Asian and Thai food, specialty breads and beans are currently the strong-selling items, says the Steel Packaging Council. What's not so hot? Crock-Pots, afternoon tea parties and shish kebab.
Favorite kitchen tool? A chopping knife. Favorite appliance? The food processor.
The information comes from those attending a recent conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals in Philadelphia.
Fully kosher MRE (Meals-Ready-to-Eat) are now available to members of the U.S. Armed Services. Previously, cases of Kosher food had to be shipped privately to Jewish chaplains to distribute.