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New Discoveries: Thrive Algae Oil

Thrive Algae Oil

Recently, we had the opportunity to attend the reTHINK Food Conference and were privy to some new culinary breakthroughs, methods and products. One product totally rocked our world and is poised to change the way we all cook.   The product in question? Thrive Culinary… continue reading below:



Stem to Leaf Strategies

No doubt you’ve heard of nose-to-tail cooking, where every part of an animal is utilized—especially in restaurants that source and butcher niche meats like heritage pork and naturally raised lamb in-house. Now, in the era of growing interest in meatless meal options and produce-forward menu concepts, it’s time to meet root-to-shoot, where as much of the plant as possible is used to make saleable recipes. Read on: 12 Root to Shoot Strategies

New Dominque Ansel Concept Coming

Cronut | Photo Credit Flickr User LWYang License CC by 2.0


Early this week, famous New York bakery and founder of the now-ubiquitous Cronut movement,Dominique Ansel, announced its newest bakery concept, slated to bring back the freshness and made-to-order standards that bakeries were once known for.

Read more here: Dominique Ansel Announces Newest Bakery Concept

Breakout Menu Item: The Taco

One of the new breakout menu items of the last year or two has been the taco. Once a typically Mexican or Tex-Mex specialty consisting of a corn tortilla rolled around a filling, the taco’s trajectory in the United States has become both more authentic (thanks to increased interest in street food and taqueria concepts ) and more inventive (thanks to chefs like Roy Choi and the phenomenal popularity of his mashup Korean-style bulgogi taco).

What can’t you put in a taco, after all?

Read on: Tacos in Translation


Food trends: Fall drink ideas

We recently posted an article about getting ready for Fall flavors using in-season produce. Today, we want to explore delicious Fall drinks that will will spice up any dish or just great on their very own. Try the following recipes or let them inspire you to create your own unique Autumn drink.



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Unique coffee from around the world

So you thought bacon cupcakes were a bit odd? How about some bacon coffee? If you are thinking that this must be the creation of some small mom and pop shop, then you are (mostly) wrong. Actually, Seattle’s Best (you know, that really big and popular coffee chain?) launched a contest in hopes that entrants could create a great new coffee menu item.


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How to attract the Foodie segment to your restaurant

Are you a foodie? Let’s examine what the word really means. Merriam-Webster defines the term “foodie” as, “a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads.” So, to set the record straight, you technically can’t be a foodie simply because you like to eat a lot. And actually, arecent USA today article, “Foodies enjoy different tastes than the rest of us,” delves further into this citing that foodies actually prefer ..

Read more on restaurant marketing to foodies.