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  • The new brew: China's fast-growing coffee culture
    China's coffee consumption is booming. Here are lessons learned from Starbucks' expansion in China and opportunities for smaller coffee chains. Read more...

    The perks and perils of a gluten-free menu
    Gluten sensitivity is one the rise—30% of Americans are trying to reduce or eliminate their gluten intake. Restaurant owner Kendra Murden offers advice on how to serve gluten-free foods and keep the kitchen free of contamination.  Read more...

    Four new restaurant trends sweeping through Spain
    Spanish modernism is constantly reinventing itself. Here are four new trends in Spanish fine dining, from theatrical tapas to gastrobotanics. Read more...

    2014’s food trends offer customers comfort and good health
    Hamilton Beach Commercial reviewed 2014 trends predictions from several prognosticators, including the National Restaurant Association, the Sterling-Rice Group, the Food Network, Kitchen Daily, and Forbes, among others, to create a list of 10 "super trends" that pop up repeatedly.  Read more...

  • Lifesaver
    Grenadine, the distinctive syrup flavored with pomegranates, makes this tropical cocktail unique. The Lifesaver also contains orange juice and pineapple juice.  Read more...

    Fresh-Squeezed Radler
    The radler is an traditional Austrian beverage of beer and lemon soda or lemonade. This recipe for a "fresh-squeezed radler," compliments of Kansas City's Wunderbar, calls for beer, fresh citrus juices and sparkling soda.  Read more...

    The little things hotel guests really want
    The secret to a hotel guest’s satisfaction? It's the little things, like high-powered hair dryers and extra power outlets. Read more...

    How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas
    Learn how an Austrian restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, became known for its margaritas. The key is fresh-squeezed lime juice and a durable, efficient manual juice extractor, both of which bar manager Scott Beslow credits for the success of his Wunderbar.  Read more...

  • B's Red Pepper Soup
    This quick and fresh red pepper soup recipe doesn't require roasting the peppers. Read more...

    Ice Cream Sandwich
    This frozen cocktail combines the vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafer of the traditional ice cream sandwich with a little mint schnapps for a kick. Offer it to customers as a dessert drink or boozy milkshake. Read more...

    Coffee Calypso
    Coffee Calypso is a hot, alcoholic coffee drink with a tropical twist - great for those recovering from their New Years Eve revelry. Read more...

    Tangy Lemon Custard Tart
    This light and elegant lemon tart is an easy-to-make addition to any dessert menu. Read more...

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Beverages
Let them drink cake (with a kick)

Let them drink cake (with a kick)

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

How to make a better blender? Test it. Repeatedly.

How to make a better blender? Test it. Repeatedly.

Horsepower and other persistent myths about performance blenders

Horsepower and other persistent myths about performance blenders

Food
Five ways to keep servers happy

Five ways to keep servers happy

Beyond nuggets: 10 ways to build a better children's menu

Beyond nuggets: 10 ways to build a better children's menu

Coffee you can cook with

Coffee you can cook with

“Healthy” is changing:  why coconut oil could be the new canola

“Healthy” is changing: why coconut oil could be the new canola

Hospitality
Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

 How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

Recipes
The Roquette

The Roquette

Flüssiger Strudel

Flüssiger Strudel

The Face Squincher

The Face Squincher

Ancho Chile Butter

Ancho Chile Butter