The Winter Fancy Foods Show, which takes place every January, is always fun to visit after making the year's predictions for foods that'll go mainstream. While both PartySugar and yours truly tasted some stellar new selections, we also got to size up the patterns that will soon hit the food and beverage market. Here are the products that we're betting we'll see more of on supermarket shelves.
With the cold weather, the time is right to add vibrant color and fresh flavor to salads. Since it's blood orange season, I like to toss this tangy citrus into a simple salad recipe. If your local market doesn't carry blood oranges, you can easily substitute them with regular oranges or even grapefruit.
I was worried that the ribbons of shaved fennel would overpower the salad, but the fennel is mild once mixed with the oranges, arugula, ricotta salata, and a complex red wine vinaigrette. Brighten your Winter salads by reading more.
True Blood fans: If you've ever wanted to know what a TruBlood, well, truly tastes like, you're in luck. At last weekend's Comic-Con, the producers of the show announced the launch of an official beverage, made from — what else? — the juice of blood oranges.
In the HBO series, vampires are accepted into society and coexist with humans — but rather than drink human blood, they imbibe a synthetic supplement, TruBlood. And while Tom Colicchio recently concocted a bloody good substitute, thirsty viewers can now pre-order the real McCoy.
I celebrated the season premiere with festive food of my own, so I can't wait to try the drink just for the novelty of it — although I won't likely be stocking my shelves with it. Would you buy this drink?
I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!
Chances are, you've heard about the milkshake line from the Oscar-nominated film There Will Be Blood — don't forget to fill out your Oscar ballot! — and even though the milkshake in the movie is just a metaphor, I still can't help but crave one each time I hear the line. To cool down your Oscar party, I suggest you whip up a batch of milkshakes. You could go any flavor, but why not keep up a theme with blood orange milkshakes? Whatever you do, just be sure to have really long straws.
And in case you haven't seen the infamous milkshake scene, I've found it for you. You can find it, plus a recipe for a blood orange milkshake, when you read more
When the succulent fruits of summer seem far away, I use citrus to jazz up my meals. For example, tonight's quick-fix dinner features a salsa with juicy blood oranges. Fresh fish fillets are rapidly seared on the stove in this made-in-minutes dish. To create this colorful fish that will brighten up a winter's night, read more