Bizarre factors guide what will appear on restaurant menus this new year.

America’s consumers willing to chance new food and adventurous chefs eager to cook something untried, have teamed up to bring new delicacies to the menus of eateries from Formica-topped diner counters to bastions of white linen and crystal. In his annual prediction of what cuisine diners will encounter in the … Continue reading

Chinese outlaw shark fin soup. What about the rest of the world?

Lovers of tradition and Chinese culture said it would never happen, but last week, the legislature in Beijing banned the serving of the highly venerated shark fin soup. The glutinous concoction has long been the pricey, must-serve, centerpiece of lavish government gatherings, business banquets and wedding parties. The vote by … Continue reading