Editor’s Note: In The Kruse Report, a new feature on NRN.com, food trend expert Nancy Kruse looks at what’s shaping menus across the country. Today she explores the meatball phenomenon. Meatballs are true culinary classics undergoing a recession-driven revival. Familiar and comforting to patrons, they often provide a sense of fun — a nostalgic quality that makes consumers smile. From the culinary perspective, meatballs are clearly fun to work with as well. Creative and ...

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