Gail Bellamy


Gail Bellamy
Executive Food Editor
Restaurant Hospitality
Phone: 216-931-9573
Follow Gail on Twitter: @GailBellamyRH

Gail Bellamy, Ph.D., CCP, executive food editor, has been writing about food and beverage trends for Restaurant Hospitality since the 1990s. She has maintained her Certified Culinary Professional status through the International Association of Culinary Professionals since 1999, received numerous journalism awards for her food and beverage writing, and served three terms on the board of the International Foodservice Editorial Council. She is an IFEC past president and recipient of its Betty Bastion Award for Outstanding Service.

While at Restaurant Hospitality, Gail also earned a Ph.D. in creative writing, taught food-related courses as an adjunct at The Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute and elsewhere, and hosted her own food radio program for several years. She is the author of six books and coauthor of The Vegetable Storybook, which won a Best in the U.S. 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award.

Appetizers with allure 
Bar food, tapas, starters, small plates. . . no matter how they’re listed on your menu, the fact is that customers are crazy about those spicy or savory items that complement cocktails, beer and wine.
Feeling lucky? Five contests you can enter now 
Take note of the current batch of contests for foodservice professionals. The sponsors are looking for great recipes, great restrooms and more.
Ten tempting recipes for National Soyfoods Month in April 
Take a look at these ideas for featuring plant-based protein on your menu, including recipes that use edamame, tofu, tempeh and more
Five fruit-inspired appetizer and drink recipes for spring  1
Take a look at appetizer and beverage recipes featuring fruit, from a whole-fruit margarita to grilled pineapple.
Four egg ideas for spring menus 
Chefs give eggs creative riffs, from pairing them with lamb to using duck eggs rather than the typical chicken eggs.
Six melty and memorable sandwiches for National Grilled Cheese Month 
Chefs use cheeses ranging from brie to blue to create sandwiches that celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month.
Three winners from Meatless Monday recipe contest 
C-CAP Meatless Monday recipe contest winners
12 out-of-the-ordinary seafood ideas for your Lenten menu 
A dozen globally inspired recipes add interest to meatless menus
Six Tea Trends for 2012 
If your restaurant has tea-loving customers, you’ll want to take note of a half-dozen tea trends World Tea Expo organizers have identified for 2012.
Eight Green Drinks to Surprise Your Customers on St. Patrick’s Day 
Add a little green to your beverage offerings, with these out-of-the-ordinary drink recipes ranging from cocktails to milkshakes.
You, too, can be a winner: Recipe contest roundup 
Wanted: Your duck and cheese creations
You, too, can be a winner: Recipe contest roundup 
Wanted: Your duck and cheese creations
Shellfish Interest: Four globally inspired shellfish recipes  1
Explore the menu possibilities with fresh ideas for crab and shrimp.
Menu Inspirations Featuring Eggs 
Eggs work equally well for morning menus, appetizers and late-night bar foods.
Morning Meals 
Simple bacon-and-eggs breakfast traditions are still going strong, but morning menus are evolving.
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