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Washington University explores American Indian cuisine
Zero-waste soups and stews
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Going gluten free without the labor
Campus dining halls go gluten free
Natural energy drinks on the rise
Insights from growers and menu ideas on a variety of ingredients
Jan. 27, 2013
Pulling Pork into the Limelight
Pork has long been like the ugly stepchild of the protein family, in part because of bans on the use of pig by some religious groups, and in part because of the vestiges of the old fears about...
Dec. 19, 2012
There are foodservice operators who have incorporated a variety of exotic grains into their menus, in vegetarian items and on salad bars, and customers have embraced them. But when it comes to...
Nov. 15, 2012
The Dark Side of Chicken
When planning menus, make room for dark meat chicken, says Kathy Hayden, foodservice analyst at Mintel Menu Insights in Chicago. “I can easily see chicken drumsticks [being] as big as wings...
Oct. 17, 2012
A Healthy Side of Pasta
Whole-wheat and gluten-free pastas are being added to menus as diners request options that are healthier or meet their dietary restrictions. At the same time, chefs are also upgrading classic pasta...
Sept. 14, 2012
Ice Cream Creativity
Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, produces 185,000 gallons of ice cream a year. Standard flavors like vanilla, cookies and cream and cookie dough sell best, but staff at the university...
Aug. 17, 2012
The Allure of Garlic
Garlic is one of the most commonly used items by chefs. According to the Ag Marketing Resource Center, in 2010 the average person consumed 2.3 pounds of garlic. This month, FSD talked with...
July 25, 2012
A Cut Above
Chuck may not sound appetizing to some diners, but the shoulder of the cattle has some of the most flavorful cuts on the animal. The chuck tender, teres major, petite tender, butcher’s cut...
June 18, 2012
The ongoing search for new and exciting flavors has led many non-commercial chefs to branch out from what consumers might consider “traditional” yogurt. These chefs are now...
May 17, 2012
Cabbage Patch Meals
Crucifer may rhyme with Lucifer, but there’s nothing devilish about the huge family of vegetables that includes cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. In fact, some research indicates...
March 26, 2012
Brown Rice’s Healthy Side
Rice has been a staple of many world cuisines for ages. Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and some Latino cultures have relied on this starch in all its various forms as the basis for many dishes. But...
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