bugs directly into the snacks. Laura D’Asaro, Merly Natow, and Rose Wang are three former roommates who are giving the term “crunchy” a whole new meaning…. Read more »

Soaring Beef Prices Have Restaurants And Consumers Making Painful Choices

Rising Beef Prices

Skyrocketing beef prices are battering restaurants and customers. With drought conditions continuing to hit the Midwest and California and cattle herds at 60-year lows, finding reasonably priced beef is becoming a thing of the past. According to USDA statistics, the average price of retail fresh beef rose 12 percent since last May, wholesale prices for… Read more »