Food for Thought: Ten Restaurants That Shaped America

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Food for Thought: Ten Restaurants That Shaped America

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Have Restaurant Management students read this article to learn more about the potential influence restaurants can have on society. The article includes historic information and social events surrounding particular restaurants.

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Sugar Shocked? The Rest of Food Industry Pays for Lots of Research, Too

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Nutrition research studies are often financed by the food industry. Read on to learn more about nutrition research funding and how findings are often misleading. Have Food Science students propose ways in which research findings influence food choices made by consumers, and how food companies might benefit from the studies.

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Ten Jobs That Make People Most Happy

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Great news for students planning for a career in hospitality and tourism! According to new research published by the Cabinet Office in the UK, hotel and accommodation managers made the top ten list of most satisfying occupations. Read more…

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Beyond the Ghost: The Secret to Event Snapchat Success

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Share this post with Hotel Management students as they learn the basics of event planning. Read on to discover ways to use Snapchat to promote events. As an activity, have students create a promotion using Snapchat.

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Better Burgers, More Healthful Hot Dogs: Could a Pinch of Seaweed Be the Answer?

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Food trend – seaweed. Food scientists are experimenting with replacing some of the fat and salt content in hamburgers and hot dogs with dried and powdered seaweed. Share this post with Food Science and Culinary Arts students and as a project, have students investigate ways food companies are testing sea weed as an ingredient.

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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner in a Dumpster to Fight Food Waste

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Share this post with Culinary Arts students to introduce them to the trend of preventing food waste. Learn more about the recipes and reasons meals are being served in dumpsters. As a project, have students prepare meals with ingredients that might have previously been discarded.

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Fermentation Fervor: Here’s How Chefs Boost Flavor and Health

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Share this article with Food Science students to learn more about the art and science of food fermentation. Fermentation is loosely defined as the transformation of food by microorganisms. “When you ferment something, you create flavor,” explains  Arielle Johnson, a flavor chemist. As a project, have students research the history of food fermentation and sample some fermented foods.

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Crunch Time: Can a Hip New Cereal Bar Help Kellogg’s Revive Soggy Sales?

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In an attempt to revive the cold cereal market, Kellogg’s opens a cereal bar in New York City. Share this post with Hospitality students to learn more about the concept and the food combinations. As a project have students create their own cereal bar.

 

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Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like a Factory?

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This post examines the trends in restaurant architecture and decor. Read on to learn more about when the “factory look” started and what trends may be coming next. Share with Restaurant Management students and as a project, have them design their own restaurant.

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Antioxidants: The Anti-Cancer Cure-All?

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Want to know how to pique someone’s interest if you are talking about food or nutrition? Mention the word “antioxidant.” Seriously, it has some special power or something. Family and friends, ranging from my teenage sister to my best friend from college to my 80-year-old grandpa—each person has asked me a series of questions about antioxidants, such as common sources, health effects, and my general opinion of them.

This is a good article to get students motivated to learn more about nutrition facts. Have students research information to determine the value of antioxidants and their place in a balanced diet.

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