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food ingredients map

“We work with local producers to source meats, seafood, produce and even canola oil, and then call out the locations on a map to tell the story to guests.” 

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Thumbtack preserves jams, jellies and pickles, and hasa ton of cookbooks, so it's building a unit in the main office work area that can display a lot...

Virginia Commonwealth University uses Meet @ Balance: a colored tongs system at an all-you-care-to-eat salad bar. The tongs help advise healthfulness.

Nick Mercogliano turns plastic lids from takeout containers inside-out, places cherry tomatoes in between two lids, then draws a knife across the rows.

Eighty percent of Northwest Community Hospital's customers are our employees, so asking them to participate in the reusable-container program was easy...

[New concept Connecting Grounds] is Ohio State University's first coffee shop where they serve 100-percent direct-trade coffee from farmers they've met...

Each fall, the University of Oklahoma hosts a food-sampling event called Tasty Tweets to introduce freshmen to dining concepts.

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital only needs three or four servings of meatloaf, so instead of making a large loaf, they place the meatloaf mix into muffin tins.

Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.

Metal spoons are a great way to skin ginger. However, chef Neela Paniz learned during a demonstration that, in a pinch, plastic works just as effectively.

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