food

The Organic Coating that Gives Produce a New Life—and Opens New Markets for Farmers

Changing demographics—and increasing demand for gluten-free products—have put cassava root on the radar in the United States. Victoria Garza, co-founder of Siete Family Foods , a family business making gluten-free tortillas, heard about cassava flour several years ago and even managed to find a little at a Latino market in Austin. Source: The Organic Coating […]

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Sales growth of organic foods slips to 6.4% in 2017

The category still comes in ahead of 1.1% for total food sales growth, according to the Organic Trade Association. Source: Sales growth of organic foods slips to 6.4% in 2017

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2nd Annual Food Stock

Arizona’s Largest Food Truck Festival. For more information click here.    

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2018 Nirvana Food & Wine Festival

Sanctuary’s culinary festival returns with international talent for a food & beverage extravaganza featuring star chefs along with Executive Chef Beau MacMillan. Throughout the weekend, you’ll enjoy informative, intimate conversation with celebrities from the world of food and wine…accompanied by tantalizing tastings, sumptuous meals and activities that make the most of Arizona’s glorious spring weather. […]

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The Latest Ketchup Innovation, Mayochup, Is Basically Just Fry Sauce

While ketchup is considered the king of condiments by many, mayonnaise and mustard also have their ardent fans. All three have equally passionate detractors as well, but there are others who can’t bear to choose between them. Luckily, “ mayochup ” now exists—and while it’s not available in the States (yet), we do have fry […]

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In the Arizona Desert, Tucson Models Affordable Food Access

Tucson is a foodie town. But rather than artisan breads and local avocados drawing crowds of tourists, it’s the relationship between diverse plants and people that earned it the distinction of being the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States in 2015. The UNESCO distinction came as a result of Tucson’s long agricultural […]

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South side food hall cooks up unique community eating experience

Jesus Bonillas Jr. and Guillermo Gallegos, both Tucsonans, invested $2 million dollars into the food hall concept through their company called the Common  Group, which focuses on real estate projects in under-served areas. The building used to house the American Meat Co. which served as a Tucson staple for 62 years until closing in 2015. […]

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ASU alumna creates app to facilitate farm-to-table food experiences

An ASU alumna’s new app is helping foodies bring culinary experiences to their home kitchens. Roza Ferdowsmakan, an ASU English alumna, created Bites.mobi to allow users to connect with a variety of chefs who specialize in different cuisines. App users can reserve chefs to come to their houses during events and cook in-home meals for them. Ferdowsmakan […]

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How Amazon and an e-commerce cold wave will put warehouses on ice (even in Phoenix)

Amazon.com’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods last year sent tremors throughout grocery aisles. Now chains from Kroger (NYSE: KR), Target (NYSE: TGT) and Walmart (NYSE WMT) to Smart & Final and Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market (Nasdaq: SFM) are not only looking for M&A dance partners but are upping their online and e-commerce games and […]

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