A Brief History of Artisan Bread From the Ancient Egyptians to a Bakery Near You

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Do you love to visit your local bakery for fresh bread and a few cups of quality coffee? Many people consider this combination to be a daily necessity, especially with bread baked with local ingredients.

Since you love fresh-baked, artisan bread, you may be interested to know a little bit about its history. According to historians, it is believed that humans first began creating this staple food approximately 30,000 years ago.

Flatbread, if you know your culinary history, was also referred to as unleavened bread. It didn’t contain yeast, and was believed to be the first type of bread. Thanks to the discovery and cultivation of yeast approximately 7,000 years later, leavened bread was available.

Even though people throughout the world continue to bake and enjoy unleavened bread, yeast, is integ (more…)

09 Jun 2017

How Food Packaging Equipment Protects Product

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Food packaging equipment is important not only for companies that sell food, but also for the consumer. It ensures the consumer has food that meets quality standards, giving them a safe experience while allowing the company to stay in compliance. Here are three ways that food packaging equipment is used to ensure strong standards of quality are being upheld, but also that consumer safety is put first.

Food Packaging Equipment is Used to Detect Problems Before Food Even Hits the Shelf

Food sealing machines are used to find problems and stop them before their spiral out of control. Almost 50 million Americans get sick every year, with over 100,000 in the hospital and some individuals even dying from complications with food. This can easily be prevented through the use o (more…)

08 Jun 2017

Remaining Competitive in the Healthy Restaurant Era

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There is no question that Americans value quality over price. The specific ingredients in food items carry just as much value, if not more, than how much an item costs. For this reason, many restaurants are moving toward more natural and healthier menu options. How can you provide your customers with healthier food items, while also remaining competitive? It requires careful menu planning, creativity with traditional food items, and keeping up with new trends.

Careful and advanced menu planning
The menu is one of the most important parts of restaurant success. Many consumers will view a restaurant?s menu before deciding to frequent that business. If you do not have a wide variety of menu options to cater to all guests, you are likely to lose the sale. Also, if your men (more…)

26 May 2017

Over 3,000 Americans Die Every Year From Their Food How To Reduce The Risk Of Foodborne Illness

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Food packaging is an essential part of everyday life. The bag of chips you buy on your lunch break or the select fish you find at the grocery store all go through a rigorous process to ensure you receive the safest, cleanest and tastiest meal possible. When food isn’t properly packaged, delivered or sealed, everyday people are put at risk of foodborne illness, contamination and even death. Modern technology has made it easier than ever to provide countless customers with ideally prepared and delivered food, from a form fill seal machine to food metal detectors, but that doesn’t mean you should grow idle. Learn more about all the ways you can keep your customers safer than ever before below.

Plastics, Glass And Recycling

Before we go into the purpose of a form fill seal mach (more…)

13 Apr 2017

Stock your ice cream aisle in time for summer

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Spring is finally here, which means summer is just around the corner. And with warmer weather comes everyone’s favorite sweet treat: ice cream. Soon enough, moms, dads and kids of all ages will be rushing to the grocery store to stock up on all the essentials for their ice cream socials, parties and backyard barbecues. In fact, in any given two-week period, 40 percent of Americans will eat ice cream according to recent research by the NPD Group. Make sure your store is ready to handle the demand by stocking up on the following:

1. Ice cream spoons
There are so many different kinds
of adorable ice cream spoons on the market, from colored spoons to gelato spoons to a sim (more…)

30 Mar 2017

How to Choose Your Wedding Liquor List

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Wedding planning is never easy. From the flowers to the menu and of course the dress, everything must be perfect. Few couples, though, consider the importance of the liquor provision at a wedding. While the food is vital, the alcohol also has a role to play in how guests — and the special couple too — experience the day. as much as 25 percent of the total catering bill goes towards alcohol in an open bar reception. That’s a significant investment in something that is often given very little thought. Here are a few ideas of what to consider for your wedding liquor:

Sophisticated Brew

While wine might be the obvious option, beer is often overlooked or thought of as an add-on at an open bar. T (more…)

21 Mar 2017

Treat Yourself to a Fine-Dining Experience

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How often do you experience fine dining? If you do so on a regular basis, you’re probably aware that on average, the cost of a nice meal is $28.55 per person.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that households with incomes of $100,000 or more are responsible for a large percentage of total purchases of food outside the home. Statistics indicate that this figure is 36%.

While enjoying a delicious meal at a fine dining establishment, you may have tasted organic micro greens for the first time. These may have been included in a salad or been in the form of an edible candy flower on top of a cupcake or other type of dessert. You may also have enjoyed (more…)

02 Feb 2017

The Dos and Don’ts of Family Brunch

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Do you have a regularly scheduled family brunch? Meeting for family brunch is a easy way to spend quality time together, in a beautiful setting where you don’t have to do the work of making the meal or cleaning up afterwards. Many public golf courses even offer brunch specials specifically designed for people who enjoy family brunch.

However, there is a right and a wrong way to do family brunch. If you are new to the delightful world of family brunch, stand by for our list of simple etiquette rules:

The Dos and Don’ts of Family Brunch

  1. Don’t: Overwhelm the host.
    There are a few constants in life: Newton’s law of g (more…)

13 Nov 2016

Make Your Mexican Restaurant Experience a Healthy One with These 6 Tips

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The most popular style of food in the United States is Mexican. One out of every ten restaurants serves some Mexican cuisine items.. There were at least 38,000 Mexican restaurants in the country in 2011. Ingredients for Mexican food can be found in more than 71% of American homes. Many people think eating it is unhealthy but it does not have to be. Here are some ways to enjoy going to the local Mexican restaurant and getting a healthy meal.

  1. Skip the chips and salsa. Many of us enjoy the hot chips and tasty salsa that is ubiquitous at most Mexican restaurants but they can add a ton of fat and calories to our meal. The best way to not eat the chips and salsa is to ask the waiter not to bring it. The chips a (more…)

06 Nov 2016

Ice Cream Cups for One of The US’s Favorite Decadences

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When you’re conducting inventory, preparing orders, stocking shelves, and otherwise engaged with ensuring that everything is flowing smoothly for your business, having the right frozen dessert supplies on hand is a must–especially when one of America’s favorite indulgences is on customers’ minds.

While you don’t need to know everything there is to know about ice cream to enjoy it, you may be interested in knowing a bit more about this country’s favorite frozen desserts:

    Given all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers, 9% goes to ice cream production.
    Every year, the U.S. produces approximately 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and frozen desserts.
    Americans, on average, will eat ice cream 28.5 times per year.
    Every two weeks, according to the NPD group, (more…)

29 Sep 2016