December 26, 2015

Fresh from the counter-culture

Do the unwanted sugars and preservatives in store-bought yogurt make your stomach curdle? Suspicious of the active culture potency in that cup you just opened? Wish you could get more bang for your probiotic buck? Maybe it’s time to sack that packaged dairy snack and become a do-it-yourself yogurt convert.

In my latest story for The Costco Connection, I write about the perks and pleasures of homemade yogurt and how to make it from the comforts of your kitchen. Click here for a taste.

December 11, 2015

Welcome to flavor country

Rest in peace, vanilla. You’ve served the hungry consumer admirably for eons. But menus and palates have evolved, and “plain” doesn’t have much of a shelf life among snack lovers these days. Taste buds are waking up to new cravings and curiosities seemingly faster than chefs and flavor experts can invent them—from tangy, burnt and smoky to bitter, pickled and oaky.

The latest snack flavors is the topic du jour I explored recently for CSP Magazine; check out the article here.