Try the Trend: Japanese Food Beyond Sushi

It’s time to take our relationship with Japanese food to the next level. We’ve been through a lot together, (an Instagram search for #sushi pulls more than 16 million posts). Parents have been swept up in the craze for kyaraben lunches, bento boxes with foods arranged into cute shapes like animals and cartoon characters. Now, matcha lattes have taken over mornings, and Eater has just named chawanmushi — savory egg custard made with fish stock called dashi — a “dining trend that will define 2017.” It’s clear we’re ready to take an even deeper look into Japanese cuisine.
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Try the Trend: Wellness Tonics

When all your favorite friends are more likely to be seen at an edgy Friday night Spin class than at the nightclub, it’s only natural that the coolest drinks are health-supportive, not hangover-inducing. We’ve got all the details on these trendy beverages, plus their history, potential health benefits, and how to whip them up at home.

Nutritional Yeast: The One Pantry Staple Your Cooking is Missing

Nutritional yeast — sometimes called Nooch — is now one of the most used ingredients in my (vegan) kitchen. I think of it as a magical ingredient because it’s as at home subbing in for chicken broth as it is cheese. In fact I always keep a jar of it right on my kitchen counter so that I can add a little whenever I need a savory flavor boost. But it’s not just for vegans or vegetarians — nutritional yeast works in any soup or stew, and is wonderful on popcorn too!

Our 2017 Trends Forecast is Here: Find Out What You’ll Be Eating (and Loving) Next Year

We’re saying sayonara to 2016 and ringing in 2017 with a new crop of soon-to-be favorites. So what’s the new matcha or avocado toast? Our annual Trends Forecast has the answer. Read on to discover the New Year’s biggest trends before they go mainstream.

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Get to Know Lionfish

You might recognize the striped and striking lionfish from saltwater aquariums, but these spiny fish are actually very harmful to reefs and the other animals in the ocean. Luckily, solving the lionfish problem has a delicious solution! Since the Monterey Bay Aquarium rated lionfish Green in early 2016, Whole Foods Market is now able to offer lionfish in our stores, creating a market for this tasty predator and hopefully making a dent in the growing population.
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Get to Know: Holiday Mocktails

With the holiday season upon us, and your social calendar is filling up! From cookie swaps to midnight countdowns and everything in between, there’s plenty of opportunity to party down. We’re loving mocktails as an option for these festive occasions — here's why you should, too: 

Get to Know Babka

If your only experience with babka is a classic Seinfeld episode, you’re long overdue for a lesson in baked goods. This traditional Jewish bread is going beyond the standard deli loaf and benefiting from today’s trend of recipe experimentation — which means you benefit too!

Get to Know Root Veggie Chips

Admit it: sometimes there’s nothing you want more than a bowl full of crispy potato chips. But these days, there’s so much more to chips than the humble potato. Grab your favorite root veggies and mandoline, and let’s get cooking!

What Elly Eats: 11 Tasty Must-Haves From Her Kitchen

Elly Truesdell, Whole Foods Market’s local forager for our Northeast region, tastes her way through five states to discover new products to stock on our shelves. Some days she’s in Manhattan dipping a spoon into a delicious new sauce from a New York City chef, on others she’s trudging through rows of pear trees on a farm in rural New Jersey. Either way, she always ends up in her happy place when the day ends—her kitchen in Brooklyn where she cooks for family and friends. Here are the 11 products you’ll always find in her fridge and pantry:

Get to Know Teff

Teff is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world, originating in Ethiopia as plant domestication began thousands of years ago. It is a grass, not a variant of wheat, and is very similar to millet or quinoa, but this seed is even smaller. The small size makes it ideal to use in porridges and savory polenta-style meals. It’s also ground into flour and used traditionally for flatbreads like injera. Teff is high in protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, which has made it a staple for seminomadic farmers for centuries.

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