Food trends for 2019

Food trends for 2019

Every year, the food industry and media come out with lists of things that will be the trends in the upcoming year. Sometimes the writers are correct—kale has been a “thing” for a few years now—while sometimes they miss the boat. Here are some things I have seen and how I feel about them.

The Last Cookie Baking Session

My oldest child is a high school senior. As we move into December, I realize that we are crashing into lasts. Last Time We Decorate the Tree together. Last House Decoration Session. And Last Cookie Baking Session.

Timeless Thanksgiving

Chef Bill Fuller’s very first article for Eat.big outlines his Thanksgiving strategies, including recipes for turkey with stuffing, gravy, Brussels sprouts with aged Virginia ham, homemade cranberry sauce, crème brûlée and pear/apple crisp/cobbler. Like these enduring dishes, his T-Day battle plan still holds sway in the Fuller household.

Mad Mex through the years

This is the Silver Anniversary of Mad Mex. I often get asked about the secret to Mad Mex. Why do so many people like Mad Mex? What makes it continue to attract new customers while retaining current customers. My “short” answer is that Mad Mex appeals to everyone. Kids, teens, young adults, young professionals, dating couples, young families, mature families. Everyone can feel comfortable at Mad Mex. How do I know this? At this point, I have lived almost all those categories.