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1/20/2022

Moles are part of a family of sauces that come from the Oaxaca and Puebla regions of Mexico, and are known for their rich, complex flavors. This mole recipe features ripe mango, which pairs perfectly with pasilla chiles and spices. Chef Sarah Linkenheil from The Culinary Institute of America uses the mango seeds to flavor the mole.

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ciaprochef.com
1/20/2022

What spices, herbs, sauces and spirits pair with the delicious flavor of mango? From the sweet and familiar to the surprisingly savory, as a complement or refreshing contrast, find out what pairs best with fresh mango with this handy infographic. This superfruit will give you super powers in the kitchen!

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ciaprochef.com
1/20/2022

7-Eleven has added a subscription plan to its 7NOW online delivery app that lets members pay a $5.95 monthly fee for free delivery on all orders. The app promises delivery in about 30 minutes on a range of food choices, groceries and other products, and users with orders of $10 or more earn perks including free items.

1/20/2022

Supply chain shortages are making deliveries for school meals unpredictable and putting a strain on school nutrition professionals in Virginia. School districts in the state are reporting shortages of items such as cereal and breakfast bars as well as nonfood items such as disposable cups.

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The Virginia Mercury
1/20/2022

Recipe developer Rachel Gurjar makes this butternut squash soup that gets its sweet and salty flavoring from miso. The adaptable soup can also be made with pumpkin or kabocha squash in place of butternut, and the squash puree that forms the base of the soup is so versatile Gurjar uses it as a sauce in other recipes, including this cod dish.

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Epicurious
1/20/2022

The Spanish-style bocadillo sandwich made Flavor & the Menu's list of 2022's top 10 trends due to its adaptability and ability to deliver premium ingredients in a format that's perfect for takeout. The sandwich is typically served on a Spanish baguette and can include various ingredients from ham and cheese to an omelette, but menu consultant Maeve Webster of Menu Matters noted, "It's not about creating a monster sandwich; it's more about how to create a satisfying, distinct flavor experience, but with better quality ingredients and fewer of them."

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Flavor & The Menu
1/20/2022

Nicholas Stefanelli spent time traveling in Greece to explore his heritage and gather inspiration for his restaurant Philotimo, which is scheduled to open in Washington, D.C., this weekend. "We're pulling from some of these cooking techniques and applying it to new ingredients that are in the realm of Greek gastronomy, but [the combination] is not necessarily thought of because it's out of the traditional seasonality of it," Stefanelli said of the menu, which features meals diners can pair with wines from Greece or elsewhere.

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Robb Report
1/20/2022

Texas chef Tiffany Derry is looking to franchise her Roots Chicken Shak restaurants so operators can open businesses in communities that have been traditionally underserved. Derry, who is one of 50 restaurant industry leaders on the Nation's Restaurant News 2022 Power List, is working with business partner Tom Foley to seek funds for those who are unable to secure loans on their own.

1/20/2022

Floral extracts such as orange blossom water and rose water are often used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines and are made by boiling flower petals and distilling the steam. These extracts can be used in desserts or to add a touch of flavor to steamed rice, for example, though associate food editor Zaynab Issa recommends adding them sparingly because "there's a fine line between nice accessory and overpowering showman."

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Bon Appetit
1/19/2022

Taco Bell will partner with the University of Louisville on a six-week program to train restaurant leaders to become franchise operators. The Taco Bell Business School will offer scholarships to up to five leaders from within the company, to provide the education and skills they need to move up the ladder and potentially own their own franchises in the future.