Scotch Flourishes in Cocktails


Beverage expert Gaz Regan, who analyzed mixed drinks for his upcoming book, 101 Best New Cocktails, scheduled to be published in the spring, told Nation’s Restaurant News that scotch, bitter components, and herbaceous liqueurs are appearing in more cocktails. “Putting this list together has become a great tool for me, since it gives me a […]

Saginaw CC Chef Earns Best of Show


Chef Robert Balderrama, Saginaw Country Club earned best of show January 27 at the American Culinary Federation Flint/Saginaw Valley Chapter’s 24th annual Hot Food Competition, Michigan Live reported. Balderrama’s best of show honor was chosen by public vote, and he received third place in the vegetarian division for his Deconstructed Mushroom Bourguignon, as well as […]

Chefs Forage for Flavor


USA Today has highlighted foraging as a major 2014 food trend, and gathered the input of well-seasoned foragers from across the country for insight into the practice of finding wild mushrooms, lettuces, herbs and other fare. Chef David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, Calif. Kinch scours the California coastline and lush country near his Los Gatos […]

Locally Sourced Food Trend Persists


In an assessment of food trends, the Vineland, N.J.-based Daily Journal reported that several old trends are continuing into 2014. The top food trend of 2014 is locally sourced foods, the Journal reported, but not necessarily healthy food. When we eat fatty foods or comfort foods, we want it to be fresh and local, not […]

Middle Eastern Fare Tops MSLGROUP’s Food Trends List for 2014


MSLGROUP has released its annual list of top U.S. food trends and predictions for 2014. Middle Eastern foods, wood-fired cooking and an increase in beans top the list. For 2013, the specialized North America food PR and marketing team correctly predicted the expansion of single-cup and ready-to-drink coffee innovations, an exploding interest in high-protein foods, […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with GFI Irish Creme Cappuccino


With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to update your hot beverage offerings and energize your sales with this General Foods International’s (GFI) limited-time Irish Creme cappuccino. GFI Irish Creme cappuccino has a refreshing flavor that evokes the mists of Ireland, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Seasonality plays a part in […]

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