Point of Sale systems have become an absolute necessity in today’s marketplace for all retail businesses and this includes the restaurant trade. A POS system helps a business thrive by streamlining every aspect of the operation through one, reliable system that controls and processes inventory, orders and more. Until quite recently, restaurateur’s had to make do with antiquated ‘pen and paper’ systems in order to keep their businesses in check. This often meant mistakes were common in the restaurant trade. But with a pos system that all employees know how to use there will be no more wrong orders, no more forgotten bookings and no more superfluous stock orders.
There are hundreds of pos systems (both all-in-one systems and separate components) that can be used effectively in the restaurant trade, but it’s recommended that all restaurateur’s use pos terminals, accessories and software that has been specifically engineered for them and them alone. More generic pos systems that have been designed primarily with retail in mind might not have what you need or might be loaded with features that are simply superfluous to your requirements.read more
While most Filipino kitchen are not particular to the use of herbs for cooking, culinary shows on TV are encouraging enough to make any plain house cook strive for more flavor and zing on their cooking. Herbs give that unique flavor and finishing touches to any kitchen masterpiece. Since you will not be using those long selections of herbs and spices you’d find on the grocery, there are some of the basic herbs for your kitchen must haves –
This herb goes out very well with Italian recipes such as pizza and pasta but it can also be used with salads, appetizers, main courses and sauces such as pesto. Basil is also easy to care for so you can keep a small pot with a basil plant on your kitchen window.read more
Christmas in the Philippines is always full of fun, excitement and filled with lots of gastronomic explosion. Filipinos are family-oriented people and Christmastime is when family bonding is most apparent. Relatives and family members from around the world come home to the Philippines to be with their loves ones and of course, to partake in some of the most delectable Christmas foods prepared only in the Philippines.
Wine experts say that food and wine pairing is a matter of personal taste. As we all know the old rule of the thumb is to match up white wine with white meat while red wine goes well with red meat, yet these days, you can bypass the old rule as you can select and enjoy the right wine to pair with a variety of meat, fish, poultry as well as with cheese, chocolates and other desserts. To achieve the best match it is important to balance and harmonize the flavors of the food and the wine so neither of the two will overpower the other. It is just like referring the wine as a sauce that can complement the food. So if the combination pleases you then it is the right choice for you.
Below are basic guides for beginners in food and wine pairing.
Serve Cabernet with a fatty Prime Rib. The fat of the meat will balance the bitter taste or the tannin of the wine, thus will bring a smoother feel when combined.
Choose Barolo, Sauvignon Blanc or Chianti if you are serving any pasta dish with tomato sauce to savor the citrus flavor of the food. Keep in mind that acidic wine can increase the acid taste of your dish. So, sour foods complements with sour wine.read more
Many people are unaware that eating healthy can actually be easier and more affordable than grabbing fast food. Having healthy family dinners often requires a little bit of planning. Plus, you do not have to be a great chef to prepare tasty meatless meals. Use meatless chicken and meatless beef products to make Monday night dinner easy. The right meatless Monday recipes can help save time and money. Many people are not excited about making Monday night meals. However, you and your family might find that meatless Mondays are the best dinners of the week.
How You Can Save both Time and Money by Cooking Vegetarian Meals
The average fast food meal for a family of four is not as cheap as many people think it is. Four meals at a fast food restaurant typically cost anywhere from $20-$28. However, a homemade vegetable soup for four people can cost under $5. Add some meatless chicken for additional protein, and make simple dumplings to serve a more balanced meal. Soup is a classic winter family dinner. The leftovers can easily be frozen and reheated for weekend lunches and snacks. One of the best parts of a humble vegetable soup is that you do not have to be a stellar chef with ample time to cook. Below is one of the top meatless Monday recipes, meatless chicken and dumpling soup.
Meatless Chicken and Dumpling Soup
1 bag of meatless chicken
1 large yellow onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch of parsley
1 large turnip
2 russet potatoes
3 celery sticks
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
For the dumplings:
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking power
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup milk (or soy milk; soy milk will result in more hearty dumplings)read more
Tasmania Holiday Packages offer visits to some of the most exciting places for food lovers in the Southern Hemisphere, with impressive dishes created from locally sourced and produced organic ingredients combined by experienced and innovative chefs who know a Foodie when they see one. Here are five of our favourite Foodie places in Tasmania.
Foodies be warned, Hobart’s Garagistes doesn’t take reservations and doesn’t let you leave unsatisfied so be prepared to turn up and try your luck, and then enjoy a leisurely three or five course meal. With a grand re-opening happening in January 2014, expect main meals along the lines of Flinders Island milk-fed lamb with turnips cimi de rapa and fresh curd, and desserts with a difference. In the meantime, enjoy fine wine and food at their sister bar, Sidecar, located on Bathurst Street.read more