A. Elizabeth Sloan

There’s no doubt that small portions are going to be big business. American Culinary Federation chefs surveyed by the National Restaurant Assn. in October 2007 named bite-sized desserts the hottest culinary trend for 2008, and tapas, small plates, and mezze were No. 4.

Simmons Market Research Bureau reports that more than one-third of adults (35%) said they were eating several small meals throughout the day in lieu of the traditional three squares in 2007, up from 22% in 2004.

Sales of 100-calori…

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