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Trends: Fast Casual Pizza

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Too Much Bacon?

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Camp Cuisine

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Manufacturing the Flavor of Street Food

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Fried Chicken with the Soul of a Chip

"Ip'ns," fried chicken dishes "designed to be dipped or ripped" are big in the fast food world.

 


Kids: "Fussy" is the New "Principled"

Kids who would have been called "fussy eaters" a generation ago are now considered to be "'principled." What's going on, asks the Guardian?

 


Big in Japan: Soft Serve Beer

Kirin-Frozen-Foam-Beer

Kirin has launched a machine in Japanese restaurants that freezes the head of the beer into something that resembles soft-serve ice cream.

The frozen head -- made only of beer without any added ice or water -- will keep the beer cold for at least 30 minutes. This exceeds the average of the 22 minutes it takes drinkers to finish a pint according to a Kirin survey (Japanese imbibers must sip their beer very slowly).

Watch the video to see how one is made (scored to "New York, New York"):

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"Très Brooklyn”

Food trucks, cupcakes, and burgers are trendy in Paris.

 


International Meat Smackdown

Country by country, Luxembourg's residents consume the most meat of any nation.