June 8, 2021

As college campuses shift to provide diverse cuisines, TCU Dining is embracing the
concept. Following student survey responses from the fall, the team is enthusiastically
incorporating more international foods, and – upon review of the campus culinary team’s
international specialties and the trending foods in the area – they landed on first
introducing birria tacos.

Birria tacos traditionally consist of braised meat inside a corn tortilla that’s been
pan-fried and are then filed with cheese, cilantro lime and onion. Next up? How to
best showcase and promote the new item. Chef Russ Humphries opted for a one-night

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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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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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SINGAPORE – As dining in remains off-limits for now, some food and beverage owners have forged ahead with new virtual brands that are available only for delivery and/or takeaway.

They include Dishoom, which offers contemporary Indian cuisine, and Ciao Chow, which serves pasta.

Both brands are by Mr Shaun Leong, 35, and Ms Joanne Toh, 28 – the couple behind Wildfire Burgers in Bencoolen Street, which made a comeback in June last year after closing in 2019.

Seafood restaurant Nude Seafood has launched Nudo Nihon (Nude Japan in English), featuring set menus for home dining.

Chef-owner Bjorn Shen of Middle

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Manny Pacquiao’s coffee brand to pack a punch in Middle East as distributor expands Filipino range​

Importer and distributor SandBox has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Filipino brands including Pacquiao coffee and Oh So Healthy snacks to launch products in the UAE and GCC region.

Oh So Healthy (OSH) is a healthy snack company based in the Philippines producing fruit crisps. Pacquiao 3-in-1 Coffee is a brand co-owned and developed by Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao which launched in the Philippines only in April this year.

SandBox hopes to launch these into UAE supermarkets and health stores by June and July

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A family’s late night snack craving turned into a sad incident, when instead of juicy fried chicken, they were delivered fried towel! Although hard to believe, the incident did happen recently, in the Philippines.

Alique Perez said she ordered chicken for her son from Jollibee, a popular fast-food chain in the country. On first glance, the pieces didn’t seem any different from usual pieces of fried chicken, with similar-looking brown crust. But things started to get weird after she failed to make her son take a bite. Saying that as she was trying to get him a bite, she found

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