Flaxing Poetic: The Benefits of Flax seed and How to Use it in the Kitchen

Flax Seeds

Flax seed is a derivative of flax, which is a plant that produces tiny seeds resembling apple seeds. Flax seeds can be brown or golden and have generally the same nutritive properties. The seeds produce flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, which is one of the oldest commercial oils and has been used for a range of cooking uses as well as wood polish. Nevertheless, flax seeds have some major nutritional benefits.

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Restaurant and Food Service Industry News

Posted on February 11, 2011
Heart Donut

Chef has had Enough of Social Media Isaac Becker, the chef and co-owner of Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis, is sick of social media, and has been for a while. His latest grievance occurred a few weeks ago when representatives of Bob Harper, Bob the Trainer from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” tried to make reservations at Bar La Grassa. The restaurant’s policy on reservations is first-come-first-served, and they would have had to put other ...

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Taco Bell Lawsuit: Why Taco Bell Can Say ‘Thank You For Suing Us’

Posted on February 10, 2011
taco bell logo

Chances are that you've heard of the recent Taco Bell lawsuit. In January 2011, the fast food giant faced a class action law suit based on the quality of their beef. The suit claims that lab tests reported a real beef content of only 35% in Taco Bell’s taco filling, which is below USDA standards.

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Fighting Childhood Obesity: What Restaurants Can Do

Posted on February 4, 2011
Kid with apple

In the past 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled, and it is estimated that now as many as one in three children are obese. (Source) In addition to being overweight, childhood obesity brings along with it a slew of health problems like: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and several other maladies that were once only found in adults.

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Restaurant and Food Service Industry News

Posted on February 3, 2011
Savory Cupcakes

Sports Bars Planning Strategies to Drive Super Bowl Traffic Sports bars around the country are hoping for some decent traffic during this weekend's Super Bowl, and some are taking matters into their own hands. The strategies include big giveaways, such as offering a big-screen television for the person who stays at the bar the longest (Steelhouse Pittsburgh) and free halftime buffets, such as the ever-popular wings and dip option (Buffalo ...

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