Taking a photo of beautiful food with a phone
Culinary Arts
Christopher Wolf

Why You Want to Target Food-Fluencers

For most of human history, food was primarily a source of sustaining life vs. enjoying it. As technology and the economy progressed in the 20th century, it became possible for an increasing number of people to treat food as a lifestyle accessory or status symbol…

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Yuzu
Culinary Arts
Meredith Daca

Yuzu what?

What’s happening in emerging citrus flavors. Lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits. These are the usual suspects when it comes to citrus fruits. But have you tried yuzu?…

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Millennial drinking coffee
Culinary Arts
Jorge Cespedes

The Gastronomic Journey of Coffee

For a couple hundred years the production of coffee was kept secret in Yemen until the mid-1600’s when a clever and sleek Dutch navy boat was able to sail of the port of Java in Indonesia with a couple of live seedlings…

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Bowl of sriracha and hot peppers
Culinary Arts
Jorge Cespedes

Sriracha: From Obscurity to Mainstream

It’s safe to say that in the food world, Sriracha has definitely hit its stride as a mainstream ingredient. There are Sriracha subs, Sriracha chips, Sriracha mayo, Sriracha ice cream and even Sriracha vodka, but just 10 years ago, this humble paste of fresh chile peppers, garlic and salt was almost unheard of, until some sort of epic shift occurred launching it from relative obscurity to a mega foodie crush…

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Chef mixing ingredients into a bowl
Culinary Arts
Thomas Talbert

Can Recipes Really Boost Your Product Sales?

Keeping the menu fresh is one of an operator’s most important roles. And providing recipe inspiration is one of yours as a partner. By demonstrating your product’s versatility, your recipes can show time-starved operators how one ingredient can work in multiple items across the menu—benefitting operators and you—with increased sales.…

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7 Flavors to Suggest in Your Next Innovation Brainstorm
Culinary Arts
Meredith Daca

7 Flavors to Suggest in Your Next Innovation Brainstorm

I bet this has happened to you. You’re in a brainstorm and someone sets up the challenge like, “We need to come up with new tortilla chip flavors: shoot.” Suddenly, you feel like a deer in headlights. It may be the case that you frequently hear about up-and-coming flavors, but you’re not sure if the time is right. Or maybe flavor trends are off your radar altogether…

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Bowl of kimchii
Culinary Arts
Jorge Cespedes

5 Flavor Imports to Watch

For decades, there was a widespread notion that persisted in the food industry—all new ethnic flavor imports needed to be “Americanized” so hesitant palates could warm up to the unfamiliar…

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