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…While Darden reaches out to Olive Garden customers

The company issued a very public thanks to Olive Garden fans who have spoken out in defense of the chain and its parent in the struggle with Starboard over matters like salted pasta water and breadstick portion sizes. Some of those allies, Darden says, have tagged themselves on Twitter as #TeamBreadsticks.

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Seasons 52

Darden Restaurants moves decidedly up market with Seasons 52, a stylish grill and wine bar.

Fresh, local ingredients prepared with an eye toward health and presentation set this full-service concept apart.

It may be hard to outdo Chicago’s Boarding House restaurant for a nontraditional use of glassware—9,063 wine glasses are suspended from the ceiling as part of a shimmering light fixture. While that may be a bit “over the top,” many restaurants are using glassware for other things besides beverages.

Four luminaries of the restaurant and food industries took the stage at a Culinary Institute of America event last week to share their culinary philosophies and formulas for success. The quartet—Rick Bayless, Cliff Pleau, Daniel Humm and Walter Robb—was there to be honored with a 2013 Augie Leadership Award, a CIA honor now in its seventh year.

Four luminaries of the restaurant and food industries took the stage at a Culinary Institute of America event last week to share their culinary philosophies and formulas for success. The quartet—Rick Bayless, Cliff Pleau, Daniel Humm and Walter Robb—was there to be honored with a 2013 Augie Leadership Award, a CIA honor now in its seventh year.

Fall means pumpkin season, and this gourd is limitless in its culinary applications. From sweet to savory, pumpkin adds a seasonal touch to menus across the country.

We asked chefs to name some of their favorites; as we would expect, apps that make chef’s lives in the kitchen easier are the most popular.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2011)—The United Fresh Foundation is looking for nominations for the upcoming 2012 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards...

ORLANDO (September 19, 2011)—Darden Restaurants, the world’s largest full-service restaurant company, has committed to boosting the nutrition of both its...

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