Monthly Archives: April 2015

Maine lobster: The new Chinese New Year delicacy

Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster.

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Inside the IHOP test kitchen

The family-dining chain shows how it develops its breakfast creations, like its recently introduced Criss-Croissants.

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Marc Forgione’s famous chicken under a brick recipe

New York chef Marc Forgione cooks up the classic recipe his family is known for.

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A twist on a seafood staple – ABC News

Jason Weiner, executive chef and founder of Almond Tribeca in New York City, demonstrates how to make Lobster Sausage.

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Baseball stadiums debut opening day eats – ABC News

New ballpark food includes chicken-fried bacon.  

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On tap: Flavor of Now – Pizza Hut

2014 Drink Trend – Signature Regional Cocktails

Just as food with backstories sells well, so do cocktails with a history. Highlighting regional specialties behind the bar — a Sazerac in New Orleans, a mint julep in Louisville, Ky. — adds to drinks’ appeal and helps give customers a sense of place. Omni Hotels & Resorts saw cocktail sales rise 20 percent last year when they nixed more ambitious drinks and instead added several varieties of regional favorites. From left: Ultimate Martini, Rye Manhattan, Smoky Margarita and Moscow Mule from Omni Hotels & Resorts.

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2014 Drink Trend – Barrel Aged Drinks

Chefs and bartenders are sourcing their own barrels, making large batches of cocktails and aging them in-house, allowing them to give their customers something unavailable elsewhere. Peter Kreidler, sous chef of Clay Pigeon Food and Drink in Fort Worth, Texas, uses a charred three-gallon white American oak barrel from local Rebecca Creek Distillery and fills it with four bottles of whiskey, one bottle of vermouth and bitters, and lets it age for six weeks, resulting in a barrel-aged Manhattan. “It’s kind of harsh up front, but after about two weeks it takes on that charred flavor and changes color a…

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  • Delanie is definitely someone who can open doors to growth and future. Her commitment and passion speaks louder than words. She made sure there was constant communication and that I always was ready, well prepared and taken care of also. Not only did I enjoy working with her, but she has also created a new world of opportunities. Her work ethics, commitment, connections and knowledge takes a person to another level of betterment and understanding success. Delanie is DEFINITELY someone to keep, respect and appreciate because she makes sure to give you the same in return. She is a guardian Angel!
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