"Throwing" a cocktail, or pouring it from one shaker in a long drop to the other, has come back into vogue in some bars. While it is artful, it also provides more aeration and a different texture than just stirring, according to bartender Lindsay Matteson.
A marketing campaign is seeking to rally Britons to defend their local pubs, using coasters saying "Long Live the Local" as part of its message. The Beer Alliance is asserting that overly high taxes are forcing many of the beloved local institutions out of business.
Chef Anthony Andiario's handmade pastas such as folded tortelli and corkscrew-shaped conchiglie miste have earned him Instagram stardom. His recently opened Pennsylvania restaurant, Andiario, features an ever-changing selection of pastas made from scratch using flour from local farms.
Chefs at Florida-based, daytime-only concept First Watch use new takes on potato hash as a way to introduce flavor combinations that aren't typically found at breakfast and lunch, said Corporate Chef Shane Schaibly. Winter classics inspired the Smoked Brisket Hash and Pot Roast Hash, and the chain's new Elote Mexican Street Corn Hash showcases seasonal produce and on-trend flavors borrowed from Mexican street food.
North of Cape Town in South Africa, Wolfgat serves dishes made from ingredients foraged on and around the dunes to highlight the region's bounty. Chef Kobus van der Merwe cooks up a seven-course menu from foraged plants, fish from the Atlantic and kelp and urchins sourced from rock pools.
Dashi is a type of broth made with dried bonito and kombu found in many Japanese dishes. The instant variety, which comes in powder form, provides a quick and easy way to add a punch of umami and smokiness to soups, sauces and other dishes.
Taco Bell has begun hosting hiring parties to recruit employees in a tight labor market and fulfill its goal of adding 100,000 staffers by 2022. Applicants play games, get free food, participate in on-site interviews and have the opportunity to win gift cards as signing bonuses.
The Manteca Unified School District Nutrition Education Department in California held its first Family Food & Wellness Expo, a free event that allowed students and their families to sample dishes served in school cafeterias. Parents also could set up prepayment plans or fill out meal applications during the event.
The Japanese fruit sando features slices of strawberry, kiwi and other fruits sandwiched between soft white bread spread with whipped cream. A peach, kiwi and strawberry version of the colorful treat is served at Davelle in New York City.