Culinology Currents, February 7, 2019

Get the latest news and updates from the Research Chefs Association.

Get the latest news and updates from the Research Chefs Association.

It's Febrewary! 
Operators Experiment With New Flavored Coffees
Nation's Restaurant News 
"Since Starbucks launched the Pumpkin Spice Latte nationally in 2004, drinking coffee mixed with autumnal spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves has been a seasonal custom for many Americans.
But now consumers are moving beyond the classic flavors — whether seasonal, like pumpkin spice, or year-round favorites like vanilla and hazelnut — to embrace a whole new range of java enhancements."
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RCA CHICAGOLAND REGION

Get in the Spirit
Join us on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at North Shore Distillery for an exciting tour and networking event featuring spirit and food pairings and a complimentary specialty cocktail.  

Think of this as a preview of your experience at the RCA Conference, where a Bourbon Trail of distilleries and culinary innovations await you!
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RCA GREATER ARKANSAS REGION

The Science of Baking
Baking theory and ingredient function instruction + opportunity to practice baking methods and techniques = one workshop you just can’t miss.
Join fellow RCA members for the five-day, hands-on Baking Arts Fundamentals Workshop for Food Technologists in Bentonville, Arkansas, March 18-22. As a bonus, you’ll even learn candy making and meat curing.
Take advantage of the $200 discount you receive as an RCA member!
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CULINOLOGY® MAGAZINE

Plant-based Entrées
"Plant-derived foods and ingredients are being converted into culinary creations designed to alleviate hunger, provide nutrition and satisfy. They are increasingly being served not because there is a booming vegan or vegetarian movement, but simply because people are choosing non-meat entrées as they heed the recommendations of nutritionists, environmentalists and animal activists who encourage going meat-free a few times per week."
Read more about this emerging ingredient trend in the December issue of Culinology® magazine.
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Upcoming Events and Deadlines 
Feed the Funnel Party at The Pack Shack 
Saturday, February 9
Cave Springs, AR | Northwest Arkansas Region
Distillery Tour and Pairings Event
Wednesday, February 20
Libertyville, IL | Chicagoland Region
Factors That Influence Taste Perceptions
Wednesday, February 20
Irvine, CA | Southern California Region
Pre-Conference Workshops at #RCA2019
Tuesday, March 12
Louisville, KY
The RCA Conference
Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15
Louisville, KY
Donate | Awards Reception and Auction at #RCA2019
Friday, March 15
Donate to the Culinology® Education Foundation
Baking Arts Fundamentals for Food Technologists
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22
Bentonville, Arkansas | Greater Arkansas Region 
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