Food Cooking

Five Ways to Stop Losing Money in Your Restaurant

To run a successful and profitable restaurant, most business owners are always looking for ways to cut costs while still maintaining high-quality offerings. Here are five areas to examine in your restaurant. Outdated Equipment If your kitchen equipment could classify as "vintage," chances are you don't have energy-efficient models. Commercial refrigeration and freezer units, for instance, are some of the mostly costly pieces of equipment to operate in a restaurant, and they are running every day of the year, twenty-four hours a day, whether your restaurant is open or not.

3 Easy Ways To Incorporate Chia Seeds Into Your Lunches At Work

Chia seeds are one of the great super foods. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and protein, chia seeds are good and good for you. If you're looking for an easy way to incorporate more protein into your lunches at work, chia seeds can be useful, however, they're not a standard ingredient in many lunch recipes. These 3 tips will help you include chia seeds into your weekly lunches.

Choosing The Right Lining For Your Copper Cookware

Copper is the metal of choice for professional and amateur chefs alike, and it is not hard to see why. Copper is antibacterial and a highly efficient conductor, meaning it distributes energy quickly. When used as cookware, it heats up faster than any metal other than silver and cooks food evenly, reducing the risk of burning and allowing a degree of precision no other pots and pans can offer. This metal does, however, react with food, and so the interior of most copper cookware is lined with tin, stainless steel and more recently ceramic.

Two Tips To Help You Spot An Authentic Mexican Restaurant

When you're in the mood for some delicious Mexican cuisine, only the authentic variety will do.  With so many different Mexican restaurants on the scene, and each boasting about the flavors of their fare, it can be hard to distinguish an authentic Mexican restaurant from an impostor.  Rather than run the risk of disappointing your taste buds, use this information to learn more about how to spot an authentic Mexican restaurant.

3 Dishes That Prove You Should Stay For Dessert After Your Next Chinese Dinner Out

Most, if not all, classic Chinese dishes are entrees or appetizers, like the Pu-Pu Platter, fried rice, and crab rangoons. However, this mentality lends the short end of the stick to the vast array of culinary pleasures that awaits the diner who decides to ask for a dessert menu after enjoying some Far Eastern cuisine. Here are three authentic Chinese dessert options (not fortune cookies- those are American) that prove that a dessert menu is worth asking for next time you head out to your local Chinese eatery like Lilac Blossom Restaurant.

Alternative Chocolate Treat Ideas For Those With Allergies

Not everyone is free to eat any food they like. For many people that enjoy eating gourmet chocolates, like those made by Abdallah Candies And Gifts, allergies prevent them from indulging in this treat. Luckily there are alternative chocolate substitutes for allergic and sensitive individuals to enjoy. Here are some chocolate alternatives: Carob desserts Carob is a chocolate-like powdery substance derived from carob beans. It is a very popular chocolate alternative, as it looks, tastes and smells very similar.

3 Benefits Of Going Green With Your Laundry Products

If you were to take a look at many of the household products you use on a daily basis, you would likely be shocked at the amount of chemicals you use. There are chemicals in kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, your dish washing detergent, and even in the products you use to do the laundry. At some point, one has to wonder if using so many chemicals every day is a good thing.

Seasonal Differences Add Flavor To Your Wine Expedition

Every wine, liquor, beer and mead branding has a unique flavor that depends on many different factors. The breed or cultivar of the materials being used, the soils in which the grow and the ways in which they ferment. For wine, there is even a difference in flavor depending on when you harvest the grapes and how the wine making process is started. As you select new wines to sample and plan private wine tours, consider the time and place as you please your palate.

Taking The Cake - Noteworthy Outdoor Wedding Facts To Protect Your Confectionary Centerpiece

Even though new twists and trends are popping up at weddings across the country, the traditional towering wedding cake is still the most common centerpiece of food at these events. If you are in the planning phases of your wedding and plan to stick with traditions when it comes to your cake, there is one big fact you have to keep in mind. Not every outdoor venue is suited or equipped to handle a traditional wedding cake.

Italian Restaurant Pronunciation And Food Guide

If you feel like there are just some words that might as well be ancient Greek when you go out for Italian food, this pronunciation guide was designed just for you. Although many Italian dishes now have easy to pronounce English names, there are still a few tongue twisters on most Italian restaurant menus. Use this guide to confidently order whatever you want the next time you dine at an Italian restaurant.