CHEF PIERO BIONDI RETURNS
Chef Piero Biondi talks about Balsamic vinegar (Italian: aceto balsamico) is a condiment originating from Italy. The original traditional product, made from a reduction of cooked grape juice and not a vinegar in the usual sense, has been made in Modena and Reggio Emilia since the Middle Ages. The names "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena" and "Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia" are protected by both the Denominazione di Origine Protetta and the European Union's Protected Designation of Origin. Traditional balsamic vinegar is highly appreciated and valued by chefs and gourmet food lovers. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena), an inexpensive modern imitation of the traditional product, is today widely available and much better known. This is the kind commonly used for salad dressing together with oil. The word balsamic refers to resinous substances made from balsam.
Phillip Lemarque "Best Eatz"
Is there any new on the horizon to help the restaurant owners serve the guests better? New stove with controlled air-flow (more advance convection ovens). Oven that keep a more constant heat, and reduce the consumption of energy. Recyclable energy from units like dishwashers to be used for heating or cooling the dining area. Water heater with low energy consumption, ice cube makers where the extra energy is also recycled through the central unit system. Portable pads used by the wait staff to place orders tot he kitchen and bar over blue tooth. All those advance are certainly a great help, and will add to great saving if properly used in new environment. It is difficult to change existing structure or well established restaurant without getting involved in horrendous costs for remodeling. Where restaurant can really use new technology is in the domain of portable electronics, such a small cameras, to take guests pictures at special parties and being able to upload those picture on the restaurant photo gallery. Remember guests love to be part of their favorite restaurant.
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