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  • “Healthy” is changing: why coconut oil could be the new canola
    The definition of "healthy" food is changing—again. Fat-free is out and so-called "healthy fats" are in. New research shows that oils, like coconut, once thought to be unhealthy are being hailed for their nutritional benefits.  Read more...

    Five ways to keep servers happy
    Cut turnover and increase employee satisfaction with these five tips for keeping restaurant servers happy. 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...

    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...

  • The surprising history of the milkshake
    By the early 1900s, a milkshake had come to mean a drink made with ice cream and chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrup. The shake really took off with the invention of the electric blender in 1922. Read more...

    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...

    Doctoring beer: four creative ways to offer customers a cold one
    Bartenders and businesses all around the world are dreaming up new ways to serve ice-cold beer, from Kirin's frozen foam to beer milkshakes to liquid nitrogen to fresh takes on the traditional Austrian radler.  Read more...

    Happy hour way back when
    Alcoholic beverages were part of daily life during the formative years of the United States, enjoyed by notable historical figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock. Read more...

  • The Face Squincher
    This is a great smoothie for customers who like their sweets with a little tartness. In this recipe, rainbow sherbet and sugar team up with lemon and limes to create a fresh, balanced flavor.  Read more...

    Flüssiger Strudel
    The Flüssiger Strudel, or "Liquid Strudel," is the signature drink at the Wunderbar in Grünauer, Kansas City's premier Austrian restaurant. It's made from just four ingredients: freshly squeezed lemon juice, rum, egg whites and leftover strudel syrup. Read more...

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

    Kahlua Colada
    This frozen drink combines the tropical coconut and pineapple flavors of the traditional pina colada with the rich coffee taste of Kahlua®.  Read more...

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Beverages
A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas

How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas

Essential bar tools for the modern mixologist

Essential bar tools for the modern mixologist

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

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

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

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

How South American food won a city in the American South

How South American food won a city in the American South

2014’s food trends offer customers comfort and good health

2014’s food trends offer customers comfort and good health

Diners’ expectations vary widely from casual to luxury

Diners’ expectations vary widely from casual to luxury

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
Tangy Lemon Custard Tart

Tangy Lemon Custard Tart

Divine Mocha Serenity

Divine Mocha Serenity

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ancho Chile Butter

Ancho Chile Butter