Food Writer's Diary http://nrn.com/blog/64531/feed Food Writer's Diary is a blog written by Bret Thorn, senior food editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, which covers culinary trends and his adventures. en GMOs and other distractions http://nrn.com/blog/gmos-and-other-distractions <div class="node-body blog-body">GMO-free items are one of many distractions that keep us from looking at the real problems with what we eat </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/gmos-and-other-distractions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/gmos-and-other-distractions#comments Food Trends Food Writer&#039;s Diary Wed, 20 May 2015 21:36:00 +0000 134341 at http://nrn.com The challenge for Irish beef http://nrn.com/blog/challenge-irish-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">Irish beef is wholesome and tasty, but it doesn’t fit neatly into the American psyche</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/challenge-irish-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/challenge-irish-beef#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 14 May 2015 21:37:00 +0000 133941 at http://nrn.com Growth-promoting ‘medically important’ antibiotics to be phased out of livestock production http://nrn.com/blog/growth-promoting-medically-important-antibiotics-be-phased-out-livestock-production <div class="node-body blog-body">Bringing light to aspects of chicken production you probably didn’t know about </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/growth-promoting-medically-important-antibiotics-be-phased-out-livestock-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/growth-promoting-medically-important-antibiotics-be-phased-out-livestock-production#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:02:00 +0000 131691 at http://nrn.com All quiet as the Beard Awards stay in Chicago http://nrn.com/blog/all-quiet-beard-awards-stay-chicago-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">The restaurant world seems fine with the Beard Awards gala’s prolonged sojourn in Chicago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/all-quiet-beard-awards-stay-chicago-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/all-quiet-beard-awards-stay-chicago-0#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:42:00 +0000 131151 at http://nrn.com Crawling for sandwiches http://nrn.com/blog/crawling-sandwiches <div class="node-body blog-body">Checking out New York City sandwiches with the team from Which Wich</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/crawling-sandwiches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/crawling-sandwiches#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:13:00 +0000 130801 at http://nrn.com 25 trends in two days in Oakland http://nrn.com/blog/25-trends-two-days-oakland <div class="node-body blog-body">A food crawl in Oakland indicates what's cooking in the wild East Bay</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/25-trends-two-days-oakland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/25-trends-two-days-oakland#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:54:00 +0000 127721 at http://nrn.com Food technology rehash http://nrn.com/blog/food-technology-rehash <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You remember molecular gastronomy, right? The use of various gums, gelatins, modified starches and enzymes to make food appear in ways it wouldn&rsquo;t otherwise, not infrequently with the help of liquid nitrogen or immersion circulators? Peaked in around 2006?</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/food-technology-rehash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/food-technology-rehash#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:00:00 +0000 126261 at http://nrn.com Team USA takes the silver in Bocuse d'Or http://nrn.com/blog/team-usa-takes-silver-bocuse-dor <div class="node-body blog-body">The Bocuse d'Or is an extremely important culinary competition among those who think it's extremely important</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/team-usa-takes-silver-bocuse-dor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/team-usa-takes-silver-bocuse-dor#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:08:00 +0000 124961 at http://nrn.com Cooking (or not) with 3D printers and Watson http://nrn.com/blog/cooking-or-not-3d-printers-and-watson <div class="node-body blog-body">Chefs continue to integrate the latest technology into their repertoire</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/cooking-or-not-3d-printers-and-watson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/cooking-or-not-3d-printers-and-watson#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:33:00 +0000 124841 at http://nrn.com 2015 off to an opulent start http://nrn.com/blog/2015-opulent-start <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nrn.com/files/uploads/2015/01/uploads/2015/01/zuma-invitation.png" style="width: 400px; height: 399px; margin: 2px; float: left;" />That picture you see on the left &mdash; it&#39;s an image of a piece of sheet metal that was in a gift box in a gift bag that was messengered to my office.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s an invitation to have a meal at a new restaurant.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/food-writers-diary">Food Writer&#039;s Diary</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/2015-opulent-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/2015-opulent-start#comments Food Writer&#039;s Diary Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:14:00 +0000 124631 at http://nrn.com