Welcome to Food Week January 2 – 8, 2023. Our first update after the long holiday. Emerging trends continue to gain steam: rising restaurant employment, failing grocery delivery services, non-alcoholic beverage curiosity and the relationship of food to health. Plus a fond reminiscence of the Arch Deluxe. Enjoy!
Respectable but not torrid jobs report and slowing wage growth could mean soft landing from inflation.
Sectors of the economy are laying off, like tech and finance.
New COVID variant XBB.1.5 is the most transmissible one yet. Great.
The truffle industry is garbage. Truffle oil is disgusting and made from synthetic oils, not truffles. Most truffles are flavor-less and augmented with the fake truffle oil. The high quality, flavorful varieties are rare and extremely expensive.