It’s no secret that consumers crave comfort during times of stress. Yet when that stress is largely economic, they want more for their money than the same old Fannie Farmer choices. In-the-know restaurateurs are capitalizing on the dueling desires by providing familiar favorites with head-turning twists. Witness this season’s crop of strawberry desserts.
The new choices hitting menus this berry season include plenty of perennial hits, like shortcakes, tarts, pies and frozen