Craving Food News? These 9 Sites Will Hit the Spot.

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It’s likely that many of us made some New Year’s resolutions that revolve around food (less sugar, more veggies, switch from coffee to tea, etc.). Regardless of your thoughts on food right now, it’s a topic with wide appeal when it comes to the news.

Where our food comes from, what kinds we enjoy and how we prepare it may vary widely around the world, but the act of eating a meal connects us (and attracts readers).

“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” – Anthony Bourdain

More than ever, food headlines are intersecting with the environment, technology and economics. Keeping up with news about the things we consume goes beyond recalls and recipes – it’s about science, culture and business.

To stay on top of this evolving industry, here are nine food news sites we’d recommend following:

1. Delish

Delish’s news section can be found under the seemingly infinite list of videos and Pin-able recipes it’s known for.

Despite being owned by the Hearst Communications conglomerate, Delish maintains an authentically communal vibe; its timely, seasonal and fun content is approachable for anyone who likes to eat.

Stories to read right now: Our Review of The Starbucks Pistachio Latte; Martha Stewart Is Opening Her First Restaurant This Spring; and Insanely Easy Weeknight Dinners For January.

2. Eater

Eater began as a local guide to NYC dining and nightlife and has since become a go-to site for foodies around the globe.

True to its roots, Eater (a Vox Media brand) focuses on restaurant guides for popular cities across the U.S. and internationally, but also offers insightful news and creative story angles.

Readers with a penchant for food will appreciate Eater’s longform features, newsletters and its podcast venture — Eater’s Digest.

Stories to read right now: These Are the Worst Kinds of Viral Food TikToks; It’s a New Year. Cook Whatever You Want; and Taco Bell Debuts the Only Good Fast Food Subscription.

3. Food & Wine

This illustrious magazine has been a staple in the food world since 1978 and showcases recipes, cooking tips, chef profiles, restaurant reviews and stellar holiday content.

Well-known for its annual list of the 10 best new chefs in America, Food & Wine also regularly features the winner of Top Chef in a coveted spread as part of the prize package.

Food & Wine hosts multiple events throughout the year, but the most famous is the Classic in Aspen — a premier culinary gathering that draws experts from all over the world.

With such a sophisticated reputation, casual consumers may be surprised to find Food & Wine’s news section to be convivial, easy to read and informative.

Stories to read right now: These Chef-Approved Two-Ingredient Power Combos Will Add Layers of Flavor to Everything You Make; The 31 Most Popular Recipes of 2021; and How to Support Your Favorite Restaurants Right Now, According to Restaurant Professionals.

4. Food Business News

Offering breaking news, analysis and market information for the food processing industry, Food Business News is a reputable source for personnel announcements, earnings insights and special topics.

In addition to its magazine subscription and newsletter, it also has a New Food Insider weekly roundup email that details the latest food and beverage products.

Stories to read right now: 2022 meat industry outlook; New vegan frozen dessert features upcycled ingredient; and General Mills, others warm up to hot cereal category.

5. Food Dive

Geared toward food industry readers and part of the Industry Dive portfolio, Food Dive reports on policy, trends and the business of food.

Even if you’re not an industry decision-maker, there’s a lot of value in the “Deep Dive” and opinion sections about the corporate challenges that directly affect the things we eat every day.

Stories to read right now: Plantish plans to launch whole-cut plant-based salmon in 2024; Dole seeks acquisitions, sourcing shifts to grow produce supply; and PepsiCo brings potato chips to booze.

6. HuffPost Food

Don’t let HuffPost’s affinity for politics and entertainment news overshadow its knack for intriguing food writing.

HuffPost Food tackles mainstream topics for a broad audience: trends, favorite products and little-known stories that speak to a contemporary consumer’s concerns.

You can sign up for the Food Friday email, which delivers “the best recipes, kitchen tips and genius food facts” and is separate from its other newsletters.

Stories to read right now: How To Become Vegan: A Beginner’s Guide; Table Manners People Get Wrong And Why It May Actually Matter; and 9 Trends That Had A Major Impact On The Food World In 2021.

7. New Food Magazine

Based in the U.K., New Food Magazine brings a wide lens to the global food and beverage industry by examining food safety, scientific innovation and economic realities.

New Food also hosts a Food Integrity event to gather food industry professionals and address questions on a range of topics, including differing regulations between countries and maintaining and developing consumer trust.

Stories to read right now:  The bugbears and potential of edible insects; What trends can the food and beverage industry expect in 2022? and Cellular agriculture could provide key to more sustainable egg white protein.

8. Saveur

Saveur describes itself as “the definitive guide for passionate cooks, stylish entertainers, and culinary explorers.”

Founded in 1994 and now published by Bonnier Corporation, Saveur has been honored with James Beard journalism awards and American Society of Magazine Editors awards. It made the switch to digital-first in 2021.

It’s known for elevated recipes and impeccable taste, but readers can also find more of Saveur’s gems in the travel section — making remote parts of the world more accessible and intriguing, bite by bite.

Stories to read right now: Our Favorite Vegan Recipes to Showcase the Power of Eating Green; Why Virgilio Martínez Wants You to Rethink Latin American Food; and The Best Silicone Baking Mats Are Reusable Kitchen Game-Changers.

9. Specialty Food Association

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) is a trade association with a mission to “Shape the Future of Food.”

Along with organizing the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, SFA also presents the annual sofi Awards, which honor excellence in specialty foods.

SFA’s news section is particularly rich; there’s a wealth of information, from top stories to opinion pieces and press releases from thousands of members.

Stories to read right now: Kroger, Nuro Showcase New Autonomous Delivery Vehicles; Judge Rules Gruyere Can Be Produced in US; and Good Planet Foods Rebrands.

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Erienne Muldoon is a senior customer content specialist for Virtual Press Office, PR Newswire’s trade show marketing solutions division. When she’s not advising clients on storytelling best practices, you can find her tweeting about Cleveland, PR, and video games @ECMuldoon.

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