Ask for the Brunch Menu When Planning Your Special Event

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According to a recent survey, thirty-five percent of weddings are held outside. Further, the average budget for a wedding ceremony and reception is $28,385. There are many ways brides are working to save money while still having the upscale wedding of their dreams.

Eating brunch began in England, and took over 30 years to gain popularity in the United States. A brunch is a simple meal that falls mid to late morning. Brunches tend to be lower cost than dinners, and can easily be catered outside.

There are many wedding venues that now commonly offer a brunch menu as one of their options for a wedding. When looking got places to have a wedding reception, you want to find one that offers all or most of wh Continue reading

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Do You Have a Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?

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There were so many choices, it was difficult to make a decision. From the adorable gelato spoons to the polka dotted dessert cups, the small downtown ice cream store was a hit. In fact, the only problem that anyone could come up with was the fact that it was difficult to make a choice. Your youngest daughter, in fact, never could decide on what kind of ice cream that she wanted, so in the end she settled on one of the tasty chocolate macaroons that caught her attention when she fist walked in the store. At first you were embarrassed, but the two girls working the counter at the locally owned Continue reading

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Coffee Gets Your Morning Going, Keeps Your Day Running, and Does More Than You Think

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We Americans certainly do love our coffee, and we are not alone. All around the world, people drink their coffee at many different times of day, whether that time is first thing in the morning when we are trying to get our day started or anytime throughout the day when we are at work meetings or having a meal. Coffee has become an almost, and many would say a definite, essential thing to have around.

People rely on their coffee. It has become a habit for many to not even really be able to begin functioning at full capacity without it. We have come to rely on it a great deal. Some are as addicted to where they get their coffee as they are to the cup of coffee itself. A certain coffee shop or a certain brand of coffee they buy in order to make a cup for themselves while they are at home.

In a recent study, 86% Continue reading

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Sustainable Food Packaging on the Rise

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One study found that 52 percent of people around the world make purchasing decisions based on environmental packaging decisions a company makes. Recent years have shown that consumers want to purchase from a company that cares about their environmental impact. Many businesses produce millions of prepackaged products each year. Therefore, minimizing waste elements of production is essential. In this post, you’ll learn more about current packaging efforts made to increase sustainability. It’s important to know how these changes face companies using pouch filling machines.

Younger Generations Leading the Charge for Sustainability

Research shows that packaging experts estimate each pound of plastic packaging that is created reduces food waste by 1.7 pounds. S Continue reading

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If You Don’t Know About Edible Flowers, You Don’t Know What You Are Missing

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The crystallized rose, the crystallized pansy, or any type of crystallized flowers or candied flowers might not be something you have ever heard of before. Sugar flowers are something quite palatable, but they are not something that you can buy down at the local convenient store. However, when you come across them in a specialty store or if you find someone who knows how to make them, they are a real treat.

When it comes to common garden flowers, there are over 100 different types that are edible and very palatable. In addition to the edible flowers like the crystallized rose and other crystallized varieties, one of the most popular types of edible pl Continue reading

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Organic Micro Greens and the Upscale Dining Experience

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Over the past year, more Americans have been enjoying meals at fine-dining establishments. Upscale restaurants have experienced an increase in business of 3%, which translates as possibly millions more Americans dining together at quality restaurants.

When considering restaurant sales in the United States, upscale restaurants comprise 10% of the total sales within this industry. On average, the price of a meal at a fine-dining restaurant is $28.55. This will, of course, vary depending on the specific restaurant, where it is located, and the type of menu that they offer.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that higher-income households tend to purchase a larger percentage of food away from home. Households that earn $100,000.00 or more are responsible for spending 36% for fine-dini Continue reading

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Do You Know How to Recognize Authentic Mexican Food?

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Mexican food is considered to be the most popular international cuisine in this country. In 2011, for example, there were 38,000 Mexican restaurants throughout the United States. For every 10 restaurants currently in operation, there is at least 1 with this flavorful food on their menu.

It’s also important to point out that 71.8% of households in the United States use traditional Mexican ingredients to prepare and enhance their meals. Americans particularly love their salsa. Whether they place a scoop or 2 on their morning eggs, in their seafood tacos, or with a side of corn chips, this condiment has become even more popular than ketchup and mayonnaise. Furthermore, tortillas now rival hot dog buns in popularity, and have outsold this traditional American fare since 2010.

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Keep Your Eyes out for Signs You Have Never Had Real Mexican Food

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If you are someone who possesses a discerning palate, and is routinely trying out the best possible means to find the best food possible where you live, you are definitely not alone. Thousands of people find the pursuit of great cuisine exhilarating, and this pursuit can take them to exciting, rewarding places where great cuisine can be discovered and experienced. The country has also progressed quite a bit in the last few decades when it comes to discovering and appreciating new cuisine from all over the world, and it is this cuisine that is currently in demand in most areas in the country where culinary enthusiasts reside. If you are someone who enjoys food and finds it interesting to delve deep into the cuisines of neighboring countries, it is likely that you have already tried Mexican food, which has s Continue reading

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Looking for a New Mexican Restaurant? Be Sure It Has Authentic Flavors!

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Do you enjoy eating enchiladas? Even if this is one of your favorite items on the menu when you visit a Mexican restaurant, do you know the actual meaning of enchilada?

The first time this word was referenced in the United States was during 1885, and it means, “in chile.” Whether you like yours with chicken, cheese, beef, or fish, it wouldn’t be an enchilada without the chile sauce. When you want to know how to spot authentic Mexican food, it’s nice to know a bit of culinary history.

Is chicken, pork, or perhaps a seafood mole your favorite dish on the menu? If you also love to explore new palate-pleasing flavors, there are actually 7 different types of Oaxacan mole, each with their own flavor profile:

  • Amarillo
  • Chichilo
  • Coloradito
  • Manchamantel
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The Nutritional Benefits Of Mexican Food And Why You Should Switch Up Your Diet

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Thinking of switching up your diet? Eating healthy is on many people’s minds nowadays and, with stress proven to have a negative impact on your heart and sedentary lifestyles more common than ever, it makes sense to look for ways to stay fit. The nutritional benefits of Mexican food, in particular, have long since been one of the go-to options for people who want their diets to be as delicious as they are healthy.

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Let’s start off with some fun facts before diving into the nutritional benefits of Mexican food. One out o Continue reading

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