Relax...It's National Mac 'n Cheese Day...

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If you woke up with a sense of unexplained calm, this is why. Today is the day when we celebrate one of the greatest comfort foods of all time—Mac 'n Cheese. For a few years now, restaurants have been bringing this childhood staple back as trendy-creative sides, appetizers and entrees. So let's talk about it.

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It's National Spumoni Day!

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"Then I'll join in matrimony, with a girl who serves spumoni. And Angelina will be mine..."

- Louis Prima

Spumoni. It's deliciously powerful stuff. And today is the day to celebrate it. 

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FABI Follow-up: What's Shakin', Schmacon?

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They call it beef's answer to bacon, and it caused quite a stir at the Show. We checked in with CEO Howard Bender of Schmaltz Products, LLC, the...schmaker...of this fun new product to see how it's getting along on the front lines of foodservice. And there's big news...

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Meet your Expert Hosts: Nutrition Trends Webinar - Wednesday August 20th

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Meet Carolyn O'Neil and Janet Helm, the two expert dietitians who will joining us next Wednesday, August 20th for a special free Webinar: Nutrition Trends on the Menu: What You Can Do to Ensure You're Satisfying Consumer Demand. Both will be chatting live online to answer your questions while you learn where to look for nutrition trends, what customers want and how you can meet demand. 

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More questions than answers regarding chef organization…

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NPR this week prodded us with another good article discussing the culinary tenant of mise-en-place, literally, "put in place," and how, for many in the culinary field, its benefits reach beyond the kitchen. For some students and chefs, this discipline of logic, efficiency and arraignment is so strong as a kitchen-hack that it proliferates into a life-hack.

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Thinking Outside the Rind: New Ways of Looking at the Restaurant Cheese Plate

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Cheesemonger Lisa Futterman wowed participants as an expert presenter at the NRA Show 2014 Foodamental Studio. Now she's back with a guest blog post, in which she challenges restaurateurs to shake up their cheese plates. Unlikely selections, beverage pairings, eclectic accompaniments—go crazy. Pair her suggestions with your own creativity and see where the muse and moos take you.

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