Portland, Ore., is the "most friendly" American city for food truck businesses, followed by Denver, Orlando, Philadelphia and Indianapolis, a US Chamber of Commerce Foundation study finds. Food trucks often face regulatory challenges, which makes some cities like Boston and Seattle harder to navigate, the study said.
Hungryroot went from $1 million a month in revenue for its subscription food service to nothing after choosing to shut down its manufacturing facilities to enhance them. The company, which just secured an additional $22 million in funding, is now seeing $3 million a month in revenue.
The high butter to egg ratio of pate sablee helps the dough achieve a soft crumb, according to pastry chef Tyler Atwell, who uses it to create a range of desserts at Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery in New York City. The buttery dough can be used to make simple cookies, as a base for various tarts or broken into pieces to create a sablee streusel.
Adding a sugar such as honey or agave to a glaze helps meat achieve a deep golden color and speed up the browning process, writes Alex Delaney. Sauces high in sugar like hoisin or barbecue sauce add flavor and will caramelize as the meat cooks.
Heineken is building a brewing technology center in Argentina to research wild yeast for its beers, a passion shared by Argentine chef Francis Mallmann, who uses both beer and wild yeasts in his dishes. "When you reduce beer in cooking, when boiling very slowly, it gives a very elegant bitterness to things I find, even sweet things," he said.
Red wines may be the star of Napa Valley, but vineyards in the region such as Donkey & Goat and Hendry are producing noteworthy white wines as well. Wineries in the Willamette Valley, Chile and Beaujolais are also producing unique white wines worth seeking out.
At Rishi Tea in Milwaukee, Director of Education and Culinary Development Kristen Lorenz uses tea to bring complex flavor to everything from salads made with edible tea leaves to hot chocolate flavored with chai tea. For a new take on couscous, she substitutes turmeric ginger tea for curry paste in the stock.
Coombsville, Calif., a designated winemaking region in the Napa Valley only since 2011, has started to attract attention for its quality vintages. Wineries there generally offer a lighter take on the region's cabernet sauvignon with wines that are fresh and floral, Virginie Boone writes.
Oregon continues to attract investment in wineries, with winery sales increasing by 46% between 2013 and 2016, the state's wine board reports. Wine is responsible for $5.5 billion in economic activity in Oregon, according to the report.