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The Menu Adoption Cycle of Cheese

Menu adoption cycle of cheeses

Each cheese you use is at a particular stage on the Menu Adoption Cycle. Do you know what these stages are? It is important to understand the characteristic differences of each stage. Trends in the adoption stage, for example, are likely to continue growing, as they have (just) begun to gain broad support. Those in the inception stage, meanwhile, are ...

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Success Stories: Hot Tamale & Between the Buns

Between the Buns

Four years ago Marc Morley opened Hot Tamale, a Mexican-influenced restaurant in Potsdam, NY that offers fresh, never frozen food, providing the area with quick, healthy options. Morley and his fiancé have since opened two more locations in Cortland and Canton. Last year, Morley opened Between the Buns, a gastro-pub and gourmet sandwich establishment, also featuring fresh, never frozen ingredients. ...

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Success Stories: Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties

Carm's Pizza House & Specialties

A new and different pizza house is opening up in Tunkhannock, and it’s called Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties. Owner Suzanne Gallela and her husband, Bobby, named the place after his mother and feature her recipes. “It’s been Bobby’s dream for years to open a restaurant of his own,” said Gallela. Of course they serve pizza—several different varieties including stuffed ...

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Upscale Meat-Free Cuisine

Meat Free Entrees

Vegetables have been pushing meat-centric dishes out of the spotlight, especially in the quick serve and fast casual segments where health and wellness are of prime concern, but fine dining has taken longer to be wooed. This season many top chefs are eschewing protein as the center of the plate in favor of showcasing fresh produce. • Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse ...

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Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Reduce Food Waste

Nose to tail cooking has been heralded by influential chefs for the last several years—now the focus has expanded to the rest of the menu, fresh produce in particular. Root to stalk, compost cooking, vegetable offal…whatever you call it, it’s good for business…and the planet. Using more of any ingredient reduces food waste and lowers food and trash costs. When ...

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Customer Spotlight: Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant

Kevin's Bar and Bistro

Twenty years ago, Kevin Boylan opened his first restaurant with some friends “on a whim” and never looked back. Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant was opened by Kevin and Janet Boylan in September 2010. Kevin and Janet have more than 20 years in the restaurant business, including Boylan’s Irish Pub and Thirty-One Lake Street. Today Kevin pours his heart and expertise ...

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Cooking Fish with Cast Iron

cooking fish in cast iron

There is nothing quite so wonderful as a perfectly seared piece of fish: Crispy crust on one side, just-barely-done meat in the center. It is one of the great tastes of the world. Cooking fish in a cast iron skillet has a long tradition in American cooking. Since a cast iron skillet can withstand high temperatures, it is the preferred ...

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