COOKING OVER FIRE
Globally-Inspired Grilling Heats Up
What do the cuisines of China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey and Iran have in common? Simply prepared, but incredibly flavorful eats featuring meat, poultry and seafood, thanks to each country’s unique take on grilling and barbecue, of course!
The Elite of Meat
Pork belly and bacon have had the spotlight for quite some time, but chefs are increasingly seeking out varieties of cured pork from around the world and country ham from the states. From North Carolina’s Mangalitsa Hams to Spanish Iberico and Italian Prosciutto, we don’t see swine going anywhere, anytime soon.
SHAKE UP THE DESSERT MENU
A Renewed Interest in Childhood Favorites Sparks Creative Drinkable Desserts
Take advantage of dessertxs high profit margin, while keeping loyal patrons interested and new guests happy, by serving drinkable treats. From classic milkshakes to dessert-inspired cocktails, benefit your bottom line by swapping that plate for a glass and diners will be sure to go home with sweet memories.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Whether opening a new restaurant or looking to
renovate a long-standing establishment, figuring out the best equipment, kitchen tools and furnishings for your kitchen can be a daunting task. We ask chefs creating a range of cuisines what their favorite buys are and what no restaurant should open without.
Caitlin M. OShaughnessy