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Category: Back Of The House

The Biggest Food Trends Of 2014

December 31, 2014

Here is our round-up of the food and restaurant trends of 2014. It was another eventful year for the food industry. Many of the food trends from last year have picked up momentum for this year and we well see them carry over into 2015. In the front of the house (FOH) we are seeing …

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New Years Appetizer Ideas

December 29, 2014

New Year’s is all about celebration and an accuse to break out the fancy ingredients. Hors d’oeuvres are a great item to serve on New Year’s Eve and they pair nicely with Champagne and cocktails. We have put together a list of extravagant ingredients and appetizer/ Hors d’oeuvres ideas to help you with your New …

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Night Of The Radishes

December 23, 2014

Night of The Radishes, or La Noche de Los Rabanos, is a celebration that falls every year on December 23rd. This annual event (Wikipedia) takes place in Oaxaca Mexico and has many events centered around all things radish. We’ll use any reason to celebrate food and drink so this is an opportunity to list all the radish items …

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Traditional Foods For Christmas

December 21, 2014

It’s the holiday season and the time of year to indulge in all things food. There are a many stories of why some of the foods have become traditional and served around Christmas time.  Here we don’t have stories, just a list to get you prepared for the holidays. Take a look at the traditional …

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Citruses You Should Be Using Right Now

December 17, 2014

Citrus season is upon us and now is the time to find many unique citrus varieties out there. We have put together a list of hard to find varieties that are great for using as an aromatic. Adding lemon, lime, or orange juice and/or the zest is essential for balancing flavors in many dishes. A …

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Dungeness Crab Season

December 9, 2014

Dungeness Crab season is here and off to a strong start. The boats have been lining up at the docks on the west coast and the fishermen are eager to unload their haul. This is one of the best starts to the dungeness crab season in recent memory so we should see crab around for …

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Recently Foraged Ingredients: Vol. 9

December 1, 2014

If you share our enthusiasm for unique and unusual ingredients, we have our latest list of recently found ingredients. Not all of the items on the list are completely rare but they are items we have recently found from farmers markets and specialty venders that you should be aware of and consider using in your kitchens. …

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Thanksgiving 2014

November 25, 2014

Are you still looking for last minute ideas for your Thanksgiving meal? If yes, then take a look at our “Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving Menu” blog post series. We have listed a lot of ideas for unique dishes so you can replace the traditional dishes found on most typical Thanksgiving tables. If you are …

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Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving Menu- The Dessert

November 22, 2014

5th post of 5   This is our fifth and final post of our “Alternative Thanksgiving” series. This last post finishes up with a selection of ideas for alternatives for the traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Pies are the most common dessert found on the Thanksgiving table and that will usually consist of apple, pumpkin, mincemeat, or …

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Alternatives To The Traditional Thanksgiving Menu- The Bird & Stuffing

November 20, 2014

4th post of 5   In our fourth post we talk turkey, or at least alternatives to the traditional turkey and the different ways to prepare it. The turkey is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. Other types of birds to consider cooking are duck, goose, capon, pheasant, partridge, pullet, or cornish game hens. Gravy, like many …

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