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Today is National American Beer Day! How awesome is that?!
At the end of June 2014, there were 3,040 operating breweries in the U.S. This not only means two things: 1) it represents a return to the localization of beer production, with almost 99% of the 3,040 breweries being small and independent, and 2) competition continues to increase, and that brewers will need to further differentiate and focus on quality if they are going to succeed in a crowded marketplace. For more insights, check out Brewers Association.
National American Beer Day is a great time to take advantage of our latest rebate offer. Visit Foodservicepromos.com and check out our Crisco Professional® Beer Pairing Promotion. In short, this promotion has a minimum ten (10) case purchase of Crisco Professional® products, with a maximum value of $1500. As an added BONUS, you’ll receive a FREE 12-page Craft Beer & Food Pairing Guide with your purchase. Be sure to download the top ten beer/appetizer pairing tips, as well.
Crisco Professional® products, by far one of the most recognized brands, feature a proprietary blend of oils that delivers exceptional taste and superior performance demanded by culinary professionals. They are a complete oil solution that enhances your food's natural flavors, meets your back-of-the-house demands and satisfies your patrons' desires for more healthful options. Whether you’re grilling, frying, or sautéing, Crisco Professional® products promise to deliver.
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Fall is here! What are you going to do with all the summer herbs, fruits, and vegetables that are left lingering in your garden? You may grab some for immediate use, but the majority will have to be preserved. After deciding which preservation method to use, what's next? How about a thorough wash? Then what? It's time to slice and dice, but before you grab that knife, check out this short video on how to hold one properly. Meaning, to ensure that you will not end up fingerless. Good luck and happy preservation!
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In any restaurant, especially the kitchen, everyone is moving ten miles per minute. There is no time to waste; there is no time for mishaps; there is no time for hold ups. This video offers a few quick tips to battle fruit flies, give life to dehydrated lettuce, renew a seemingly destroyed whiteboard, and remedy a bleached shirt. In addition, there is a great tip for wrapping a long kitchen hose.
Take a few minutes to check this video. You never know, these solutions just might come in handy.
Marcy’s Diner's owner, Darla Neugebauer, recently went toe-to-toe with a crying 2 year old. After listening to the child scream for "probably close to 40 minutes", Neugebauer had heard enough. Her staff was annoyed, along with the 75 dining customers, so she took matters into her own hands. Darla was quoted by a local Portland television station saying, "I went over with boxes and asked them to either package up the goods for everyone to leave or if they would just take the child out. And they acted like I had three heads." What's more, Neugebauer defended her actions by saying, "Life’s full of choices and you’ve gotta live with all of them. I chose to yell at the kid. It made her shut up, which made me happy. It made my staff happy. It made the other 75 people in the restaurant happy.”
While Darla had many haters and negative comments on the diner's Facebook page, she also had serveral supporters who agreed the parents should have taken the child out, instead of allowing the disruption of an entire restaurant.
What's your take? Do you agree or disagree with the actions of Darla Neugebauer? Have you experienced an unpleasant restaurant visit due to children?
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One of the most recognized names in the foodservice industry, Crisco Professional®'s line of shortening and oil products are made especially for frying, sautéing and grilling. Crisco Professional® shortenings and oil products have being tested and approved at the nation’s leading food research and development institution: Penn State Center for Food Innovation. The test results, in terms of taste, nutritional value and overall frying performance were outstanding, and ideally suited for the distinct needs of foodservice operators.
To take advantage of Crisco Professional® summertime outdoor dining and grilling/frying tips, plus a special rebate offer (Max redemption - $1500), click here.
What's with waitresses and waiters these days? Nowadays, you're lucky to get that last bite in before your waiter snatches your plate and silverware. We all love an attentive waiter; one that refills your drink as needed or takes the time to answer any pressing menu questions. But, these days, attentive has become overbearing and annoying. Check out this latest restaurant rant via The Washington Post for more insight.
Soups, salads, desserts, spreads, and grilled meats, veggies, and fruits make summer one of the best seasons for food. And yes, you cannot have a conversation about food without talking about the seasonal brews, cocktails, and specialty drinks that help quench your thirst in the melting temperatures.
Oftentimes filled with ingredients such as fresh fruits and veggies, edible flowers, herbs, and trending protein, summery entrees and dishes tend to be simple, light, and versatile. But, there is one ingredient that transcends all seasons. Olive oil.
Referenced as "liquid gold", olive oil is overflowing with health benefits, not to mention its added culinary uses. Did you know the "gold" stuff can be used in everything from salad dressings to cocktails? For more non-traditional uses of olive oil, check out a few summertime tips offered by the makers of Filippo Berio Culinary Selection Olive Oil and Olive & Vegetable Oil Blends. If you're intrigued, be sure to grab the Filippo Berio Culinary Selection Olive Oil rebate offer to boost your summer menu (good thru Sept., max rebate $1500).
Whether you are surfing the internet, checking your Facebook newsfeed, or watching the news, food fads continue to dominate our attention. In the past, more emphasis was placed on “must try” diets, but nowadays nutritionists, dietitians, and food bloggers are more apt to tout superfoods and supergrains to their listening audiences.
Olive oil is not just for cooking. It is known to have several health benefits and is by far one of the most researched, talked about, and consumed superfoods. In fact, at the close of 2013/14 crop year, the United States (the world’s top olive oil importer), imported a total of 312,600 tons, according to the International Olive Council. Among the various grades of olive oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is the most nutrient dense, as it is of the highest quality and is not refined.
Liquid gold, as it is sometimes referred to, olive oil has more healthful Omega 9 fatty acid (oleic acid) than any other common cooking oil or fat. It is also packed with vitamins K and E, and inflammation-fighting antioxidants. Additionally, studies have shown olive oil to be effective against diseases and ailments such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and various cancers, just to name a few.
If olive oil is a topic of interest to you, your customers, and your bottom line, register ( discount code: spendwisely15) for the upcoming Spend Wisely on Olive Oil conference in Chicago, August 25th and 26th. Valuable to everyone from chefs to consumers to researchers, attendees will take part in topical sessions, cooking demonstrations, channel workshops, as well as gain firsthand experience tasting a wide range of extra virgin olive oils, and learning about best practices in sectors such as online sales, boutique/specialty retail, grocery, foodservice and manufacturing. Attendees will also be in the presence of awesome presenters, including celebrity guest speakers Seamus Mullen, an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, and Dr. Connie Guttersen, a nationally and internationally renowned registered dietitian and culinary professional, New York Times bestselling author of The Sonoma Diet, and a sought-after instructor.
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What do you eat for breakfast? Perhaps an omelet or maybe a frittata? What about an egg sandwich from your favorite coffee shop?
Well, if you have not noticed, egg prices have nearly tripled due to the avian flu outbreak. Per the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 46 million birds are affected. This has not only spawned the rationing of eggs, it has also spiked wholesale prices. According to USA Today, "wholesale prices, the price a warehouse pays, for a dozen extra-large eggs are up 3 to 22.5 cents across the USA last week." In the Northeast prices rose from $2.41 to $2.63; the prices are likely to continue rising.
Right now, the hardest hit are restaurants and commercial operations that use hard-shell eggs and egg products, such as bakers and pasta makers. But, the everyday consumer is starting to feel the wallet strain, due to purchasing eggs and egg products for their home, and consuming food items containing eggs when they dine out.
What's to come of this egg shortage? What do you plan to do differently to ensure eggs are a part of your breakfast?
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It's Friday evening and it's packed. There are guests waiting to be seated, tables that need to be cleared, and checks that need to be paid. A guest signals you, she's ready to pay; you grab her bill and credit card. What happens next? You go to "ring" her up, but the card isn't reading. What do you do? Here's a quick hint, it involves thermal paper.
Watch this video below for the full hack.