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12/15/2017

The US Department of Agriculture is inviting public comment on "food crediting," which determines how food items fit into a meal under the National School Lunch Program and other federal child nutrition programs. Feb. 12 is the deadline for comments, the USDA says.

12/15/2017

Dungeness and other varieties of crab are a popular addition to holiday dishes, such as the crab piadina topped with mascarpone and caviar on the menu at Red Star Tavern in Portland. "It's rich and celebratory and perfect for ringing in the new year and indulging a bit," said Mark Richardson, chef at Dudley's on Short in Lexington, Ky, which will offer a crab and avocado salad on New Year's Eve.

12/15/2017

The term IPA, which stands for India pale ale, has evolved to connote hoppy flavor in just about any type of beer, Josh Noel writes. Chicago's Billy Goat Tavern sells Baderbrau's Lawnmower Lager under the name Billy Goat IPA to help consumers identify it as a hoppy beer, Baderbrau co-founder Rob Sama said.

12/15/2017

People have been mulling wine and cider in England for centuries, but the origin of the verb is still cloudy. The word "mull" has numerous meanings, including to reduce something to tiny particles, which might be the true source of the term, Lynne Murphy writes.

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12/14/2017

Kellogg's will open a 5,000-square-foot cereal cafe dubbed Kellogg's NYC in New York City's Union Square neighborhood today. The cereal menu boasts gourmet toppings such as rum-roasted bananas, which guests can eat while sitting in hammocks or bean bags and playing board games and Nintendo.

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12/14/2017

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group will close 30 Bruegger's Bagels stores in three states and Washington, D.C. The company also operates stores under the Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee and Coffee & Bagels banners.

12/14/2017

Join us April 18-20, 2018, for the Worlds of Flavor Conference and Festival at the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, Calif. The program of the Worlds of Flavor, which will mark its 20th anniversary, will ensure that we think expansively enough about the next 20 years of American menus. We'll also explore how the accelerating deconstruction of the American menu and the rise of plant-forward appetites will unleash new layers of flavor and inventiveness for years to come. Register today and take advantage of early-bird pricing!

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12/14/2017

The original Caesar salad was created by Caesar Cardini at his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, and was meant to be eaten by hand. In recent years, chefs have developed variations including a vegan version with a cashew cream-based dressing and one tossed with za'atar-seasoned croutons.

12/14/2017

The fig, which Packaged Facts named as one of 10 noteworthy trends in its Food Forecast 2018, has been gaining popularity on US menus. The versatile fruit can be used in every food and beverage category, from pizza and sandwiches to cocktails and desserts.

12/14/2017

A steady increase in the size of wine glasses has reflected greater acceptance of social drinking and higher consumption, according to a new Cambridge University study. In the 1700s, the average wine glass held 2.2 ounces, which has grown over time to a mean size of 15 ounces, according to the study.

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