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September 21st, 2012

Beer vs. Wine

Source: The Scranton Times-Leader

Wine or beer? One of those choices clearly has always had a more prominent place at the dinner table. Let’s just say long has the cork reigned. Lately, however, brews, particularly in this era of the highly coveted craft variety, have been making big moves, muscling their way into place settings and ready to push […]

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September 15th, 2012

Meatless Monday

Source: FoodService Director

Thanks to the Meatless Monday campaign, a growing number of people skip meat once a week. In response, foodservice directors are getting creative with vegetarian cookery. Often, they rely on the versatility, nutrition and flavor of beans. At Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pa., K-12 students enjoy more than 20 flavors of house-made […]

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September 15th, 2012

Go for the Greens

Source: FoodService Director

Steal This Idea from Juli Tracy, R.D., Nutrition Educator (Metz Culinary Management), Pennsbury School District, Fallsington, Pa.: We celebrate Go for the Greens national nutrition initiative every March. In one school where we have the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program we developed a special menu to serve green produce such as kale, asparagus and […]

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September 15th, 2012

My Other Passion: Fishing with Vets

Source: FoodService Director

Military service runs in Jim Doering’s family. Doering, foodservice director with Metz Culinary Management at Optim Medical Center in Reidsville, Ga., served for 20 years. His brothers also were in the military. Doering, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, was treated much differently after his service than his brothers were after their tours in Vietnam. […]

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