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High impact flavor needs the right supporting players
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Steak & Arugula Sandwich: shaved prime rib, Swiss, tomato, pickled onion, arugula and horseradish mustard, served on harvest toast.
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Offering familiar ingredients in surprising, flavor-forward applications
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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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Building crave in a comfort classic, a bright summer dish and a modern entrée
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Spicy Carrot Buddha Bowl: Avocado, quinoa, lentils, baby greens, carrot tops, spicy carrot hummus and cilantro-lime yogurt sauce.
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Playing with formats and adding unexpected flavor touches reveals new ideas
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Crispy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich with spicy honey Sriracha, aïoli sauce, lettuce, tomato and housemade pickles.
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Grapes contribute sweet surprise to bowl builds
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Thoughtful flavor combinations give breakfast, all-day and brunch a lift
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Creative texture play takes favorites in exciting directions
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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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Strategic flavor development ensures menu hits with both plant-forward and meat-centric items
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The prime rib sandwich serves up opportunity for strategic flavor play
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Tamra Scroggins
Three creations showcase a modern American mash-up theme
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Two recipes that nail craveability and comfort while demonstrating beautiful flavor touches.
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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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Inspiring chefs and driving trends buoy today's opportunities
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Prepping and serving seafood skin-on yields numerous benefits
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When life gives you lemons, serve them with seafood
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10 brunch-friendly dishes primed for a seafood upgrade
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Making healthy and functional competitive in quick serve
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Eastern Med flavors add intrigue to beverage menus
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Plant-forward cuisine is finding inspiration in modern Mexican flavors
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At Istanbul Modern SF the menu transcends borders, dipping into the Eastern Med, the Balkan Peninsula and the Caucasus
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Chefs take pizza to the next level with clever flavor play
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A dozen ways to deliver dishes that soothe the soul
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Pasta’s storied traditions lead to richer menu narratives
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On-trend builds bring menu opportunity
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When it comes to deli favorites, there are a handful of flavor fundamentals - here we list four.
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Potato solutions for your operations
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Chefs employ modern approaches to the art of smoke
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This fan favorite stands out when trending flavors come into play
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With fries providing a guarantee of comfort, these flavor builds promise safe adventure
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Refashion classic deli favorites to drive flavor opportunities
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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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Taking a cue from the Aussie tradition, new opportunities take shape in this comfort-centric build
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This timeless classic is primed for innovation
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Picture for Flavor Makeover: Tropical Surprise
Integrate the exotic- but-accessible pineapple as a dynamic flavor component across menus
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Global handhelds endure as one of the most innovative menu categories
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Powerhouse condiments and garnishes make the sandwich
Picture for Flavor Expedition 2020: part 1
Street-level trend tracking reveals emerging menu opportunities
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Leverage the toasted, crunchy texture as an unexpected snack, carrier or garnish
Picture for Flavor Trifecta: Sheamus Feeley
A blend of powdered dashi, black truffle and cashews offers flavor inspiration.
Picture for Signature Flavor: Translating Sabich
This Green Chermoula Alaska Sole Sabich riffs on an original
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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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Nutritional yeast adds a healthy boost of flavor
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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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Mash-ups with far-flung cuisines like Mexican and Japanese create new opportunity
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A sharpening of focus is resulting in purpose-driven bowl builds
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Potatoes help fuel performance while promising satisfaction
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Haliburton helps operators build signature bowls that offer complexity of build without overtaxing back of house
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Creative flavor building elevates spirit-free drinks to adult beverage status
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This fun, casual dining culture offers big opportunity for easy translation
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Inspiration for casual yet inspired meat-centric dishes
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Clever culinary techniques are deepening the impact of this beloved ingredient
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Zoe’s Crush: where toffee, almonds, toasted sesame, candied ginger, Peruvian chocolate and a hint of miso come together for a delicious and deeply satisfying cookie
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Grapes showcase the culinary treatments making fruit a menu star
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Jamie Simpson, executive chef of CVI, shares 10 ways to use honey in trend-forward applications, providing thought starters for each
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Flavor-packed global mash-up handheld brings the sweet heat
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Inspired by the veg-centric movement, fruit is revealing its culinary potential
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This warm, peppery spice is game for more menu play
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Quick culinary ideation inspired by trending egg dishes
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New global flavors bring a fresh wave of innovation
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Just around the bend from the Eastern Med lies an abundance of new opportunity
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Deeper exploration into fermentation reveals new flavor frontiers
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Chefs are tapping the rich flavor and crisp texture of this Oregon crop
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Deliver a burst of color and flavor to the menu with ease
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Color is becoming a more significant factor in menu development
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Commodity boards highlight the more adventurous side of high-volume menu ideation
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The 10 biggest flavor trends for 2020
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Flavor & The Menu contributors forecast trends on the foodservice horizon
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These four bean dishes offer a rich pathway to plant-forward craveability
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The tart citrus shows up on menus in surprising ways
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This Taro Root Nest features spiralized taro root, deep fried at a low temperature until super crispy
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Tostadas and quesadillas are fun formats with worlds of possibilities
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Potatoes: plant-based fuel to power your menu
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Elevating a dish through the dressing calls for inspired flavor play
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With chefs zeroing in on regional Italian, lesser-known traditions provide inspiration
Picture for Flavor Trifecta: John Baez
John Baez is executive chef of the Rainforest Cafe, a family-oriented themed concept that is part of Landry’s, Inc
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Step up your cocktail game with consumers' favorite berry
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Sauces and condiments from around the world inspire new applications
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Chef Jamie Simpson uses blueberries to demonstrate the science of surprising flavor combinations
Picture for 10 Flavor Builders: Center of Attention
Modern ways that chefs are featuring meat, poultry and game
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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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Lenten menu innovations offer long-term inspiration
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The salmon category comprises a range of different species that are generally interchangeable in many recipes
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Next-level flavor combinations ensure showstopping bar offerings
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This Hash Brown “Spudwich” offers a spin on the Reuben sandwich
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Newfound consumer expectations are being set by progressive campus dining experiences
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Food waste upcycling also makes dollars and sense
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Mouthwatering Mexican-style tamale spheres made with Idaho® Potato tamale dough.
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Going that extra mile yields come-back-for-more cocktails
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Appeal to multiple generations through familiar formats with changeable features
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High-quality beef and pork are menu must-haves
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Justin Cucci is the executive chef/owner of Edible Beats restaurant group, based in Denver
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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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The humble sweet potato offers tremendous menu versatility and opportunity
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This devilishly delicious vegan starter is a tasty twist on the beloved, classic egg recipe, complete with a mustardy mashed Idaho® Potato filling and tangy tomato jam topping.
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Innovative chefs use pasta to make leading-edge flavors approachable
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These Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes are roasted and pressed flat on a hot skillet, then topped with a thick and zesty homemade BBQ Butter.
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Fresh ideas inspired by a creative usage of grapes
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Chefs share menu inspirations sparked by aquaculture
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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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Three ways to capture their attention
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The flexibility and varied use of Whole Wild Alaska pollock
Picture for Flavor Expedition 2019: Part Three
Live research reveals fresh ideas across menu parts
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New dimensions for the craveable fifth taste
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Chefs are flying high with poultry
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Twelve ways to leverage cheese in unexpected flavor combinations
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This plant-based superstar moves deeper into menu development
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Tap into nostalgia with premium seasonal sips
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Telling a flavor story with a concentration on Italian regions