Hi FohBoh folks! I'm Chef Mark Tafoya, and I'm the Executive Producer of the Culinary Media Network
. You may have seen a few of our videos here on FohBoh. Well, we have a plethora of food related audio and video content on our website at www.culinarymedianetwork.com
, the world's first all food podcast network.
We also publish The Gilded Fork… Continue
Added by Chef Mark Tafoya on January 20, 2008 at 11:08am —
My two friends invited myself and Adam Z into a catering business. They bought the Kitchen Trailer and are working this very hard. I am very blessed to be invited. It gets me back into the Corporate world of being in a kitchen. I cannot wait to yell at someone to wash my dishes.
A lot more about this later.
Added by Adam R. Cox on January 20, 2008 at 8:53am —
All, I just wanted to announce that I created a Discussion Group on FohBoh for the purpose of discussing Local Store Marketing. I've had success with LSM in a number of different concepts in a number of different-sized markets. When I was AGM of Ryan's of Akron I developed a comprehensive LSM program that built sales from $40,000-$60,000 a week over six months, despite our direct competitor Golden Corral opening a location right next door, less than 100… Continue
Added by Matt Urdan on January 20, 2008 at 7:05am —
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Assembly member Sam Hoyt, D-Buffalo, has introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products in any stand-alone pharmacy or establishment that contains a pharmacy. The bill was proposed just one week after Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans announced its plans to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco in its stores. “In light of the overwhelming evidence of the harmful nature of cigarette smoking on one’s health and the astronomical public… Continue
Added by The Tortilla Guy on January 18, 2008 at 4:47pm —
Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dining.
Lunch $24.07 | Dinner $35.00
Beverages, gratuities and taxes are not included.
Visit the web address below for all the yummy details! I'll see you there.
Check it out foodies… Continue
Added by The Tortilla Guy on January 18, 2008 at 4:43pm —
And is it important for you to know in advance if the food your buying was produced by cloning?
Well the good news is, you don't have to decide just yet, in Canada anyway, but you might just have to in United States sooner than you think. The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday…
Added by Randy Stefan on January 18, 2008 at 10:51am —
Is it me, or are we creating a generation of children who don't know how to cook?
When I was 10 part of the curriculum featured an hour's lesson called Home Economics.
It was taught in a fully equipped teaching kitchen, every pupil had their own sink, prep area and oven. Every week we learned how to cook, from the basics of a white sauce to preparing a 3 course meal. We learned about food hygiene, nutrition and traditional cooking methods.
Home Economics was not an… Continue
Added by Mark McKellier on January 18, 2008 at 4:03am —
By Mike Small, From The Guardian, UKScotland's food crisis requires urgent attention, which is why the government's new plans for a national policy are welcome
We're - oh so slowly - waking up to the reality that our actions
have consequences. The American sub-prime mortgage crisis has clarified
(the blindingly obvious) that an economy based on… Continue
Added by Mark McKellier on January 18, 2008 at 2:59am —
From Houston ChronicleDemand rising for healthy foodMike Lassiter knows franchising and he knows Houston. So it only makes sense that his latest endeavor is trying to carve a niche in his
Lassiter left Houston in 1985 to work for Fox Photo in Atlanta, where he took his staff to eat at Schlotzky's just about every week.… Continue
Added by Mark McKellier on January 18, 2008 at 2:28am —
Hello fellow FohBoh's...
Angela here, coming at you live from Las Vegas. Watch for great things to come from Sin City. We've got it all here. I just relocated to Vegas to promote FohBoh. If any of you wonderful people are headed this way let me know and we'll hook up and have a smashing time. I have to warn you though. I love to take pictures of the evening events. Food, fun and friendship. It doesn't get any better than that. Who on FohBoh has been to this exciting city that never… Continue
Added by Angela DiMauro on January 17, 2008 at 7:23pm —
Like most people, I love a bargain. I fell in love with wine first when I tasted a 1979 Chateau Margaux and a '79 Chateau Lafite one after the other at a retirement party I was helping cater when I was 19. Up until then, I couldn't stand the stuff. I guess I just didn't know what it was all about until I tasted what wine was "supposed" to be like.
Whether that impression was all in my head, who knows? I don't really care because those first glasses of liquid gold made me the wine… Continue
Added by Brandon O'Dell on January 17, 2008 at 1:11pm —
(this is a companion piece to the video: Cake Decorating: Fun With Fondant)
I’m one of those people who like to make things from scratch—when I can, which usually translates into when I have the time. But when it comes to birthdays I make a scratch cake whether time allows or not. I just make the time, even if I have to stay up extra late. For me it is a way of celebrating in a special way someone’s birthday. If you want to get sticky about it, it’s a way of showing your… Continue
Added by Cooking Up A Story on January 17, 2008 at 10:41am —
I just have to tell all fohboh members how amazing it feels to to be able to ask a question of strangers and get excellent advice. It comes without judgement, without cost and is actually based on real world experience, and is so typical of this amazing industry...we help each other.
I have new friends, fans and advisors now that are from a dozen different countries.
Thanks so much fohboh for making this a restaurant "people" network.
Added by Surfer Girl on January 16, 2008 at 8:25pm —
After 9/11, the animosity between both countries were flagrant. I remember watching the news with - as we know now for the wrong reason - angry people pouring French wines on the ground while wearing French perfums, Channel clothes, Cartier jewels, etc...
The import of French wines have suffered for years since. Now with the Euro being so strong and prices that have not decreased from the French wine regions, it looks difficult to afford and find the Chateaux and estates that you will… Continue
Added by Herve Pennequin on January 16, 2008 at 7:54pm —
Does price affect the “quality” of wine? Yes, indeed it do.
At least according to a recent study conducted by Antonio Rangel, Associate Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology (as reported by Fairfax Digital yesterday on Continue
www.theage.com.au). Rangel asked
twenty-one volunteers to…
Added by Randy Caparoso on January 16, 2008 at 7:23pm —
What Goes On When You’re Not at Work?
Workforce Performance… Continue
Added by Satisfaction Services on January 16, 2008 at 12:49pm —
Chefs’ New Goal: Looking Dinner in the Eye
ETHICS OF MEAT Chefs like Jamie Oliver and Tamara Murphy are more concerned with the way animals are raised.…
Added by Dan Ziegler on January 16, 2008 at 6:20am —
Cloned cows, pigs, goats and their
offspring are safe to enter the U.S. food supply, regulators
said over protests from lawmakers, consumer groups and worried
The Food and Drug Administration backed the use of cloning in livestock after a seven-year review found no special risks
associated with the technology. The… Continue
Added by Mark McKellier on January 15, 2008 at 2:02pm —
Alex Markels a writer for US News & World Report made the following observations regarding the success of Chipotle Mexican Grill, a high volume fast casual concept. Continue
A Tested Recipe: Five Ingredients
Five lessons for start-ups from Chipotle Mexican Grill
By Alex Markels
Posted January 9, 2008
It's the food, stupid. Its hip surroundings and green ethic notwithstanding, Chipotle succeeds because its food tastes better than the competition's.…
Added by Brandon O'Dell on January 15, 2008 at 11:39am —
A few new friends of ours have launched a magazine that would be of interest to members of fohboh. Take a look at a recent NYT article from Dec 2007. If your interested in advertising in their next issue contact Kate@meatpaper.com and tell her Dan from KlickKitchen.com sent you!…
Added by Dan Ziegler on January 15, 2008 at 11:36am —