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Moving the Whole-grain

Cookwork Perspective: The whole-grain locavore movement in Northern California is moving faster towards the consumers. With this, some restaurants feel like they are a drop of water in a tidal wave... they have to catch up! Is your restaurant already serving whole-grain pasta? Whole-grain pasta key part of local wheat movement Five years ago, Oliveto restaurant in Oakland already had a menu full of local produce, meat and fish, but owner Bob Klein wanted the...

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From Trampoline to Napa

Cookwork Perspective: Its just a coincidence that Cathy Corison's trampoline sign-up sheet is besides the wine class. Although Cathy Corison didn't end up to be a trampoline queen, she ended up being the Winemaker of the Year 2011. Read her story and be inspired! Cathy Corison - Chronicle's Winemaker of the Year 2011 The trampoline did it. In 1972, wanting to use her skills from the diving team, a Pomona College undergrad named Cathy Corison offered...

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The Year of Artisan and Authentic

Cookwork Perspective: While trend watchers are mentioning the upcoming hit of artisan and authentic flavors, there will also be a trend in nose-to-tail dining. Are you already practicing the nose-to-tail recipe planning? Artisanal And Authentic, The Flavors Of The New Year Come 2012, there's a new food vocabulary: authentic, craft, small batch, artisanal, rustic and, of course, local. It's the opposite of processed, mass produced and factory farmed. What might be called urban neo-ruralism has...

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The Year of Artisan and Authentic

Cookwork Perspective: While trend watchers are mentioning the upcoming hit of artisan and authentic flavors, there will also be a trend in nose-to-tail dining. Are you already practicing the nose-to-tail recipe planning? Artisanal And Authentic, The Flavors Of The New Year Come 2012, there's a new food vocabulary: authentic, craft, small batch, artisanal, rustic and, of course, local. It's the opposite of processed, mass produced and factory farmed. What might be called urban neo-ruralism has...

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Restaurant's New Year's Resolution

Cookwork Perspective: As consumers promises a healthier lifestyle this coming New Year, restaurants must be ready to support them! Read this featured article and see what restauran't are doing to support consumers' New Year's resolution. Restaurants list more 'healthy' menu items As consumers get ready to make New Year’s resolutions to eat more healthful foods, restaurants are preparing to cater to those intentions, according to new MenuMonitor data from Chicago-based Technomic. The research firm found...

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Marketing Your Restaurant: The 2012 Way

Cookwork Perspective: Trend watchers are seeing 2012 as the year for social media marketing. Are you ready to market your restaurant... the 2012 way? Read this article and find out how. Commentary: 10 restaurant marketing tips for 2012 Social media showing promise. Interactive relationship management for 2012 and beyond. Marketing professionals were beginning to utilize the new social media applications in 2011 and this trend will continue to increase in 2012. The usage of Twitter,...

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Extend Ingredients Across Day Parts

Cookwork Perspective: The fourth article in our series from the Florida Department of Citrus. Anyone who runs a restaurant that’s open throughout the day knows that it is difficult to manage single use ingredients in inventory. See how a versatile ingredient such as Florida Citrus can be used to help you leverage your stock to the fullest extent possible. Extend Ingredients Across Day Parts How can you get the most out of your ingredient list?...

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Cold Pairings

Cookwork Perspective: During the holiday seasn, the fine feasts are often paired by Chardonnay or Merlot. This year, whu not challenge your culinary creativity? Instead of the finest wine, pair your dishes with beer! Yes, you heard it right, beer! For Your Holiday Meal, Go For A Cold One Garrett Oliver is the man posing this challenge. He is the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery. He is also the editor-in-chief of the recently released book, The...

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Culinary Apps Must Haves

Cookwork Perspective: Gone (almost) are the days when your recipe is listed in a notebook; when you got your recipe card with you. Now, there are a lot of free (and sometimes paid) tools wherein you can both search, store, and organize your recipes. Cookwork has one for you too! Washington Post’s top 10 food-related apps In the few years I’ve been downloading food-related apps, I’ve watched them develop from mere recipe archives and grocery-aisle...

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Globally-Inspired Dynamic Dishes with Florida Citrus

Cookwork Perspective: Here is the second in a series of article provided to us by the culinary experts at the Florida Department of Citrus. Find out how citrus from Florida can be a key ingredient in recipes that are inspired by a variety of global cuisines. Globally-Inspired Dynamic Dishes with Florida Citrus The United States is often referred to as a melting pot of global culture. This is especially true when describing popular food trends....

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