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Top restaurant marketing trends for 2012

With the battle for market share expected to get even tougher next year, restaurant operators will have to be smarter in how they target “influencers” — people others turn to for restaurant advice — to drive traffic.So says Carin Galletta Oliver, president of the San Francisco-based world-of-mouth marketing agency Ink Foundry, who predicts six restaurant marketing trends for 2012 — plus one trend she contends restaurant operators should rethink in the new year.
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How to Cut a Mango

Method1 Cut away sides from pit: The mango has a flat-ish oblong pit in the center of it. Your objective is to cut along the sides of the pit, separating the flesh from the pit.Holding the mango with one hand, stand it on its end, stem side down. Standing up the mango up like this you should be able to imagine the alignment of the flat, oval pit inside of it.
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The Art of Braising

For a college student, cooking can be intimidating and overwhelming. Braising, or the process of slow cooking meat in a broth or sauce, is an easy, cheap and fun way to prepare a delicious meal for a large group of people. Whether a full-fledged dinner party or weekend football gatherings, braised meat is a great way to please and amaze your guests without spending a lot of time or money.
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Crispy Rice Cake With Saffron Crust

Who doesn’t love crispy rice? This is a wonderful side dish to make year- round—crunchy, light, and...Who doesn’t love crispy rice? This is a wonderful side dish to make year- round—crunchy, light, and flavorful. Serve with Savoy Slaw with Lemongrass & Lime Dressing or alongside your favorite main dish.
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Air Fryer Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Soft on the inside and crispy-crunchy on the outside, these might be the best air fryer Brussels sprouts on the planet—no brag. We tried every method for cooking Brussels sprouts in the air fryer to come up with the perfect combination of cooking times and temperatures, then infused them with balsamic and bacon flavors.
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Sake and Sushi Pairings

The best sakes for your sushi rollsWhen it comes to pairings made in heaven, we can’t think of a match that’s better than sake and sushi. After all, they both grow out of ancient Japanese culinary traditions. In fact, besides tea, sake is the only beverage some purists will pair with their sushi.Most sushi novices know that junmai daiginjo sakes, with their clean and crisp flavors, are perfect with a pristine piece of ahi tuna sushi.
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