Chef-owner Andoni Luis Aduriz and head chef Dani Lasa of Mugaritz in Spain test about 500 recipes on guests each year, and about 70 of those will end up on the acclaimed restaurant's menu. "To be truly innovative, the recipe needs to have a part [that's] novel and another part of something he already knows," Lasa said.
Noma vets Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen have launched a distillery where they aim to make alcohol in a unique way. Using vacuum equipment, Empirical Spirits distills the liquor at room temperature without heat, which Williams says will preserve more of the fresh flavors in the spirits.
Edible flowers and herb blossoms can add a hint of flavor and a pop of color to desserts, cocktails, cheese plates and more. Nasturtium, pansy, rose petal, lavender and violas are some of the most popular with chefs, according to Quantum Microgreens co-founder Melissa Canales.
To make a number of Mint Juleps for Kentucky Derby Day, it can help to have plenty of mint simple syrup pre-made so working in batches is much easier. Some bartenders are giving the classic Julep their own creative twists, adding such ingredients as Fernet-Branca or a spoonful of Brennivin schnapps.
Connecticut's Two Roads Brewing is bringing two tastes together this summer: sauvignon blanc and salty gose beer. The brewer is offering a beer-wine hybrid that adds sauvignon blanc grapes to the fermenting beer.
Insecurity can keep an employee from performing at his or her best. Managers may be able to help by reflecting on the issue, being honest and working to build trust, experts say.
Uber reported that 38% of its global employees are women, up from nearly 36% last year, according to the company's 2018 diversity report. However, the number of women in leadership roles at Uber declined 1.1% from 2017, down to 22%.
A diverse team can bring innovation, higher profits and improved employee retention to a company, writes Medly CEO Chirag Kulkarni. "While it may be more comfortable to be around people who are just like you, you are selling yourself short by doing so," says Christine Alemany, chief growth adviser at Trailblaze Growth Advisors.