• Panera Bread’s Ceo Attempts To Innovate The Way We Order Sandwiches

    A restaurant chain might not be the first place that comes to mind as a hub of innovative thinking–a consequence perhaps of the corporate motherships that standardize everything from the order-taker’s scripted lines to the clamshell boxes presented on abundant plastic trays. Even though his own company’s menu includes simple staples like soups, sandwiches, and [...]

  • A Modern Take On An Old French Classic

    The French are known for their elegance, timeless style and sinful decadence. Not surprisingly, all three traits all characterize French cuisine — especially in their array of desserts. When we consume them, we often do so not only for their individual taste, but so we may feel as if we’re consuming a fraction of French [...]

  • Grinding Grain Makes the Best Bread

    In a quest for healthier, tastier eating, many folks have returned to the art of baking bread. What they don’t realize is that they go to all that trouble to get good flavor with flour that may be a bit short on nutrients when compared with the wheat it’s been milled from. That’s right — [...]

  • Tico Pastry Chef to Compete in Global Challenge

    When Edwin Solís heads to Norway for the Global Pastry Chef Challenge, he will not just compete for Costa Rica or for all of Central America. When the master pastry chef qualified for the July 2014 challenge, it meant he’d represent all of the Americas. Raised in a family bakery, Solís has honed his skills [...]

  • Luxury Mayfair Restaurant to Sell Ultimate Food Gift

    High-end London eatery Novikov, owned by Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov, has begun retailing its own ultra-exclusive caviar. The Mayfair restaurant has responded to soaring demand from its well-heeled clientele by making the sought-after delicacy available to purchase over the counter, in addition to appearing on the in-house menus. Two versions of caviar will be for [...]

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  • New Restaurant at The Essex

    New Restaurant at The Essex

    This month The Essex, the culinary resort and spa, opened a new restaurant called Junction. The new restaurant will focus on fostering chef and diner relationships with tableside conversations and food preparation. The restaurant’s decor uses kitchen tools in the lighting,

    Aug 09, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Latin America’s Hottest New Tourism trend: Culinary branding

    Latin America’s Hottest New Tourism trend: Culinary branding

    Culinary nation branding is part of the evolving field of culinary diplomacy which uses food and cuisine as a tool of international relations. It is no coincidence that countries like Thailand, South Korea, and the United States have started promoting

    Apr 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post