Panko is not a brand name, it’s a product description of a very distinct type of Japanese breadcrumb. A truly authentic Japanese Panko is made from a short list of high quality ingredients and produced in a very specific way. Because the word Panko is popular, it’s commonly used to describe a wide range of

A prominent trend in the food industry has been a very simple word “Mindfulness”. This simple and straightforward word suggests the mind is fully engaged to what is occurring in the present moment. It’s been so prevalent that Innova Market Insights named “mindfulness” as its #1 trend for 2018. What does that have to do with

In the past the customary practice for many restaurants was to make their own breadcrumbs from day-old bread and dinner rolls as a way to minimize waste, save money and also try to create a unique and better crumb for their recipes. Are you one of the many restaurants still making your own breadcrumbs from

 A chef is a master of many cooking techniques; flambéing, poaching, and yes, even frying. That perfect crisp is no accident, and according to The Food Lab, there are several different coatings to choose from to deliver the flavor and texture experience you desire. Knowing the breading varieties available to you and their traits can

Toss the breadcrumbs and make room for Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko! It’s the secret ingredient that’s far too often over looked when preparing vegan and vegetarian foods. As a binder for veggie burgers, a light crispy breading and even a topper for baked fruit, a truly Authentic Panko will enhance flavor, add a

We love it when food industry giants, like Bon Appetit, shine the spotlight on Panko! Recently Bon Appetit published an article by Alex Delany, Panko Is the Best Thing to Buy at the Grocery Store.  Mr. Delany writes “Panko breadcrumbs are little, crispy, airy, Japanese miracles.” This is one of the best and truly accurate

For the past several years the food industry has been bustling on the topic of clean and healthier ingredients.  The consumers demand for better quality food options are continuing to rise.  However, many restaurant operators don’t know what to do to meet these demands and are concerned with making a change that might drive away

Amidst a massive breadcrumb recall by the meat and poultry industry due to undeclared allergens, it brings to light exactly how many (if not most) breadcrumbs are made. And most importantly, how clean the ingredient declarations really are. Unfortunately most breadcrumbs are made using day-old and even expired bread from grocery stores that are then

If you’ve ever experienced the disappointment of using a batter mix only to find out it’s soft and oily and just doesn’t hold up, you’re not alone. Upper Crust Enterprises has a little secret we’d like to share – The real secret to achieving a light and crispy batter is to start with an Authentic

Are you’re looking for a healthy alternative to traditional deep fried foods, but still want the crispy texture and the beautiful deep golden color? The secret is simple – use an Authentic Japanese Panko! Cracker meal, corn meal, standard breadcrumbs and even standard Panko will be dense, with a greasy texture in fried and oven-baked