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6 Traditional Spanish Foods to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing some great traditional Hispanic foods you can offer on your menu!Read More
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Apple season is here! This is the time of year when apple pie, cobbler, cake, and crisp are all popping out of ovens. From caramel apples to apple coffee cake, we can't get enough of this sweet fruit, especially when fall begins. This season also commences apple-cider-drinking time. A warm cup of cider on a crisp fall day is sure to warm your customers from the inside out and provide a treat to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Can you smell the cooking apples, the spices, and the sweetness in the air? If you answered "No," try one of these top apple cider recipes to experience it. You and your taste buds won't regret it.
To get started on your recipes, you'll want to make classic homemade cider. This is one of many traditional ways to make your hot apple cider. It will warm you up as the days get colder, and the aroma of apples will make your restaurant or cafe smell amazing.
For those especially chilly days (or any day, really), there's also hard apple cider. This cider is different from the effervescent bottled version. It's not carbonated and is spiked with warm and smooth rum, making it a great option for punch bowls at parties.
Ginger and orange blend together very well and evoke a holiday feeling. Although the holidays aren't quite here yet, you can get started early with this spiced apple cider.
Decadent and sweet, salted caramel apple cider has a creamy texture your guests will get lost in! This indulgent recipe can be served as an after-dinner treat or even as a dessert topped with whipped cream.
This refreshing twist on classic apple cider blends tart cranberry juice with sweet apples. This palatable recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and the rich color emulates the changing color of the leaves! You can even add some fresh cranberries on top for extra color.
Everyone loves pumpkin in their cakes, scones, coffee, and beer. In fact, you can find pumpkin and pumpkin spice in so many foods and beverages, it's surprising that pumpkin apple cider isn't more popular. Serve this cider at your bar during the holidays or offer it as your specialty drink of the fall season.
With these recipes, you can expand your menu offerings and entice customers to come inside your business on colder days. Whether guests are seated at your dining tables or at your bar, a fresh cup of classic apple cider or a not-so-traditional option will revive them. Happy fall!
UPDATE: On September 22, 2015, the New York Supreme Court overturned New York City's ban on foam foodservice containers. The court is considering recycling options that would prevent the majority of polystyrene products from entering landfills and would generate revenue for the city. Advocates for the foam ban, including city officials, plan to appeal and fight the court's decision.
On Thursday, Jan. 8, New York City announced that it will ban the use of foam containers within the city limits, according to the Wall Street Journal. The action follows a December 2013 city council decision to ban the containers unless they could be recycled, an idea that was successfully disproved by New York's sanitation department. As a result, restaurants, food carts, and every other business cannot use or sell foam containers as of July 1, 2015.
New York is the next and largest city in a long line of metropolitan areas that have banned foam containers, including San Francisco and Seattle. Businesses in these cities have sourced non-foam or even eco-friendly alternatives that work well for the same job. On the up side, supporters maintain that this trend is better for the environment. On the down side, opponents point out that foam alternatives cost more.
However, the price difference is not as drastic as it may seem. It's possible to pick out eco-friendly disposables, including cups and take out boxes, that can fall within a budget. There are even biodegradable food trays for buffets, cafeterias, and other models. They may cost a little more, but the slight increase in price is nothing compared to the cost of the fines you would receive for non-compliance.
For those concerned about an increase in expenses, New York has already planned for exceptions to the new law. Some non-profits are already exempt, as are small businesses that earn less than $500,000 per year that can prove the switch would cause undue hardship.
Last, it's important to note that this ban only affects foam containers, such as cups and boxes. The does not affect the material known as Styrofoam, which is a trademarked product of the Dow Chemical company and not used to make foam containers.
From tortilla chips and salsa to rellenos poblanos and empanadillas, Hispanic food has become a part of everyday life for many Americans. In order to honor the rich culture and heritage of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and South America, September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Consider celebrating in your restaurant with some traditional Hispanic foods!
Tacos are extremely versatile and can be incorporated into any menu. Chances are you already know that tacos are tortillas folded around filling, so you can see how much potential this dish has to be customized! For instance, a seafood restaurant could serve mini tilapia tacos with a lemon garlic sauce as an appetizer, or a steakhouse could offer steak tacos as a special for the month.
Stuffed peppers in various forms are popular all around the world, including Hispanic countries. The peppers used can be hot and spicy, like jalapeno poppers, or mild like the Mexican chile relleno. They are usually filled with meats, cheeses, beans, rice, and salsa. In some countries, like Mexico and Guatemala, the peppers are battered and fried, providing more of a crunch. Served as an appetizer or a main course, these peppers are sure to be a hit.
Although corn on the cob is a traditional summer food in America, there’s no reason you shouldn’t still serve it in the fall! Grilled corn on the cob is a popular Mexican street food. The corn is shucked and grilled so the kernels just begin to char. It’s then served slathered in a sauce made of mayonnaise, chili powder, and other flavors. The combination of sweet and smoky flavors makes it a perfect side dish to charbroiled chicken or steak!
Mole is the Mexican name for several different sauces that are served over chicken, seafood, turkey, and other dishes. Though it can take many different forms depending on how it is prepared (and where in Mexico you’re getting your recipe from), it’s always made with peppers, herbs, and spices. Mole can be time-consuming to make, but the rich flavors make it more than worth it!
This rice-based dish is one of the most popular meals in Spain. It combines white rice, vegetables, beans, meat, and herbs and spices like rosemary and saffron. You can also prepare paella in a wide variety of styles, like seafood, vegetarian, mixed, or whatever other kind of paella makes the most sense for your restaurant.
You certainly can’t forget happy hour when creating your menu! Margaritas were invented in Mexico and, while the origin stories vary, the classic drink consists of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, a salted rim, and a margarita glass. Frozen, on the rocks, or straight up, these drinks can come in many flavors and varieties, so it’s easy to customize to fit your menu or restaurant concept.
Hispanic food represents rich cultures from many different countries, and a large portion of the American population is a part of those cultures. Many traditional meals can be prepared as they have always been, or adapted to incorporate your own preferences. To celebrate this Hispanic Heritage Month, consider incorporating some traditional food into your restaurant’s menu.