Lentils, chickpeas and dry beans serve a valuable function on non-commercial menus.
03-10-2014 Menu Development
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
Government food policy and the popularity of healthful foods are helping America’s rice growers.
Rice has long been a staple of menus, but the usual white and brown varieties aren’t cutting it anymore.
12-17-2013 Menu Development
Operators get creative to make tomato sauces their own.
12-11-2013 Menu Development
“Tea is probably the most labor-intensive crop on the planet,” says Angela Macke, the founding director of Light of Day Organic Farm and Tea Shop, in Traverse City, Mich.
11-12-2013 Menu Development
A longtime side dish staple, beans are getting the spotlight treatment as operators look to satisfy customer requests for healthier and meatless options.
10-30-2013 Menu Development
Beans are a popular export for American farmers. Chris Capaul, a grower of baby lima beans in California, thinks it’s partly due to household economics.
With no juicer on hand, Chicago’s Rodelio Aglibot, chef-owner of E+O Food and Drink and Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor grabbed tongs to juice the limes on the fly.
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With the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act expiring in September, Republicans are convening a series of hearings to dial back the controversial nutrition standards.
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