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Volume 3 | Issue 08

August 10, 2017

Soup-Er Nourishing


SPOTLIGHT

Soup-er news from the world of broths and bisques—the latest iterations of the menu staple are truly liquid gold. From fortified soups full of healthy ingredients such as kale and turmeric to sippable bone broths served in paper to-go cups, comforting flavors and exciting textures can be found all over today’s menus and street food stalls. No longer limited by seasonality, hearty and nourishing soups are appearing more frequently as main dishes—up 3.3% over the past four years, while appetizer and side soups have dropped. Deliver on the appeal of soup as an entrée with interesting ingredient twists such as Greek yogurt, coconut milk or nut milks rather than traditional cream; charred vegetables for depth of flavor; pulses and healthy grains instead of wheat noodles; and proteins with global flavor cues like chorizo and tandoori chicken.Soup-er news from the world of broths and bisques—the latest iterations of the menu staple are truly liquid gold. From fortified soups full of healthy ingredients such as kale and turmeric to sippable bone broths served in paper to-go cups, comforting flavors and exciting textures can be found all over today’s menus and street food stalls. No longer limited by seasonality, hearty and nourishing soups are appearing more frequently as main dishes—up 3.3% over the past four years, while appetizer and side soups have dropped. Deliver on the appeal of soup as an entrée with interesting ingredient twists such as Greek yogurt, coconut milk or nut milks rather than traditional cream; charred vegetables for depth of flavor; pulses and healthy grains instead of wheat noodles; and proteins with global flavor cues like chorizo and tandoori chicken.



 
Learn how to make an easy, delicious Korean Chicken Noodle Soup with an all-new recipe from the Custom Culinary® team!

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Sage
Rich in flavor with a smooth, velvety texture, this soup is sure to please! View Recipe

Beef Barley & Vegetable Soup
A healthful spin on a classic, using our Master’s Touch® All Natural Reduced Sodium Beef Base. View Recipe

Chilled Shrimp & Cucumber Soup
Perfect for summer menuing, this unique soup is light yet satisfying as a complete entrée. View Recipe

Portuguese Potato & Kale Soup
For a rustic, authentic addition to your menu, serve up this meaty stew known as “caldo verde.” View Recipe


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The possibilities are endless. Ready-to-use products from Custom Culinary® serve as the foundation for any soup you can dream up!

Chef Talk

Chef Michael Smith recounts his delicious trip to Seoul —from the jaw-dropping grocery stores to BBQ joints to street carts—and share how the memorable dishes he tried can inspire your own menu.

WHERE INSIGHTS BECOME INSPIRATION
FlavorIQ® enables our customers' growth and success by approaching the creation of customized solutions with a bold mix of expertise, aspiration and curiosity. We develop unique products, menu concepts and "gold standard" flavor delivery systems, meeting the requirements of our customers today and anticipating their emerging needs, too. The opportunities we identify for operators and food manufacturers on a global scale are rooted in a deep understanding of the culinary arts, sensory science, consumer insights and food science. Our ultimate goal? Innovation without limits.


Sources

Bret Thorn, “Soup steps into starring role,” Nation’s Restaurant News, February 1, 2017.
Joan Lang, “10 Soup Upgrades,” Flavor & The Menu, September 1, 2016.