Tara Fitzpatrick

Tara
Fitzpatrick
Senior Editor,
Food Management

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

Articles
Cool Recipe Alert: Crawfish bisque
Crawfish bisque was one of the many crawfish creations at Tulane's recent Craw Dat event.
3 quick bites: Which menu items confuse diners most?
Every week, I compile a short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above.
Alice Waters shares her vision of an edible education
While at a conference at UMass, the indomitable food activist looked back on the garden dreams she’s helped to make a reality and the work still to be done in terms of America’s way of eating.
Photo: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Chefs taking many routes to plant-based menu items
There’s no one correct way to offer vegetarian options on your menu. Forward-thinking chefs are not only putting the focus on fresh, flavorful vegetables but are taking the time to walk in a vegetarian’s shoes, and even getting creative with “fake meat.”
3 quick bites: Solving the mystery of chickens with beards
Every week, I compile a short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above.
Barbecue without boundaries
Finding sweet, smoky inspiration for creative 'cue from coast to coast—and beyond.
9 eye-opening breakfast bowls
Porridge bowls, acai bowls, grain bowls and smoothie bowls make the morning meal feel new again with energizing flavor profiles.
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3 quick bites: Get inspiration for summer milkshake season
Every week, I compile a short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above.
Blended mushroom burger
10 more fresh culinary ideas  1
Some big, some small, some new, some tried and true…all delicious. These menu items, ingredients, techniques, pieces of equipment and dining initiatives are getting chefs and cooks majorly stoked to be in the kitchen.
3 Quick Bites: Is pea milk the next almond milk?
Every week, I compile a short list of food items on the Internet that made me hungry, curious, confused or all of the above.
Lazy morning muesli with apple and walnut crumble
Buzz-worthy breakfast bowls 
Smoothie bowls, grain bowls, global porridge bowls and more are emerging as a healthy, trendy start to the new day.
Engaging millennials with inventive food “hacks”
#MetzHacks social media promo shares super creative hacks for custom menu items.
Stocking your barbecue pantry
These ingredients will give barbecue dishes flavor and credibility.
10 fresh culinary ideas 
Some big, some small, some new, some tried and true…all delicious. These menu items, ingredients, techniques, pieces of equipment and dining initiatives are getting chefs and cooks majorly stoked to be in the kitchen.
12 gooey and great grilled cheese sandwiches 
When cheese and bread hit the griddle, magic happens. This delicious dozen of elevated grilled cheese sandwiches will make you melt.

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