ethnic cuisine 2016

2016 Trend: International Comfort Food In The USA

People love comfort food. Look at the menus at even the most high-end restaurants over the last few years and you’ll find variations on just-like-mom-used-to-make foods like mac ‘n cheese, pudding, fried chicken, cookies and milk, and grilled cheese. But we are living in a melting pot of cultures from around the world. Not everyone’s…

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2016 pasta trend

Pasta Is Back on the Menu

Pasta of every shape and size took a big hit in the last several decades. Thanks to the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Paleo Diet, the rise of (real and perceived) Gluten Intolerance, and, possibly surprising to you, because of rising seafood costs and chicken fatigue. No more Chicken Parmesan, please!

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Food & Drink Resources

FDR In The News: 2016 Food Trends And Fast Casual Surge

Two news sources reached out to speak with Food & Drink Resources about 2016 food trends and the fast-casual surge in Colorado and beyond.

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chef hacks

10 Chef Hacks For Rescuing Food

Much of our time here in the FDR kitchen focuses on problem-solving. We specialize in workarounds, which is why we’ve started this new blog post series on chef hacks. Last time, we gave you holiday chef hacks. Today, we focus on rescuing food from a stale demise.

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food trends

10 Food and Drink Trends We Are OVER

As every new year approaches, chefs and food critics examine what has worked and what hasn’t worked on menus in the 12 months prior. Here at Food & Drink Resources (FDR) it’s a little different. Yes, we look back on the year to see what’s occurred, but we are typically thinking about food and drink…

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meatball trend

Food And Beverage Trends – Meatballs!

We continue to see meatballs across different restaurant categories from fast casual to high-end dining because of their versatility. Meatballs are a great dish to utilize leftover trimmings so as not to waste. In this instance, it may be perceived in terms of value from the operator’s perspective. On the other end of the spectrum,…

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