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Birmingham Chefs Talk Reinventing the Southern Table

Full Moon BBQ ownersIf you ask any Southerner what the Southern table means to them, you won’t get an answer, you’ll get stories. Stories of comfort and hospitality, of love and loss, of compassion and excitement. You’ll get memories. Memories of a dinner bell signaling supper every night, memories of shucking corn and chopping onions, of canning peaches with grandma.

Any discussion of cultural foods has to include Southern Regional food in the United States. Read more about how Birmingham, Alabama chefs are “recreating” southern cuisine.

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Move Over, Yellow 6. More Natural Colors From Plants are Coming

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The trend for natural food colors is increasing, and food companies continue to move away from artificial sources. Perhaps have Food Science students investigate sources of natural food coloring and compare natural to artificial.

 

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National Restaurant Association What’s Hot 2016 Culinary Forecast

2016 predictionsReleased on November 5, 2015, the National Restaurant Association surveyed 1600 chefs around the nation to get predictions for what will sell during 2016. Read more…….

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Food Podcasts 1.0: These Radio Pioneers Had It Down 90 Years Ago

Podcast PioneersBefore there was the Food Network or even Julia Child on PBS, there were folksy radio homemakers. These early 20th-century women offered recipes, life hacks and insights for the modern farmer’s wife. And just like podcasts or television food shows today, their shows were often personal, off-the-cuff and straight from the kitchen table. Read more to learn how these women brought a bit of their heritage from other cultures to the farm table and beyond. Culinary students might research some of the recipes and hacks broadcast many decades ago!

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That Salmon on the Menu Might Be a Fraud–Especially in Winter

Would you be able to tell if the wild Alaskan sockeye salmon you ordered for dinner was swapped out for a less expensive piece of farm-raised salmon? Read more to learn about the challenges restaurant chefs often have purchasing salmon for the menu, particularly in the winter months.

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The Science Behind Food Pairing

Food Pairing is a scientific method to identify which foods & drinks go well together. To understand why ingredients match it’s important to know how humans perceive flavor. Read more from the article and then have students use the Foodpairing™ Inspiration Tool to practice pairing various foods.

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Seven Things You Shouldn’t Touch on a Plane

Want to stay healthy, yet still travel by air? An interesting news article on staying healthy on an airplane. The link has an interesting article and The Doctors video at the end. Good information for students in Travel and Tourism Management to help clients maintain health while traveling! Read

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Woman resting feet on seat armrest of commercial airplane

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Hospitality and Tourism Management Online Curriculum

Our newest online curriculum, Hospitality and Tourism Management will go live on June 1, 2015.  The curriculum features 100% of the TEKS for Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, and Travel and Tourism Management courses. Call us to order at 806-742-3029.

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Chipotle Becomes First Major Chain to Go GMO-FREE

Chipotlebuildingmain  Chipotle is on a real roll lately with the positive press. Just last week, the Mexican grill chain launched its delivery service in 67 cities, much to the delight of those who love burritos and being able to stay put on the couch. Beginning today, the restaurant will appease the masses in a different way as it begins to serve food that is completely GMO-free. Read more

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Why 3D Food Printing Is More Than Just a Novelty: It’s the Future of Food!

3d-systems-chefjet-3d-printed-color-flavored-sugar_5-970x646-c     It was Marcel Boulestin, the first cook-turned-television star from the BBC’s 1937 show Cook’s Night Out, who insisted that cooking was not chemistry but an art. “It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements,” he said.

If only he could see the world now.

It’s 2015, and 3D printing, a technology long priced beyond many people’s reach, is quickly undergoing democratization. So much democratization that companies are trying to 3D print all kinds of new things, including food. Read More

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