Specialty Food Magazine

MAY-JUN 2013

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FOOD TRENDS Drinking Raw Tea Sweet Pies, Step Aside T S PHOTO: CHILE PIES howing up on restaurant menus, at farmers markets and in dedicated retail shops, savory pies are a hot trend. "We have noticed a switch from sweet to savory," says Wesley Monahan, culinary director at Chile Pies Sweet & Savory in San Francisco, which opened in 2011. "People see sweet pie as a treat but a savory pie as a meal that can be enjoyed daily." Currently, Chile Pies offers savory galettes, hand pies and signature potpies. With varieties sold full-size, by the slice or in individual tarts (and also available for shipping), this category is seeing its own flavor trends. "Right now people are loving green—greens and grains, greens and beans. Put either of those combos in a buttery crust and you have a sure winner," Monahan says. Potpies are the top sellers, though: "Our green chile chicken with fresh veggies is our best seller by far." Other hot savory-pie shops include Boston's Petsi Pies, which offers a spinach ricotta pie with pine nuts and a bacon, leek and Gruyere pie; Chicago's Hoosier Momma Pie Co., with its pork apple sage pie; and another San Francisco spot, Peasant Pies, which serves garbanzo bean curry and Moroccan lentil pies—both vegan. he raw movement has illuminated to consumers the health benefits of eating foods in their unaltered state. Now for the first time, raw tea has hit the market. Harmless Harvest's Raw Tea is a bottled tea made from Hawaiian-grown organic tea leaves that are quickly frozen following harvesting to retain much of its flavor, then pulverized, blended with water and cold-brewed. While most other tea products are made with dried or dehydrated leaves, this tea—available in unsweetened, honey-sweetened and peppermint flavors— is different: The last step in production is to process the leaves through a high-pressure food-processing machine that makes it safe to drink and ruptures the cell membranes of the plant leaves to release additional oils and extracts, creating a pure, flavorful product. Harmless Harvest also makes certified organic raw coconut water. (continued on p. 88) The original, BOTTLE-MATIc 3 YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED Front and Back! MADE IN USA! For Specialty Food readers, Only $1450! Label any cylindrical container fast and accurately from ½" to 10" diameter, @ Speeds of 1200 Pcs. per hour. NOT THE CHEAP IMPORTED KNOCK-OFF! ISPENSA-MATIC DLabel Dispensers 21 day trial Price subject to change without notice. 28220 Playmor Beach Rd, Rocky Mount, MO 65072 Call Toll Free: 1 (800) 325-7303 or (573) 392-7684 FAX:(573) 392-1757; E-mail: info@dispensamatic.com Web: http://www.bottle-labeler.com 2/01/09 STOP Wasting Time Labeling by Hand! Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 1380 18 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com

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