Black garbanzo beans are the latest in the Boutique line of limited-quantity beans, legumes and grains from Indian Harvest. These pea-sized black beauties double in size when cooked, and provide an earthy, smoky flavor to recipes. For product information and recipes such as Black Garbanzos with Roasted Tomato, Spinach and Chorizo, visit www.indianharvest.com.
Flavor Pairing Ideas
McCormick & Company has brought together flavor experts, chefs and others for its top 10 flavor pairings in McCormick's 2011 Flavor Forecast®. For flavor trends, product information and recipe ideas, visit www.McCormickForChefs.com.
A Date to Remember
Bard Valley Medjool Dates are two-and-a-half times larger than other date varieties, and offer a higher per-piece yield. Medjool Dates are ideal for both sweet and savory flavor profiles. They're grown on family farms, picked fresh and delivered immediately to ensure plump, moist, sweet fruit. For ideas and information about these pesticide-free, preservative-free dates, visit bardmedjool.com.
Dry potato products from Basic American Foods go from package to plate in minutes, and are easy to adapt for specialty dishes. Choose from Potato Pearls® Mashed Potatoes, Golden Grill® Hashbrown Potatoes, and more. Visit www.baf.com for details.
Cool Coffee Drinks
Iced coffee flavored specialty drinks are a summertime favorite. Monin Gourmet Flavorings helps foodservice operators respond to the trends with Creme Caramel, Roasted Hazelnut, French Vanilla and Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrups for iced coffees, frozen blended lattes and more. For recipes and product information, visit www.monin.com.
Offer a variety of upscale cupcakes to appeal to dessert-lovers. It's easy with thaw-and-serve cupcakes. Choose from six varieties from the Cheesecake Factory Bakery® line of The Dream Factory® cupcakes. For details, visit www.thecheesecakefactory.com.
Custom Tortilla Shells
Customize tortilla shell shapes quickly and easily with Shape & Bake™ Tortilla Shells from Azteca Foods. The patented process allows you to form bowls, individual quiche shells, dessert cups and more — without frying. For product information, visit www.aztecafoods.com.
Family of Sweeteners
Equal offers the Smart Pack for foodservice, containing three zero-calorie sweetener categories in one box: Equal Classic Blue, Equal Yellow and Equal Pink. The sweeteners are convenient, competitively priced and easy to store. For details about the Equal Smart Pack, visit www.equalpurevia.com.
National Egg Month
The America Egg Board offers breakfast sandwich recipes to help you profit and your patrons celebrate during National Egg Month in May. Download the recipes and information at www.aeb.org.
FireRoasters™ Flame-Seared Seafood from Fishery Products International features thick-cut fillets of salmon, tilapia and cod. They're seasoned, bake in minutes, and look freshly made. For product information visit www.fisheryproducts.com.
Great Northern Beans
Foodservice operators can be confident in the quality and convenience of Bush's Best® Great Northern Beans. Use them in salads, soups or entrees. For details about Great Northern Beans and other products from Bush Brothers Foodservice, visit www.wepickthebest.com.
Baked Breakfast Bars
Cater to health-conscious customers on the go with 100% whole grain, all-natural Otis Spunkmeyer® Tasty Grains Fresh Baked Bars. Each bar — available in 3 Berry or Trail Mix flavors — is flash-frozen as pre-formed dough and offers freezer-to-oven convenience. Visit www.spunkmeyer.com for details.