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Find Your Flavor: Sweet

Time to learn about our first flavor – SWEET!

We all know someone with a sweet tooth but, why is it that some people like sweet food so much? The answer has to do with evolution and genetics. Carbohydrates tend to be higher in sugar, which is the main energy source for the brain and our body. This is why we prefer and crave sweet foods – it’s our body telling us we need energy. Genetics also play a role in how much someone may prefer sweet foods, which is why not everyone has a sweet tooth.

Sweet foods don’t just make recipes more palatable but can also give dishes more depth. Some examples are:

  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Agave syrup
  • Fresh and dried fruits
  • Certain vegetables like sweet potatoes or carrots

Combining sweet and sour foods can help reduce the excess sweetness in a dish. Some examples are:

  • Citrus (lemon, orange, lime)
  • Vinegar
  • Yogurts
  • Fermented foods

Lastly, everybody knows about the sweet-salty combo- chocolate covered pretzels, kettle corn, etc. The reason they are so satisfying is because, as previously mentioned, the brain craves sweet foods for energy but, the salty taste is a craving because of the body’s need for essential minerals.

How will you use sweetness in your dishes to make then more flavorful?

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  • March 4, 2019

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“I wanted to let you know that for this entire school year I have been so well fed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the diversity of salad choices we have each day and the amazing entrees.  My favorites are the carnitas, chili, curry, and cajun chicken days.  I am so grateful for all the care that goes into the food because I know I do not eat enough vegetables or balanced meals without you and your crew's work.  Thank you so much!  You take such great care of us!!”

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“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

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“Even though we see challenges every day, each one of you rises to the occasion and makes it seem so easy. I cannot express how impressive it is to see you all work in such a fashion. You are true professionals.”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

“I just wanted to express my thanks and give two thumbs up for the updates to our lunch menu. My selections have been quite tasty—corned beef Reuben, jambalaya—and I appreciate that, too! I am looking forward to trying some new items in the coming weeks. Keep up the good work!”

“I’m the GM for Branson [Ultrasonics] and based in the Brookfield office.  This is the first week that the café has been up and running in our new headquarters and just want to acknowledge the great job Adam Schnittert and the CulinArt staff onsite have done.  Our employees’ feedback thus far has been very positive.  The expanded options and menu quality have been very well received.  Just want to send you a quick note of thanks.”

“The roasted tofu/noodle/edamame arugula salad with cabbage, carrots and red peppers was something that I would buy from a restaurant or food truck without question. It would win best school lunch in the U.S. without a doubt if there was such a competition! The textures and flavors were a perfect blend, tied together by an excellent dressing. I don't think anyone would be mad if that popped up on the menu every week. Thanks again to you and your staff for such high-quality food!”

“Thank you for all the accommodations for food intolerances and allergies.  I continue to hear positive comments about the quality of the food and the options. Please pass along our thanks and gratitude to your whole team!!!!”

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