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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
March 13, 2012
Whey to Go
When it comes to cheese, it seems many chefs never tire of dreaming up new recipes. Some even say they now find success with cheese substitutes that fill growing requests from vegans and lactose-...
Feb. 12, 2012
Sweet on Citrus
Buying local products is great in theory. But it’s not always so practical in reality. The fact is, when it comes to citrus, most people can’t get it from neighboring farms...
Jan. 15, 2012
Shelling Out Variety
Whether offered at breakfast, lunch or dinner, eggs are finding their way onto the plates of more and more customers, according to many non-commercial chefs. This increased demand has led to the...
Jan. 4, 2012
Sweet Potato Promenade
Nov. 29, 2011
The Possibilities of Pasta
Whole-wheat varieties of pasta are allowing operators to menu the grain as a healthy option. Today’s pasta dishes are more flavorful, stylish and healthful than ever before, according to...
Nov. 7, 2011
Wild About Mushrooms
With increased awareness beyond the common mushrooms, many operators are incorporating exotic mushroom varieties, such as shiitake, trumpet, porcini, morel, chanterelles and truffles into dishes.
Sept. 14, 2011
Getting to Know Grains
Exotic grains are undergoing a kind of renaissance due to their healthy qualities and versatility. Also called heirlooms, these nutrition-packed grains—amaranth, teff, quinoa, spelt, millet...
Aug. 30, 2011
Spice of Culinary Life
Indian spices—cumin, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, saffron, tamarind and capsicum—have been the motivation for travel, exploration, trade, war and...
July 15, 2011
Old-School Pork is Out
Operators find new ways to menu the other white meat. What’s not to love about pig?” Nancy Maslonka, executive chef at the Medical Center of Lewisville, Texas, says. “It...
June 23, 2011
Under the Sea
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