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Coffee Consumption in the World and in Romania

30 January 2019

A lor of people can’t imagine starting the (working) day without their coffee. In fact, with very few exceptions, pretty much everybody loves coffee. An obvious proof is the wide array of coffee shops in any city. However, for those who seek proof in cold facts and numbers, we researched a bit of information about […]

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Who Doesn’t Like Pizza?

15 November 2018

In a time when people seem to be more and more focused on healthy foods, slow cooking, vegan lifestyles and, overall, anything that’s not fast-food, it seems that pizza is still strong in the preference rankings of consumers. Especially among the youngsters. This may not come as a surprise per say, but look at the […]

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The Michelin Guide – The 2019 Edition

7 October 2018

The new editions of The Michelin Guide are starting to pop up, but it seems that Romania is still far from getting its own edition. At the moment, the closest Michelin starred restauants are in Hungary or Poland, and even these two don’t host an establishment awarded with the maximum of three stars – in […]

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The World’s Greatest Chefs

9 August 2018

Regardless of their area, professionals always seek out to grow, and one of the most effective ways to go beyond your limits is looking at the big names in your field of choice. Thus, anyone who works in a restaurant kitchen and dreams of going up the ladder should know who are the best chefs […]

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Shakes and Smoothies

1 August 2018

More and more people are increasingly drawn to the healthy lifestyle options so there’s also an increasing demand for large doses of vitamins, natural energy boosters, light foods, detox blends and so on. Basically, if it’s a healthy, nutritious, delicious drink and (ideally) you can take it to go, there’s plenty of demand on the […]

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You Can’t Have Food without Beverage

27 July 2018

Since we recently spoke about the top chain restaurants, we also found in the thorough ranking made by Forbes the top food and beverage companies. Did you happen to think of Coca-Cola for the top spot? You’d be wrong if you did. Actually, Coca-Cola is number seven and the company registered one of the biggest […]

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What Do Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Mean Anymore?

19 July 2018

Legend has it that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but very few of us still make time for it. Maybe we get to escape a bit from our work for lunch, although lunches aren’t what they used to be either – quite often we have it late and on the run. […]

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Top Restaurant Chains

10 July 2018

The hierarchy of restaurant chains looks quite similar for the United States’ market and the global one. Somewhat predictable, although the Asian markets might change things in the quite near future. As for the Romanian market ranking, it is probable to show its own distinctions, especially since we’re missing the Burger King giant; however, we […]

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The most Popular Ice Cream Flavors

4 July 2018

Summer is still here but even after the sun starts to hide and the temperatures begin falling, we’ll still definitely still love ice cream. True fans don’t even stop during the winter, when snows piles up at their feet. But do you know what kind of ice cream most people go for? Well, the people at Technomic had […]

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The Latest Trend in the World of Coffee Lovers – Nitro Cold Brew Coffee?

28 June 2018

Did you know that each and every day 2,25 billion coffees are consumed throughout the world? Even you might be contributing more or less to these impressive numbers and it’s no wonder we see more and more coffee shops around. It’s just that – clearly – coffee is no longer only about the utilitarian shot […]

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Cold Coffee Variations

18 June 2018

It’s only June but summer is already in bloom, and it’s only going to get hotter… And maybe a hot cup of coffee isn’t as tempting at thirty-something degrees in the air, right? However, life without coffee isn’t much of an option, so we need to adapt. Luckily, we do have some options, some based […]

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Farewell, Anthony Bourdain!

9 June 2018

It is a bitter irony and overwhelmingly sad that a man who brought so much joy to others couldn’t find his own… However, despite the fact that he chose to leave this world [way too early], the exceptional chef Anthony Bourdain will forever live on through his legacy: his dishes, his shows, his writing… Through everything […]

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Restaurants in the Age of Instagram

29 May 2018

Like it or not, we live in the age of social networks, and today’s uncrowned queen is Instagram. Surely you’ve seen at least once someone in a restaurant who’s food was almost getting cold while he or she was trying to capture the perfect angle of the dish they ordered. Or, who knows, maybe you […]

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DACTRUST START-UPS

25 May 2018

All beginning are hard. And maybe the most difficult thing is mustering up all the courage that might be in you and take a leap of faith into entrepreneurship, despite knowing all too well that there are risks and that there will be obstacles. The first major obstacle – financing. And then, all the other […]

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Sous-vide Cooking

12 May 2018

While it is not (yet?) a method used on a large scale, the roots of sous-vide cooking are already deep in history. Sir Benjamin Thompson, one of the pioneers of thermodynamics, was the first to talk about low temperature cooking. It was in 1799, while he was experimenting with the effects of a hot air […]

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The Gault Millau Guide – Available Soon in Romania as Well

2 May 2018

There are probably few those who are not familiar at all with the name of the Michelin Guide and its underlying concept – the Michelin stars. Even we wrote about this particular topic a couple of times on this very blog (if you’re interested in reading [again] a brief history of the Michelin Guide, you […]

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Cooking Trends of 2018

23 April 2018

Do you remember the times when you could basically only use your fingers for counting the places where you could grab a burger, this strong exponent of the fast-food world? It hasn’t been that long but you can clearly see that this particular dish has started to dominate the menus in the last couple of […]

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The Most Appreciated Restaurants of the Year

15 April 2018

As they do every year, the good people at Trip Advisor publish a ranking of the best restaurant in the world, according to the feedback offered by the clients who directly experimented with the delights and services of different places. The top choices of 2018 have been recently published and, believe it or not, the […]

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Happy Easter!

5 April 2018

The Dactrust team wishes you to enjoy the Easter holiday exactly as you dreamed it would be! May your loved ones be close, your table filled with delicious foods and your faces full of smiles!

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Lamb Recipes for the Easter

5 April 2018

When we say Easter, we most definitely say lamb as well. And just as much of a certainty is the fact that we’re sure to find in every kitchen a special kind of cooking lamb recipes, starting with the secret blend of ingredients that make up the marinade and all the way to the balance […]

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Hospitality and ethical standards

27 March 2018

Successful businesses are those that manage to not only adapt to trends on the market, but actually look for future trends and adjust their ways very early on, according to the demands of the future wave of change. Thus, those who climb on the wave while it is still gaining momentum, have the best chances […]

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(Română) Sărbători fericite!

20 December 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian.

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About Thoroughly Made Pizza

12 December 2016

Since we already got to write about some pizza fun facts, it’s time to look back at serious aspects as well, since making a pizza can actually be a form of art, with rituals, traditions and clear steps. For instance, in the “home town” of the pizza pie, Naples, the cooks are part of genuine […]

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A Couple of Fun Facts about Pizza

12 December 2016

Do you remember when you had pizza for the first time in your life? Probably not but it is fair to assume that you enjoyed it and that you didn’t stop at that first pie. However, you may be very aware of the place you had the best pizza ever and you should know for […]

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Cured Meats that You Need to Know

10 December 2016

We’ve written about prosciutto before but even if this is probably the most used in restaurant menus all around, we believe that anyone who works in a professional kitchen has to develop a generous amount of basic knowledge in the cooking field, so we’d like to add some more important cured meats to the list […]

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The Best Chefs in the World

10 December 2016

The prestigious French magazine Le Chef keeps a steady eye on the whole world of gastronomy and based on their observations and expertise, the editorial staff makes every year a ranking of the best chefs in the world. This ranking reunites 100 big names in the global field of cuisine and we believe that at […]

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The Most Expensive Beef in the World

14 November 2016

Did you know that the most expensive steak in the world would cost you $3200? Yes, we know, it sounds almost ridiculous. No, wait, in fact it’s entirely indecent if you think about some of the poorest people in India who manage to live on 28 rupees per day (just so you don’t have to […]

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Surprise Pasta

28 October 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian.

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Did You Know That Beer…?

10 October 2016

You might not be surprised to find out that beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, but did you know that when it comes to beverages overall its popularity is surpassed only by water and tea? Maybe age gives it the advantage – there are good reasons for believing that beer has […]

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Oktoberfest 2016

10 October 2016

At this point, the idea of “Oktoberfest” probably doesn’t need much introduction and we are pretty sure that you instantly associate the concept with beer, Germany, blonde waiters wearing traditional German attires while carrying an impressive number of beer pints. It is definitely an experience worth seeing first hand, although in the past couple of […]

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Professional Kitchens – Behind Closed Doors

9 October 2016

There are many things that clients don’t know and/or understand about how a professional kitchen functions. And sure, it’s debatable if it would be of any use for them to find out about them, because the relationship between a customer and a restaurant is shaped strictly by what was ordered and the quality of the […]

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The First Cafeteria in the World which only Serves Gluten-free Food

28 September 2016

You’ve probably heard about the trend of gluten-free products, although it’s fair to say that it’s a phenomena with much more spread in the United States and way less in representative in Romania (but even here it’s a must to list the presence of gluten in products and dishes, along with other allergens.) And since […]

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The Restaurants of Robert De Niro

20 September 2016

You may not necessarily know this side of him, but the famous actor is the owner of several restaurants; actually, he owns quite a few and plenty of them are actually top restaurants, famous for the finesse of their dishes and the unique quality of the ingredients and services. The first one that comes to […]

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Five Famous Restaurants Owned by Celebrities

20 September 2016

An investment, a passion or simply a guarantee for having a place where they can eat exactly what and how they desire? Who knows? Maybe it’s a bit of both or simply business, but the fact is that plenty of celebrities choose to open their own restaurants and no, putting their names on them is […]

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The Oldest Hotel in the World

20 September 2016

No matter what country we look at or what activity field we’d take as example, we’re likely to discover that today it’s very hard for a new business to stay alive on the market and the percentage of companies who die during their first year of activity is huge. Sure, it’s tempting to say that […]

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Could This Be the Recipe for a Successful Coffee House or Restaurant?

28 May 2016

Ce conteaza cel mai mult pentru clientii care intra in localul dumneavoastra? Probabil ca primele raspunsuri care v-ati gandi sunt calitatea serviciilor si calitatea preparatelor. Si nu v-am contrazice. Totusi, exista studii care au subliniat importanta unei serii de cinci alte elemente: curatenia, iluminatul adecvat, mirosurile din ambient, mobilierul confortabil si privelistea pe care o […]

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It’s Not Only About Food

16 May 2016

For great dishes you already know that we’ve got all you need, but no matter how perfectly even the oven is baking, no matter how well you’re preserving the ingredients or how talented your chef is, a business in the field of hospitality is based on a whole set of services, with big and small […]

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Three Surprising Pieces of Advice from Chefs

16 May 2016

We’ve gotten used to great chefs talking about fine foods, rare ingredients and sharing tips with us about dishes we can barely say out loud. But it wouldn’t be a bad thing to find out from time to time a little bit about the basics, because what we eat on a daily basis isn’t necessarily […]

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The First Edition of Bucharest Coffee Festival

8 May 2016

We are glad that we are starting to see in Romania as well an increasing interest towards quality coffee, exquisitely made. We care a lot about our professional equipment designed to make espresso and other coffee varieties in a perfect way, so that they capture the maximum amount of flavor and the best qualities of […]

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The Lovely Wines of California

8 May 2016

Since we recently talked about wines that come from outside Europe, we thought we’d also mention Californian ones. Just as the wines of New Zealand, they are rapidly becoming more and more popular. To be honest, this particular American state deserves his notoriety since it would be the world’s 4th largest wine producer (if it […]

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New Zealand Wines

2 May 2016

Of course we love Romanian wines and we have a soft spot for the French vineyard and the other exquisite aromas of the wines made from the crops of the Old Continent. But the wines of the New World are starting to be more and more popular; and among these, the New Zealand wines definitely […]

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Easter Flavored Guinness Records

2 May 2016

We’re happy to be celebrating the Holiday of Light and we’re truly wishing you a happy Easter, surrounded by all those who you feel close to your heart! Feel the joy, relax and may you have everything you want! But we know all too well that the holidays mean something else for every person and […]

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The ABC of the Exotic Sushi

25 April 2016

A lot of people think of raw fish when they think about sushi, but that’s not really a correct assumption. In fact, sushi is, basically, rice – a certain type of rice with added vinegar to be more precise. It is true, rice is hand pressed into little mounds that are then enriched with all […]

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How Did the Buffet Emerge?

25 April 2016

Buffets are a common thing today. Actually, if we were to really think about it, there are plenty of (kinds of) events that we simply couldn’t imagine without this type of display for the courses. Furthermore, it’s obvious that there are significant advantages in using this form of serving: an economy of space, an economy […]

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The Story of the very Loved Pinot Noir

17 April 2016

Pinot Noir, just as Merlot, is one of the most popular names and wines in the industry, both for connaiseurs and casual drinkers, and it’s no wonder, since it’s both light and strong at the same time, poetic and aggressive… But what is at the core of it all? To put it simply – a […]

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Other Essential Characteristics of Wines

17 April 2016

Remember how we talked about the basics of wine pairing on one of the articles we published last week? We pretty much concluded that contrast and mutual complementarity are the holy basis of pairing food and wines. But there are also a couple of other key-elements you should know about wines – the ones that […]

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Meet the Famous Merlot

10 April 2016

We think it’s safe to say that Merlot is probably one of the most famous words in the wine vocabulary. You are sure to have heard about it, but how much more do you know? Not much? No problem! We’ll tell you right away. First of all, Merlot is a grape – a dark-blue colored […]

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Wine Pairing – The Basics

10 April 2016

Maybe you also knew the old rule of thumb of pairing red meats with red wines and white wines with white meats, but lately it seems that this criteria is not as rigid as it used to be. And it’s not that these rules of pairing are susceptible to fads and trends; in fact, the […]

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Some of the most Populat Cocktails

27 March 2016

Maybe you’re a fan of beer, maybe you enjoy a glass of wine every now and then or maybe you just save yourself for celebrating success with a fancy sparkling wine. But every now and then it can’t hurt to try something new, maybe even something exotic. So let’s talk about cocktails. Maybe we’ll even […]

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The Core of Mediterranean Cooking

27 March 2016

The flavor of a dish is influenced by a lot of factors, starting with the skills of the cook and the tools he uses and up to the boiling, baking or grilling time, the quality of the ingredients, the balance of quantities and flavors and so on. But what really makes food taste the way […]

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