I stepped into my neighborhood Dunkin Donuts a few weeks ago. Seemingly overnight, the store had undergone an autumn transformation. Employees had overlain the windows with tantalizing photos of fall foods and pumpkin spiced lattes, apple themed donuts, and slogans like “Trick Out Your Treats.” The counters were lined with fall decor, including orange crepe paper and plastic leaves, and a well-placed sign informed me of the seasonal “Donut Decorating Workshop” for kids next week.
If you are looking for new dishes and ingredients to add to your restaurant’s holiday menu, think “nut butters.” Rising to the top of the popularity charts among professional chefs and bakers alike, your customers are in for a New Year’s treat as you introduce their pallets to the likes of walnut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter, soy nut butter, and even seed butters for those with nut allergies.
Eggnog season has arrived, and with Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to update your restaurant’s eggnog menu. The beloved winter drink is not only a holiday tradition – it is in high consumer demand. So, grab a glass and let’s set out to learn how to serve the best cup of eggnog in town!
Christmas is around the corner, and that’s great news for coffee shop owners and any foodservices that includes coffee on their menu. Coffee consumption tops the charts in the hot beverage industry, with a whopping 69% of Americans drinking two or more cups of java per day and an estimated $40 billion spent on coffee annually.
Sous vide (pronounced soo–veed) is a French term, meaning under vacuum. Somehow, way under the radar, the sous vide culinary technique, which entails vacuum-sealed food that is immersed in a water bath and cooked at an exact and consistent temperature, has exploded and become the food of the hour. If you don’t prepare sous vide meat, for instance, you’re just not keeping up with the times.
With the confetti barely cleared from the streets and 2015 a not-so-distant memory, millions of people turn their thoughts to something else every January 1: New Year’s resolutions.
If your goals for the year ahead include eating better, you’re not alone. In fact, losing weight and getting fit; eating healthier and dieting, and drinking less are all among the most commonly made — and commonly broken — resolutions, according to Time Magazine.