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Flavor of the Week: Broccolini's Distinctive Taste and Texture Make it a Star

It's easy to mistake broccolini for "baby broccoli," and while it is in the brassica family alongside broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, it's not immature...  more »

Chains Tackle the Afternoon Sweet Tooth

With Americans snacking more, more restaurant are seizing the opportunity to satisfy their afternoon sweet tooth with all manner of treats. While some operators are creating fresh...  more »

Brownies Get The Global Treatment

Globally influenced desserts - think colorful French macaroons, syrupy sweet Middle Eastern baklava, caffeine-laden Italian affogato - have been making their way onto American...  more »

Sausage is Latest Trend in Plant Based 'Meats'

Sausage might be the perfect vehicle for chains looking to add vegan meat substitutes to their menus, and more restaurants are embracing them to use as breakfast meat and pizza...  more »

Crust a Move: Pizza Foundations Get a Makeover

Toppings often appear to be the star of a pizza, and premium meats, varied vegetables and exotic cheeses have all found their place on the pie in recent years, but now crusts are...  more »

Cookies Without Cream: Vegan Treats Find a Ready Market

Just because someone wants to eat more healthfully, or in a way that has less impact on the planet or on the lives of animals, doesn't mean they don't like sweets, particularly the...  more »

Passion Fruit Brings a Ray of Sunshine to Desserts

As recently as a few years ago, passion fruit was a novelty ingredient being menued largely by fine-dining chefs with a particular passion for the tart tropical fruit. Now, to the...  more »

Operators Experiment With New Flavored Coffees

Since Starbucks launched the Pumpkin Spice Latte nationally in 2004, drinking coffee mixed with autumnal spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves has been a seasonal custom for...  more »

Dessert Tracker: Sweets to Start Off The New Year

Many restaurant chains launch better-for-you items in the New Year, but theres more than one way to treat yourself right. That includes enjoying sweet treats such as the snacks,...  more »

Taking The Drunk Out Of Drinks

When going out to restaurants, non-drinkers have historically been left on the beverage sidelines, relegated to a choice of sugary sodas and juices, or kitschy classics such as the...  more »

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