With food prices on the rise, it's becoming increasingly challenging for chefs and operators to distinguish their menus without causing sticker shock among patrons.
However, by thinking out of the box a little, one can provide diners with fresh, on-trend offerings for just pennies a dish by concentrating on flavor-forward applications of seasonings. And perhaps the most cost effective of all seasonings is the essential…
Posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:43pm
Working with school districts to improve their lunch programs while reducing sodium and improving taste may seem like "Mission Impossible". But there are important lessons to be learned that may assist other chefs looking to do the same thing with their own dishes.
I have introduced various USDA standard recipes, and by working with the schools' Foodservice Directors, we have had great success thus far by substituting Diamond Crystal Kosher salt for standard iodized salt. Even…
Posted on January 16, 2013 at 3:05pm
Did you ever wonder how the sea salt that adds that great crunchy finishing touch to so many of your favorite dishes gets from the ocean to your salt cellar? Well, let me tell you, it doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it’s a slow, deliberate five-year process that will give you a new appreciation for this essential seasoning every time you sprinkle it over fresh food or include it in your finest recipes...READ MORE
Posted on January 11, 2013 at 9:53am