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Seoul Food

Seoul Food

Jun 17, 2019

Sweet, spicy, savory, tangy and fermented flavors come together in the mouthwatering specialties of Korean cuisine. As American palates become more accustomed to Korean flavors, we’re seeing a mix of fusion-inspired tacos, burgers and fried chicken dishes alongside more traditional bibimbap, japchae and kalbi.

Crazy For Korean Cuisine!

Crazy For Korean Cuisine!

Jun 07, 2019

If you ever get the chance to visit Seoul, I’m confident you will discover one of the most energetic and vibrant cities in the world, with a food scene and culture to match. As you might imagine, we spent a significant amount of our time learning as much as we could about the famous foods and ingredients of this culture and eating and experiencing as much as humanly possible while we had the chance.

Serving Up Citrus

Serving Up Citrus

May 14, 2019

Colorful, enticing citrus fruits like clementines, Key limes and tangelos add unmistakable flavor to hot and cold dishes alike, whether they’re juiced, candied, preserved or served fresh. Fragrant, tangy, zesty and tart—the list of mouthwatering menu descriptors goes on and on! While most patrons are familiar with common varieties of oranges, lemons and limes, a world of unique citrus exists beyond the staples.

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CITRUS

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CITRUS

May 08, 2019

As my culinary knowledge, experience and culinary prowess grew, I truly began to harness the power and versatility of citrus and explore using some of the less common of the fruits outside of oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit.

It’s All in the Technique

It’s All in the Technique

Apr 18, 2019

Roasted, simmered, grilled, smoked, braised, slow-cooked, or deep-fried—nothing is off limits when it comes to how we deliver flavor.

Cowboy Cuisine

Cowboy Cuisine

Apr 09, 2019

Smoked, slow-cooked and simple are the name of the game when it comes to cowboy-inspired cuisine. Since the 1700s, this style of cooking has relied on a short list of versatile ingredients that can be transformed into biscuits, stews, fried steaks and more. Today, Dutch ovens and cast-iron skillets replicate the techniques used on the frontier, while the bold flavors of chicory, molasses and sorghum can be incorporated into marinades, batters and basting sauces.

Funky and Fermented

Funky and Fermented

Mar 12, 2019

Fermentation may be one of the oldest food preservation techniques known to man, but its application on today's menus hits on all the latest flavor trends. Contrast is the name of the game, and fermented ingredients deliver the sour, umami, tangy and funky notes that make menu items more memorable and balanced. Adventurous patrons are ready for kimchi, preserved fruits, infused vinegars and other fermented ingredients that tell a unique flavor story.

How to Jazz Up Retro Classics

How to Jazz Up Retro Classics

Feb 13, 2019

The trend is High-Low Dining, and it is on the rise. Elevating classics with premium ingredients, on-trend condiments and other distinctive touches offer a nod to the past while embracing current consumer preferences.

Reimagined Retro

Reimagined Retro

Feb 12, 2019

It’s time to bring a little kitsch to your kitchen! Nostalgic eats like sloppy joes, deviled eggs and corn dogs are being reimagined to bring comfort food appeal to today’s menus. These ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s classics can be elevated with premium ingredients, on-trend condiments and other distinctive touches that nod to the past while embracing current consumer preferences.

Hot Sauce Heat Wave

Hot Sauce Heat Wave

Nov 16, 2018

There’s no denying the power sriracha has shown on restaurant menus over the past few years, and consumer demand for spicy flavors continues to grow. While “rooster sauce” is still going strong, don’t forget that variety *is* the spice of life!

Don’t Forget the Condiments

Don’t Forget the Condiments

Oct 31, 2018

Considering the Sriracha craze, our love for BBQ sauces, and the brand loyalty of ketchup lovers, it’s easy to see that condiments have the potential to create a lasting impression.

Elevated Fried Chicken

Elevated Fried Chicken

Oct 18, 2018

Delectable seasonings, juicy meat and an unforgettable, satisfying crunch—is it any surprise that fried chicken is one of the world’s most beloved and popular foods? While most patrons are familiar with Southern-style buttermilk fried chicken, there’s truly a world of opportunity for introducing new marinades, batters/breadings, glazes and dipping sauces to your menu offerings.

3 Ways to Top a Chicken Sandwich (Plus 7 Sandwiches You Need to Try)

3 Ways to Top a Chicken Sandwich (Plus 7 Sandwiches You Need to Try)

Oct 11, 2018

Fried Chicken Sandwiches has more wings, so to speak, than most sandwiches. It’s tried-and-true and can transcend trends, cuisines, and consumer generations. And if it’s a fried chicken sandwich, well, the likelihood of love at first bite goes up.

A Toast to Toast

A Toast to Toast

Sep 12, 2018

Toast, the humble breakfast staple, is now a versatile canvas for all ingredients sweet and savory—thanks, of course, to the remarkable rise of avocado toast. Since growing 4,605% on menus over the past four years*, avocado toast has paved the way for even more unique open-faced sandwiches, artisan bruschetta and crostini.

Hooked on Seafood

Hooked on Seafood

Aug 08, 2018

Seafood consumption is on the rise as consumers look to limit their red meat intake and embrace “flexitarian” dining habits. And with seafood found everywhere from lobster roll–themed food trucks to build-your-own “brown bag lunch” eateries, it’s never been a better time to consider how a catch of the day can bring in new business.

Cruising the Mediterranean

Cruising the Mediterranean

Jul 13, 2018

The next wave of global cuisine set to make a splash on American menus can be found along the Mediterranean coast. Diverse cuisines—French, Italian, Spanish, Algerian, Moroccan and Turkish, to name a few—are united through shared ingredients like olives, wheat, grapes and seafood.