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Split Pea Soup, a Winter Staple

Growing up in Maine, the smell of split pea soup simmering was always tell tale sign that the chill of changing seasons was officially upon us and winter was about to settle in for the long haul.

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Is it Bread Boule or Bread Bowl?

The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.

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Gazpacho

Whoever said summer is not soup season has clearly never experienced Gazpacho. This vibrant refreshing soup is well known in Spain, parts of the Mediterranean and other areas of the world that boast a subtropic/tropical climate.

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My Feelings on Peelings

There comes a point when we as restaurateurs need to evaluate all aspects of every product used within our business. This holds an important value when many kitchens produce a plethora of menu items from scratch…

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To scale or not to scale?

Gain tighter control of your costs by practicing good scaling. Allowing your scale the opportunity to eliminate guesswork will help keep profit where it belongs… within your operation.

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Naked Cob… Corn off the Cob

Although the corn kernels have been stripped away, the naked Cobb can still provide many layers of flavor. Personally, I’ve always used two easy fail-safe methods to extract every bit of flavor from the cob that can be used in other culinary preparations.

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Scrape It, Don’t Scrap It!

It’s safe to say we have all witnessed containers brought to the “dish pit” with a substantial amount of product remaining within the holding vessel. Although the remnant may appear to some staff as minimal, and not worth the time and effort to scrape the container, in my opinion it’s a wasteful practice…

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Vegetable Stalks, More than Stems

For many operators, cauliflower and broccoli stalks are looked upon as waste, using only the florets while discarding the stalks and leaves is a common practice…

kettle cuisine seafood chowder

New Item: Kettle Cuisine Seafood Chowder, Fresh

This week we’ve added fresh Seafood Chowder from Kettle Cuisine. Featuring haddock, shrimp, scallops, clams, tender potatoes and minced carrots in a roux-thickened seafood stock with light cream and tangy Monterey Jack cheese.

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Episode 29 – Comfort Food with a Signature Twist & The Soups On!

The foliage will soon start to change, and with that will come consumer cravings for comfort food. Creating signature dishes inspired by comfort food has been gaining momentum in recent years, and with autumn on the horizon it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your unique comfort-inspired cuisine. On that same note, if you’re looking to add warmth and rich flavor to your menu, soups are a great way to do it. We’re ladling up the latest on our soup lineup.

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Highland Market Condensed Soups

Available in a variety of delicious varieties, Highland Market offers a full line of quality condensed soups to fit any kitchen’s needs and budget.