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Not So Vanilla Anymore

Ever heard of vanilla and oregano in a cake? Though it might seem odd to use oregano in a sweet recipe as it really isn’t that common but this combination works very well and is being seen in 11k dishes with vanilla and oregano sharing 59 common flavor compounds. Herbs are traditionally used in savory recipes but are seeing increased usage in sweet dishes as well. Or how about a vanilla tamarind ice-cream? Tamarind contains…

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Getting Future-Focused With Second Order Thinking

Imagine that you are a restaurant owner. To boost flagging sales, you set your team an ambitious target to create three new main course menus in the next six months. Inspired by this stretch goal, your chefs end up creating five new main course menus – a great result! Or is it? Once the menu tasting and celebrations of creating something new die down, you realize things are starting to untangle. You discover that the…

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Why Having an Explorer Mindset Matters in Becoming a Trendsetter

Look around you. How many of the things you see today have come from one of the world’s explorers? From the simplest shirt pocket to the most sophisticated computers, has been the result of an explorer mindset – someone, who has pushed the boundaries to create something new and useful. And if you start to question why, you will begin to see a remarkable difference in the way things come to be – that failure…

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