Trade Magazine Update: Pastry Arts & Design & Chocolatier

December 17, 2008


Recently Pastry Art & Design, Chocolatier and Frozen Desserts magazines combined to create Dessert Professional magazine.  The magazine is a valuable resource for Baking and Pastry Arts students.  Readers will find a wide array of information from news, trends, business profiles, equipment reviews, featured chefs and recipes applicable for the pastry and dessert professional. The magazine is published six times per year and can be found alphabetically in the magazine and journal display under “Dessert.”


The magazine also offers a Social Networking web site with forums, blogs, event postings, group and personalized pages, and a photo gallery, among other tools, for those interested in the Arts of Desserts.  An embeddable web banner application that can be added to your web site, Facebook or Myspace page is offered as well.  The site can be found at


The King and Queen of Spices

December 16, 2008

If you didn’t know that pepper is the King of spices, then you might not be aware that cardamom is considered to be the Queen of spices. The January, 2009 edition of The Herb Companion can help fill you in on the details of how the aromatic herb, cardamom, earned its regal recognition. The article “The Spice Is Right: Discover Cardamom” by William Woys Weaver, provides a brief history and description of cardamom (it is native to the monsoon forests of southern India and Sri Lanka, it was mentioned in ancient Sanskrit, and it is a member of the ginger family) and suggests additional ways the herb can be used in food and beverages. The oil is used in perfumes and medicines. The cardamom plant likes warm climates and can be grown in your Florida herb garden.

The Library subscribes to The Herb Companion. It is a bimonthly publication.

Herb Companion Essay Contest

December 16, 2008

The Herb Companion is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To add to the festivities, you are invited to enter an essay contest on the topic of what you image the role herbs will play 20 years from now. In 600 words or less, convey your vision of the difference herbs will make in our future. Winners are eligible to receive prizes with a total value of up to $750. For a complete list of rules and to enter online, visit and type “essay contest” for the search term.

Environmentally Friendly

December 9, 2008

The GreenFILE database is the first place to look when you are trying to locate reliable information on all aspects of the environment and related issues. EBSCO has made this database freely available. It contains scholarly and general interest titles, along with government documents and reports. The contents emphasize the positive and negative aspects of the relationship between human beings and the environment. Also available in this resource is information concerning the connection between the environment and agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Typical subjects searched include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Each of us can help reduce the carbon footprint we create everyday. GreenFILE is a source that can show us how.

Pathfinder of the Week: Beverage Service Management

December 5, 2008

 Looking for books? Articles? Maybe a few websites resources for your next paper or project? The JWU North Miami Library can help! Phone us, email, Instant Message, or come in and meet with a librarian for assistance anytime!

This week’s highlighted pathfinder is focused on the topic: Beverage Service Management.



At your service: a hands-on guide to the professional dining room / The Culinary Institute of America; John W. Fischer

TX925 .F573 2005 


Bar & beverage operation : ensuring success & maximum profit / by Chris Parry TX950.7 .P37 2003


Contemporary restaurants and bars / Martin M. Pegler NK2195.R4 P445 2004 


Food and beverage cost control / Lea R. Dopson, David K. Hayes, Jack E. Miller TX911.3.C65 M55 2008


Food and beverage cost control, third edition, student workbook / National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

TX911.3.C65 M55 2005 Supp    


Principles of food, beverage, and labor cost controls / Paul R. Dittmer, J. Desmond Keefe III TX911.3.C65 D57 2006 


The hospitality manager’s guide to wines, beers, and spirits / Albert W.A. Schmid TX950.7 .S36 2008 [Reserves]


The professional bar & beverage manager’s handbook: how to open and operate a financially successful bar, tavern, and nightclub / Amanda Miron & Douglas Robert Brown TX950.7 .M57 2006


All About Beer [print], American Brewer [print], Beverage Industry [print, electronic], Beverage World [print, electronic], Club Management [print], Decanter [print], Foodservice & Hospitality [print, electronic], Journal of Foodservice Business Research [print, electronic], Night Club & Bar Magazine [print], Southern Beverage Journal [print], Tea [print], Wine Enthusiast [print], Wine Spectator [print], Wine & Spirits [print], Wines & Vines [print, electronic]


Videos and DVDs:

Beverage & food service [videorecording] / The Culinary Institute of America TX925 .B48 1998


Food and beverage suggestive selling [videorecording] / Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association 

TX925 .F66 1994


Introduction to food & beverage [videorecording] TX943 .I58 2006


Managing service in food & beverage operations [videorecording] : or, Food & beverage service / Educational Institute, American Hotel & Motel Association TX911.3.M27 M36 1998


Mixology [videorecording] : making great cocktails / Food & Beverage Institute, Culinary Institute of America ; producer, Philip E. Miller TX951 .M59 2001


Wine service [videorecording] / The Culinary Institute of America ; a Culinary Learning Resources production ; producer/writer, Philip Miller TX925 .W56 1991


Web Resources:

Hospitality Net:


Just Drinks: (requires free registration)


The Beverage Information Group:


The Beverage Network:


**Please go to the library catalog to view the entire collection at: