June 2010 Blog Posts (68)


Non-Operator
What is Healthy?

What is healthy? It may seem like a silly and simple question, but can you put a number on it? What about a set of numbers? If so, do those numbers apply to me; a 5’3” female? What about to a 6’5” male athlete? When you think about it, healthy is a very subjective term.


When people go out to eat and look for “healthy” options what do they look for? There are so many nutrition messages circulating around stores, restaurants, and the media, it’s hard to tell which…
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Added by Alyson Mar, RD on June 30, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dessert Professional Social Media Coverage of the World Pastry Forum This Week

Cross-posted from Chalkboarder News



We’ve got a veritable flurry of social media content messaging happening over the next seven days from our client Dessert Professional Magazine.



Dessert Professional Magazine



Rather than publish a hundred blogposts a day…

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Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on June 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


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Is Management an Outdated Technology?

I just spent two fabulous afternoons with people who make my world go round – Restaurant Managers! I must admit I have this incredible love and respect for anyone who runs a restaurant. I have spent my entire career in the biz and I can’t even begin to count the number of valued…

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Added by Bill Campion on June 30, 2010 at 9:12am — 6 Comments

Conventional Celery is the Dirtiest Food, Tops the List with 67 Chemical Residues

Some produce is worse than others if it is not organic. Conventional celery found to have up to 67 pesticide residues. Plus

Marcus talks about NY State banning pesticides on school lawns. Plus

the schools policy on Lavender oil and the plant of… Continue

Added by Marcus Guiliano on June 30, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment


Non-Operator
Things to Do!

So, you want to run a hospitality (restaurant – bar – both - other) operation. If you think you had a full plate at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner, wait until you see what they are going to be dumping on your plate now. The following is not a top ten list; in fact, it is a random start to a never…

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Added by Chase Leblanc on June 29, 2010 at 1:07pm — 3 Comments


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The Power of Being Positive to Increase Productivity and Profitability

Think about this – you are going to dinner tonight with five other people – would you rather go to dinner with five negative people or five positive people? Right, unless you are working out some issues the majority of us would pick going to dinner with positive people. Why? Because who wants to sit there listening to five people whine, complain and carry on about how tough life is for them and everyone they know while trying to eat a meal.



Now go one more step, how does that same… Continue

Added by Kathleen Wood on June 28, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments

$6 Million Dollar Man



Disclaimer: I so wanted to make the title non-gender specific but it sounded stupid as person,…

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Added by Andy Swingley on June 28, 2010 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

Jelly Belly Mona Lisa and Sipping Chocolate: Day One at the Fancy Food Show

Day One of the Fancy Food Show



The first day of the Fancy Food Show is completely overwhelming. There are so many things to see and taste that it is hard to keep track of it all. I see people writing orders on the first day and I wonder how

they can be so decisive. But certain vendors stand out, and the ones that

manage to stay top of mind after tasting so many other delicious goodies are

items that deserve a place in Stone and…

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Added by Elizabeth Blumberg on June 27, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Austin City Limits

I am just visiting Austin for business and pleasure this weekend and was given the grand tour by good friends and passionate locals. We are all foodies and restaurateurs, so this was a tour of hot spots, up-and-comers, legends and opportunities. My first observation was how strong the indie restaurant market is here. This is a city of one-offs with funky imagination and no fear. It helps when there are buildings with character and Austin sure has one shortage of those. But, really, I am most… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on June 27, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

I screwed up in social media.

I failed a client yesterday.

I learned a lesson about slowing down.

I learned that social media communities will shape a corporate social media voice.

To remit amends to this, I offer a full and transparent apology.

"An Apology to the Dessert Professional Community"

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on June 26, 2010 at 10:20am — 2 Comments

Genetically Modifed Salmon May be on it's Way

By 2012 we may be eating genetically modified farmed salmon. GM salmon

looks like it be getting approval. Don't expect GM salmon to be

labeled, nothing else that is GM'ed is labeled.

Here is my take on all GM crops.



More info…
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Added by Marcus Guiliano on June 26, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments


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FOHcus: Grabbing FohBoh By The Tail



Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
-Henry Ford…


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Added by FohBoh on June 24, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments


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Proud to be a Stein Martian!



I love a good service story! To be honest when I’m part of the storyline I have to let the world know about it. I can’t help it……

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Added by Bill Campion on June 24, 2010 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

The Three Things That Will Destroy The Nutrional Value of Chocolate

Justin and I talk chocolate, healthy chocolate that is. Chocolate is

regarded as a superfood, packed with intense antioxidants. But most of

the chocolate available are breaking one or more of the rules for

keeping healthy. Please be aware that dark chocolate is not as healthy

as you think it is.…

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Added by Marcus Guiliano on June 24, 2010 at 4:21am — 1 Comment


Non-Operator
To Have And Have Not

A year ago, many articles were being written on the complete, and seemingly intractable, seizure in the capital markets. Lenders weren’t lending, and investors weren’t investing, for many reasons, but a central cause was their lack of certainty as to the value of their existing positions. The resulting lack of liquidity exacerbated the problem. (In simple terms, if no…

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Added by Rod Guinn on June 24, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments


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Us and Them

Everywhere you go there is divisiveness. “They are not like us”, “they” say, one country vs. another, men vs. women, blues vs. reds, old vs. young, rich vs. poor, tech savvy vs. tech newbie, and… front of the house vs. back of the house.…

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Added by Chase Leblanc on June 22, 2010 at 7:27pm — No Comments

A Search for Soup Begins

I have embarked upon a Search for Soup. The search began when I was at Fairway Market yesterday and, it being a hot June day I was looking for my favorite White Gazpacho, White Gazpacho is a

lesser-known version of the classic cold Spanish soup. Typically thickened with

ground almonds…

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Added by Elizabeth Blumberg on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Do We Do This?

At FohBoh our core values include providing relevant and actionable content and products. FohBuzz, for example, is a tool our customers find relevant because it not only tells them what is being said about their brand NOW but gives them insight as to how that critical social commentary has changed over time. Thus the first step is LISTENING. The second step is EVALUATION a judgment of what the information means and whether action needs to be taken. The critical third step is DECISION MAKING,… Continue

Added by Richard Heaps on June 22, 2010 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

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