Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Executive Editor

Articles by
Tara Fitzpatrick

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Recipe report: In praise of the braise

Spring is here, but there’s still a bit of a chill in the air. Warm things up by braising cuts of meat or veggies in everything from coffee to beer to milk, tea and more. Sensory bonus: The whole vicinity will smell amazing!


Chef Nazim Khan takes food-as-medicine from great idea to great healthcare dining

At Bryan Medical Center, Khan is leading a team that puts the “care” in healthcare dining, and the flavor, too. By educating the community, he’s making big strides, one healthy recipe at a time.

Grab-and-go superstars, bowls made with fresh veggies, plant-based protein, healthy whole grains and trendy add-ons make the perfect step into spring.

From mini to mega, meaty to plant-based, spicy to Swedish, party app to comforting supper, the circular logic of the meatball means so many proteins, blends and flavor profiles to try.

Cura Hospitality’s relaunched memory care program, Connections Memory Support Dining, resets the table with latest tools in helping memory-impaired residents reclaim mealtime. Plus: How a Cura senior dining team hits the ground running in a new location.

These cool pancake recipes will make mundane mornings magical and turn brunch into bacchanalia. Don't sleep on the BLT pancakes!

As far as snacks, apps and fun savory shareables go, cheese really holds it all together! Try pepperoni dips, a spicy paneer, a pull-apart pizza (with dairy-free cheese!), a fancy mascarpone tartine or beer cheese nachos to send your customers to testify at the church of cheese.

The groundhog has declared an early spring, so it’s high time your menus did the same. Hit fast-forward to the sun-kissed season of springtime with ingredients like sugar snap peas, fresh mint, green onions, Green Goddess dressing and fresh greens galore.

The Best Sandwiches competition winners have been selected and now it’s time to grab that sandwich, wrap it up and bite into victory. Now with thought-provoking bonus Choose Your Own Sandwich Adventure questions with each winner so you can add your own twist!

A special treat of a dessert featuring citrus, chocolate, nuts or berries goes a long way in making these remaining winter months a little sweeter.

Leveraging the strengths of university, school and hospital dining programs to get the best people for the jobs.

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