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Dole is taking a plant-forward approach to menu development
Picture for Plant-Forward? It’s In Our Roots.
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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19 restaurant experiences designed for at-home dining
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Pairing rice varietals with dishes can help build compelling and authentic narratives
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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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Powerhouse condiments and garnishes make the sandwich
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Leverage the toasted, crunchy texture as an unexpected snack, carrier or garnish
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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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Creative ways to tap into trending Latin American profiles with a plant-based favorite
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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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Chefs are tapping the rich flavor and crisp texture of this Oregon crop
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The tart citrus shows up on menus in surprising ways
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With chefs zeroing in on regional Italian, lesser-known traditions provide inspiration
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Step up your cocktail game with consumers' favorite berry
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Chef Jamie Simpson uses blueberries to demonstrate the science of surprising flavor combinations
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Chef Francesco DiCaudo makes burrata a star of the season
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Turn to duck for serious menu differentiation
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Next-level flavor combinations ensure showstopping bar offerings
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Food waste upcycling also makes dollars and sense
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High-quality beef and pork are menu must-haves
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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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Leverage the umami-rich power of a naturally fermented soy sauce
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4 ways to leverage the power of ginger
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Innovative chefs use pasta to make leading-edge flavors approachable
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Raised sustainably in the U.S., steelhead trout answers a number of demands
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Six simple strategies for shifting cocktail menus for the colder weather
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Transforming blueberries into a one-of-a-kind chef’s tasting menu
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Small, smart moves make big differences
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Watch how to build this dessert in this quick video from Haliburton.
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The Original "Louisiana" Brand Hot Sauce™ and our range of sauce flavors add a kick to dishes across the menu
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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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Turn to duck for serious menu differentiation
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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.