American classics with a south-of-the-border twist
Some restaurants are putting a unique spin on things by fusing traditional Mexican ingredients with classic American dishes. Here’s a sample of some tried-and-true menu items that incorporate these fresh flavors.
Some call them Millennials, others Generation Y. Most often, they're known as the Echo Boomers. The offspring of the Baby Boom generation, they form the next big wave rolling down America's demographic curve. Born between 1977 and 1995, they number at least 25 million more than Gen X (or the Baby Bust), the cohort that came of age in the 1980s and 1990s.
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.