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Ras el Hanout Sticky Toffee Pudding

The big, bold flavors of Africa are a source of culinary inspiration this year. Spices are the essence of African cuisine, and African spice blends are an exciting way to bring ethnic flavor to any dish.

Ras el hanout is a North African spice blend that commonly includes cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, dry ginger, chili peppers, coriander seed, peppercorn, sweet and hot paprika, fenugreek, and dry turmeric. It’s used in many savory dishes, sometimes rubbed on meat or fish, or stirred into couscous or rice.

The warmth of ras el hanout also blends well in some sweet dishes, like this one that we created in the FDR kitchen. (more…)

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Culinary Trends: Put an Egg on It

This might come as a surprise to some, but our ancestors enjoyed runny eggs two million years ago just as much as Millennials do today. If Instagram was a thing back then, you can bet that they would have been posting on the regular with the hashtag #yolkporn.

Eating eggs isn’t new, and it’s certainly not a trend, but people’s outward exuberance over sitting down to eat a runny egg makes it feel like it is. People aren’t just eating eggs. They’re obsessing over them. Everything from burgers and pizza to oatmeal are topped with eggs as though they are a condiment or sauce. No longer just a main dish, eggs are added to just about everything on the menu right now. (more…)

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2017 FDR Golf Outing Recap (Photos)

One last thank you to everyone who sponsored and attended the first FDR Golf Outing in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Colorado. Together we raised $10,000 for the local campaign! That means healthy meals for 300 families and nutrition and financial literacy skills to last a lifetime.

None of this could have happened without our sponsors FDR Logistics, Sweet Street, Maple Leaf Foods, Cuisine Solutions, Direct Food Service, Cuisine Solutions, White Toque, J&B Group, Custom Foods, Seascape, Dianne’s Fine Desserts, Del Monte Foodservice, and Syracuse Sausage. (more…)

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FDR Golf Outing Fundraising Games

The FDR Golf Outing coming up on September 25 and 26 is in support of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry in Colorado. Naturally, we want to raise funds to support the cause! In addition to the proceeds from our sponsors and participant fees, we’ll have a few games and opportunities for players to contribute both during the Monday evening reception and golf game on Tuesday.

Golden Tee Tournament (FDR Reception Only)

How it works: Each player has the option of buying a turn to play 9 holes of a set course of the Golden Tee Arcade Game. Winner gets a prize from Food & Drink Resources.

Price: $5

Tips for Charity (FDR Reception Only)

FDR’s Scott Randolph will be bartending. He does not make change.


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FDR Golf Outing Sponsors

Food & Drink Resources (FDR) is partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® in Colorado to produce a golf outing for our friends in the corporate restaurant industry on September 26, 2017. Our food and beverage manufacturing partners have made it possible for participants in the FDR Golf Outing to receive playing privileges at the Golf Course at Hilton Denver Inverness, golfer gift bag, happy hour with drinks and heavy appetizers the day before, and continental breakfast, lunch, and drink tickets on the day of the golf outing.

We would like to thank the following sponsors:


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Attending the FDR Golf Outing? Here’s What You Need to Know.

We are excited to have a full house for the first-ever FDR Golf Outing in support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry in Colorado. For those who are registered to attend, here’s what you need to know.