Culinology - December 2012 - (Page 22)

MEMBER PROFILE Daniel Lance Messmer, R&D chef with Millennium Foods, relies on a special flair to add a magic dash to a regular meal n a small, small world, Daniel Lance Messmer takes a broader view of the food industry. Maybe it’s because he’s fascinated with everything Disney. The research and development chef for Indianapolis-based Millennium Foods collects Walt Disney memorabilia and owns several of the Magic Kingdom’s original prints. To Mr. Messmer, everything is about beauty and the eye of the beholder. “I love Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and my favorite movie of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” he said. “I can even recite all the lyrics of the song at the beginning of the movie. I enjoy the romanticism and beauty of the story, and the music.” Just as the fairy-tale beast is transformed into a handsome prince, Mr. Messmer’s skill involves adding a bit of magic using ingredients that apply a potent touch and turn the ordinary into a delicious meal. The beauty is in the creation, he said. “At Millennium Foods, we custom-manufacture dry blends and seasonings,” he said, “but all you need to do is add water, and you have created a sauce.” In other words, something as nondescript as a dry blend that 22 | Culinology | DECEMBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Culinology - December 2012

Culinology - December 2012
Table of Contents
President's Letter - A foundation for success
Upcoming Events
Emerging Trends - Super grains gain momentum
Digestive traits may affect obesity issue
Soup Trends
Member Profile - Beauty and the Feast
Whole Grains - Delivering grains deliciously
Consumer Trends - What's next?
Ethnic ingredients top McCormick’s Flavor Forecast
Petits Fours
Ad Index

Culinology - December 2012