Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Menu Design Hasn’t Changed

Beer and BBQ This Memorial Day, The Food Desert Controversy Continues, Five Exotic Superfoods: Uses

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Menu Design Hasn't Changed

Words still matter and descriptive labels still work.

I first learned the 'ins and outs' of what is important on a restaurant's menu when I was asked to design one for the long gone Jonathan's restaurant on route 17 in Hasbrouck Heights New Jersey. And it's something that supermarkets should be studying for their grocerants. 

First thing to remember is that some menu items are more expensive to produce than others based on their ingredient cost and the difficulty in preparation – but too many different pricings on a menu may confuse consumers which is why so many menus, even those in very expensive white table cloth restaurants, present these items in a special area contained within a box, which is where your eye goes first. 


The Food Desert Controversy Continues
Here's what researchers found about shopping at convenience and neighborhood stores, being younger, male, without a college degree and government assistance in food deserts.

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Five Exotic Superfoods: Uses
Exotic superfoods may seem like an intimidating addition to your pantry and culinary routine - it's fairly simple and involves some experimenting. But don't be intimidated as these foods have unique flavors and health benefits.

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Beer and BBQ This Memorial Day
With Memorial Day days away and the kickoff to grilling season, barbecues of all kinds will be firing up. Pairing the right beer with the right food can make all the difference in the world between having a good barbecue and a great one.

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- Taste-o-vision technology, how color affects food choices, and other questions answered by a food chemist.

- Always share information and find ways to help your shoppers practice safe food handling in the store.

- HBO's Silicon Valley has everyone laughing about the "Shazam for food" and its recognition of hot vs. "not a hot dog," but Pinterest actually has the technology.

- Foodhini is a food delivery service that lets you choose from immigrant chefs.
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