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5.Flavor Expedition 2019: Part 1

In 15 days that averaged 19 hours per day, Gerry Ludwig's team visited 116 new restaurants across the three cities, tasting 1,205 dishes along the way. This year’s greatest takeaway was the growing influence of global cuisines on mainstream menus.

6.2018 Trends Tour - Part 2

Gerry Ludwig and his team visited 113 restaurants and tasted 1,107 dishes on their annual street-level trends tour, finding actionable insights that can translate onto today's menus. Here's part two in our series, delivering even more on-trend takeaways.

8.Eyeing The Future

The twentieth Worlds of Flavor Conference provided the opportunity to reflect on the exciting changes and innovation that have moved foodservice forward over the past two decades, and contemplate the changes to come. As global cuisines continue to exert their influence on American menus, whether highly authentic or playfully mashed-up, that world becomes just a bit smaller with each passing year.

10.Three Menu Standouts

Frico and French onion dip are among some of the menu standouts from Chef Gerry Ludwig’s 2018 trends tour. See how they’re creating buzz on menus.

RECIPES

Mouthwatering Mexican-style tamale spheres made with Idaho® Potato tamale dough.
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.
These Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes are roasted and pressed flat on a hot skillet, then topped with a thick and zesty homemade BBQ Butter.

FROM OUR FRIENDS

Floral, earthy U.S.-grown basmati rice serves as the base to this plant-based Paneer Biryani. This flavorful, comfort-centric plant-based dish stars curried and seared paneer and crispy shallots.
Rice offers familiarity, functionality and satiety for consumers eager to explore plant-based options
Butterfly pea syrup electrifies non-alc offerings, like this grapefruit-mint soda, with its magical ability to transform from blue to purple with a simple swizzle of a straw.
High-impact ingredients making a splash in the beverage world
The Cold Brew Shandy cleverly blends the refreshing, citrusy profile of lemonade with the smooth, rich flavor of cold-brew coffee.
Upping the experience (again) in one of America’s most iconic beverages

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