Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

This classic Food Lab video reminds us that old cooking traditions have been debunked many times, yet still are common practice in many kitchens. Including the idea that boiling pasta in gallons of water is faster and makes a difference (nope).  Searing steaks first keeps juices in (so, sorry… no).  Or start hardboiled eggs inRead more about Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?[…]

How to serve beer from a pumpkin

How to serve beer from a pumpkin

Sure, who doesn’t have a pumpkin-spiced drink, dessert or guacamole on the menu these days.  But what about a pumpkin-served beer? Now that’s a Halloween treat your patrons will love. Here’s how to turn a lowly pumpkin into a beer dispenser that will turn heads (no, not like in the Exorcist).

Here’s what a $10,000 dessert looks like

Here’s what a $10,000 dessert looks like

Chef Kevin Brown of SELECT Restaurant in Spartanburg, S.C. was the national winner of General Mill’s Neighborhood To Nation recipe contest.  The honor earned him $10,000 for his Strawberry Pandowdy dessert — along with a $2,000 donation in his name to Greer Community Ministries. Check out how it all was announced!

Restaurant recipe contest winners baked up huge prizes

Restaurant recipe contest winners baked up huge prizes

The 10 finalists in General Mills’ huge Neighborhood To Nation Recipe Contest among foodservice operators have been announced — with each winner earning $5,000 cash plus another $1,000 to a local charity. A grand prize winner will be announced soon… earning the winning restaurant a boatload of additional cash and prizes valued at $50,000 WinningRead more about Restaurant recipe contest winners baked up huge prizes[…]

Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan leads African Americans’ interest in plant-based diets

Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan leads African Americans’ interest in plant-based diets

CNN is hailing Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan as a big reason more African Americans are switching to plant-based diets.  Owner Pinky Cole started with a food truck, but now also has a physical location that often has lines out the door. The secret?  Showing that vegan food doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.  Oh,Read more about Atlanta’s Slutty Vegan leads African Americans’ interest in plant-based diets[…]

‘My girlfriend’s not hungry’ menu option is a hit

‘My girlfriend’s not hungry’ menu option is a hit

Mama D’s Diner in North Little Rock Arkansas listened to its male customers who complained their girlfriends kept stealing their chicken fingers and fries from their plates — after said lady friends confirm they weren’t hungry. Enter the $4.25 “my girlfriend’s not hungry” item that significant others can order to prevent meal pirating. The plateRead more about ‘My girlfriend’s not hungry’ menu option is a hit[…]