What Does 'Quality Ingredients' Mean? 3 Things to Consider

What Does 'Quality Ingredients' Mean? 3 Things to Consider

By Jim Berman, Foodable Industry Expert

What does it mean when to use quality ingredients? Restaurants and brands toss the phrase everywhere on their menus and websites, but does that mean we buy the absolute best of everything? If not, why not? Quality is as subjective as flavor.

Being open about quality in terms of a marketing device is much like listening to explicit music with your grandmother in the same room — uncomfortable, but quite relieving when it is a shared experience. I guess. In other words, are you buying the best or are you saying that you buy the best? Either you don’t know, or you don’t want to admit to perpetrating a crime against ingredients.

Quality isn’t just throwing money at the most expensive ingredients. That doesn’t make them the best for your business. Throw money at a problem and now you have two problems. So, how do we keep our commitment to quality intact? Here are three things to consider.

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Sourcing Sustainable Seafood in Las Vegas

Sourcing Sustainable Seafood in Las Vegas

By Lila Asnani, Foodable Contributor

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas welcomed a record of 41.1 million visitors in 2014. Las Vegas is ranked as the 4th most visited city in the US for 2015 according to Trip Advisor. Traveler’s Digest ranked Las Vegas as the 6th most popular city for foreign tourists in 2013.

Las Vegas is repeatedly touted as an oasis in the desert by travel publications. Unlike most oases though, Las Vegas does not have an abundance of water nearby so has to import almost all its food. Nowhere is this more evident than in the import of seafood to this city, which is undoubtedly a popular food destination.

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