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Top 5 Specialty Food Trends From the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

With more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world showcasing 80,000 different specialty food and beverages, there were plenty of items for the Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel to consider. This year, the panel selected the following top trends, each represented by particular products. We found some of them quite interesting! 

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The Science Behind A Paleo Diet And Lifestyle

It’s been called the caveman diet, but does it really replicate what people ate in the Paleolithic era? The Paleo diet has gained popularity in recent years for its focus on fresh, high-quality, unprocessed foods and its avoidance of grains, starches and added sugar.This week, Sarah Ballantyne -- a scientist turned Paleo advocate -- will introduce us to the science behind eating Paleo. Ballantyne is the founder of ThePaleoMom.com and author of many New York Times bestselling books on the same topic.At its core, the Paleo diet is a whole foods diet that’s nutrient rich. Imagine cutting out any empty...

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The ‘unnatural’ list: 82 ingredients that will get you 86’d from Whole Foods

Using a preservative to keep your fair trade chocolate shelf-stable? Are you sure the colors in your organic hard candies are up to WFM standards? Go ahead and Ctrl+F any questionable names in your ingredient deck—if they pop up on the list, reformulation may be in the cards for your natural product.Note: This list is reprinted in full from Whole Foods Market’s website. It’s a living list, so be sure to check back for future updates. acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)acetylated esters of mono- and diglyceridesammonium chlorideartificial colorsartificial flavorsaspartameazodicarbonamidebenzoates in foodbenzoyl peroxideBHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)bleached flourbromated flourbrominated vegetable oil (BVO)calcium bromatecalcium...

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Cappello's Catches Up With Erica Dermer from Celiac and the Beast

  We caught up with Erica Dermer, blogger for Celiacandthebeast.com. Read below to learn her story and how she lives with CD. Living with CD is no easy task. When were you diagnosed and how did it impact your life? It certainly wasn't an easy journey. I've had multiple diagnosis and misdiagnosis over the years. I didn't present with "typical" symptoms and it confused a few doctors and masqueraded as other diseases. I've been poked and prodded and had so many medical tests. Finally, I had proper tests done, including the genetic test, and found I had celiac disease. I...

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New Scientific Way To Cut Pizza

If you’re righteous to a fault about getting your fair share of pizza –that is if you have to share a pie -- we have good news for you—sort of.Mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley at the University of Liverpool in London devised a way to slice and dice a pizza into almost endless identical slices with a method called monohedral disc telling, reports the New Scientist. The work builds on previous research that showed it was possible to cut a pie in 12 equal slices by cutting six pieces into a curvy star-shape from the center, and then halving...

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Get to know the Cappello's Crew: Director of Operations, Jillian Mitchell.

2016 is off to a great start for Cappello's and we're growing, a lot! With that said, we would like to introduce our new Director of Operations, Jillian. Jillian joins us with an extensive background in the natural foods industry. Read below to get to know her. How long were you with Whole Foods before joining Cappello's?I have been with Whole Foods Market for 12 years. I started before knowing much of anything about natural or organic foods and quickly found my passion within. I've appreciated learning more about our food system and what can be done to repair it, the importance of...

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My CrossFit Philosophy by Kristin Kaschak

We asked CrossFitter Kristin Kaschak what her philosophy behind CrossFit was... Here's what she had to say:When I started CrossFit it was kind of by accident. My boyfriend/coach opened Absolute Strength Gym in NJ and they affiliated in 2010. So I started doing CrossFit. First of all, I have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to exercise. I loathe endless running or hundreds of the same thing over and over completely mindlessly. When I got into CrossFit, I was learning something new every day, I had to pay attention, plus there was just no time to be...

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Cappello's Chats With CrossFitter, Kaleena Ladeairous

 With our CrossFit focus for the new year, we got the chance to catch up with CrossFitter, Kaleena Ladeairous.  Read the quick chat below to find out some insight on her start with CrossFit.  What influenced you to start CrossFit?My ex. She had been doing it for months and adored it and thought I would be good at it. So she convinced me to try it. It took 9 months for me to go with her, but once I did, I was hooked!Do you prefer to compete in teams or as an individual? After going to the games on a team,...

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