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Frugal Foodies

Gourmet cuisine catered to the credit-crunched and time-starved

Implications - A recession-fueled appreciation for home cooking has led to more dedication in presentation and ingredients both in and outside the home. Gourmet cuisine is being made available for smaller budgets and refined taste buds as consumers still want to go out and enjoy tasty food minus the fine dining prices.
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Date Range:
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Featured Examples

Epicurean Potato Chips
Epicurean Potato Chips
Luxirare Creates Crisps with Prosciutto, Vanilla & Cilantro
Gourmet potato chips are the latest innovation by the foodies at Luxirare. Epicurean ingredients such as red pepper threads, prosciutto, vanilla pod seeds, and cilantro leaves have been embedded between… MORE
$8 Ice Cubes
$8 Ice Cubes
Glace Ice Co. Luxury Cocktail Cooling Spheres
Gläce Luxury Ice Co. ships hand-carved ice cubes right to your door. The cubes are actually 2.5” spheres and made of frozen purified water. The combination of their large size and the fact that they are… MORE
Gourmet-to-Go
Gourmet-to-Go
Restaurants Wrap Up Fine Dining Treats for On-the-Go Foodies
Gourmet to-go restaurants are the answer for smaller budgets and refined taste buds. While fine dining restaurants have seen a notable decline in business, upscale fast food joints--like Rubio’s and Chipotle--haven’t… MORE
Gourmet Churros
Gourmet Churros
Xooro Brings Elegance to a Sugar-Coated Kids' Favorite
If you're like me, when you think of the word 'churro,' you envision a sugar-coated summer treat, not the delicacies served up by Xooro in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, California. Indeed, Xooro sets… MORE
Frugal Vegan Photoblogs
Frugal Vegan Photoblogs
Melody Polakow Shares How to Make Healthy Meals for $3.33/Day
Melody Polakow’s photoblog of frugal vegan recipes at Melomeals makes it possible for almost anyone striving to eat healthier, with gourmet vegan meals you can make yourself for around $3.33 a day once… MORE
Tasty Shoe Installations
Tasty Shoe Installations
Goodhood's Gourmet Footwear Looks Good Enough to Eat
Gourmet footwear recently invaded London’s Goodhood retailer with a play-on-words marketing installation, where shoes were placed, like food, on dishes set on top a table. The name ‘Gourmet’ does cleverly… MORE
Gourmet Food in Space
Gourmet Food in Space
Gerd Kafer and Talis Team Up for Historic Meal in 2013
In 2013, the German company Talis will embark on its first-ever space tourism journey. For this inaugural trip, Talis made a deal with Gerd Käfer, the best-known chef in Germany, to serve food to the passengers… MORE
Vegan Caviar
Vegan Caviar
A Gourmet, Fish Roe-Free Alternative for Discerning Herbivores
Vegan Caviar closely resembles Russian Beluga Caviar in appearance by being jet black in color and being the same size as the real roe. But in this case, Vegan Caviar is made of seaweed. This exclusive… MORE
Gourmet Drive-Throughs
Gourmet Drive-Throughs
Pop-Up Monnow Valley Drive Thru & Drive In Movie Theatre
Boutique caterers Bompas & Parr created a rather special drive-through restaurant—Monnow Valley Drive Thru and Drive In Movie Theatre—for the Abergavenny Food Festival. Boy, did they pull it off. I think… MORE
5-Star In-Flight Feasts
5-Star In-Flight Feasts
Lufthansa Partners Up With the Ritz-Carlton for Airplane Food
Lufthansa has teamed up with prestigious hotel chain The Ritz Carlton to provide gourmet airplane food to their business and first class passengers traveling from the US to Germany. From May 1 to August… MORE
Gourmet Global Seasonings
Gourmet Global Seasonings
Prized Himalayan Pink Salt from Salarium Argentum
Salt. NaCl. There’s only one chemical formula. Is it all the same? Not at all, according to Salarium Argentum, which offers three varieties of Himalayan salt (black, white and pink). Each, they say, has… MORE
Religious Red Meat
Religious Red Meat
Multicultural Gourmet Pack Has Different Religious Shapes
The Multicultural Gourmet Pack doesn’t contain your everyday slab of meat. It seems as though the creators, Baha, S.E. & Wang, J., created this unique packaging in case the generic shape of meat was too… MORE

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