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The top flavors driving menus in 2021

As the end of 2020 nears, forecasters are finalizing their predictions on the trends that will gain traction next year. Here’s what’s in store on the flavor front.

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Recipe report: Holiday sides

A turkey or roast may be the centerpiece of a holiday meal, but many diners most look forward to the sides. While tried-and-true recipes are always a hit, why not try something new this season? Get started with one or more of these dishes.

The surge in delivery and takeout during the pandemic has pushed pizza sales sky-high. While there’s plenty of good pizza coming out of restaurants, scratch-made pies are rewarding for both the cook and customer. Tired of the same old toppings? Try one of these five new spins.

New items launching on international menus may provide inspiration for innovation stateside.

From hydroponic gardens in the dining rooms to robots bussing tables, this Charlottesville, Va.-based senior-living network is on the cutting edge. But hospitality is still key.

Drinks are getting attention as foodservice operators rev up their beverage offerings.

In adapting to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the pandemic this year, a big change for noncommercial foodservice has been the pivot to off-premise and the elimination of self-serve salad/pasta bars and buffets.

As the weather turns chilly and the holidays approach, baking season gets into full gear. Baking not only soothes the baker, as the muffins, cakes, pies and cookies that emerge from the oven are the ultimate comfort foods consumers are seeking now. So light your ovens and get started with these five comforting recipes.

With Election Day less than a week away, foodservice operations are doing their part to make this contentious race a little easier to swallow. They're serving up pizza promotions for voters, a cake to track the results and more.

School cafeterias face a tall order: Operators need to prepare a varied menu that keeps kids interested and satisfied while also minding budget, USDA dietary meal requirements and more.

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