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Patricia Cobe

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Patricia Cobe

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Food

Menu innovation drives restaurant visits

Growth in the restaurant industry will come near-term from grabbing market share from other concepts, said Warren Solochek, vice president of foodservice for The NPD Group.

Politics put on restaurateurs’ menu by Laura Ingraham

Opening one of the restaurant industry’s largest conventions, commentator Laura Ingraham asked attendees of the packed Restaurant Leadership Conference to raise a hand if they were inspired by any of potential contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. A hush filled the room and not a hand was raised.

Shrimp still lead in shellfish menu mentions, but scallops are having a good run. These sweet, tender mollusks are versatile enough to pair with many flavors and ingredients.

With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle, February is a big month for chocolate—especially on dessert lists.

Several culinary trends have converged to push pasta and rice out of the sidelines and into the limelight. For one, there’s the explosion of Asian, Latin...

Although Puerto Rican cuisine shares similarities with that of other Latin and Caribbean countries, it boasts some unique characteristics. The island is a...

Our industry pros share what they think will rock menus in 2011.

Three fast-casual concepts tap into the trends.

Whispers of optimism are filling the dining-sphere as we embark on a new year. There's no question that a different reality still permeates the restaurant...

Seafood is in high demand by Americans—total consumption rose by 45 million pounds in 2009 over 2008, states the National Fisheries Institute.

While tricksters are carving pumpkins into scary faces for Halloween, chefs are busy chopping, cooking, pureeing and baking them for seasonal treats. Their orange flesh is flavoring both sweet and savory dishes, with a host of different ethnic influences.

When you take three Iron Chefs out of Kitchen Stadium and place them before a live audience of avid listeners, they are very willing to forget their TV rivalry and battle scars. That was quite evident when Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Jose Garces traded quips on a Times Talk panel during the TV Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival on October 9.

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