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February comes from the Latin word “Februa” which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement.
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Pastry Chef Megan Fitzroy
Megan Masterpiece
Olive Oil Shortbread, Olive Oil Gelato, Blackberry, Blackberry Foam
Longoven Restaurant
Megan Masterpiece
Coriander Roulade, Blueberry Gelee, White Chocolate, Blueberry-Lime Sorbet
Longoven Restaurant
Megan Masterpiece
Yogurt Mousseline, Pickled Compressed Cucumber, Basil Seeds, Thai Basil Sorbet
Logoven Restaurant

When Megan Fitzroy Phelan graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2003 with a degree in architecture. In 2007, Fitzroy Phelan joined the staff at Daniel and trained with Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel. In the years following, she hopped around many New York establishments including Falai, Sonnier & Castle, Sullivan Street Bakery, Torrisi Italian Specialties, and Parm.
Fitzroy Phelan and Phelan moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2014 and Fitzroy Phelan began teaching at a local community college. On her off hours, she created Longoven, a pop-up dinner series with her husband and their friend and chef Andrew Manning. Even though it didn’t have a permanent space or schedule, the pop-up was named among the country’s best new restaurants by Bon Appétit. In June 2018, the trio moved into a permanent space in Richmond, where they offer both à la carte and tasting menus.

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4 Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

 If you’re feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons, including genetics, level of physical activity and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.

The best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain — much like what you’d eat to nourish and protect your heart. Research found the Mediterranean Diet helps keep aging brains sharp, and a growing body of evidence links foods such as those in the Mediterranean diet with better cognitive function, memory and alertness.

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Do you have the skills to make a great coach?

  1. Hire the right fit for your open position
  2. Allowing this new employee(s) to adjust to your company culture
  3. Seeing their potential
  4. Begin grooming them to take positions that are higher than yours in the industry
  5. Be open to their ideas
By Toni Ali / HR Expert
Food for Thought
CBD - A matter of Public Health...where do we go from here?

The recently passed 2018 Farm Bill did not have any effect over the FDA’s position that CBD is not allowed to be used as an ingredient in any foods, beverages or supplements, and until now, its addition is considered an adulteration, and is prohibited. The new changes to the Farm Bill removed hemp (as a whole plant) from Schedule I of the Controlled substances Act, making CBD no longer an illegal drug under Federal Law, but it is important to understand that currently this substance, including hemp extract are not considered GRAS by the FDA. Due to a lack of current regulation, it is inevitable to think that we may be slowly opening the door for the addition and consumption of cannabis derived ingredients into foods. To reduce public health risk, the FDA has been sending warning letters to companies illegally selling CBD products that claimed to have some kind of health benefits but there seems to be open pathways for the FDA to eventually consider permitting certain applications in foods, considering that there are parts of the hemp plant that may not contain CBD or THC, such as hulled hemp seeds, hemp seed protein and hemp seed oil. To read more about this, visit

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Information provided by Aminta Martínez-Hermosilla, MS

WHAT’S COOKING TODAY?

Ossobuco / Red Wine Sauce

2-lbs. veal shanks 3-ounce butter 4-ounce onion 5-ounce carrot 5-ounce celery 2-ounce tomato paste 1 cup red wine 3-ounce all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme ½ -ounce fresh chopped garlic 2 cups beef stock Salt and black pepper to taste.
Calories per serving: 587 The complete Recipe was done utilizing INFOODSYS Recipe App.
Recipe provided By Chef Raymond Bar
CEC-CCE-ACE / Board Member
Season shanks liberally. Dust with flour lightly, sear over high heat, turning frequently till caramelized on both sides. Sautéed vegetables in low heat. Deglaze with the red wine and reduce by half. Add the shanks, cover with beef stock, lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 until tender, adding more stock if needed. 4 servings Calories per servings / 588
Enjoy it!!
Any question, please send us an email at Clearpath@infoodsys.net
Think Positively (Leadership)
TRUE NORTH

Is the guiding force that will help you identify your path to success by providing a strong foundation for all strategic decision-making.

Definition: Leadership is getting results in a way that inspire trust, it is maximizing both your current contribution and your ability to contribute in the future by establishing the trust that make it possible. Lead on!

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That will help you stay ahead of the game.

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

Lead On!
Participative Theories of Leadership

Participative Theories of Leadership are considered by some to be an ideal style of leadership because they consider input from others. Leaders utilizing this type of theory tend to encourage both contributions and active participation from other group members. In turn, this allows the other group members to feel more relevant and committed to the direction the leader has chosen to go. The only real caveat here is that the leader maintains the right of what input to allow from the other group members.

For more information regarding the Participative Theories please visit: Behavioral Leadership

It has been my observation, over the years, that many leaders rank low on empathy. They understand it intellectually, they just don’t pay enough attention, ask the right questions or comprehend that it is not just about what your colleagues think, but about how they feel. To be an effective leader you need to do more than just manage the bottom line and watch the numbers like a hawk. Obviously that may be necessary, but so is offering suggestions, being supportive, being a source of creative ideas, helping your people think through their roles and helping them make the best use of their time. In fact, that is precisely what the best leaders do.

Patrick J. McKenna

As you think about how you exhibit genuine empathy here are five questions for you to contemplate. For more information visit: patrickmckenna.com

Culinary Corner

Form the American Culinary Federation, your chance to create spectacular dishes and contribute with inspirational new ideas.

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The 2016 Menus of Change Annual Report was released at the fourth annual Menus of Change leadership summit on June 14. It includes an analysis of issues at the convergence of public health, the environment, and the business of food, plus and updated Dashboard of how the food and foodservice industries have progressed—or not—since last year’s report was issued.

The World Culinary Arts Video Series
Trends to Watch

Just like fashion, food trends come and go in the blink of an eye. Every year, we see a rise in these fads that inevitably affect the way we eat and plan our meals. From superfoods to juice cleanses, the modern dining pattern has undeniably been influenced by the presence of a health-conscious effort, which we see continuing into 2019.

Hungry for more? Visit 2019 Food Trend Predictions

If you’re feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons, including genetics, level of physical activity and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there’s no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.

The best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain — much like what you’d eat to nourish and protect your heart. Research found the Mediterranean Diet helps keep aging brains sharp, and a growing body of evidence links foods such as those in the Mediterranean diet with better cognitive function, memory and alertness

Learn more by visiting: Types of Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

Meeting the Demand for Safe, Natural Products

Lately, while shopping at my local grocery store, I have noticed the increasing number of food products marketed as organic or preservative-free. More and more, consumers are demanding green labels and ingredient lists they can understand. Yet food safety — preventing food spoilage and contamination from microbial pathogens — must remain a top priority for food producers. The food safety industry faces many challenges if it is to transition away from the use of refined chemicals toward more label-friendly preservatives.

By Suzanne Osborne, PhD
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Hail to the Kale!!

Kale is one of the cruciferous vegetables, cancer fighters full of fiber and antioxidants. great addition to salads or you can bake it with a spritz of extra virgin-olive oil and sea salt for a crispy potato chip alternative.

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Nutrition, Eat Better

Salt, Consuming the right amount, Most Americans consume more sodium than is good for their health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more!

8 Tips For Avoiding Gluten Cross Contamination – PrimoHealthCoach

▪ Oils that have been used to deep fry battered foods will contaminate foods like French fries. Use separate oils, and ask the chef when dining out if the same oil is used for battered foods.

▪ Cutlery, utensils and potsand pans must be thoroughly cleaned before cooking gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination.

▪ Toasters and ovens that have been used for glutenous breads can contaminate gluten-free breads. At home try to keep two separate toasters.

▪ Grills and barbecues can easily cross-contaminate foods if not properly cleaned. Many sauces used to barbecue have gluten.

▪ Sifters used for both glutenous and gluten-free flours will cross-contaminate. At home if you use both types of flour, keep separate properly labeled sifters.

▪ Your mayonnaise, peanut butter jar, jams and jellies are easily contaminated when making sandwiches.

▪ Glutenous flours have a tendency to stay airborne for some time after use. Cooking in a kitchen shortly after preparing foods with glutenous flours is risky for the sensitive person. Because of this I find it very hard to believe that you can get a truly gluten-free pizza from a pizza restaurant that makes regular pizza as well.

▪ Any foods not prepared in a gluten-free facility, including your own home, runs the risk of getting cross-contaminated.

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Avocado oil; this silky fruit oil helps fight joint condition and promoted soft skin.

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