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Flavor in Focus: Toast Takes Off

Its certainly time to move on from the notion put forth by some in the industry that toast is just a hipster fad. Chefs are proving the staying power by maximizing the simple...  more »

Signature Flavor: A Twist on Tagine

The fragrant Moroccan stew balances sweet with savory beautifully, relying on heady spices like turmeric and ras el hanout for savoriness and braised fruit for sweetness. Oliver...  more »

Fried Chicken Sandwiches Fly High

Is there anything bigger in foodservice right now than the fried chicken sandwich? Even in its simplest form, its miraculous, hitting all the right notes of savoriness, crispiness...  more »

The Value of Middle Eastern Cuisine

Many elements of Middle Eastern cuisine have become solidly mainstream including pita, hummus, falafel, chickpeas, kebabs, baklava, yogurt, honey, pistachios, fetathe list goes on....  more »

Eastern Med Moves In

Over the past few years, the authentic flavors of the Levant have made their way onto U.S. menus and into the collective consciousness of diners everywhere. Champions of this...  more »

Flavor Expedition 2019: Part 1

In 15 days that averaged 19 hours per day, Gerry Ludwig's team visited 116 new restaurants across the three cities, tasting 1,205 dishes along the way. This year s greatest...  more »

Soup Season: Lean Into The Plant-Forward Movement Through Soup Innovation

With its fantastic profit potential, its worth exploring how to up your soup game, tapping into the plant-forward trend in rich, satisfying ways. Of course, plant-forward doesnt...  more »

Vegetable Alchemy

The game is afoot. The fire is lit. The hunt is on. The stakes are raised. Quite simplythe veg-centric movement is rolling along like thunder, and with each creative, craveable...  more »

Championing Chicken

Chicken is a fixture in the foodservice firmament, thanks to its lean profile and neutral flavor. It moves into stardom when chefs show it some love, developing recipes that are...  more »

12 Expanding Flavor Systems

A flavor system is made out of the building blocks of a dish that give it a distinct signature. Banh mi is one example. Buffalo chicken is another, where the building blocks are...  more »

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