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AUGUST 2013 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 56
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How High-Tech Culture is Changing Dining

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It was only a matter of time before the Internet would play a role in the way people dine out. Although restaurants have been among the businesses least effected by technology, the same is not true for its consumers. As food critic from San Francisco, Michael Bauer, observes in his article How the High-Tech Culture Has Changed Dining, he lists the top 5 ways in which the dining scene has been altered by the overwhelming presence of social media.

1. Living life publiclyDue to the effect of websites like Facebook and Twitter, consumers are much more comfortable living their life publicly. Consequently, restaurants across the country are adopting an open-air concept.

2. Bigger, open spacesRestaurant interiors are inheriting the industrial look at a record breaking rate.

3. Casualization of the dining experienceIt is no longer the norm for a four-star restaurant to have an equally upscale atmosphere. It is becoming much more common for fine dining establishments to have dining tables set up next to a bank of stainless steel refrigerators.

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4. Restaurants as barsIn an effort to accommodate the high-tech crowd, restaurants are merging the dining and bar area into one. Although an emphasis still remains on cocktails, bar patrons now have access to the full dining menu.

 

5. Smaller menus and wine listsWith the allowance of 160 characters or less on Twitter, restaurants are following the trend and shortening their menus. While an average menu used to have over 30 food items to choose from, it is now down to an average of 13.

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Yield: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 Tsp prepared mustard
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Directions:

  1. Place muffin halves on baking sheet
  2. Spread with mustard and layer with all remaining ingredients
  3. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted
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