Tag Archives: Food Trend

Experiment With Ethnic Inspired Entree Salads

With customers hungry for nutritious options that taste good too, chefs and restaurant owners are seeking global flavors. Salads are being elevated from the sidelines to the spotlight by giving them an international flair. A top-notch ethnic-inspired salad worthy of the main event gives diners a healthy option that will take them to different parts of the world through a ...

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All Things Rhubarb

Like a lot of Depression-era foods, rhubarb is making a comeback. And like collard greens and okra, rhubarb isn’t just showing up in all the usual dishes. Many food trend spotters have been touting the plant as the next big thing for the last few years. It’s number one on HGTV’s 2015 Edible Trends: The Next Hot Fruits, Vegetables and ...

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The Vegetarian Side of Italian

Even though most consumers might think of rich, cheesy, and meaty dishes like meatballs in sauce, or sausage and peppers when it comes to Italian fare, Italian cooking’s emphasis on local, seasonal produce makes it well suited for vegetarian cooking. In Italy, the vegetables are always treated the same way as a steak in the U.S. – they’re not an ...

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Taking Italian to the Next Level

Ever since Italian immigrants brought their beloved dishes and family favorites to the United States, Americans have embraced and loved this flavorful, robust cuisine. The love affair is a long-lasting one: In the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Culinary Forecast, Italian cuisine was named a perennial favorite. Even though it has evolved over the years, the hallmarks that have made it ...

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How You Can Benefit from Italian Classics

-By Chef Eamon Lee, CEC There are a few classic dishes in the Italian Cuisine that are essential to any Italian-inspired menu… and this is how you can benefit from them. Porchetta Porchetta is the essence of what long, slow roasting can do. Lately, food trends reflect quick processes because people don’t have enough patience to wait days for a ...

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5 Reasons Latin Inspired Food Is Here To Stay

Whether you call it Nuevo Latino, Bistro Latino, Floribbean, Pan-American, New World, or just inspired cooking, Latin flavors continue to heat up menus across all sectors of the restaurant industry. Here are five reasons that help explain the popularity of Latin American cuisine and why it is likely to grow in influence. 1. Latino’s Branching Out: According to the 2010 ...

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Pickles Get Popular Again

Keep the crunch. Add the flavor. Pickles are a simple way to preserve and re-purpose our favorite seasonal food items, and they’re back. Pickles are popular with everybody. Gourmet chefs are setting the trend to reinvent the colors, sizes, shapes and flavors of this age-old delicatessen favorite. Thanks to them, pickles are popping up in everything from sandwiches to soufflés, ...

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Trend Alert: Gourmet Sandwiches

Creative, carefully crafted sandwiches are a customer favorite. Right now, the sandwich is returning to its noble roots. The word comes from the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who loved the savory bread-meat-cheese combination plus its ease of handling, allowing him to work while eating. This year, customers are hungry for upscale sandwiches, served up in a manner meant for today’s ...

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The Sliders Craze

Great news for the fans of tiny sandwiches! The sliders craze is still going strong. Those small bites- now popular as noshes, appetizers and even entrees- have roots and staying power. These little burgers are sassy, savory and just the right size for endless possibilities. Sliders can be as diverse as the rest of the sandwich world. They aren’t limited ...

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Anatomy of a Sandwich Infographic

Check out some of these staggering sandwich statistics with our Anatomy of a Sandwich Infographic. EMBED THIS INFOGRAPHIC: <a href=”http://freshideas.maines.net/sandwich-statistics/”><img title=”Anatomy of a Sandwich” src=”http://freshideas.maines.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Deli_Infographic-v2_rvs2_600pxWIDE.jpg” alt=”Seafood Menu Calendar” width=”600″ height=”865″ /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <a href=”http://freshideas.maines.net”> Anatomy of a Sandwich </a>

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