In the 23rd year of flavor forecasting, there’s still no shortage of trends that continue to be uncovered, shaking up the way we cook, flavor, and eat. With an emphasis on the pleasure in the process that brings comfort and balance to a final dish, this year’s exciting trends, and our very first ever Flavor of the Year, are the answers to these global cravings.
Check out a review of this year’s themes. Throughout the year we’ll dig deeper into the featured profiles.
No longer misunderstood, consumers and chefs alike are now using fat, from butters to plants to animals, to impart mouthwatering ﬂavor and creaminess into everyday dishes and drinks.
Forget fancy. This is French for everyone. Grounded in the techniques and ingredients of French cooking, but democratized for today’s kitchen, French cuisine has never been more approachable.
Heat continues to push beyond the singularly spicy realm and takes off on a journey where heat and ingredient pairings come together to shape how heat is perceived, where in the face it is felt, and how long it lingers and ﬁnishes.
A celebration of the deeper connections between two cultures, and a marriage of key ingredients from Cajun and Vietnamese cuisines, this exciting Flavor of the Year represents the infinite possibilities in the future of food, drink, and flavor to come. In other words, this could be the next Nashville Hot!
Feeling inspired? To learn more about the future of flavor, contact your McCormick account representative or contact us today.