Tara Fitzpatrick

Senior Editor,
Food Management

Tara Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Food Management. She covers food, culinary and menu trends.

UConn Picks Up on New Superfruit Trend
Aronia berries are packed with antioxidants and poised to become the next big thing in fruits-with-benefits; they’re growing right now at UConn’s farm.
Frushi a Healthy, Fun Snack for Kids
Healthcare chefs develop new finger food that combines sushi and fruit to make for an appealing snack.
What's in the Forecast for Flavor Trends? 
From Brazilian guava to North Carolina barbecue sauce, predictions for flavor trends were anything but bland.
Mexican Food Trucks Cross the Border 
When food trucks cross the border: easy-to-prepare Mexican menu items can go for miles.
UMass Chef Wins NACUFS 2014 Culinary Challenge
Winning dish featured slow-cooked lobster and fennel butter.
Gallery: Culinary Adventures with Globetrotting Chefs
On a quest for great K-12 menu ideas, a group of chefs takes whirlwind trips around the world and off the beaten path.
The Secrets to Cooking in a Competition
How one Canadian college sous chef stayed cool and led his team to victory at the Ottawa Culinary Federation Challenge (with powdered cheese as the secret ingredient!)
UMass Dining Wins Gold at Taste of the World Conference
Menu featuring local chicken wows eight judges.
Midseason Madness: 6 Awesome New Ballpark Eats
From Texas Poutine to the Kaboom Kabob, the concessions season just keeps getting
Not Your Grandma’s Veggie Burger
Succulent selection of plant-based burgers wows judges at Meatless Monday competition at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Plus, get the recipes.
Chef Robert Danhi Demonstrates Chopstick Grilling Technique
Danhi travels, eats and learns so he can help others understand the flavors and techniques of Southeast Asian cuisine.
Q&A with Master Sushi Chef
A conversation about sourcing, skill level and what you need to know if you're considering rolling your own sushi.
A Day in the Life with David McHugh 
McHugh leads the university's culinary services
UC Davis Farm to College Event Celebrates Sustainable Living
Farm-fresh foods the source of local pride, delicious meal and festival feel.
Trisha Yearwood Lends Culinary Voice to Sodexo Program

Watching Trisha Yearwood’s TV show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, you can’t help but feel like she really is that nice, that down-to-earth, that…down home. She makes classic Southern dishes in creative ways that still feel authentic.

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