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A Closer Look at the Hot Chicken Trend

Hot chicken is a Nashville delicacy. Moist and spicy and full of southern history, one bite is often all it takes to hook diners for decades to come. This has never been more evident than in current dining trends, where the hot chicken trend has been named one of the hottest foodservice trends in 2016. Though […]

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Why Cascading Frying Oil in Foodservice Fryers Doesn’t Work

By Rick Stier and Monoj Gupta There are many foodservice frying operations that utilize a practice called ‘cascading’ as a means of managing frying oils. Cascading is a process in which the operator transfers the frying oil from one fryer to the next on scheduled intervals. Operators who utilize the cascading practice usually have four […]

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Reasons for Discarding Frying Oil and How to Test It

There are many ways to determine the discard point of your frying oil. Some are more accurate than others. To start, let’s take a look at the main reasons for discarding frying oil, and then we’ll review some options for testing it. Reasons for Discarding Frying Oil: TASTE Many experienced restaurant operators can determine when oil […]

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2 Minutes with Monoj: Frying Oil Filtration vs. Treatment

* The following post is the third in our three-part series with Monoj Gupta. Mr. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45 years experience in the field of oil technology and food processing. He holds a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from […]

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2 Minutes with Monoj: What Is Trans Fat?

* The following post is the second in our three-part series with Monoj Gupta. Mr. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45 years experience in the field of oil technology and food processing. He holds a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from […]

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2 Minutes with Monoj: Paper vs. Depth Oil Filtration

* The following post is the first in our three-part series with Monoj Gupta. Mr. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45 years experience in the field of oil technology and food processing. He holds a Master’s degree in chemical engineering […]

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Frying Oil Compliance and Why It’s Important

Compliance is a very broad term in the food industry. It can be used as a reference for following laws and regulations established by local, state, or federal regulatory authorities. This is regulatory compliance. Failure to follow laws and regulations may result in fines, facility closures, and even arrests. If the regulatory failure results in […]

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Why You Should Micro-Filter Your Frying Oil?

The United States is one of the few nations in the world that operates on the English system of measurement. We use miles, yards, feet and inches, whereas most of the world uses the metric system – kilometers, meters and such. Americans are often puzzled by the metric system, so when someone talks about how […]

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The Importance of Boiling Out Your Fryer (and How to Reduce the Frequency)

“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” This old, old saying applies to things as simple as washing your hands before dinner to keeping a commercial kitchen clean and sanitary. In restaurant operations, this means keeping all the equipment, utensils, counters, and other workspaces clean. A clean operation is essential to not only protect customers but also […]

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The Benefits of Low Oil Volume Fryers

Over the last several years, many large cities have banned the use of trans fats in commercial cooking. This has had a great impact on foodservice operators. While the foods now being served are healthier, they are also more expensive to cook. As a result, many fryer manufactures have developed a new type of fryer […]

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