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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 »

The Arc of Non-alc: 10 Beverage Builders

As nonalcoholic beverages continue to soar in popularity and to make a diverse impact on menus, its imperative that quality cues and leading formats exceed the expectations of...  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 »

10 Beverage Builders: Nonalcoholic Revolution

While craft cocktails may have enjoyed most of the buzz in the last few years, nonalcoholic options are proving they've got game, thanks to serious flavor-driven menu development....  more »

5 Twists on Tea

And just as were seeing with all beverage categories, their expectations for intriguing, creative flavor combinations is at an all-time high. Here are five ways to expand your...  more »

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