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February 18, 2013
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  Today's Special 
  • Top French-cuisine chefs offer advice to CIA students
    A panel of five of the top international chefs in French cuisine spoke Friday to students at the CIA's Hyde Park campus about shaping their careers and the future of French cooking. Legendary French chef Paul Bocuse urged chefs to cook what they love and use the best ingredients, and American chef Thomas Keller urged students to "be stronger than we are today," so that each generation is stronger than its predecessors. Poughkeepsie Journal (N.Y.) (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Culinary News 
  • Madrid Fusion sheds light on the future of culinary innovation
    The Madrid Fusion summit held last month gave new insights into culinary innovation and the direction that food preparation will take in the future. Highlights from this year's summit include a new cheese made from phytoplankton and a small "balloon" of dried herb paste that added whimsy and flavor to a dish from chef Elena Arzak. The Wall Street Journal (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Women chefs work toward more leadership roles
    Women are still a distinct minority when it comes running restaurant kitchens, with many citing the long, grueling hours that make it tough to balance work and life. "People want to break the stereotype of the glass ceiling in the restaurant chef world, just like it's been a battle for women in business and law and banking," said James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro. (Hackensack, N.J.) (free registration) (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Greek Nachos with Wisconsin Feta Cheese
Set your appetizer menu apart with these Greek Nachos made with ground lamb and Wisconsin Feta Cheese. They're easy to make, yet full of distinct flavors. Bake pita chips with crumbled Wisconsin Feta until warm and soft and sprinkle with fresh mint. Then, top with meat, tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives and red onions.
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  The Healthy Kitchen 
  • Researcher points to phosphorous as a concern for meat consumption
    A doctoral student at McGill University in Canada has released research suggesting that consumers should reduce their meat consumption in an effort to conserve phosphorous, a finite natural resource that is consumed in large part by the meat industry. "We need to manage our food system in an equitable and sustainable way, and we need to look at many resources and priorities simultaneously," she said in an interview about her research. Other experts suggest that phosphorous is not a priority resource and conservation efforts should be focused on more pressing issues. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wine of the Week 
  • A rising star, Laherte Frères is a great wine for February
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    February is for lovers and nothing is more lovely than a rich, fruity non-vintage Laherte Frères Rosé de Saignée Les Beaudiers Champagne, whose beautiful deep rosy color even looks romantic. "Les Beaudiers" refers to location of the vineyard plots. With its heady, seductive aromas of fresh cherries, and smoky spices and racy flavors of berries and minerals, this bubbly is not only ideal for toasting, but also to sip with a long and leisurely dinner. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Beverage News 
  • Beer and spirits gain fans as wine sales slide
    Craft beers and new beer flavors and brands are cutting into wine sales, according to Nielsen. The wine industry's growth slowed to 1.5% last year, down from 4% in 2011, while beer and liquor were up 2% each, despite encouraging trends such as wine sold at Starbucks and a 23.5% jump in New Zealand's wine business. "I keep saying, 'What is the next big thing?' And I don't know what the magical answer is. ... Beer and spirits are doing a lot [of innovation] right now and I think that's helping them," says Danny Brager, Nielsen's vice president and group client director of the beverage-alcohol team. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  A Side of Business 
  • Restaurants explore options to avoid price hikes
    Restaurants are increasingly squeezed as gas prices rise and last year's drought pushes food prices 4% higher this year, but many restaurateurs say they'll try everything else before they raise menu prices this year. "You always look at stuff, but you don’t want to change your prices all the time," said Clint Case, whose Mugshots Bar & Grill hasn't raised prices in two years. The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The changing face of Pittsburgh's restaurant scene
    White tablecloths are out and fast-casual and casual eateries are in in Pittsburgh, Pa., where restaurateurs are finding success with less-expensive, more flexible business models that cater to consumers' changing tastes and newly frugal ways. Some are finding success specializing in specific items, like hot dog shop Franktuary, which launched in 2010 as a food truck and recently opened its third brick-and-mortar location. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Local & Sustainable Spotlight 
  • Connections Conference in western N.Y. bolsters local food movement
    The Connections Conference held in western New York aims to promote and develop the local food market on a national level. The conference is accessible to the general public, offering keynote addresses, workshops and demonstrations to show people the importance of the local food market and how they can help it grow. "What we’ve set out to do is engage farmers, chefs and food buyers, and create an economic driver here," said organizer Lisa Tucker, who co-founded the Field & Fork Network. The Buffalo News (N.Y.) (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CIA Offerings 
  • 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor will address issues chefs face every day
    At the 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival—at the CIA campus in the Napa Valley, Nov. 14-16—presentation topics will revolve around issues that face chefs every day as they look for ways to connect to their peers, their customers, and their culinary curiosity. "Kitchens Connected: Linking Emerging Appetites and Culinary Innovation in an Era of Global Flavor Discovery" will present international perspectives, probe centuries-old traditions with modern sensibilities, explore the frontiers of culinary science, hunt down new ingredients, and re-invent culinary favorites. It will help restaurant operations at all levels remain competitive in this time of economic uncertainty. Learn more and register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Advance your career with a prized CIA degree
    In order to expand your opportunities in the rapidly changing foodservice industry, you need valuable work experience, skills and the right degree credential. The CIA is the one college with the program and reputation to optimize your education investment. The Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experience (ACE) students will give you the opportunity to get an outstanding education and degree in just 15 months. Inquire today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food for thought 
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
--James Allen,
British author

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