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  • The surprising history of the milkshake
    By the early 1900s, a milkshake had come to mean a drink made with ice cream and chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrup. The shake really took off with the invention of the electric blender in 1922. Read more...

    “Healthy” is changing: why coconut oil could be the new canola
    The definition of "healthy" food is changing—again. Fat-free is out and so-called "healthy fats" are in. New research shows that oils, like coconut, once thought to be unhealthy are being hailed for their nutritional benefits.  Read more...

    Diners’ expectations vary widely from casual to luxury
    A study from Coyle Hospitatilty surveyed casual, upscale and luxury diners for their expectations of food, service and atmosphere when eating out.  Read more...

    How an Austrian restaurant became known for margaritas
    Learn how an Austrian restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, became known for its margaritas. The key is fresh-squeezed lime juice and a durable, efficient manual juice extractor, both of which bar manager Scott Beslow credits for the success of his Wunderbar.  Read more...

  • Horsepower and other persistent myths about performance blenders
    Myths persist about what matters in a high performance blender, and the top myth is that horsepower equals performance. Find out what you need to look for a commercial blender.  Read more...

    The perks and perils of a gluten-free menu
    Gluten sensitivity is one the rise—30% of Americans are trying to reduce or eliminate their gluten intake. Restaurant owner Kendra Murden offers advice on how to serve gluten-free foods and keep the kitchen free of contamination.  Read more...

    Fresh-Squeezed Radler
    The radler is an traditional Austrian beverage of beer and lemon soda or lemonade. This recipe for a "fresh-squeezed radler," compliments of Kansas City's Wunderbar, calls for beer, fresh citrus juices and sparkling soda.  Read more...

    Flüssiger Strudel
    The Flüssiger Strudel, or "Liquid Strudel," is the signature drink at the Wunderbar in Grünauer, Kansas City's premier Austrian restaurant. It's made from just four ingredients: freshly squeezed lemon juice, rum, egg whites and leftover strudel syrup. Read more...

  • Ancho Chile Butter
    Ancho chile butter is a flavorful, intense condiment for grilled meat and fish. Read more...

    Tangy Lemon Custard Tart
    This light and elegant lemon tart is an easy-to-make addition to any dessert menu. Read more...

    Coffee Calypso
    Coffee Calypso is a hot, alcoholic coffee drink with a tropical twist - great for those recovering from their New Years Eve revelry. Read more...

    Kahlua Colada
    This frozen drink combines the tropical coconut and pineapple flavors of the traditional pina colada with the rich coffee taste of Kahlua®.  Read more...

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Beverages
Happy hour way back when

Happy hour way back when

 The new brew: China's fast-growing coffee culture

The new brew: China's fast-growing coffee culture

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

A fresh perspective on produce-driven cocktails

Drinks from the other America

Drinks from the other America

Food
Coffee you can cook with

Coffee you can cook with

From local to hyperlocal: getting started with a restaurant garden

From local to hyperlocal: getting started with a restaurant garden

2014’s food trends offer customers comfort and good health

2014’s food trends offer customers comfort and good health

 Creative solutions for a loud dining room

Creative solutions for a loud dining room

Hospitality
 How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

How to help guests rest easy about hotel room cleanliness

The little things hotel guests really want

The little things hotel guests really want

Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

Designing guestrooms for millennial travelers

Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

Beyond room service: wowing guests without the silver tray

Recipes
Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich

The Face Squincher

The Face Squincher

The Roquette

The Roquette

Divine Mocha Serenity

Divine Mocha Serenity