While plant-based meat and dairy markets are saturated with options, vegan egg substitutes have been somewhat limited – until now.

Growth of plant-based eggs

According to a report by The Plant-Based Foods Association, U.S. plant-based egg consumption rose 168 percent in 2020 and saw $27 million in sales. By 2022 the market is projected to grow into a $1.15 billion industry.

Despite the growing market, there are still relatively few players as producers look to develop vegan eggs that function like chicken eggs, with the ability to thicken, leaven, bind, and aerate, while maintaining a similar taste and texture.



California-based

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Crook’s Corner, a cornerstone in Southern food and an early spark in the creation of the Triangle’s modern dining scene, has closed.

The icon of seasonal, Southern dishes, torch-bearer of shrimp and grits and Chapel Hill mainstay announced the closing Wednesday in an email.

“With an incredibly heavy heart I must share the news that we are closing,” the restaurant wrote in an email. “The position we find ourselves in, exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis is no longer tenable.”

Crook’s began as a Franklin Street fish market in the 1940s. But in 1982, chef Bill Neal and Gene Hamer opened

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Transilvania European Food Store owner Dorina Holban doesn’t mind going in the red for her customers, especially if it means it’ll bring a “sparkle in their eyes.”

There are no vampires lurking inside this market. But there isa vast spread of spices, dairy products and salami from the Balkans, a region of eastern Europe. The biggest hits are products that customers remember from their childhood, said Holban, who came to the United States from Romania more than two decades ago and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 10 years.

There’s Smoki, which is a puffed peanut snack,

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte chef is taking her culinary skills on a national tour. 


What You Need To Know

  • Chef Lisa Brooks is going on a 12-city national tour starting in July
  • Brooks picked some of the cities from suggestions from followers on her social media channels 
  • The Joy of the Feast Tour will feature pop-up dinners and the locations will be announced on social media 24 hours before the event 

Chef Lisa Brooks, the executive chef and CEO of Heart and Soul Personal Chef Services, is going on a 12-city tour. She is hitting major cities including

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Tuesday morning, June 8, 2021

Northern Utah

Asian Food Truck Vandalized

An Asian food truck in Layton was damaged with racist graffiti over the weekend. Layton police Sgt. Tracy Hokum said Monday that it’s too early to know if it will be investigated as a hate crime. KTVX reported the “World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck” shared photos of the damage on its Facebook account on Sunday. Those show much of the truck covered in white spray paint — including racist slurs and images. The food truck serves Filipino and Asian fusion dishes, and the operators said they will not

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I’m almost positive this combination started out as someone’s pregnancy craving, because never in a million years would I have thought to put mustard on watermelon. Leave it to TikTok to create yet another polarizing food trend that doesn’t end up being as bad as you think it’ll be. Apparently banana peel pulled “pork” was just scratching the surface, so make sure to try this one out for yourself before you comment on the TikTok videos, because you just might change your mind — at least that’s what happened to me.

Since I’m already a big fan of strawberries in

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