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Spirited Cooking. How to Blend Beautifully.

Being successful in cooking with spirits means using your senses like eyes as well as your taste buds when choosing pairings.

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Sea & Smoke

Sea & Smoke pairs five incredible Scotches with five exceptional Oysters. Each have unique characteristics from the regions where they were born, and all pair beautifully with these Oyster choices.

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The Hidden Psychology of Menu Design – An Art to the Nudge

Menu designers use the lessons of behavioral economics to persuade consumers into ordering what the brand wants. Certain real estate on a menu is strategically used to protect profit while other sections are used to encourage impulse buying.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Legal

Kim and Celia wrangle beverage legalities during the Tool Box Session at Hospitality Executive Exchange East.

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Removing the “Shun” from Menu Evaluation

Menu engineering & analysis are quite the hot topics these days and ICS is here to help.

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The Best Tech Moments of 2016

What a year for tech. For every hack, exploding smartphone or imploding startup, there were just as many memorable highlights.

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Diageo Signs Up with Deliveroo

Diageo has become the latest brand to partner with Deliveroo to deliver its own brands on-demand to consumers.

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4 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand

Use these easy tips to make your brand stand out.

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Throwback Desserts & Offbeat Meats Are Among 2017 Trends

Off-the-beaten-path meats. “Root-to-leaf” dishes that feature vegetables in their entirety. “Fat-washed” cocktails that add flavor and viscosity.

These are the hot trends that will lead us into 2017, according to the culinary and beverage team at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which just released its annual trend report.

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Eight Great Molecular Cocktails Impressing Us Right Now

From smoke that billows over booze to flavorful foams that ooze, over the last decade or so, molecular mixology methods have become firmly entrenched on the cocktail menus of the world.

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