food trends

Stay at the forefront of evolving culinary trends! Find articles that spotlight emerging flavors, innovative techniques, and immersive dining experiences that can redefine the very essence of gastronomy.

Culinary Arts 3 min read

Contemporary plating techniques

Plating techniques are constantly evolving, but some approaches are enduringly popular. Learn more about contemporary techniques and how to apply them to your dishes.

March 13, 2019
Culinary Arts 3 min read

The cauliflower craze continues

Cauliflower's mild flavor and versatile texture potential make it a culinary contortionist. 

March 11, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Now trending in 2019: African cuisines

From the peri peri chicken of South Africa to the rich nyembwe chicken of Gabon, African cuisines are poised to take the world by storm in the next few years.

March 7, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Baking Elevated Cakes at High Altitudes

Baking at high altitudes means potentially making a number of adjustments, but the issues that occur at 3,000 feet and above are entirely solvable.

March 6, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

Thai-rolled ice cream is coming to a shop near you

Thai-rolled ice cream shops are opening left and right. For Austin culinary students who haven't had a chance to indulge in one of the city's many shops, here's a breakdown of this popular culinary curiosity.

February 28, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Nonalcoholic cocktails continue to grow in popularity

The market for nonalcoholic cocktails, as well as alcohol-free beers, wines and other spirits, is growing. Here's what you need to know.

February 25, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fats having a moment in the sun

After years of embracing low-fat and "lite," the pendulum has swung back the other way. Low-fat is out, and fatty is in.

February 21, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Sourcing transparency is on the menu in 2019

Sourcing transparency is an increasingly important topic for restaurants and customers alike. Learn how to tap into the farm-to-table trend and address a number of other important concerns.

February 15, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Better-for-you desserts are increasing in popularity

Better-for-you desserts are increasingly popular among a variety of eaters. How can you build such options into the menus you offer to your customers?

February 11, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

What’s going on with American cheese?

It's time for online culinary students make an informed decision about whether American cheese deserves a place on the menu.

January 31, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Creative ways to fill croissants

Opportunities abound for online pastry students who want to add a new dimension of flavor and complexity to the otherwise simple but delectable croissant.

January 23, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

New Year’s dishes from around the world

Traditional New Year's foods aren't just a sign of good luck or prosperity, they're delicious dishes that culinary school students can prepare all year long.

January 7, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Why lasagna is such a crowd pleaser

Lasagna is a surprisingly versatile dish, open to a number of different preparations, presentations and permutations, as well as being a classic comfort food.

January 2, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Nanaimo bars: Bring a Canadian favorite to your table

Boulder culinary students interested in expanding their pastry menus, or just experimenting with new international cuisines, should try their hand at making this delicious Canadian classic.

December 29, 2018
World of Food & Drink 2 min read

America’s Test Kitchen Podcast ‘Proof’ Busting Food Myths

Have you ever wondered how it’s possible you know what certain things taste like without ever having tested them? How...

December 19, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Bring these holiday movie classic dishes to your menu this year

'Tis the season to bring some holiday cheer to your menu!

December 18, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Usher in the holiday season with Italian-inspired Christmas pastries

The holiday season offers many opportunities for home and professional bakers alike to offer a variety of Italian pastries to friends and customers.

December 12, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Crafting a special holiday menu for your restaurant

Here are some pointers for online culinary students students to keep in mind as they plan for this holiday season.

December 7, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Modern dessert and drink pairings to keep in mind

This year, Austin culinary students should explore the magic that is an effective drink and dessert pairings.

November 30, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 2 min read

How To Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

When it comes to throwing a successful holiday shindig, it’s often less about the big meals and more about tasting...

November 27, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Nontraditional pie crusts to dress up your dessert menu

Pie crusts aren't only made of pastry dough. Use this advice to experiment with a variety of other pie crusts that can punch up a number of different recipes.

November 20, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Honey: The secret ingredient you can’t do without

Whether you use it as a condiment or as main ingredient, don't forget about the extra something that honey can bring to your menu items.

November 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Avoiding color overload: These bakery treats get back to basics

The unicorn food trend will continue to have a place for some time to come, but there are plenty of less-garish desserts to incorporate in your repertoire as well.

November 13, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

The Fool’s Gold Loaf: A true culinary curiosity

If you take only one thing away from the Fool's Gold Loaf, let it be this: PB&J has potential to be much more than a basic sandwich.

November 12, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Delicious Brazilian foods that will spice up your menu

Online culinary students who venture beyond Brazilian beef and "wonderfruits" will find many more exciting dishes. 

November 5, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

The rise of ruby chocolate

For now, ruby chocolate is an exotic novelty. In six months to a year, though, it could be a bonafide culinary staple right alongside white, milk and dark chocolate.

October 30, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Healthy desserts that taste unhealthy

Boulder culinary students interested in accommodating a wider range of dietary needs can learn something from these relatively healthy desserts.

October 26, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Crisps and crumbles that keep customers coming back

Crisps and crumbles are not difficult to make, and your customers will just keep coming back for more.

October 19, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Lettuce-less salads? Let us show you how lovely they can be

Salads classically come with some kind of lettuce as the base, but there are many different variations providing similar yet exciting flavors and none of that specific leafy green.

October 17, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Fall for fig pastries this season

Figs fit into a variety of baked goods and pastries, and fall is an especially good time to utilize their flavor in many different application.

October 15, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Chowders: The hearty soup for cool fall temperatures

There's no wrong time of year to eat a rich, tasty chowder, but there is a best time: fall and winter.

October 11, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Mustard: An ancient condiment with modern appeal

Mustard as a food dates back to ancient history and remains a popular condiment and ingredient in dishes from ballpark hot dogs to barbecue sauces and schnitzels.

October 3, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Seafood bakes and boils offer eaters a unique thrill

Seafood bakes and boils allow chefs to combine a variety of flavors in unique ways and serve up an exceptional, easily shared dish to groups of customers.

September 27, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Street food–inspired dishes that will spice up any menu

Street food exudes an essence of simple joy; bring that sentiment off the street and onto your menu with these street food–inspired dishes.  

September 21, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Finding new frosting flavors to liven up cakes and more

Frostings take many forms beyond the classics like chocolate and vanilla. Culinary arts students can use these examples for inspiration developing their own unique frosting flavors.

September 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Amazing desserts made with vegetables

Vegetables are filled with natural sugars, making them excellent options for a dessert menu.

September 18, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Making whoopie pies your customers will love

Here are a few tips for online culinary students to help them make whoopie pies their customers will keep coming back for.

September 13, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Try these grilled fruits for your next BBQ

Grilling fruit gives chefs a variety of unique and flavorful options to consider, from pancake breakfasts to a variety of drinks and desserts.

September 7, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Savory pies have a place at your table

Savory pies are popular in many countries across the globe. With the right mixture of ingredients, you can thrill a variety of diners with your own creations.

August 17, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Summer soups to keep your customers cool

Soup may be a warm welcome on a chilly fall day, but that doesn't mean you should rule these meals out during the dog days of summer.

August 9, 2018
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