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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:12

The Excitement Surrounding Brie

brie spring image 500x333Named for the region in north-central France where it was first created, Brie is said to be cheese royalty. 

With its rich and velvety texture, buttery-soft interior that oozes at the peak of ripeness, and its edible white rind, Brie is becoming ever so popular, especially in America - this trend has also spread to fresh cheeses like feta and ricotta, and ripened cheese like camembert. 

According to Foodservice Director, “Americans are getting a little more adventurous in their purchasing and we are seeing a huge increase in demand for soft cheese.” That said, Brie is showing up in fine dining restaurants, quick service restaurants, and in homes. 

From utilizing Brie on croissants and fruit skewers to pizzas, sliders, and galettes, a variety of Brie selections are found on breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizer menus. Not to mention, dessert menus.

In fact, Brie has seen a 5% increase on QSR menus, from 2016 to 2017, per Datassentials latest report. 

Additionally, more and more home cooks are exploring the use of Brie, aside from serving it at stuffy dinner parties and brunches. No longer does Brie have to be pigeonholed to a specific use; experimentation is allowed and encouraged! 

Speaking of exploring, we have a few favorites that we’d love to share with you.

Now that warm temps are here, it’s time to entertain. Spring and summer are made to hang out with family and friends, while enjoying good food. Below are a few videos that may pique your interest, as well as your excite your palate.

This is a great time to head over to Foodservice Promos and grab our latest Président® Brie rebate. Save up to $500 on eligible Président® cheeses now through June 30th. Simply log into your Foodservice Promos account (or sign up for FREE) and download the featured, money-saving rebate. This OFFER MUST BE postmarked by July 31, 2018.

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Monday, 07 May 2018 12:38

Potato, Patato with Idahoan®

blur close up cooked 162971From French fries and scalloped to mashed and alcoholic beverages, potatoes are the most important vegetable crops in the world. They’re packed with tons of nutrients, including potassium, Vit. C, Vit. B6, phosphorus, manganese, and more.

Grown in over 100 countries around the world, potatoes are native to the Peruvian-Bolivian Andes, as well as the fourth largest crop in the world, after corn, wheat, and rice. The potato is considered a vegetable and belongs to the nightshade family - the same family that eggplants, tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers belong to.

Interestingly, there are nearly 5000 cultivated varieties of potatoes worldwide, and about 200 wild species and subspecies, many of which can be cross-bred with cultivated varieties. That said, potatoes are extremely diverse.

In Latin America, potatoes are used in a wide-range of notable dishes - ocopa, papa seca, papa rellena, milcaos, and chapaleles.

In Europe, there are several traditional and popular dishes in which potatoes are highlighted - ‘fish and chips, the tattie scone, colcannon, and cepelinai.

In North America, it is typical to see French fries and hash browns on menus. Other favorites include baked potatoes topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chives; boiled potatoes; mashed potatoes; and potato cakes.

Further in North America, the United States in particular, Idaho potatoes are the go-to potatoes. With close to 13 billion pounds of Idaho potatoes being harvested yearly, 9 out of 10 Americans associate potatoes with Idaho in comparison to any other state. Due to the mountain-fed irrigation, rich volcanic soil, and the warm growing season, Idaho potatoes have a unique texture and taste, and come in four varieties - Russet, Red, Gold, and Fingerling. close up food harvest 144248

If you’re ready to serve up a helping of potatoes in your establishment, look no further for savings. Head over to FoodservicePromos.com and grab our latest Idahoan® rebate.

Save up to $400 on select Idahoan products, including Idahoan® REAL Au Gratin Potatoes, Idahoan® Buttery Homestyle® Mashed Potatoes, and Idahoan® Signature Mashed Potatoes.

To take advantage of this valuable offer, log into your Foodservice Promos account at FoodservicePromos.com (or sign up for FREE) to access the download.

This OFFER ENDS May 31, 2018 (must be postmarked by June 30, 2018).

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