Enhance recipes across the menu with half & half hacks

Half and half recipe

Photograph courtesy of Saputo Foodservice

Half & half has carved out an indisputable spot in the coffee category. Datassential research confirms, in fact, that operators use half & half in the front of the house more than any other type of cream, due in part to its popularity as a coffee add-in. But one-third of operators also use it as a back-of-house ingredient.

Many operators view the milk/cream hybrid—which typically contains 10.5% to 18% milkfat—as more than just a way to add a touch of creaminess to java. Jaimie Mertz, owner of The Red Bandana Bakery in Bethesda,

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The world’s oldest-known recipes decoded


1 lb leg of mutton, diced
½ c rendered sheep fat
1 small onion, chopped
½ tsp salt
1 lb beetroot, peeled and diced
1 c rocket, chopped
½ c fresh coriander, chopped
1 c Persian shallot, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 c beer (a mix of sour beer & German Weißbier)
½ c water
½ c leek, chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

For the garnish:
½ c fresh coriander, finely chopped
½ c kurrat (or spring leek), finely chopped
2 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed

Instructions: Heat sheep fat in a pot wide enough for

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Discrimination, Safety Concerns Are Barriers To Accessing Healthy Food for Food-Insecure Young Adults


Newswise — Philadelphia, July 19, 2021 – University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers recently completed a study to determine how food-insecure young (emerging) adults (18–29 years of age) adapted their eating and child feeding behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers also sought to identify barriers to food access and opportunities to improve local access to resources for emerging adults. Their study results are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The steep rise in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous, and persons of color across the United

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Virtual vegetarian festival prompts Worcester to declare last week of July ‘Vegan Week’ in city


The final week of July will be known as “Vegan Week” in Worcester as it plans to celebrate the 11th annual New England VegFest.

The virtual vegetarian festival scheduled from July 25 through Aug. 1 will include activities, including some in person, speakers from around the country and will coincide with Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty referring to the celebration as “Vegan Week,” the festival’s promoters said.

New England VegFest is one of the largest and longest-running vegetarian festivals in the country, attracting up to 10,000 attendees and a variety of veg-friendly vendors. Last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19,

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TikTok’s ‘pasta chips’ trend turns the Italian dish into snackable finger food


Pasta chips are the latest TikTok food craze that’s putting a spin and crunch on the traditionally soft dish.

The viral food trend’s hashtag alone has racked up more than 364.3 million views on the popular video-sharing app, and verified TikTok creators have already given it their stamps of approval.

All it requires is boiled pasta, your preferred seasonings and oil, an airfryer or similar appliance or tool that can fry or bake, according to Feel Good Foodie – an American digital food media company created by Yumna Jawad.


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Barista Guild Co-Founder Dismas Smith Reaffirms This Coffee LifeDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine


This Coffee Life Founder Dismas Smith competing at a recent coffee event. All images courtesy of Dismas Smith/This Coffee Life.

Longtime specialty coffee professional Dismas Smith is emerging from years in the wings of other coffee companies to evolve his own brand, This Coffee Life.

Though it has been nearly two decades since Smith captured the spotlight as a barista competitor winning the 2002 North American Barista Championship, the Barista Guild co-founder never left the theater.

Smith’s coffee life started in 1999 at Seattle’s Zoka Coffee then involved several coffee companies throughout the Pacific Northwest, including a six-year

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