Apple Technology Might Take Restaurants to the Next Level – Part 1

Apple Technology might take restaurants to the next level - Part 1 iPods are not just for music - POS If you have ever been in an Apple store and purchased something you may have noticed they do things slightly different. When you check out the Apple employee will pull out an iPod touch and quickly ring up your merchandise, swipe your credit card and email you your receipt. Easy, painless and paperless. This efficient process has recently ...

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The History of Russia’s Most Ancient Traditional Dishes: Pelmeni

Posted on July 28, 2010

By Alexandra Bashkiroff I am half Russian on my father’s side. My family fled from persecution during the Bolshevik Revolution because they were White Russians, otherwise known as Russian aristocrats. Those who survived moved around the world to Japan, China, Argentina, and finally the United States. My earliest and most fond of memories as a child was eating pelmeni while my Babushka (Russian grandmother) told me fantastical stories about ...

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A Tale from the Trenches: Word of Mouth Marketing for Personal Chefs

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Word of mouth marketing seems risky, but if it's done right it can really rake in the client list.  This guest blog was written in 2009 by a personal chef who started her business selling home cooked meal plans and found herself diving into a new opportunity. She was not a fan of advertising online and wrote this piece to explain how she made her business plan work for her. Since no one was jamming my phone lines with orders for my ...

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Cooking Lesson: Tiramisu Made with Wine

Posted on August 24, 2009
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So many times at work I see a person walk in with a piece of paper and I cringe. It’s either a list from a national pub or a recipe. Let’s go with the latter for right now. There’s typically a quizzical look as I offer to help. “Does it matter what wine I choose…But it calls for Burgundy and I can’t afford that…It should be good enough to drink…”. Now I think there are two schools of thought when it comes to cooking with ...

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Cooking With Garlic, Glorious Garlic

Posted on August 24, 2009

My lessons usually start off by going over the menu and order of things we’ll prepare. Then once we get going, some technique is covered… primarily with garlic preparation being #1. Yes, garlic is an integral taste component in many dishes and sure, it gives a depth of flavor but it is completely coincidental that it ends up in every dish I make. Fine, I’ll admit it. My name is Shayne Weinstock and I’m a garlic-aholic. Now I’m not ...

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