In the past few years, pineapple has been transformed from a snack or side-of-the-plate option into a go-to ingredient for grilling, shredding and sauces.
05-10-2014 Menu Development
Be it sweet watermelon, classic cantaloupe or humble honeydew, non-commercial operators know seasonality rules when menuing melons.
Food safety is a grave concern for cantaloupe farmers. In 2011, 33 people died from consuming cantaloupe carrying listeria, a deadly pathogen.
04-10-2014 Menu Development
Be it crabs, mussels, clams, scallops or—the big daddy of all shellfish—lobster, operators have come up with endless ways to incorporate these invertebrates into their menus.
The terms “shrimp” and “prawn” are often used interchangeably, although various organizations emphasize the slight distinctions between the two.
03-10-2014 Menu Development
You know you’ve hit the big time when there’s a commercial about you during the Super Bowl. Such is the case with kale.
Producing leafy greens has become more expensive this year, due to heavy rains driving down yield, says second-generation farmer, Larry Corn.
02-10-2014 Menu Development
Customers like foods hot, and operators are turning to chiles for new ways to deliver the heat.
Chiles are a “hot” trend for 2014, according to McCormick & Co.’s Flavor Forecast 2014, as food lovers everywhere have a “growing obsession,” with both “sizzling heat” and the “surprisingly full-...
01-10-2014 Menu Development
Rice has long been a staple of menus, but the usual white and brown varieties aren’t cutting it anymore.
University dining services director says his program offers healthy options and actively seeks student input.
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In response to student complaints that it was serving nearly raw meat and rotten produce, Aramark says it will step up its feedback process at a Canadian university.
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A recent survey of its members by the School Nutrition Association revealed that many operators are facing moderate to serious challenges in meeting the stricter nutritional requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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