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In 1961, NASA tested whether the human body was capable of peristalsis — the involuntary muscle contractions necessary to move food though our digestive tracks — in a microgravity environment. Fast forward to today and we have Michelin-starred chefs preparing four-course meals for our astronauts in orbit, as well as space tourism.  As it turns […]

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Food photography is an integral part of the restaurant business, now more than ever. We spoke to Columbus, OH-based commercial stills and motion photographer, Tommy Feisel, about how anyone can achieve mouthwatering imagery the DIY way. We’ll share easy tips and tricks to instantly improve your food photography skills and attract new customers. The Discovery […]

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Welcome to part two of a two-part series about superfood. Please click here for part one. Consumers are rethinking their relationship with food now more than ever. Whether it is seeking out better-for-you options or prioritizing food as preventative medicine, this trend continues to grow and evolve into a lifestyle. In part one of our […]

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In Japan, an itamae, or master sushi chef, is a being of extreme precision, knowledge, discipline, and skill. Not only have they mastered the art of sushi, revered for their dexterous hands and formidable knife skills, but they oversee the complex management of a sushi shop and take care of their customers with courtesy and […]

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Michelin Guides are the beacons of true fine dining. Stars are only awarded to the best restaurants in any given city and they aren’t easy to obtain. Subsequentially, many would argue that there is no greater gastronomic prestige than receiving and maintaining the three-star award. In this article, we dive into the history of the […]

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Agave-based beverages are having their moment in the sun. Whether it is popular tequila or chic raicilla, Mexican spirits are leaving the frat house behind. In this article, we will discuss the premiumization of agave-based beverages including terroir and DO-protected status. Then we will take a closer look into individual agave-based spirits and how you […]

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About a third of the world counterintuitively consumes burning hot peppers daily. But what is it about setting one’s mouth on fire that people can’t get enough of?  In this article, we will explore the question, “Are chili peppers addictive?” What Is Spicy? We often describe food as tasting “spicy.” This is where the confusion […]

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Welcome to part one of a two-part series about superfoods. As more and more of us lean towards healthier lifestyles, consumers are rethinking their relationship with food as a preventative medicine. This is a trend that market researchers predict will continue to grow and evolve. For their What’s Hot: 2022 Culinary Forecast insight, the National […]

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All over the United States, sober bars are starting to pop up and the term is finding its way into day-to-day conversation. Bar and restaurant owners with a keen eye are asking themselves, “Are sober bars here to stay? And how can I profit from this new foodservice movement?” In this article, we’ll be answering […]

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For Black History Month, we would like to spotlight four African American inventors who managed to persevere within the industries of science and innovation during slavery and segregation. Notably, these were fields of study that the black community had little access to. Yet, all four of these men modernized the foodservice industry in ways we […]

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This is Part 1 of a 2-part series about plantscaping and biophilic design for restaurants. Please click here for Part 2. Would you like to create a more pleasant environment for guests in your restaurant? How about an atmosphere that supports their health and wellbeing, while simultaneously increasing the perceived value of your establishment? Today, […]

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Antimicrobial protective technologies introduced during the manufacturing process result in an extra level of protection for products commonly used in foodservice establishments. Using this technology safeguards your patrons and employees from bacteria and pathogens in the workplace. Adding antimicrobial products in addition to best-practice sanitation protocols will further reduce issues such as foodborne diseases or […]

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In 2007, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution officially declaring September as National Bourbon Heritage Month. This resolution came about largely in part of Kentucky’s annual Bourbon Festival, taking place this year from September 16th – 19th in Bardstown. To kick off National Bourbon Heritage month, we’ll reminisce on the history of bourbon and discuss […]

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Haute Cuisine, Haute Couture Fine dining and high-end fashion are parallel industries with a lot in common. They share everything including seasonality, trendiness, reinvention, and exclusivity. A classic afternoon of shopping naturally begins at a cafe and concludes with a satisfying meal. Designer-owned restaurants have popped up in major cities around the globe that host […]

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