Published on Aug 2, 2017
The baking industry has made huge leaps in the gluten-free trend. As people become more aware of their food habits, their demand for food they can safely eat has increased. Here at Watson, we have come up with a line of gluten-free mixes that can be used in restaurants and food service institutions.
Published on Jul 25, 2017
July 26th is National Bagelfest day! Bagels are unique in the bread world for their hard chewy outsides and their soft, warm insides. There are so many varieties of bagels like the everything bagel, sesame seed bagel, blueberry bagel, etc. There are even rainbow bagels to keep up with food trends.
Published on Jun 2, 2017
Today is National Doughnut Day!
I honestly never knew so many days existed for foods, but getting a free doughnut from Dunkin’s was nice. Also, did I mention? Dughnuts are yummy.
Anyways, going back to me not knowing so many days existed dedicated to foods, some of these days include National Rotisserie Chicken Day, National Moonshine Day, and National Fish and Chips Day in England (though that is’t a huge surprise).
Published on Mar 16, 2017
One of the coolest things about baking is that it’s a science. Meaning, that when you scale out your ingredients and mix them together, they undergo chemical reactions to bring you your final product. Which makes you, technically, a flour chemistry expert and scientist!
Published on Mar 7, 2017
As a kid, snacks are a staple in your diet. Whether it is some carrots, fruits, crackers, or pretzels, snack foods have always been a hit with the young crowd. Although, older generations still take advantage of “snack time.” And, why not? Snacks can give a great boost to anyone’s day. They can help with low blood sugars and small hunger cravings, plus provide some health benefits that may have been missed in an earlier meal.
Published on Mar 2, 2017
Baking soda and Baking powder are two of the most well-known and popular chemical leaveners for at home baking. Recipes normally call for one or the other or both to be used. Why?
Published on Feb 9, 2017
It is Friday night, it’s late and it has been one of “those” weeks. Just the thought of getting back up off the couch to make dinner is exhaustive. There is really only one solution when faced with this situation: pizza. For many Americans, having quick access to a pizza pie, whether ordered or frozen, when the thought of cooking an elaborate dinner cannot be born is the cherished tradition.
Published on Feb 9, 2017
I bagels I’ll admit it, I don’t need a national holiday as an excuse to have a bagel. Ditch those donuts and keep your crullers; but wave a toasted, sesame-coated ring of crispy, chewy goodness, slathered inside with juuuust-enough thick and melty cream cheese in front of me, and… well, I just may follow you anywhere. ‘Til I’m done, at least. Then you’ll probably be on your own again. (Unless you have another bagel for me.)
Published on Aug 24, 2016
Foods high in starch are a main staple in diets as it provides fibers, proteins, and vitamins. The more common foods high in starch are potatoes, corn (maize), wheat, and rice. However, there are some unique starches that are rising in popularity and may provide different health benefits and substitutions.
Published on Aug 9, 2016
In the last post, we discussed the benefits of natural sugars and their qualities. Next, we will look at artificial sugars.
Artificial Sugars, or otherwise known as, artificial sweeteners, are one answer to society’s ever growing problems with obesity and diabetes. These substitutions have been approved to seemingly contribute to weight loss and a low-calorie diet. However, there are a few drawbacks.