Dairy And Meat Alternatives Stay On Top Of U.S. Food Investors’ Mind

A new report tracking the U.S. food and beverage investment in 2018 reveals about one-third of the total funding went to dairy- and meat-alternative products, with other categories, including CBD, keto, chips and salty snacks, also receiving a decent amount of investment. The report, compiled by Ryan Williams who directs finance and special projects at Rise Brewing Co., was published on Food + Tech Connect in June. It notes that 2018 saw $1.45bn invested across 200 disclosed transactions in total, with the largest deal involving a $114m funding to the plant-based meat…

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Edible insects? Lab-grown meat? The real future food is lab-grown insect meat

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation — and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best? All of these combined, say researchers at Tufts University. Writing in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, they explain why lab-grown insect meat — fed on plants, and genetically modified for maximum growth, nutrition and flavor — could be a superior green…

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Kolahpuri Thali: A Mouth-Watering Assortment of Veggies, Meat and Fish You Cannot Miss!

The brave warriors, mighty kingdoms and the many architectural and cultural marvels, Maharashtra’s pride Kolahpur stands tall and proud in the making of India’s most glorious history. As it is the case with every historical state in the country, Kolahpur too boasts of its own rich culinary gems that have caught the fancy of many food lovers from both home and abroad, across centuries. And, if you want a tryst of the true deal, you must try the robust and flavoursome Kolahpuri Thali. A Kolahpuri thali can be easily found in…

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Chapli Kebab: The Flat Minced Meat Marvel Is An Explosion of Flavours You Must Not Miss

A piping hot Roomali roti or paratha, paired with tender and moist kebabs accompanied with freshly cut onions and green chillies, that’s how a typical ‘nashta’ in every third Peshawari and Awadhi household looked like many years ago.  The decadent and wholesome ‘nashtas’ may have made way for slightly healthier breakfast options in the recent past but that has, in no way, affected the popularity of these smoky and succulent wonders in the subcontinent. Kebabs have had their own journey worthy of being told and savoured over generations; one such tale has been…

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Bengali Deviled Eggs or Dimer Devil, an Absolute Treat for Meat Lovers

With Durga Puja right round the corner, food lovers are already gearing up for their favourite puja feasting while hopping different pandals in their city. Bengali cuisineneeds no introduction as there are various Bengali eateries that have been providing a delectable range of delicacies to the residents for years. From Luchi-Kosha Mangshoand Bhapa Ilish to Mutton Chops, Mishti Doi, Puchka, Fish Kabiraji and other treats, there are many delicious dishes to savour to one’s heart content. And one such all-time popular snack that is available not just during the puja season but all-year around is Deviled Egg or Dimer…

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A Rajput Legacy of Slow-Cooked Game Meat and How the Tradition Originated

Renowned for its rich vegetarian delights, Rajasthan’scuisine is equally popular for its meaty dishes. In this erstwhile Princely state of Rajputana, the Rajput warriors and hunters have had a rich heritage of hunting and meat-eating. Hunting was one of the favourite hobbies of the royalty who would wander into the wild for days to find and hunt down a good catch. The game meat or the ‘shikaar’ was then prepared and relished by all, sometimes in the palace and sometimes in the lap of nature. Chef Sadaf Hussain, contestant of Masterchef…

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Iftar Special: How to Cook Raan and Secret Tricks to Make the Meat Tender

Ramadan is not only that auspicious month in the Islamic calendar, but also a chance for people across different cultures to get a taste of some of the most mouth-watering and sought after festive dishes, cooked with utmost dexterity. One such example is the raan, which is popularly cooked during Iftar, and is a must try for all the meat lovers out there. Once considered a great finger licking experience for the great Mughal Kings, it goes way back to nomadic roots, developing in campfires and military kitchens in Central…

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