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19.Cheese to Please

Chefs across the country are taking something inherently craveable and familiar — cheese — and relying on it to elevate a menu item. Infinitely adaptable and universally loved, cheese offers a sound strategy in modern menu development. Here’s what’s hitting creative menus today.

20.Flavor Trifecta: Timothy Griffin

Timothy Griffin is the director of culinary innovation at Kona Grill, an upscale casual grill based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We asked him to share a flavor trifecta that demonstrates creative, unexpected flavor play.

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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.

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