The Asian Wrap served at the West End Market at Virginia Tech
The conventional wisdom that chicken is boring doesn’t hold much weight with most non-commercial chefs, especially when you consider all the creative ways these operators use the ubiquitous bird on...
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.
10-07-2013 Menu Development
At the Carson Long Military Academy, a client of Flik Independent School Dining, in New Bloomfield, Pa., chef manager Joe Wiles has to feed growing boys three meals a day, seven days a week, so he...
When talking turkey, the subject inevitably leads to Thanksgiving. Chefs can’t help but cite the bird’s big day when discussing how they serve turkey.
Turkeys consume a steady diet of corn and soy meal. The combination of last year’s drought and government mandates for corn crops to be used as ethanol to blend with gasoline have led to...
09-23-2013 Menu Development
If you are lucky enough to have the manpower, making your own stuffed pasta can elevate your dishes to true restaurant quality. So it makes sense that a campus restaurant would be one of the few...
09-03-2013 Menu Development
Unfortunately, squash seems to enjoy more popularity as a sport than as a vegetable, farmers say. Squash, such as pumpkins, melons, gourds and zucchini, is a Cucurbitaceae, one of the four main plant...
While hamburgers appear on most menus, they’re only one in a wide variety of beef sandwiches.
07-29-2013 Menu Development
It’s good news, bad news for the beef industry. The bad: The drought has severely reduced feed yields for cattle, resulting in record-high beef prices. The good: Ranchers confirm that...
07-22-2013 Menu Development
“Apples are a nutritious, whole food that adds texture, color, and sweet or tart flavors to dishes. As far as varieties, the options are endless during apple season here in the Northeast. I...
Everyone, it seems, wants to offer us tips on healthier eating. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten into the act.
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The state’s new Superintendent of Education is allowing schools to apply for a waiver to sell unhealthy snacks on certain days.
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Two New England universities affected by Winter Storm Juno share their best practices for operating a foodservice department during a major weather event.
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