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Consumers aren’t eating their vegetables

Consumers aren’t eating their vegetables

The latest data from the Produce for Better Health Foundation reveals that Americans are eating less vegetables and fruit.By Patricia Cobe on Mar. 01, 2021 Despite the push for plant-forward plates, Americans are eating less fruits and vegetables than they did 15...

How chains are mining a ‘gold rush’ of customer data P

How chains are mining a ‘gold rush’ of customer data P

Your computers are filled with gold, and the 21st-century gold rush is on. In the 1800s it was actual gold buried in California, and in the 1900s it was “black gold,” or oil, buried in Texas and Alaska. In the 21st century, the “gold” is data. Major retailers,...

Fun, family-friendly foods can unlock summer sales P

Fun, family-friendly foods can unlock summer sales P

The pandemic shaped countless changes in the behavior and habits of many Americans. For example, according to research from Technomic, parents with children have been a key driver of foodservice spending. Additionally, a consumer survey found that weekly...

3 ingredients, 3 delicious ways to menu versatility

3 ingredients, 3 delicious ways to menu versatility

With dining room closures and other restrictions limiting the ways to serve customers, it’s not surprising that restaurants got creative over the last year in order to stay afloat. One way many operators worked to cut costs was by trimming the menu. And while cutting...

5 Email Marketing Best Practices for Restaurants P

5 Email Marketing Best Practices for Restaurants P

Large chains are taking over more and more of the restaurant market each year, making it difficult for smaller businesses to connect with an audience and differentiate themselves from other options. In such a competitive space, marketers need to leverage every tool at...

5 New England Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make P

5 New England Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make P

  Here’s a question: If you had to pick just five New England recipes to master, what would they be? Blueberry muffins? Indian pudding? Lobster rolls? Looking over the New England culinary canon, there’s certainly a lot of classics to choose from. Our regional...

Grilled Corn with Herbed Bacon Butter P

Grilled Corn with Herbed Bacon Butter P

Grilled Corn with Herbed Bacon Butter     Fresh herbs and crisp bacon elevate buttered, grilled corn to delicious new heights in this easy summer recipe. Total Time: 30 minutes Hands-On Time: 25 minutes Yield: 10 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted...

How restaurants are fending off the labor shortage P

How restaurants are fending off the labor shortage P

How are restaurant companies finding and keeping workers right now?   Restaurants of all kinds have reported difficulties hiring employees, to the point that many locations are closing early or for entire days because of worker shortages. Entire locations have...

6 Favorite Chowder Recipes P

6 Favorite Chowder Recipes P

6 Favorite Chowder Recipes Here in New England, it seems we can never have enough chowder recipes. From clam to corn to fish to lobster to…well, just about anything you can think of, we’ll toss it into a kettle and call it supper. Need some new chowder inspiration?...

Crispy Oven-Fried Scallops P

Crispy Oven-Fried Scallops P

Crispy Oven-Fried Scallops These crispy oven-fried scallops are a lighter take on classic fried scallops, which involves baking them in a panko bread crumb topping. Don’t be alarmed by the full stick of butter in the ingredients list—you won’t use the entire thing....

Joanne Chang’s Best Boston Cream Pie P

Joanne Chang’s Best Boston Cream Pie P

Joanne Chang’s Best Boston Cream Pie “It’s a little risky to try making your own version of Boston cream pie, an iconic dessert in a city so steeped in tradition,” writes Boston pastry chef Joanne Chang. “I learned how to make this version from Rick Katz, the first...

10 Popular Appetizers Diners Crave Right Now P

10 Popular Appetizers Diners Crave Right Now P

You can draw your customers into the overall experience with your appetizer selection. People order appetizers at your restaurant for many different reasons. Some people simply want a smaller meal. They are controlling calories, and your appetizer menu is a good...

Culinary schools adapt to a post COVID-19 world P

Culinary schools adapt to a post COVID-19 world P

All industries and sectors have faced adversity during the pandemic, but a few have been so greatly impacted that their modus operandi may never look the same. This camp includes foodservice as well as higher education, so when it comes to the realm of culinary...

Classic Yankee Pot Roast P

Classic Yankee Pot Roast P

Classic Yankee Pot Roast Recipe Our Yankee pot roast recipe calls for carrots, celery, and pearl onions, but you can swap them out for equal amounts of your favorite vegetables. We’ve also called for red wine (a common ingredient in modern pot roasts) for richer...

12 Classic New England Recipes P

12 Classic New England Recipes P

12 Classic New England Recipes - New England Today New England cuisine is as varied as the geography from which it stems. It’s steeped in tradition, too, and, in kitchens across New England, the region’s most well-loved recipes have been passed down from one...

Restaurant sales show little sign of slowing P

Restaurant sales show little sign of slowing P

Restaurant sales have been increasing for nearly three months and show no sign of stopping, at least according to the most recent update from Black Box Intelligence. The restaurant information firm said that same-store sales accelerated last week and have increased...

11 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes P

11 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes P

Summer is here and so is another delicious New England grilling season! Whether you’re celebrating Dad for Father’s Day, rolling out the stars and stripes for the Fourth of July, or getting together with family and friends for a long-awaited reunion cookout, here are...

After a brutal year, restaurants feel a new emotion: Hope! P

After a brutal year, restaurants feel a new emotion: Hope! P

A massive relief bill coupled with increased vaccine supply, warmer weather and decreasing capacity restrictions is bringing a glimmer of optimism to restaurants. By Heather Lalley on Mar. 11, 2021 Tonight, at Vince Crysler’s restaurant in Hoboken, N.J., for the first...

Sausage, Apple, and Squash Sheet-Pan Supper with Herb Oil P

Sausage, Apple, and Squash Sheet-Pan Supper with Herb Oil P

Sausage, Apple, and Squash Sheet-Pan Supper with Fragrant Herb Oil The sheet-pan supper is the answer to every busy person’s daily struggle to get a great dinner on the table with minimal effort. It’s a one-pan wonder with very limited prep work and plenty of...

Family dining transforms after 2020’s struggles P

Family dining transforms after 2020’s struggles P

FAMILY DINING LOOKS FOR TRANSFORMATION AFTER 2020’S STRUGGLES The sector’s biggest players indulged in considerable reinvention attempts as they felt the loss of breakfast and particular challenges at off-premise. By Peter Romeo on May 27, 2021 Anyone who doubts the...

Rhode Island “Stuffies” Stuffed Clams P

Rhode Island “Stuffies” Stuffed Clams P

Rhode Island "Stuffies" Stuffed Clams Recipe       Also known as “stuffies,” these stuffed clams, flavored with onion, celery, and green pepper, are a signature Rhode Island dish. When preparing clams, many prefer to remove the dark stomachs for...

Why are restaurants facing a labor shortage? P

Why are restaurants facing a labor shortage? P

With vaccines readily available, indoor dining restrictions have lifted and customers are ready to indulge in what they once took for granted — eating indoors in a restaurant. The United States, however, finds itself in strange economic times; restaurants across the...

Brown Sugar Bourbon Steak Tips P

Brown Sugar Bourbon Steak Tips P

    Thanks to a boozy-sweet marinade, this recipe for brown sugar bourbon steak tips is a flavorful addition to your grilling repertoire. It’s also the most popular steak tip marinade recipe in the Yankee archives. Serve with grilled veggies. Note: The...

Make outdoor dining a hit, even post-pandemic P

Make outdoor dining a hit, even post-pandemic P

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen and restaurant life goes back to some semblance of normalcy, some operators might be considering what to do with any outdoor dining setups they implemented during the pandemic. While there may be some inclination to shutter any...

Grandma Mary’s Apple Crisp with Sweet Biscuit Topping P

Grandma Mary’s Apple Crisp with Sweet Biscuit Topping P

Grandma Mary’s Apple Crisp with Sweet Biscuit Topping My grandma Mary made this buttery, cinnamon-scented crisp every fall, and to me, it’s the flavor of home. This is her adaptation of a recipe from the November 1945 issue of Country Gentleman magazine; I still have...

Spaghetti with Scallops “Romesco” P

Spaghetti with Scallops “Romesco” Inspired by Spanish Romesco sauce, this easy pasta dish featuring a bold red pepper saucwon raves from our tasters. The roasted garlic enhances the natural sweetness of the peppers and scallops. Almonds add body, richness, and...

How to Grill Swordfish P

  Love firing up the grill the moment spring arrives? Looking for a new dish to add to your grilling repertoire? Swordfish is an excellent choice, thanks to its meaty texture and mild flavor. Here’s how to grill swordfish with no marinade — just a few simple...

Rhode Island Coffee Milk P

  What do you get when you add coffee syrup to ice-cold milk? In one place, you get the official state drink — Rhode Island coffee milk. While a few other beverages have also achieved a high level of fame in the Ocean State (namely Del’s Lemonade and Narragansett...

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Sauce P

Finding a delicious pasta sauce recipe that isn’t dominated by tomatoes is no easy task. Thankfully, after a bit of trial and error, we’ve come up with a tasty nutritious recipe for Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Sauce. In our house, we usually make a...

Lobster Mac and Cheese P

Lobster Mac & Cheese - New England Today   Combine comfort food with the ultimate New England splurge in this flavorful and award-winning Lobster Mac & Cheese. It’s decadent and delicious! Adapted from Cal Hancock of the Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company,...

4 restaurant myths that have just been busted P

Like any industry, the restaurant business sports its share of convictions that have no foundation in fact. Here are four of those misbeliefs that were proven fake news in recent days. Myth #1: Restaurant employers would rather eat nails than accept a $15 minimum wage...

Beef and Guinness Stew | Irish Dinner Recipe P

Beef and Guinness Stew | Irish Dinner Recipe   I’m not a runner, but I imagine that the fifth mile of a marathon feels something like midwinter in New England: no longer “the beginning,” yet oh so far from the end. It’s the time of year when chattering teeth and...

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce P

Warm your heart with this old-fashioned bread pudding recipe. Lightly spiced with nutmeg and speckled with raisins, we prefer it à la mode and topped with our caramel-like sweet vanilla sauce for bread pudding. It’s a classic! Total Time: 15 Yield: 8 servings  ...

Make the simple things special P

Eventually the safety stigma from COVID-19 will fade into restaurant lore. Restaurant owners who survive the pandemic will create a business platform upon which they can again make their enterprises thrive. They’ll fashion a model that capitalizes on new dining...

What is Corned Beef? P

What is Corned Beef? - New England Today It’s that time of year again, when the beer turns green and the aroma of corned beef and cabbage fills the air. Calling it an “aroma” might just be the beer talking, but the resulting flavor of meat, vegetables, and corned beef...

Firehouse Chili P

Firehouse Chili - New England Today Made with ground beef, veggies, beans, and the perfect blend of seasonings, this award-winning firehouse chili is a true crowd-pleaser. Dennis Carr grills the beef for his chili, then breaks the patties up into the mixture. This...

8 Favorite New England Dessert Recipes P

8 Favorite New England Desserts - New England Today   Some of these classic New England desserts originated in the northeast and some did not, but over the centuries, and in typical New England style, our ancestors adopted them, giving them a New England flare....

How restaurants can create personal experiences today P

The pandemic has inevitably taken some personal elements out of the typical restaurant experience today. Often, consumers are opting to order online for contactless delivery or curbside pickup instead of sitting down in a dining room, foregoing in-person interactions...

Classic Fish Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce P

Classic Fish Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce How a sacred fish, Yankee thrift, and Lenten tradition gave us a classic New England dish worth celebrating—and reinventing. Total Time: 1 hour, plus chilling Hands-On Time: 25 to 30 minutes Yield: 2/3 cup tartar sauce, 6...

Dick Bridges’ Classic Lobster Chowder P

Dick Bridges’ lobster chowder recipe was his mother’s. Since he’s experienced in making lobster chowder for crowds, he cautions that even if you’re cooking for a big group, you should always make it in small batches, one gallon at a time, and let it cool properly. He...

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Lobster P

  One of the great joys of a classic New England lobster dinner is how easy it is to make. No complicated sauces, no fancy techniques, no need to fire up the oven on a hot day. And you need only one pot. But just because it’s simple doesn’t mean that you can’t...

New England Style Baked Scallops Recipe P

Easy New England Style Baked Scallops Recipe | Yankee Magazine   This baked scallops recipe turns out perfectly every time—tender and succulent with a rich, buttery cracker topping. Our testers called this recipe for baked scallops “easy and elegant — great...

Blueberry Dutch-Baby

This oven-baked blueberry Dutch baby pancake has the drama of a soufflé without any of the stress. Bring it straight from the oven to the table for all to admire—it will deflate fast but remain slightly puffed and delicious. Total Time: 35 minutes Hands-On Time: 15...