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Frieda's Recognized As A Trendsetter In 'The Tastemakers'
by Frieda’s Inc.



Posted: 2014-08-08 09:05:52 EST














LOS ALAMITOS, CA – "Agriculture's tastemakers are arguably the most potent trendsetters in the world," said James Beard Award-winning author David Sax in his new book "The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes But Fed Up with Fondue." 





One of those trendsetters mentioned in his book is Frieda Rapoport Caplan, founder of Frieda's Inc.










Released in June, "The Tastemakers" uncovers the world of food trends: where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up.







 Sax recounts his chat with Karen Caplan, Frieda’s daughter and President and CEO of Frieda’s Inc., about how Kiwifruit became an everyday fruit from its specialty beginning, and how Frieda’s introduction of other specialty fruits and vegetables to U.S. market is one of the many innovations that influenced how America eats today.





David Sax is also the author of "Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen" and has won a James Beard Award for writing and literature. He is a freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Saveur.







About Frieda’s Inc.


Frieda’s Inc. celebrates more than 50 years of innovation in fresh produce. Founded in 1962 by Frieda Caplan, Frieda's was the first wholesale produce company in the U.S. to be founded, owned, and operated by a woman, and is still a family- and women-owned business today. With the mission of changing the way America eats fruits and vegetables, Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 specialty items to U.S. produce departments, including Kiwifruit, Spaghetti Squash, Habanero Peppers, Black Garlic, Sunchokes®, Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato, and many more. Frieda’s new programs for 2014 include Power of Purple, with a focus on the nutritional value of purple; Frieda’s Flavor Essentials, highlighting and promoting specialty ingredients for everyday cooking; and Eat One Fruit a Day That Scares You, which encourages everyone to #FearNoFruit. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce, and Friedas.com.

Source: Frieda’s Inc.




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