The Winter Fancy Food Show Spotlights Culinary Trends


Kohler chocolates
Kohler chocolates at the Fancy Food Show (Credit: Kristan Lawson)


Batali, Fieri and Delmonico’s Exhibit Gourmet Foods

The Winter Fancy Food Show, which was recently held in San Francisco, featured thousands of booths representing food and drink companies. It was a great place to check out the next big culinary trends: Put your money on coconut, chia and gluten-free.

One interesting trend, visible in full-force at the Fancy Food Show, finds famous chefs branching out into retail and otherwise expanding their public platforms. Living in the era of the celebrity chef gives us easy access to their genius, even right at home.

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Brennan’s of Houston is Back!

One of the dining areas at Brennan’s of Houston
One of the dining areas at Brennan’s of Houston

By Becky Sauer


The good times are rolling once again at Brennan’s of Houston, which closed after a fire during Hurricane Ike in 2008. This staple of fine dining in Houston, and sister restaurant to New Orleans’ Commander’s Palace, underwent a 17-month renovation to re-create much of the original ambience of the historic building and re-opened for dinner service just in time for Mardi Gras.




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