A Preferred FDR Vendor: Maple Leaf Foods

Food & Drink Resources (FDR) has worked with Maple Leaf Foods since 2017 when the company decided to expand outside of Canada into the United States. As a preferred vendor, FDR positions Maple Leaf’s meat products in front of our restaurant operator clients when it is a good fit. Maple Leaf makes that job easy.

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sourdough bread trend

Better-for-You Sourdough Bread

While most people believe cutting carbs is necessary for a more healthful diet, a new culinary trend has sparked interest for those who have starved themselves for far too long: better-for-you sourdough bread.

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This Year’s Coffee Obsession Comes Cold Brewed

Coffee is a daily requirement for most of us, but coffee habits change with the seasons—insulated mugs in the winter and cups with straws and ice in the summer. This summer, those cups aren’t just filled with hot-brewed coffee that’s been cooled down and put on ice. It’s better than that. This year’s coffee obsession…

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Fermented Foods for the Gut-Health Trend

Gut bacteria. Are there any two words that are less appetizing? Probably not. And yet, that’s what people are talking about these days. What are they eating while they’re talking about gut bacteria? Fermented foods. Because while fermented foods have always been popular for their flavor, they are also popular for their gut-healthy bacteria.

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gluten free flours

Embracing Gluten-Free Flours

Gluten-free is everywhere right now—in conversations, on the news, and on menus. Over three million people across the United States follow a gluten-free diet, and whether restaurants are catering specifically to the gluten-free lifestyle or are just making accommodations, the gluten-free movement has made an impact on the restaurant industry.

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pandan

Chefs Get Creative With Pandan As Vanilla Prices Spike

Vanilla is one of the most labor-intensive food products to produce on earth. The flowers are pollinated by hand. The pods are harvested, soaked, wrapped, put into boxes to steam, and then laid out on mats in the sun for one hour each day for months. Because of this, they have never been cheap. After…

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