North Carolina is home to a number of great fast-food chains, including some that were recently named among the best in the country.  Three N.C.-founded fast-food restaurants received top honors in a new report based on reader votes from USA Today.  These restaurants that got their start in the Tar Heel State made the list of best regional fast-food chains.  Bojangles Bojangles, which first opened in Charlotte in 1977, was No. 10 on the list for its all-day breakfast, seasoned fried […]

A bowl of pho with beef is served with iced tea and pieces of deep-fried dough in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Nick M Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup considered a national dish, ranked 34th in a list of 100 most popular dishes in the world as complied by international food magazine TasteAtlas. “It is also one of the most beloved Vietnamese dishes in the western hemisphere due to its complex, unique flavors, and elegant simplicity,” according to TasteAtlas, an experiential travel […]

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios Dishes that are an aggressive mash-up of world flavors — like sashimi tostadas and tandoori spaghetti — will strike cafe menus in 2023, a fashion that’s been dubbed “chaos cooking,” food prognosticators say. All those concoctions will stay or die based on how effectively they perform on TikTok, the latest need to-use channel for restaurateurs. Why it matters: With eating out pretty much back again to pre-pandemic concentrations, individuals go on to crave novelty in their foods […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Wednesday Google released its 22nd annual Year in Search results. The data offers insights into the most searched questions and trending topics on the search engine. Across the globe, the top three news searches were for ‘Ukraine’, ‘Queen Elizabeth passing’ and, ‘Election results.’ Worldwide the top trending search for 2022 was ‘Wordle.’ Google said South Carolinians were equally curious on the platform. The top trending ‘near me’ results for the Columbia area were for ‘earthquakes.’ Florence […]

According to new research from the University of Vermont, the most popular TikTok content related to food, nutrition, and weight fosters a harmful diet culture among teens and young adults, while professional voices are largely absent from the conversation. The study, which was just published in PLOS One, found that TikTok is largely dominated by weight-normative messaging or the notion that a person’s weight is the most significant indicator of their health. The most popular videos on TikTok glorify weight […]

Andrea Valluzzo Dec. 10, 2021Updated: Dec. 10, 2021 11:46 a.m. 1of10 Seven Maples Gift & Garden in Monroe. Contributed / Seven Maples Gift & GardenShow MoreShow Less 2of10 Walker Loden, with locations in Madison and New Haven, has its own alpaca shop inside its store with scarves, shawls, throw blankets and stuffed animals all made from alpaca wool.  Contributed / Walker LodenShow MoreShow Less 3of10 Walker Loden, with locations in Madison and New Haven, has its own alpaca shop inside its […]

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Walnut chorizo tacos and mushroom-based jerky are among the emerging trends experts at Tastewise are keeping an eye on. Sausage accounts for 34% of plant-based meat consumption, making it the most replicated form of meat, according to Tastewise’s latest alternative proteins report. Soy and pea are among the primary ingredients for plant-based sausage products and are showing up in a growing number of offerings from brands such as Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Nestle USA’s Sweet Earth […]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition for the West Virginia Lettuce Support SNAP Stretch project. This funding is allocated through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and will work to incentivize and increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]