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Making Dye with Your Dying Beets

In my opinion beets are one of the most versatile root vegetables on the market. Beet juice is an all natural food dye that can add a layer of brilliant color to many dishes.

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Menu Claims Help Increase Profit

To earn the trust (and repeat business) of their guests, it’s necessary for operators to equip staff with menu talking points so they can clearly communicate the selling points of their ingredients and dishes.

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The Thyme to Save Your Herb Stems is Now

By simply submerging your herb stems, thyme, oregano and rosemary work best, in a container of vinegar you will soon have (after a resting period of a few days) an herbal infused vinegar…

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Bacon, Rendering Phat Flavor

Most establishments use bacon in some capacity. Those who do know there is normally a considerable amount of fat remaining from the rendering (cooking) process; in some cases nearly 20% of your bacon is rendered to the form of fat…

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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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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…

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Give your Leftovers a Frittata Facelift

Frittatas are an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or a crustless quiche, baked with additional ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, cooked meats and herbs – making them an extremely versatile way to reinvent leftovers…

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Checking the Can

One thing I’ve learned in my years as a chef is that when you look deep within the can (garbage can) there is a good chance you will find that your money is being thrown out…