Nancy Kruse

Consumer demand for 'real foods' grows 
Fresh, seasonal and less processed ingredients sought after by Millennials and baby boomers alike
Charred food is back in the spotlight 
Chargrilling, once eclipsed by grilling, is popular as prep technique
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn discuss the evolution of fusion cuisine 
Are culinary mashups the same as fusion?
Retro foods make a menu comeback  1
Retro comfort foods with an updated twist gain wide appeal.
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn discuss chefs as activists  1
Is a chef’s place in the kitchen?
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn look back at 2014 menu trends 
Thorn and Kruse break down the year’s top menu trends
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse debate the restaurant industry’s attitude toward Gen X 

NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn says restaurants are ignoring an important demographic.

Nancy, we’ve known each other for quite a while, but you probably don’t know that I have a simmering rage inside me.

Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn on why Indian food hasn’t gone mainstream  5
Experts say American consumers haven't fully embraced the cuisine
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn discuss canned food's place on the menu  1
Canned and frozen foods are re-gaining popularity in restaurants
Carrots find roots on restaurant menus 
Versatility and a healthful halo have helped the vegetable find a place in many dishes and drinks
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse discuss responding to critics 
The experts take on a recent feud between chef John Tesar and restaurant critic Leslie Brenner
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn discuss kids in restaurants  2
How should restaurants handle unruly children?
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse on latest restaurant reservation methods 
The industry experts discuss reservation ticketing systems, new reservation apps
Nancy Kruse, Bret Thorn discuss communal seating  1
Menu expert, NRN senior food editor discuss the communal dining trend
Bret Thorn, Nancy Kruse discuss the state of casual dining 
Menu expert, NRN senior food editor weigh in on where the segment is headed

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