Day: November 10, 2021

How to prep to make Thanksgiving easier

In a typical year — two of which we haven’t seen of late — Thanksgiving Day dinner is often the largest family meal that a cook prepares. It’s the most daunting; the most complex; the most fussed-about.

It needn’t be any of that, except still the largest. It might be rather everyday, in truth; it just requires planning.

“Mise en place” is kitchen-French for “planning.” (It’s French-French for “put in place” or “everything in its place.”) It is the greatest gift from France to the kitchen since butter.

Mise en place means having a well-stocked pantry and freezer or shopping to fill them. It means cutting up, prior to cooking, all the vegetables and other foods (the proteins, say) to be cooked. It means portioning out, in small bowls or on plates, other foods destined for the heat such as liquids or spices and herbs, or at the least taking

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Miso is bringing AI-powered robots to local fast-food chains

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Anyone who’s followed the job market in the wake of COVID re-openings knows that the restaurant industry is facing a severe labor shortage. The industry traditionally employs shifting, transitory workforces, but it’s never been like this. Staff turnover in restaurants, particularly fast-food spots, has skyrocketed, with a monthly turnover rate of 144 percent. U.S. Labor Department data confirms restaurant workers are quitting their jobs at the highest rate in two decades, with 70 percent more job openings now than there were in 2019.

To say the current staffing crisis has put fast-food restaurants — otherwise known in the industry as Quick Service Restaurants — behind the eight ball is an understatement. National fast-food chain Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers even took the amazing step of reassigning corporate

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Fast food deals to feed the whole family

Fast food deals to feed the whole family

Lacey Muszynski

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Wednesday November 10, 2021