Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development
Picture for Pasta Wins the Day…With Chef Matt Harding
Picture for Lasagna Beyond the Classic Casserole
5 fresh formats expand the menu possibilities
Picture for Pudding’s Potential for Modern Menu Moves
This enduring favorite shows culinary promise beyond the cup and spoon
Picture for Transforming Global Dishes Into Hearty Bowls
How to deconstruct and reassemble flavor-forward classics
Picture for 2 Cheesy Bar Bites With Star Power
Stealing the show with new flavors and twists
Picture for Capitalizing on Caprese as a Flavor System
6 ways to maximize the fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil trio
Picture for Modernizing Steakhouse Fare
3 meaty dishes exemplify the menu possibilities
Picture for Best of… Beef
Wagyu is having a moment—seize the opportunity
Picture for Jewel in the Crown
The best burger builds begin with the bun
Picture for 10 Salads Transformed Into Bite-Size Flavor Bombs
Cross-utilizing ingredients for fresh menu options
Picture for 3 Regions Brimming With Coffee Inspiration
How to introduce global flavors into specialty concoctions
Picture for Flavor Trailblazer: Vishu Nath
Thrilling ballpark crowds with fun, approachable, creative fare
Picture for Mole: From Mystery to Mastery
The authentic flavor of a new ready-to-use foodservice paste is the difference-maker.
Picture for A New View of BFY Pizza
Pizza is poised to polish its health halo, especially when using a high-fiber flour dough
Picture for 4: Honey-Roasted Squash & Barilla® Rigatoni
Jess Bograd, Senior Director Culinary, City Barbeque
Picture for 8: Vegan Cauliflower and Cucumber Aguachile
Christian Hallowell, Corporate Executive Chef | Senior Director of R&D, Bloomin’ Brands
Picture for 7: Latin-Roasted Pork Flatbreads
Christian Hallowell, Corporate Executive Chef | Senior Director of R&D, Bloomin’ Brands
Picture for 3: Aussie Select Lamb Pastrami and Parmesan Grits
Jess Bograd, Senior Director Culinary, City Barbeque
Picture for 1: Whipped Feta Spread with Za’atar Crostini
Matt McMillin, Chief Culinary Officer, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Picture for 6: Fontina, Apple and Walnut Piadina With Thyme
Christian Hallowell, Corporate Executive Chef | Senior Director of R&D, Bloomin’ Brands
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative Recipe Roundup #6
8 summer-ready, ingredient-inspired recipes
Picture for 5: Southern-Style Mozzarella and Collard Dip
Jess Bograd, Senior Director Culinary, City Barbeque
Picture for 2: BBQ Hoisin Breaded Wings With Pickled Watermelon
Joshua Ingraham, Culinary + Wellness Director, Aramark
Picture for How Wraps Are Putting Flavor Front and Center
Exploring the carrier’s untapped potential
Picture for Making Magic with Meatballs
These savory spheres are rolling onto modern Mexican menus
Picture for Building a Better Cheese Board
Contrasting cheeses and upgraded accoutrements elevate the experience
Picture for The Secret’s in the Sear
The look and taste of char-grilled chicken leads to easy and effective elevations of menu mainstays
Picture for The Dessert Disruptors
Subverting guest expectations through surprise ingredients and unconventional twists
Picture for 2: French Dip
The menu at Denver’s Pony Up includes several variations of French dip.
Picture for 1: Philly Cheese Steak
Picture for 5 Iconic American Sandwiches Go Global
Fresh flavor systems and premium ingredients elevate these classics
Picture for 5: Pulled Barbecue Sandwich
The BBQ Cuban Sub at Firehouse Subs blends characteristics of two beloved flavor traditions
Picture for 4: Sloppy Joe
In Chicago, TriBecca’s Sandwich Shop puts an elevated spin on an iconic American comfort food
Picture for 3: Reuben
Jewish-African fusion restaurant JewFro's Reuben incorporates Ethiopian spice blends for a wholly original flavor experience that doesn’t skew too far from the classic.
Picture for When the Meat Carnival Comes to Town
Primal flavors are on display at this carnivorous food fest
Picture for Get Onboard the Gravy Train
A flavorful, cost-efficient vehicle for menu innovation
Picture for Do More with Mango
With this tropical fruit favorite in your kitchen, nothing’s off the table for flavor-forward culinary applications
Picture for 6: Sambal Shrimp Scampi
Leyla Wheelhouse, Senior Culinary Director, Food & Drink Resources
Picture for 5: Roasted Lemon Brussels Sprouts with Chili Crisp–Honey Glaze
Joshua Ingraham, Culinary + Wellness Director, Aramark
Picture for 4: Ghirardelli® Double Chocolate Pots de Crème
Matt McMillin, Chief Culinary Officer Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Picture for 3: Thai Red Curry with Aussie Select Lamb Prime Rib
Matt McMillin, Chief Culinary Officer, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Picture for 2: Barilla® Chickpea Orzo Saffron Pilaf With Lamb
Leyla Wheelhouse, Senior Culinary Director, Food & Drink Resources
Picture for 1: Croque Madame Triple Threat
Marshall Scarborough, VP Menu & Culinary Innovation Bojangles
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative Recipe Roundup #5
Chef insights on ingredient-inspired recipes
Picture for Retro Cheeses Go Modern
Fresh iterations of nostalgic dishes for menu inspiration
Picture for Flavor Trailblazer: Alex Sadowsky
Pushing the envelope and attracting new customers
Picture for Flatbread for All
Introducing fresh flavors in a shareable format
Picture for Aussie Beef Carries Korean Comfort
Why Korean might be cuisine of the year
Picture for The Delicious Drama of Cheese
Taking dishes from standard to showstopping
Picture for New Ideas for Naan
Leading with its distinctive bubbles and char, the Indian flatbread is making menu moves
Picture for Cream of the Crop
Dairy-based sauces bring nuanced flavor power
Picture for Breakfast Croissant Sandwich
Create this unique breakfast using turkey sausage links layered with a farmer’s cheese omelet, kettle chips and fresh herbs.
Picture for TikTok Trends Hit the Menu
Five red-hot ideas from social media to add excitement to your menu
Picture for A Deep Dive Into Fish & Chips
Keenly deployed global spins cast a wide net of menu opportunity
Picture for 3: Cheesy California-Style Banh Xeo
Marshall Scarborough, VP Menu & Culinary Innovation Bojangles
Picture for 1: Peruvian-Style Chicken Tender Causa
Richard Garcia, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage, Divisional Vice President of Hotel Operations Caribbean & Latin America | Remington Hospitality
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative Recipe Roundup #4
Chef insights on six ingredient-inspired recipes
Picture for 6: Harissa Roasted Squash with Labneh
Leyla Wheelhouse, Senior Culinary Director Food & Drink Resources
Picture for 5: Chicken in Yogurt Sauce
Leyla Wheelhouse, Senior Culinary Director Food & Drink Resources
Picture for 4: Honey Soufflé Pancakes with Honey Cracklin’ Pork Belly
Marshall Scarborough, VP Menu & Culinary Innovation, Bojangles, Remington Hospitality
Picture for 2: Soy-Mushroom Noodle Bowl
Anthony Dee, Corporate Executive Concept Chef Mitchell’s Steakhouses, Mitchell’s Fish Markets and Muer Restaurants, Landry’s Inc.
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The advantages really add up when you turn to trusted, affordable pantry staples to create easy, impactful signature menu items
Picture for Flavor Trailblazer: Amy Alarcon
Modern flavor play keeps this heritage brand fresh
Picture for Under Construction: Bagel-Based Sandwich Builds
Zeroing in on the opportunities for trend-forward menu additions
Picture for Getting a Jumpstart on Lemonade Season
Explore herbaceous, caffeinated and “swicy” flavor profiles
Picture for Best of Flavor: Reworking Two Cheesy Classics
Inside five restaurants’ all-star cheese dishes
Picture for Minding Their Business
There is much to be gained when ownership is an attitude.
Picture for It’s All About the Tortilla
Craftsmanship, heritage and creativity mark the trend
Picture for Bringing Firepower to Fry Dips
Dip innovations are an essential addition to expand your French fry arsenal
Picture for Power Salads
Sourcing meat from Australia beefs up salads with a nutrient-rich, pasture-raised protein
Picture for Artisan Breads Carry the Day
Premium breads with deep-rooted brand recognition can make all the difference in your next signature sandwich build
Picture for Turning Cocktails Into Mini Works of Art
How clever garnishes and high-impact finishes elevate the modern beverage menu
Picture for Pasta Takes on the World
Reinventing the classic dish through a symphony of global flavors
Picture for Two Fresh Takes on Hawaiian Comfort Classics
Chefs find menu success in the Hawaii-inspired trend
Picture for Go Fish, Go Wild
Beer-battered Wild Alaska Pollock fillets deliver premium flavor value and a sustainability success story
Picture for Barbecue Grilled Chicken Skewers
Gingerline | Charleston, South Carolina
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ABA | Locations in Chicago, Miami and Austin, Texas
Picture for Pork Skewer with Tare, Pickled Daikon and Yuzu Aioli
PYRO | Phoenix
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KONO | New York City
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Sunda New Asian | Locations in Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., Tampa, Fla.
Picture for Skewered, Roasted and Rave-Worthy
From kebabs to satays, global proteins shine in skewered formats
Picture for 4 Steps to Freshen Up Your Fried Chicken
New ways to reimagine a crispy classic
Picture for A New View of Better-for-You
A new high-fiber flour has exciting implications for customer favorites like tortillas, pastas and handhelds.
Picture for 6: Wagyu Beef & Belgioioso® Aperitivo Italico Cheeseburger
Anthony Dee, Corporate Executive Concept Chef, Mitchell’s Steakhouses & Fish Markets/Muer Restaurants, Landry’s Inc.
Picture for 5: Sourdough Blueberry Bread Pudding
Anthony Dee, Corporate Executive Concept Chef Mitchell’s Steakhouses & Fish Markets/Muer Restaurants, Landry’s Inc.
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative Recipe Roundup #3
Chef insights on six ingredient-inspired recipes
Picture for 4: African-Spiced Ricotta-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Richard Garcia, Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage, Divisional Vice President Hotel Operations Caribbean & Latin America Remington Hospitality
Picture for 3: Mango-Chile-Lime Yogurt Bowl
Richard Garcia, Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage, Divisional Vice President Hotel Operations Caribbean & Latin America Remington Hospitality
Picture for 2: Harissa Honey Naan Flatbread
Colin Mills, Senior Recipe Developer, HelloFresh
Picture for 1: Barilla® Kimchi Mac & Cheese
Tiffany L. Sawyer, Corporate Director of Culinary and Beverage First Hospitality
Picture for Flavor Trailblazer: Jeremy Bringardner
Meticulous flavor building underpins gold-standard innovation
Picture for Sweet Escapes
Fostering a coffee culture around community, conversation and connection
Picture for On Trend: A Case Study in Fika
Taking cues from Scandinavian café culture
Picture for Catching the Wave of Flavored Tequilas
Producers and restaurants alike are finding value in flavor-infused tequila.
Picture for Lamb Takes Center Stage
Nordstrom serves up seasonal LTOs starring Aussie lamb
Picture for Tropical Flavors Break Bounds
Escape-worthy ingredients brighten menus and moods
Picture for 3 Easy Ways to Up Your Salad Game
Flavorful add-ins, contrasting textures and elevated finishes make for easy upgrades
Picture for How to Build a One-of-a-Kind Burger
Four inventive builds that prove burgers’ infinite potential
Picture for When Crispy Is Critical
Are your french fries built to go the distance in take-out and delivery applications?
Picture for Hawaii Inspires
King’s Hawaiian makes exploring this top trend easy
Picture for Up with the Chickens
Disrupting conventions in the crispy, craveable chicken breast game
Picture for Flavor Trailblazer: Hagop Giragossian
A conversation with Dog Haus’ co-founder about agility and the creative process
Picture for Lead With Lentils
A powerful pantry trifecta, lentils convey flavor, nutrition and satiety
Picture for 2: Falafel-Battered Onion Rings with Kalamata Olive Honey
Kajsa Alger, Regional Executive Chef, Porto’s Bakery & Cafe
Picture for 6: Aussie Select® Tikka Masala Lamb Kathi
Tiffany L. Sawyer, Corporate Director of Culinary and Beverage, First Hospitality
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative Recipe Roundup #2: Six to Inspire
Carron Harris, Senior Director, Culinary, Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Picture for 5: BelGioioso® Croque Madame
Tiffany L. Sawyer, Corporate Director of Culinary and Beverage, First Hospitality
Picture for 4: Japanese Chicken & Okonomiyaki Waffles
Colin Mills, Senior Recipe Developer, HelloFresh
Picture for 1: Jamaican Jerk Burger with Mango Salsa
Carron Harris, Senior Director, Culinary, Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Picture for 3: Walnut-Crusted Ghirardelli Chocolate Banana Bread Cake Pops
Colin Mills, Senior Recipe Developer, HelloFresh
Picture for Catching the Chopped Sandwich Craze
5 classic salads transformed into handheld gold
Picture for Flavor Postcard: Louisville
There’s more than bourbon in the Gateway to the South
Picture for Move Over Bourbon, Bring on Botanicals
Stop 4: Pretty Decent
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Stop 3: Oskar’s Slider Bar
Picture for Tacos, with a Twist
At Mi Roti at San Antonio's Bottling Department Food Hall at the Pearl, Chefs Nicola and Lionel “Butch” Blache serve up Caribbean-inspired street foods
Picture for Biscuits Go Bite-Sized
Stop 1: Biscuit Belly
Picture for 2 Lamb-tastic Menu Ideas
Acclaimed restaurateur Laura Ozyilmaz of San Francisco’s Dalida offers a case study on why the restaurant sources Aussie Lamb
Picture for MSG Momentum
Exploring the potential of this powerhouse flavor booster
Picture for The ’Shroom Boom Is Real—and Resounding
A new foodservice initiative to capitalize on the mushroom momentum
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Picture for Getting Eggy with It: Asafoetida
At Mi Roti at San Antonio's Bottling Department Food Hall at the Pearl, Chefs Nicola and Lionel “Butch” Blache serve up Caribbean-inspired street foods
Picture for In a Pickle: Danmuji
Often found within Korean kimbap rolls, pickled radishes can imbue an array of dishes with a refreshing kick of tart and slightly sweet notes.
Picture for Plant-based Boost: Ganjang
Made from fermented soybeans (meju), ganjang is lighter and saltier than Japanese and Chinese soy sauces.
Picture for Cold Comfort: Hiyashi Chuka + Zaru Soba
Japanese noodle dishes may call to mind hot soups, but chilled variations of both ramen and soba bring the same depth of flavor albeit at a cooler temperature.
Picture for Two to Watch: Mochi + Matcha
Popular on their own or when combined, matcha and mochi are cornerstones of Japanese cuisine.
Picture for Umami Builder: Fermented Black Beans
Fermented black beans (also known as douchi) punch above their weight, with just a small amount bringing rich, smoky flavor.
Picture for Smoking Hot: Mac Khen
Boasting citrus notes that differentiate it from Sichuan pepper, mac khen is often used in seafood and poultry dishes.
Picture for A Flavor Discovery, Part 2
Global flavors, ingredients and menu concepts inspire modern menu development
Picture for 5 Ways to Bring Asian-Inspired Accents to Your Beverage Menu
From unexpected textures and flavor profiles to global spins on classic cocktails, the vast region offers much to explore.
Picture for Coming Up Roses: Gulkand
Rose petal jam imbues floral, sweet notes to both sweet and savory dishes.
Picture for Color Your Menu
Vibrant, in-your-face colors grab attention in the social media era
Picture for Exploring West African Cuisine
Discovering the rich culinary traditions of this diverse region
Picture for Tallow’s Renaissance
This heritage ingredient brings big possibilities to the modern table
Picture for Vietnamese Café Vibes
Coffees, snacks and sandwiches translate into new opportunities
Picture for Modern Dressings Move In
Creative iterations energize the salad category
Picture for Homing in on Hawaii
The islands’ iconic food culture expands its reach across the mainland
Picture for Diving Into Scandi Café Culture
The food, beverages and vibe all inspire modern menus
Picture for Mexican Beverage Boom
A deeper exploration yields a world of surprising opportunity
Picture for Cinnamon Surprises
The most comforting spice shows off big flavor moves
Picture for Trend Insights: Vietnamese Café Culture
Highlighting the opportunity with café classics
Picture for Ono Inspiration
Three Hawaiian classics offer signature options
Picture for Trends on the Horizon
Chefs and industry experts weigh in on the flavors, ingredients and movements on the edge of the trend cycle
Picture for Mexican Momentum
Trend-forward takes on Mexico’s beverage builders
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Scandi-inspired flavor builders
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Eight areas of opportunity for salad dressings
Picture for Trend Insights: Tallow
Culinary insights on leveraging tallow in menu development
Picture for Cinnamon & Cassia
A brief overview of the spice's two varieties
Picture for Umami Power
Leveraging MSG’s potential
Picture for Trend Insights: Scandi Café Culture
Expert insights on Scandinavian influences and opportunities
Picture for Trend Insights: Cinnamon
Industry insights on cinnamon’s broad appeal and menu potential
Picture for Banh Mi Skillet
Format transformation brings broadened opportunities
Picture for Trend Insights: MSG
Chefs weigh in on MSG’s use as a modern flavor builder
Picture for Trend Insights: Modern Salad Dressings
Chefs weigh in on leveraging next-level dressings
Picture for The Beauty of Bissap
Exploring West Africa’s popular refreshment
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Picture for Trend Insights: Tortillas
Chefs share insights on the trend drivers and opportunities
Picture for Tallow Three Ways
Creative ideas for the powerhouse flavor-builder
Picture for Trend Insights: Mexican Beverages
Insights on the opportunities with this trend
Picture for Trend Insights: West African Cuisine
Examining the allure of this vast region
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Introducing kalo and uala
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The chefs, food & beverage experts, and industry analysts who provided input and insights for this special issue
Picture for Stirring the Pot
Women chefs speak up and speak out about life in the culinary arts
Picture for Mochi 3 Ways: Savory, Sweet and Sippable
From chicken wings to milk tea, mochi’s menu possibilities span the entire menu
Picture for A Trio of Opportunity
Three proven classics with menu potential
Picture for 3: West African Egusi Soup
Kajsa Alger, Regional Executive Chef, Porto’s Bakery & Café
Picture for 2: Nashville Hot Paneer Pita
Matt Burton, Director of R&D/Corporate Executive Chef, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants
Picture for 5: Barilla® Thai Red Curry Shrimp Mac & Cheese
Carron Harris, Senior Director, Culinary, Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Picture for 1: Honey Ginger Old Fashioned
Matt Burton, Director of R&D/Corporate Executive Chef, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative Recipe Roundup: Six to Inspire
Chef insights on ingredient-inspired recipes
Picture for 6: Italian Sausage Pesto Party Dip
Carron Harris, Senior Director, Culinary, Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Picture for 4: Autumn Fig Caprese With Lee Kum Kee® Chili Crisp Pistachios
Kajsa Alger, Regional Executive Chef, Porto’s Bakery & Café
Picture for 4 Tips for Refreshing Your Winter Menu
How to ring in the new year with culinary flair and keep it going all yearlong
Picture for A New Era for Beef on the Menu
Embracing a modern approach to menuing and marketing Australian-sourced, grass-fed beef
Picture for 10 Ingredients that Spark Joy
From mood boosters to wellness remedies, these ingredients bring a bevy of benefits, and more importantly, feel-good flavor
Picture for Maize Magic: Huitlacoche
At Palm & Pine in New Orleans, huitlacoche butter is served alongside these "Corn Babies," a shareable buttermilk cornbread dish.
Picture for Salt of the Earth: Patagonian Sea Salt
Sea salt from South America brings a singular terroir (or in this case, “merroir”) to any dish.
Picture for A Flavor Discovery, Part 1
Global flavors, ingredients and menu concepts inspire modern menu development
Picture for Pulp Fiction: Cacao Fruit
According to a 2023 study by Datassential, menu mentions of cacao have increased 11 percent in the past four years.
Picture for Tearing Up: Mastic Tears
For millennia, mastic trees have been harvested for their resin, which can be used as a spice, chewing gum and digestive aid.
Picture for Morning Inspiration: Rösti
Savory, cheesy, crispy rösti offers all-day menu inspiration.
Picture for Crazy for Caraway: Kümmel Liqueur
With an herbaceous flavor profile, caraway seeds are an ideal ingredient for more nuanced cocktails and liqueurs.
Picture for In a Nutshell: Baru Nut
Technically a legume, the baru nut has long been a popular snack in Brazil, but is still an untapped ingredient stateside
Picture for Oeuf the Charts: Oeuf Mayonnaise
The plating and strict adherence to basic ingredients make oeuf mayonnaise a French bistro favorite
Picture for How Supporting Players Become Menu Superstars
A case study in how high-impact ingredients can transform any dish
Picture for The Citrus Condiment Delivering Savory Heat
Japan’s yuzu kosho is a spicy citrus paste that packs a flavor punch
Picture for Mexico’s Answer to the Espresso Martini
The carajillo cocktail stars strong coffee and Spanish liqueur, with notes of warm baking spices
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North Italia | Based in Calabasas Hills, Calif.
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Hash Kitchen | Based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Boots & Bones | Jersey City, N.J.
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OEB Breakfast Co. | Based in Calgary, Alberta
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The Bungalow Kitchen | Tiburon, Calif.
Picture for Best of Flavor: 5 Brunch Favorites
Wake up to fresh menu inspiration in 2024
Picture for The Other, Other Curry
Lesser known than its India and Thai counterparts, Japanese curry is winning fans with its comfort food vibes and rich, savory flavor
Picture for Edible Lotus Seeds Served 3 Ways
Whether puffed, dried or ground into a paste, makhana offers a blank canvas for both savory and sweet dishes.
Picture for Fresh Steps Forward
Get to know TREHA® and get the lowdown on a high-performing “new” ingredient
Picture for Unlocking Umami
Navigating the bold flavors of natto and koji in modern cuisine
Picture for Advantage: Onions
Embrace the ease and impact of value-added onion products
Picture for Flavor in Action: Gills Diced Pickled Onions
A 30-second peek into the prep process
Picture for All Eyes on the Fries
Turn to high impact specialty cuts to elevate a craveable favorite
Picture for Artisan Pasta Stands Out…With Chef Michael Boyer
Highlighting specialty pasta reinforces a restaurant brand’s culinary narrative
Picture for Breakfast-Inspired Desserts
Tap into morning flavor favorites for signature evening desserts
Picture for Green Goodness
Discover the added values of a fresh take on avocados
Picture for Make Hospitality Your Hero Ingredient
Strategies for creating memorable guest experiences that separate the best from the rest
Picture for New Takes on Old Traditions
Three ways to leverage the popularity of Mexican comfort foods on modern menus
Picture for There’s Power in the Pantry
The legacy brands of foundational ingredients deliver consistent quality and peace of mind
Picture for Tasting Toolbox: Building on Barbacoa
Breakfast sandwiches rise and shine
Picture for Umami Inspires
Japanese mash-ups: where tradition meets innovation
Picture for 5 Super ’Shroom Trends to Watch
Leverage the power of mushrooms with flavor-forward menu ideas
Picture for Pasta Offers New Opportunity… With Chef Tom Kempsey
Product innovation opens the door for menu creativity
Picture for Serving Up Hope
CORE’s mission to support restaurant families in need
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Cal-Mex’s innovative spin on Mexican flavors
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“New classics” are driving excitement in the pizza category
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With a sweet-and-sour flavor and crunchy texture, pickles could be the next big pizza topping
Picture for Leveling Up Pizza
Blueberries are the must-have ingredient for trend-forward sweet-savory combos
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Exploring global ingredients and meat marvels
Picture for A Swicy Playbook
Give guests more of the sweet and spicy combination they can’t get enough of
Picture for All In With Ajika
This Georgian condiment is poised to make moves on American menus
Picture for Creative Ways into Seafood Cakes
Reel in guests with trend-forward takes on a craveable classic
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Getting at the root of global flavors with onions
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Elevating global flavors using McCain Mini Mashers™ Potato Bites
Picture for Getting Your Just Desserts
The simple joy of sweet
Picture for Pasta Tells a Story…With Chef Leonardo Maurelli III
Pasta serves as the familiar base in each of these innovative, flavorful dishes.
Picture for Grilling With Brown Butter
Elevating grilled items with this trending ingredient’s nutty, savory and rich flavor
Picture for Color’s Evolving Role in Menu Development
Discover how color is becoming more crucial than ever, as innovative menu developers explore unconventional ways to surprise and delight diners.
Picture for Unpacking Three Peanut-Based Sauces
Southeast Asia offers a trio of on-trend sauces primed for mainstream menus
Picture for Grazing Matters
American sheep are stewards of the land
Picture for Drinks That Bring the Heat
Spicy sippers tingle the palate and excite the senses
Picture for Caribbean Fusion
At Mi Roti at San Antonio's Bottling Department Food Hall at the Pearl, Chefs Nicola and Lionel “Butch” Blache serve up Caribbean-inspired street foods
Picture for 3 Pasta Trends to Watch
A culinary passion for pasta is always on trend
Picture for Hot Topics in Foodservice
What are the issues driving trends and sparking conversation in F&B today?
Picture for Batter Up!
Ready-to-bake batters can help you launch, expand or transform your baked goods program
Picture for Vegetables on Fire
Ignite menu offerings with bold Asian flavors
Picture for 3 Essential Latin Sauces
Explore these versatile sauces that bring a world of flavor to the table
Picture for Some Like It Hot
Capturing the flavor complexity of dried peppers without any back-of-house burn
Picture for Mushroom “Scallops” Over Lentil & Boiled Peanut Ragu
This creation yielded a trifecta of creative plant-based concepts, showcasing peanuts’ value as an alternative protein option.
Picture for Peanut Dukka-Dusted Shrimp With Peanut Tamale
Picture for Suya Beef Skewers Over Maafe Peanut Stew
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Picture for 5 Winning Builds
Chefs showcase peanuts’ menu-building potential
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Two fresh approaches to sauces
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Six more ways to modernize the classic
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The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
Picture for A Fruity, Floral, Frothy Negroni
The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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Adding creative fuel to flavor innovation
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Leverage an old favorite to craft new, flavor-forward dishes
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Picture for Negroni With a Twist
The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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The classic cocktail takes on new flavors
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Picture for Switching Up Negronis, Part 1
Five creative takes on the classic cocktail
Picture for Pizza Trends to Watch
Prepare to be inspired as we highlight unique pizza concepts that demonstrate broader trends in flavor building and consumer preferences.
Picture for Exploring Wafu Pasta…With Chef Ian Ramirez
Cacio e pepe meets briny umami decadence
Picture for 3 Pasta Trends to Watch
A culinary passion for pasta is always on trend
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A quick tour of inspiring bites and sips
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New frontiers in meat-centric pizza builds
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TikTok opens the door to a craveable new mash-up
Picture for Three Ways to Raise Your Mexican Flavor Game
Versatile products that enhance flavor and reduce BOH complexity are key
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Three beverage trends making a splash right now!
Picture for Spicing Up Salads
Global heat introductions are a means to invigorate this evergreen category
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Embracing the versatility of this plant-based protein
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Building purpose around a purchase
Picture for Mini to the Max
Seize the menu potential of new poppable potato bites
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Maximizing this versatile, comfort-centric dish
Picture for Honey Gochujang Korean Chicken Wings
Our chefs weighed in on multiple topics, from inspiration to trends to the powerful language of food.
Picture for Three Flavors to Watch
Explore the menu potential of emerging global ingredients.
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Skewered meats paired with game answer the call for adventure
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Seasonal appetizers featuring trend-forward meat skewers are a smart menu play
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Meat on sticks bring a fun, interactive vibe to brunch
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Asian stylings build a compelling flavor story on skewer-style pork dishes
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Finding inspiration in the modern menu moves of a generous peer community
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Harnessing food trends for quick-turnaround LTOs
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Our chefs weighed in on multiple topics, from inspiration to trends to the powerful language of food.
Picture for Sustainability on the Menu
California dairy’s planet-smart strategies deliver menu-smart advantages
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Two leading chefs share their insights on how the sweet-heat trend can bring a new level of creativity and craveability to menus.
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A few creative moves take this Philly classic beyond the bun
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Fire up appetites with strategic hits of heat in this always-trending format
Picture for Flavor Innovator: Rafi Taherian
Maeve Webster talks to a culinary director at a top university as he shares insights on this generation’s dining preferences and flavor profiles
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When creating craveable, quality handhelds, start with the bread
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Amplify the pleasures of outdoor dining with craveable queso-based signatures
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A relaxed afternoon off-site dining atmosphere is becoming the ideal setting for an imaginative menu mix
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Expand your culinary point of view with boldly flavored premium meat toppings
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Chef Kajsa Alger of Veggie Grill dives into effective flavor-building techniques and surprising ingredient combinations that make plant-based menu items signature and craveable.
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Cultivating culinary vibes during shoulder hours and late night
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Shareables loaded with bacon win the day
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The ideal menu item for those shoulder and late-night hours
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Cathy Nash Holley sits down with Nate Weir, VP of Culinary for Modern Restaurant Concepts for a lively discussion on savvy flavor strategies
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Chefs are spinning these craveable classics into modern menu stars
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Take the express to menu success by moving avocados forward in your lineup
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Exploring the opportunity within these craveable styles of pizza
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Fiery bites that pack a memorable punch are a means to elevate your bar bites game
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Leveraging this popular, tried-and-true flavor system and moving it into a variety of menu items
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Guests can expect a balance of classic approaches and expectation-defying inspiration on today’s steakhouse menus
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A craveable new option for those who like to play with their food
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Modern takes on an ancient ingredient
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Make modern moves with mustard-based dressings
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This familiar condiment offers serious versatility with on-trend appeal
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Leveraging mustard varieties for signature meat-centric menus
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Punch up dishes with these mustard-based condiments
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Take inspiration from innovative salad builds
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Chefs put their own spins on classic barbecue while introducing consumers to the country’s wide array of on-trend regional variations
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Spark onion ring innovation through creative and craveable flavor play in batters, formats and finishes.
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Flavor innovation proves the sauce is still boss
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This Mexican shareable is primed for American menus
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12 creative ideas for three menu favorites
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The next iteration leverages bold Asian flavors and spicier builds
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Top tier sporting events create menu opportunities to win big with fans
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Modern approaches to achieve crispy, punchy, gooey and meaty perfection
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Chefs pack a punch with pepper-driven sauces and condiments
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Leveraging this classic soup as a proven flavor system
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Breakfast and brunch get a hit of inspiration from trending flavors and formats
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Spice, slaws and plant-based proteins offer tactical advantages to raise your flavor game
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Asian stylings are propelling a humble breakfast offering into new realms
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Latin and Asian mash-ups bring new flavor experiences to morning menus
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Global heat kicks this favorite format up a notch
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Steaks share the spotlight as other premium beef dishes make moves on modern menus
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The craft of thoughtful flavor calibration makes this “borderless” cuisine one to watch
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Menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Menu inspirations for skewered meats
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Creative ways into the savory pie trend
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Merquen typically sees a combination of dried and smoked aji cacho de cabra (a chile pepper also known as goat’s horn red pepper), salt and ground coriander.
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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No broth needed in this mix-your-own flavor explosion
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Update reliable classics with modern flavor touches
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Want your restaurant to be the go-to choice for brunch? Offer flavorful dishes showcasing fresh beef and pork. You can find innovative menu ideas for entrees and side dishes at https://tysonfreshmeats.com/foodservice-news.
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Scouting trends in this emerging food destination town
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Closing out the year with menu inspiration from chefs across the country
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Gain a global edge with versatile plant-based proteins.
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Scouting trends in this emerging food destination town
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Culinary creativity plus ease of execution adds up to menu success
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Look to beans for global flavor play
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Menuing global flavors is the pathway to this generation
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Modern pasta applications carry intriguing Asian flavors and mash-ups
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A bit further out of San Antonio's downtown core, John Russ, executive chef and co-owner, entices diners at the eclectic Clementine
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On the fine-dining end of the spectrum, Executive Chef Steve McHugh’s Landrace opened in San Antonio's new Thompson Hotel last year showcasing Texas ingredients
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Pharm Table is equally Insta-worthy, with colorful, plant-based brunch menu options like smoked local mushroom ceviche with tamari leche de tigre
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La Panaderia, which fills its bakery cases with traditional Mexican sweet breads like pan de muerto, is a must-visit morning stop in San Antonio
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In a revamped former brewery complex that has become San Antonio's central culinary destination, Brasserie Mon Chou Chou is a slightly irreverent French brasserie where locals and visitors sip cocktails like the best-selling French Pink Fairy
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Fusion is in evidence at Best Quality Daughter in dishes like the mochi cheddar hush puppies, featuring Japanese mochi with Brazilian pao de queijo
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Discovering creative pathways to plant-forward menus
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Scouting trends in this emerging food destination town
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Chefs are crafting a flavor story with plant-based fish that consumers can hook into
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Salmon’s mainstream popularity is spawning an influx of plant-based innovation
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Plant-based shrimp satisfies seafood cravings and generates buzz
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Let one advantage lift another when you choose Land O’Lakes® Clarified Butter
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San Antonio's Dough Pizzeria Napoletana has been serving Association of Neapolitan Pizzaioli-certified pies since 2007
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At Box Street Social, which started life as a food truck in San Antonio, the all-day brunch menu gives chilaquiles an Eastern-Med makeover
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Leverage the signature flavor profiles of three classic dishes
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Bold flavors on pizza pies are hitting the sweet spot for Gen Z diners
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Applying the value and versatility of hand-selected beef cuts across the menu
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From seed to package, sustainability has multiple layers at Gills Onions
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Plant-based and protein-rich noodles and pasta become menu game-changers
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Translating next-gen flavors for successful cold-coffee beverage menus
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Translating next-gen flavors for successful cold-coffee beverage menus
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Translating next-gen flavors for successful cold-coffee beverage menus
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Translating next-gen flavors for successful cold-coffee beverage menus
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Signature creations, both classic and contemporary, make for memorable meals and return visits
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Celebrating pasta with trend-forward recipe builds
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Add flavorful innovation across your menu with Monin
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Four breakfast condiments get a creative coffee upgrade
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Next-level coffee flavors bring new excitement to dessert menus
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Leveraging this versatile flavoring agent in savory menu development
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Translating next-gen flavors for successful cold-coffee beverage menus
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Put the power of the global pantry to work with the help of versatile proteins
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The 2022 Flavor Experience explored the power of flavor through engaging content, impactful food and beverage, and meaningful connections
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Breakfast sandwiches rise and shineNot to be confused with South American ceviche, aguachile exemplifies Mexican cuisine's blend of heat and citrus
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Chefs leverage key attributes of legume pastas in plant-forward menu builds
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Discovering new frontiers in funky flavor profiles
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Sharable appetizers should be a priority strategy for restaurants wanting to improve ticket values during this time of the year.
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Six ways to bring in bold flavor touches
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Cool and cutting-edge menu concepts featuring California cheese
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SAME AS DEK
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Gills Onions proves the humble allium is a powerhouse menu-maker with a backstory to boot
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Unique textural treatments and global flavors make modern salads craveable
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Open-flame cooking imparts the essence of tropical cooking styles
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Hitting meat-centric dishes with creative, craveable flavor combinations
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Savory applications that harness the power of this popular tropical fruit
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Creating a tropical getaway with bold flavored small bites
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Unique textural treatments and global flavors make modern salads craveable
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Make your beverages bloom!
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Tell a new flavor story in celebration of National Queso Day, September 20
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Savory hand pies take patrons on flavor exploration to discover new experiences
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Chefs rely on pimiento cheese to work hard for them across their menus
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Peeling away the layers of this menu workhorse
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Taking this trending handheld to the next level
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The Salty Donut | Based in Miami
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Are you taking advantage of premium partnerships available with the California Avocado Commission and other commodity boards?
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Portability and versatility make savory pies a morning star
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Regional favorites rolled into savory hand pies
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Leveraging pasta as a foundation for global cuisines
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Dig into global trends to showcase dessert innovation starring banana
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Different stages yield exciting opportunities for savory menus
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Six ways to upgrade this breakfast favorite with fresh banana
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Contemporary builds leverage banana’s newfound celebrity status
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Craveable flavors and menu versatility help make this spice-forward sausage poised to break beyond its Cajun roots
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Versatile heat stylings pack a flavorful punch
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Capitalize on consumers’ interest in condiments offering familiar profiles with a kick of heat
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Australian grassfed steak and a killer presentation puts the OMG in this LTO at a Miami hot-spot
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Plant-based shrimp provides an alternative for forward-looking restaurants.
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Gain the competitive edge with high-performing dairy products
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Food-hall concepts offer a glance at trend-forward coffee drinks
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Creative flavor strategies yield modern, signature pizzas
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Three Greek dips offer endless menu play
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Heat up summer menus with Greek-style skewered meats and dips
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Modern breakfast and brunch menus practically beg for Greek flavor mash-ups
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Leverage beloved bratwurst in trend-forward global builds
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How pandan, Vietnamese waffles and breakfast banh mi are reinvigorating morning menus
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Two ingredients, endless menu applications
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6 ways to heat up burger menus with this beloved pepper
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Pre-cooked and line-ready, frozen pasta is Barilla’s new best-in-class innovation
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The modest onion provides prep advantages for your kitchen and flavor solutions for your menu
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Global intrigue with an American favorite
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Global salt varietals weave provenance into a flavor story
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Finishing salts impart notable big flavor on small bites
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Sea salts spiked with heat, smoke or citrus lend serious lift to menus
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Introducing this exotic bold beauty across the menu
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Strategic applications of heat wake up morning menus
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A winning flavor to be used across your menu
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Taking guests back in time with reimagined 1980s cocktails
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Spring-seasonality and grassfed Australian beef puts the OMG in this LTO
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Leverage the seasonality and premium quality of fresh California Avocados
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Lean on commodity board support to kickstart innovation and energize your menu
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Celebrating regional and seasonal highlights with fresh California Avocados
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A singular cheese inspires a multitude of trend-forward menu ideas
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Four classic sandwiches transform into modern charcuterie presentations
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Charcuterie’s secret weapon may very well be its accoutrements
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Inspired by charcuterie, these shareables offer guests something new
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Fresh ideas for cones, cups and boxes designed for off-premise menus
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Taking a strategic approach to seafood-centric bowl builds
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Kick up the heat level with trending flavors and textural touches
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Kick up the heat level with trending flavors and textural touches
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Simple and delicious, oysters are having a moment
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Indian-inspired pizzas pave a pathway for flavor innovation
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Spiced and fermented, this Indian beverage offers assertive flavor and functional benefits
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Chef Janine Booth gives pizza night a global spin with Australian lamb
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Strategic use of heat makes this comfort-food favorite a flaming success
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Reinventing three classic sandwiches with bold Mexican flavors
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Delivering authentic flavor with a modern prep approach
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Flavor play with six trending salsas
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Tap Mexican-style cheeses for modern menu hits
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Serving up Mexican comfort at breakfast and brunch with signature moves
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An exciting new menu-idea series from Texas Pete®
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Trend-forward flavor play gives these classics a fresh look
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Latest innovations help chefs ease labor crunch
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Plant-based shrimp offers menu-development solutions
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Feed your passion for incredible flavor with Monin’s 2022 Flavor of the Year!
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Chefs source Bel Brands’ crowd-pleasing flavors and innovative products to develop trend-forward menus
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Beans carry flavorful inspiration beyond borders
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New foodservice-sized lasagne sheets lay the foundation for innovation
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In the hands of Chef James Patterson, Australian lamb racks get the tableside service treatment
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Playing with new flavors keeps culinary intellect sharp
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Restaurant promotions showcase the versatility of sweet potatoes
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Flavor inspirations from the recent Worlds of Flavor conference
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Find your new favorite blueberry format
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Soups, salads, and sandwiches combine to make memorable meals
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Three ways seafood can elevate menu offerings
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A new line of ready-to-use breakfast cups offers back-of-house ease
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Introducing easy solutions for morning menus
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While rarely featured on a menu marquee, marinades play a crucial supporting role in flavor builds
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Meeting the demand for plant-based fare with vegan cheeses that taste great and melt well
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Cocktails inspired by Thai tea are serving up both whimsy and intrigue
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Tea and coffee cultures unite for a specialty beverage bonanza
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Desserts with an exotic Thai-style beverage makeover
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Bundling Thai tea with spicy dishes introduces menu pairings for a new age
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Global noodle dishes offer a friendly base for pushing boundaries
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Transforming favorite handhelds into bowls
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Texas Pete® helps you build LTOs
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Trend-forward menu inspirations for a versatile and prep-friendly portfolio of flatbreads
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With signature flavor, these dishes deliver soulful comfort that diners yearn for when temperatures drop
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Four fast casuals showcase the opportunity in this trending category
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Building signature flavors in a bowl of comfort
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Southwest flavors are made signature in this creative soup build
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Signature sauces move menus
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Spicy dipping sauces create a pathway to flavor innovation
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Transforming comfort into signature
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Morning opportunities inspired by later dayparts
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Meaty meets seasonal in these craveable grilled cheese sandwiches
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Pork’s answer to the fried chicken sandwich
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Breakfast brisket sandwiches are heating up morning menus
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South American sandwiches are winning over menus
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Four noodle dishes to bet on
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Bone-in Aussie lamb gets the steakhouse treatment in the hands of Chef Michael Slavin
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Condiments bring a Wagyu beef burger to a whole new level
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Chefs take the newest Boursin cheese products for a test ride and share their takeaways
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Sandwiching meat-centric builds with on-trend bread carriers
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Fusion baking hits today’s mark for differentiated menus
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Upscale toasts and breads are “loaded” with menu opportunity
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Life beyond the traditional bread basket
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Using noodles for on-trend menu offerings with back-of-house solutions
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Targeted ways to tighten your meal kit strategy
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Getting Ready for The Gameday Rush? Texas Pete® Is on Your Team
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Sweet and savory blueberry solutions deliver on consumer demands
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Blueberry powder adds color and flavor, while a savory blueberry compote is the hero of this croque
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Classic cocktails meet the bubbly personality of hard seltzer
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Adding the buzz of hard seltzer to sweet treats
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The best of both worlds combine to invigorate beverage menus
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Adding in-house flavor touches for refreshing signaturization
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Running LTOs that push the flavor envelope helps Firebirds pull the long view into focus
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Hispanic-style cheeses effortlessly cross border in Cal-Mex cuisine
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Pea and hempseed milks make their way into modern menu development
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Exploring versatility in this trio of dairy alternatives
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Exploring the potential of this versatile dairy alternative
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Making dressings, dips and sauces work for flexitarian menus
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Modern flavor combinations in fun formats that move
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Takeout continues to trend. Here’s how Texas Pete® can help.
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Colorful and flavorful, quick-pickled blueberries offer multiple menu wins
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Four chefs leverage this cheese’s broad popularity and take it in new directions
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Dial up crave factor in sandwiches, soups and salads with pork
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Upgrade and upsell soup with sea greens
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Dialing up flavor with a list of creative culinary strategies
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Leveraging the power of seaweed on plant-forward menus
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An unexpected flavor match brings out the best in each other
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Cost-efficient, consistent, labor-saving solutions
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Rely on breakfast’s “big three” for all-day menu innovation
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Exploring two growth areas for one big opportunity
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The data speaks for itself. Burgers are a hot ticket item for summer and more people are putting hot sauce on them.
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Using fully-cooked meats saves time and money, helping chefs focus on menu innovation
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Mexican comfort as a carrier of modern flavor and menu strategy
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Whoa, This Changes Everything
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Cost-efficient, consistent, labor-saving solutions
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Chefs share insights, ideas and recipes for using the "big 3" ingredients
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Cost-efficient, consistent, labor-saving solutions
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Using an iconic brand to elevate 6 dishes
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Create a recipe using The Blend™ for a chance to win $10K and a showcase in Food Network Magazine
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Double down on comfort by featuring pimento cheese on mainstream menu stars
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Comforting, craveable and versatile, this trending ingredient is energizing the morning daypart
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Leveraging pimento cheese’s crave factor in modern dip applications
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Tapping into the culinary chameleon of cheese spreads
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Strategic use of high-impact finishes helps ensure a winning to-go item
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Piada Italian Street Food | Based in Columbus, Ohio
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Ripple is the plant-based dairy alternative your savory dishes have been looking for
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Spiced and fermented, this Indian beverage offers assertive flavor and functional benefits
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A new trio of floral syrups adds an easy boost of exceptional flavor
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Developing a host of trend-forward menu items while maximizing one new SKU
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Immunity boosts make both non-alc and alcoholic drinks appealing
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Menuing on-trend bowl builds with gut health “heroes” that support immunity
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Propelled by their immunity-boosting powers, mushrooms are stepping into the limelight
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Takes on immunity-boosting soup fortifies modern menus
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Flavor innovation here gives menus a competitive advantage in the to-go game
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Easy menu ideas to up the salad game
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Plant-based dairy alternative Ripple effortlessly enhances everything on your menu
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Extending the appeal of brunch menus with comforting and dynamic bakes
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Reinventing old school casseroles into trend-forward bakes
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Curating a personalized restaurant experience in the home of your guests
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Homestyle savory bakes translate beautifully into plant-forward offerings
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Cranking up crunch and firing up flavor help deliver an optimal off-premise experience
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White Bean and Kale Soup with Smoked Sausage from Smithfield
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Chef Jeffrey Quasha shares his unique—and successful—management system
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Five takes on the traditional fried chicken sandwich
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Trending flavors meet the enduring appeal of classic deli sandwiches
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Creative applications of these iconic flavors shine in favorite side dishes
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Menu ideas inspired by American-Chinese twists
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Global powerhouse cuisines meet the Big Three of Chinese-American cuisine
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Diving deeper into a regional favorite with a devoted national following
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Surprising textures boost craveability in sandwiches
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Turn up the takeout experience with bold flavor combinations
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Simple ingredients and culinary versatility make new plant-based products shine
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Chef Jason Heiselman triumphs with a comforting plant-forward savory pie
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Grapes add unique flair and flavor to trending toast builds
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Chef Michael Ponzio shares carryout inspiration and the importance of versatility in the kitchen
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Decadent, delicious and perfectly tart. Watch how to make Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée
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With built-in portability, hand pies are an easy menu fit
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The virtual Worlds of Flavor event featured culinary insights from chefs’ home turf
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Leading-edge ingredients dial up intrigue in meat-centric dishes
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The warming charm of a powerhouse spice
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Go big on flavor with a deft touch of cardamom
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See what more Haliburton International Foods can do for your menu
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The Perfect Purée helps takeout cocktails succeed
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Leverage the full-bodied characteristics of this warm spice
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A warm spice that complements the savory side of vegetables
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Check out how simple it is to make a clean, plant-forward meat alternative using walnuts
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One savvy sauce carries surprising flavor and color across multiple formats
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Creative ways to heat up beverage menus
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Make it easy for your guests to find beverage choices with immunity boosting benefits mixed right in
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Your Educational Resource for Everything Avocados
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Stanford transitions from customizable menus to curated ones
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Culinary upgrades to soul-soothing comfort foods featuring rice as the versatile base
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8 creative, trend-forward takes on this classic deli sandwich
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With California walnuts as inspiration, chef finalists showcase the flavor possibilities in plant-forward menu development
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Commodity boards serve up trend-forward indulgence
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Capitalizing on the feel-good momentum of fermented beverages
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Double down on comfort with flavorful fermentation
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Strengthening core menu features by leveraging the craveability of fermented flavors
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Fermentation unlocks next-level flavors
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Watch five top food pros go pan-to-pan during Walnuts@Work Live Plant-Forward cooking competition
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Reducing food waste while maximizing innovation with this pantry staple
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Chef Rosalyn Darling demos a decadent Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake
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Dole is taking a plant-forward approach to menu development
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Use culinary finesse to signal premium cues in takeout meat dishes
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Look to the Balkans for new news at breakfast
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Look to the Balkans for enticing yet familiar flavors
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Taking vegetables to new heights with Balkan inspiration
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Translating the sentiment behind small plates in new ways
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Eleven trend-forward beverage builds inspired by honey bees, pollination and honey
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National Honey Month is the perfect time to salute this special craft
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14 fruit-centric ideas for 7 sauce categories
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Fruit takes center stage with modern flavorings and composition
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Three fruits making a big play in trend-forward beverage development
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Flavor depth gives this fruit deep menu potential
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Premium Aussie beef scores across the table
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Join our chefs as they discuss how smoked meats can help your carryout menu.
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Rice offers familiarity, functionality and satiety for consumers eager to explore plant-based options
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High-impact ingredients making a splash in the beverage world
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Upping the experience (again) in one of America’s most iconic beverages
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Surprising, seasonal flavor combinations enliven non-alc offerings
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Brand reflection and sharpened focus help light the path to success today
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Trend-forward rubs, glazes and sauces that work across the menu
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Grapes bring added inspiration to veg-centric builds
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Build modern, flavorful bowls that balance portability with craveability
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Re-tooling successful flavor builds into signature bowls
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Trend-forward flavor combinations offer fresh inspiration in familiar territory
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Chef-driven builds are finding favor with both menu developers and consumers
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Look to trend-forward flavor combinations to build excitement
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From the unexpected to the upgraded, eggs continue to inspire innovation
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Culinary ideas that explore this flavor pairing
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Chefs get fired up, building on the popularity of hot honey
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Trend-forward flavor combinations for signature menu items
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Trend-forward flavor combinations for signature menu items
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Building complexity with surprising flavor combinations
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Grapes contribute sweet surprise to bowl builds
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Spooned, piped or dolloped—whipped ricotta is a wonderful thing
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5 creative ways to feature this umami-packed ingredient
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Join our chefs as they discuss how smoked meats can help your carryout menu.
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The prime rib sandwich serves up opportunity for strategic flavor play
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Broken Yolk Café | based in San Diego
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19 restaurant experiences designed for at-home dining
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These craveable Latin favorites embrace Eastern Med flavors
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Bold flavors get a dose of Southern comfort
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Ingredients like miso and tahini are joining forces for a powerful flavor impact
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Classic, favorite comfort foods get strategic flavor hits from trending ingredients
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A dozen ways to deliver dishes that soothe the soul
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Potato solutions for your operations
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Chefs share what comfort food means to their guests
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With a strong café culture, a fresh approach to menu development holds opportunity
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Combining an all-day café culture with feel-good fare
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Look to the creators of avocado toast for creative, eclectic flavor combinations
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Chilaquiles are a perfect salve for late-night shenanigans, and have already made moves onto brunch menus
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Leading with a hip street food sensibility, pancakes have got craveability wrapped up
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Selecting high-impact pantry items from trending world cuisines moves the Benedict onto bold modern brunch menus seamlessly
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Two popular formats are primed for signaturization now: hashes and baked egg dishes
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Quick culinary ideation inspired by trending egg dishes
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The tart citrus shows up on menus in surprising ways
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Chef Francesco DiCaudo makes burrata a star of the season
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Watch our 2019 Fruit Pairings tour video!
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Creative menu play sees new flavor combinations starring tropical fruits
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Six simple strategies for shifting cocktail menus for the colder weather
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Watch our 2019 Fruit Pairings tour video!
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Bowls are showcasing the versatility of hummus
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The many ways in which this on-trend workhorse is carrying modern menus
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Layered, crumbled, flavored, flamed—meringue is making an impression
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Innovations in five areas help keep this category exciting
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Uncommon flavors and techniques that deliver surprise and delight
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Chefs showcase creative ways to highlight seafood
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The sweet spot in desserts usually hones in on chocolate
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Carving out differentiation in a crowded category
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Chefs hone in on what makes tacos successful for their brands
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The snacking category offers a great place for meat-centric innovation
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Flavors and formats driving dessert innovation
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Deconstructing & modernizing a breakfast mainstay
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Answer the call for nutrient-rich dishes that power menus
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Chefs are upping their main game
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Chefs are showing off the shareable side of seafood
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Fish sauce makes a splash on menus
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Next-level approaches keep this category exciting
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Chefs continue to push the crave factor in burger builds
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These three restaurant brands showcase winning moves in this fan-favorite category
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Trending flavors and ingredients that are impacting taco menu development
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Trending ideas on maximizing summer’s greatest ingredient
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Hearty, versatile and familiar, meatballs roll out a winning shareables strategy
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Condiments that bring the heat—and show significant growth on menus
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Using comfort-food menu platforms to showcase seafood
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These two lesser known ingredients provide big menu impact
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Three modern opportunities with memorable sandwich builds
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Chefs share flavor-forward cross-utilization ideas
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State-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture systems provide a clean, sustainable species
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Oyster farmer Abigail Carroll and Chef David Siegal on Maine oysters
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Add pops of color, functional attributes, unexpected texture and deepened flavor to your non-alcoholic (hot or cold) beverages.
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Peanut butter lends childhood appeal to an adult burger build.
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Get to know this red-hot region, including ingredients and flavors on the fringe
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Leveraging seaweed in creative applications can help build menu interest and entice modern consumers, while enhancing menu items with a functional foods halo.
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Just like cardamom, coriander and ginger can lend well to a variety of cuisines, there’s more than one way to integrate these flavor-forward Eastern Mediterranean spices onto your menu.
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5 ways to make your mac and cheese stand out. Consider playing up global-inspired riffs, translating a winning flavor system through this familiar platform, or making it into a snack-worthy bite at the bar.
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Three more ways to leverage the popularity of mac and cheese.
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Lent is a time to maximize fish and seafood offerings across your menu. Take a look at the versatility of ahi tuna and the many ways it can transform on-trend seafood items.
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When it comes to desserts, dining consumers want to be surprised and delighted. Enter modern texture. In this age of complex flavor experiences, we’ve moved well beyond sprinkles and tuiles. Here are five examples of pitch-perfect textural play in modern desserts.
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At Red Star Tavern, a modern American restaurant in Portland, Ore., chef Dolan Lane breathes new life into two summer staples—gazpacho and burrata with heirloom tomatoes—by merging them and adding a few tweaks.
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Creating menus with meaning, approaching food with a punk rock street-kid mentality, and blending cultures and foods together. Paul Adams talks about few rules he lives by when it comes to menu/flavor development.
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From treating menu writing like composing a symphony, to building a drink version of a Caprese salad, Jay Perry shares with us his approach to flavor strategy.
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Culinary consultant Don Cortes shares with us how he views flavor as a menu strategy, using the traditional lens of culinary, but with heavy influences from his upbringing
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Why you should consider uncommon beverage ingredients when designing new beverages or bar menus in the coming months and seasons.