The Rise of News Food
There is a distinct difference between real news food. For instance, I am not sure that anyone can really call the Food Network news because all they do is serve their recipes on their network. They have no aspirations for changing the world or even local restaurants in their own backyard by using new technology to broadcast their recipes satellite-powered through the net to millions of homes. But if you are a food critic and an editor at a regional newspaper then maybe you see the value of bringing news food to the public every day.
Food critics are always looking for the next best food trend, the next new restaurant idea, the next great superfood that will do everything better than every other food on the market. The food business is a competitive field, but some of the same trends are appearing more frequently in local news than they are on national network news. The world of food criticism has moved from the kitchen and dining room to the Internet, television, and now books.
There was a time when the business of news food was just beginning to shape up and the only place to get information about it was in a few small regional newspapers. Now with the wealth of information that is available at our fingertips through the net we can be sanguine that there is nearly as much news food being created as there are chefs creating it. The trend lines are quite interesting to track, especially since we are living in such a digital age. The evolution of news food will continue to be shaping up the culinary world as well as the business world.