Everyone has heard of heirloom tomatoes, but now heirloom everything is sprouting up in the mainstream. Chefs are loving these simple, earthy ingredients. Heirloom has such a nice ring to it, especially when you include it in the description of a dish with heirloom vegetables.
First it was chipotle. Then sriracha. And now it seems one of the most popular flavors to shake up the culinary game is the smoky flavor. All over, we’re seeing the addition of smoky tastes in food and beverages alike. Read more here: SCORCHED HERBS ADD ‘WOW’ FACTOR TO CULINARY WORLD
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:
Looking for a unique way to create bold flavors for your dishes? Getting a bit bored of basic salsas and common chutneys? Well, it might be a great idea to take a trip to north Africa to explore unique condiments native to this region.
Read the whole article here: INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: CHERMOULA
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
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
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
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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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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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 ..
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