Ingredient of the Month
The Ingredient of the Month offers free downloadable tools featuring a new nutritional ingredient for chefs to incorporate into their menus and use in community events. The article provides an in-depth look at the nutrition ingredient, while the flyer and activity sheets are kid-friendly. Recipes range from simple recipes that kids can make to more detailed recipes for chefs. Download these tools, share with colleagues and start creating your nutritional recipe collection.
New Ingredient of the Month
April 2018 - Strawberries
Plump, red and juicy, strawberries have a sweet, slightly tart flavor and a soft crunch. Grown in many states, California and Florida are the top producing states, with Florida growing most of the winter crop. Strawberries may be small, but they are an antioxidant powerhouse, full of vitamin C and plant-based nutrients. Complete the quiz on www.acfchefs.org/CEHQuiz to earn one hour of continuing-education credits toward ACF certification.
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Congratulations to Richard Robinson, member of ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc, for winning March’s contest and using rutabaga to make Seared Pork Chop, Baked and Pineapple Glazed Sweet Potato, Rutabaga Puree. View previous winners.
March 2018 - Rutabaga
Rutabaga is a root vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family and is most likely a cross between a wild cabbage and a turnip. Rutabagas are larger, rounder and denser than turnips, with crisp, juicy flesh and a sweet, slightly bitter flavor. Complete the quiz on www.acfchefs.org/CEHQuiz to earn one hour of continuing-education credits toward ACF certification.
February 2018 - Cinnamon
Available year-round, the sweet and warm taste of cinnamon is the perfect spice to use during cold winter months. Use its flavor to add warmth to sweet dishes and complexity to savory dishes. Learn more, including McCormick’s® quest for the best cinnamon, in the full article. Complete the quiz on www.acfchefs.org/CEHQuiz to earn one hour of continuing-education credits toward ACF certification. Sponsored by McCormick for Chefs®.
January 2018 - Mushrooms
Although mushrooms are treated as a vegetable, they are part of the fungi kingdom and do not require soil or light to grow. They have an earthy flavor that intensifies as the mushroom matures. They are an excellent source of nutrients with antioxidant and energy-producing properties. Complete the quiz on www.acfchefs.org/CEHQuiz to earn one hour of continuing-education credits toward ACF certification.
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