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Moving into the plant based protein arena as Executive Chef - North America with Quorn Foods

Quorn Foods
As I venture deeper into the business of plant based proteins, I'm very excited to share a recipe for falafel that I have perfecting over the years...

Plants that want to be animals

Plants that want to be animals
Learning from the Past: As we navigate the onslaught of plant based alternatives to hamburgers, we should be reminded of the deep history of vegeta...

Further thoughts on spices (as published in Prepared Foods Magazine

Further thoughts on spices (as published in Prepared Foods Magazine
The 2010s delivered an expansive consumer awareness of, and attraction to, North African and Middle Eastern flavors.

A Chef's Thoughts on Heat and Spice

A Chef's Thoughts on Heat and Spice

The Global Flavor Factor Gets More Assertive

The Global Flavor Factor Gets More Assertive
Stronger flavors built on ethnic and cross-cultural cuisine pathways will continue to inform flavor trends in the coming years.
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Hummus by any other Name...

Hummus by any other Name...
Is still hummus? Not if it was never hummus to begin with. Hummus (spelled phonetically) is the Arabic name for chickpea, or garbanzo bean. Somewhe...

Cool Food Stuff

Cool Food Stuff
Hungry for more? Some years back, I downloaded an app called Flipboard on my iPad. It’s a very attractive news aggregation app that creates a displ...

Flavor Trends Article

Prepared Foods | July 2018

Flavor Forward

A top research chef explores the technical side of on-trend flavors.

Brand Transformation

Brand Transformation
In the many years I have dedicated myself to creating best-in-class food products and experiences for consumers, branding has always emerged as a c...

Welcome to the Text Kitchen

Welcome to the Text Kitchen
Welcome to the Text Kitchen, the online journal of chef Stephen A. Kalil. Check back frequently for recipes, culinary insight, new projects, and ...
Chef Stephen

Meet Chef Stephen

Welcome to the Text Kitchen, where food is flavor! Chef Stephen is both a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Research Chef with the Research Chefs Association. Through this journal he shares recent projects, recipes, and more. Check back frequently to see what's new!

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