Souping for the Seasons

Souping for the Seasons

Chef Michael Ponzio, member of the 2017 Smithfield Chef Advisory Board, talks about using the new Roasted and Seared® Chicken product in seasonal soup dishes throughout the year.

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Game Day BBQ Gets a Kick

Game Day BBQ Gets a Kick

Football season is well underway, hockey season has begun and basketball season just tipped off –it’s the perfect time of year for the ultimate sports fan. And the ultimate sports fan requires ultimate game day finger food for optimal viewing.

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Smithfield Foods Forms Operator Advisory Board for Insight on All Things Pork

Smithfield Foods Forms Operator Advisory Board for Insight on All Things Pork

Five Celebrated Chefs Share Inspirations, Trends and Menu Applications.

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Bar-b-que and Beer: Perfect pairings for Oktoberfest

Bar-b-que and Beer: Perfect pairings for Oktoberfest

Beer without barbeque does not an Oktoberfest make. Find out which beer styles best complement our variety of Oktoberfest pork favorites with this handy pairing guide.

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Fire up the grill for fall

Fire up the grill for fall

Fall menus can be delightfully cozy as guests are focused on cooling temps and warming, hot-off-the-grill meals. Capitalize on the season’s hunger for heartier satisfying meals by menuing a signature smoked sausage dish, fresh from your grill.

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Southern Cooking Provides a Little Bit of Menu Comfort

Southern Cooking Provides a Little Bit of Menu Comfort

While operators and chefs draw inspiration from all over the world for their menu items, many stay on trend by getting creative with tried and true recipes from a region right in their backyard. Southern food is hot as consumers look for hearty menu items that offer a taste of home cooking,

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Pairing Pork with Wine

Pairing Pork with Wine

Swine and wine. Smoke it, grill it, shred it and slice it.  Any way you want to do it, there’s a perfect pairing that’ll make it all go down smooth.  

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RIBS TIPS AND REGIONAL SMOKE’N PITS

RIBS TIPS AND REGIONAL SMOKE’N PITS

Mixing age-old tradition with regional style and tastes, barbecue fanatics have tried and true preferences that resonate from the Carolinas to Texas and Southern California. And they’re all finger-lickin’ good!

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Asian Collides with Latin Cuisine on Contemporary Menus

Asian Collides with Latin Cuisine on Contemporary Menus

Operators are re-discovering how pork, the world’s most consumed protein, is playing a major role in infusing meals with Asian and Latin American influences, a top food trend according to the NRA’s annual “What’s Hot” Chef Survey.

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