Join Food Dive’s Brand Studio kitchenside as we get to know the leading companies shaping the food and beverage industry. In this new, three-part series, food editor and blogger Tara Bench sits down with leading experts to explore the latest trends and innovations elevating F&B applications.

Episodes Available for On-Demand Viewing


Driving Deliciousness with
Umami and Kokumi

Emergence of the fifth basic taste, characteristics of umami and kokumi and the diverse ways they elevate flavor profiles.

June 18, 2PM ET

Joseph A. Formanek, PhD
Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition
North America, Inc.


Christopher Koetke, CEC CCE HAAC
Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition
North America, Inc.

Naturally Coloring
Food with Food

Color trends and how to use natural colors made from fruits, vegetables and edible plants for a wide variety of food and drink applications.

June 25, 2PM ET

Christina Olivarez
Corporate Executive Chef

Sweet Organic
Dairy Solutions 

Innovations in dairy and non-dairy flavoring that produce authentic-tasting, consumer-pleasing products with healthier benefits.

July 9, 2PM ET

Anne Druschitz, CRC®
The Edlong Corporation


Ashley Sabo
The Edlong Corporation

Meet Our Host

Tara has created thousands of original recipes that inspire people to spend more time in the kitchen, and enjoy food with friends and family. She has over 20 years of experience in the food publishing industry creating delicious recipes and beautiful food styling for magazines, books, television and food brands. Her first cookbook, Live Life Deliciously: Recipes For Busy Weeknights And Leisurely Weekends, will be published in October 2020.

Industry Dive’s Brand Studio collaborates with clients to create impactful and insightful custom content. Our clients benefit from aligning with the highly-regarded editorial voice of our industry expert writers coupled with the credibility our editorial brands deliver. When we connect your brand to our sophisticated and engaged audience while associating them with the leading trends and respected editorial experts, we get results.

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