Summer is hear and Chicago has turned very hot and very humid, which is typical July weather for this part of the country. Today's weather is also the inspiration for today's blog. With coffee seemingly its own menu segment any more, from the McCafe at McDonald's to Starbuck's in your grocery store and Dunkin Donuts keeping us all on the run, you can get a coffee just about anywhere and ice coffee - for the coffee lovers out there - is refreshing, and addicting, especially on a day like today.
These days it seems like we are more divided then ever. Right versus left, dots versus stripes, up versus down. But there is one thing everyone can agree on—french fries are awesome. The average American eats about 29 pounds of french fries in a year. I can safely say that this is an area where I am well above average. But the point is, you love giving your customers what they want and the people want french fries! So, if you haven’t already, it’s probably time to invest in or upgrade your fryer.
Adding a dash of French flair to your home or restaurant is a real possibility with the creation of delicate and delicious crepes. Whether you serve them up sweet and savory with fruit or turn them into a tasty dessert, this thin and delicate dish can be a hard thing to perfect. Because of their thin makeup, crepes can easily become burnt, overcooked or misshapen without the proper tool to cook them with.
My kitchen is roughly the size of a closet, so I appreciate the tight quarters some commercial kitchens and concession stands sometimes find themselves in. Versatile pieces of restaurant equipment, like a commercial griddle, are a great investment that can save precious space.