Cooking with Asparagus

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 16, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Along with maple syrup, fiddle heads and rhubarb, asparagus is a harbinger of spring, a clarion that the winter is behind us and fresh produce is ready to roll out consistently. There aren’t many chefs – or restaurant patrons who really care about good food – who don’t look forward to asparagus season. 

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Tags: Get Seasonal, Ingredient Spotlight, Ontario

Peppered with Flavour

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 5, 2018 11:39:00 AM

When Christopher Columbus showed up in what would become North America a few hundred years ago, he was hoping to find highly prized black peppercorns (as in the fresh cracked kind we use regularly as a condiment and for seasoning). Instead, the intrepid explorer got bell or sweet peppers, which are native to Central and South America. When he brought the fruit – and it is technically a fruit – back to Europe, it was called a pepper. 

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight

Beets: The New Beloved Root Vegetable

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 2, 2018 10:36:00 AM

This year, chefs are reinventing the earthy root vegetable and helping beet haters face their phobia and reap the rewards.

Beets are a powerhouse full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium. By introducing beets in new ways, you can tap into one of this year’s hippest and healthiest foods.

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Tags: Get Seasonal, Ingredient Spotlight, Ontario

Capitalizing on Fall Harvest

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Sep 22, 2017 10:00:25 AM

The summer yields a good bounty of fresh and delicious produce that everyone loves.

And yet, it is fall that seems to get people excited and thinking about their favourite restaurants for great new menus and time spent there with friends and family.

But while the fall harvest is a tremendous offering to restaurant kitchens, the versatility of the produce is too often overlooked, according to Jackie Oakes, Marketing Manager at Flanagan Foodservice.

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Tags: Get Seasonal, Ingredient Spotlight, Featured

Celebrating Food Day Canada: Interview with Anita Stewart

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Aug 4, 2017 9:00:55 AM

Anita Stewart is an author and food activist, and for her service to and expertise in gastronomy – especially regarding Canadian cuisine – she has been named a Member of the Order of Canada as well as having been installed as Food Laureate of the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Marketing Your Restaurant, Canada

The Tea vs. Coffee Debate

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jul 12, 2017 11:45:45 AM

1. Tea has more health benefits than coffee.

Studies have shown that drinking tea may reduce a variety of diseases and health problems, thanks largely to the antioxidant catechin.

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Top Pasta Proteins and Sauces

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Mar 2, 2017 11:01:25 AM

Chicken is the most popular protein used by Canadian operators in pasta entrée dishes. It tops the list of proteins used in pasta dishes on Canadian menus.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends

Pizza: A Fresh Perspective

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 28, 2017 11:10:46 AM

Ancient food, blank canvas

At some point before recorded history, somewhere millennia ago, wet mashed up wheat - a rudimentary dough - was flattened and dropped on a very hot rock: it was the first flatbread, our original pizza.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends, Menu Makeover

The Secret is in the Sauce

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jan 26, 2017 2:00:54 PM

Chef Technologist Paul Torrance oversees bloom. restaurant at the Waterloo campus of Conestoga College. As a certified Chef de Cuisine who teaches in the school’s culinary program, Torrance sees sauces as critical to boosting the value of virtually any dish, and at the same time, helping showcase your restaurant and the cooks who work there.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Keep Up With Trends

Grille & Galley Gourmet

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 11, 2010 12:02:35 PM

Brian Hopkins is excited. Flanagan’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing has seen the new Flanagan’s Grille & Galley Gourmet line launch with unprecedented impact.

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Tags: Ingredient Spotlight, Menu Makeover

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