A Spicier 2009: Flavor Duos on the Menu

A Spicier 2009: Flavor Duos on the Menu

Food & Drink

A Spicier 2009: Flavor Duos on the Menu


By Cari Martens

We’ve been telling you that flavor makes a difference, and now a 2009 Food Forecast is giving a good example of what that means. Combos in spices is a new way to look at how we now view flavor. McCormick, the spice people, have come up with some unique flavor pairings, such as Toasted Sesame and Root Beer, Peppercorn Mélange and Sake, plus Smoked Paprika and Agave Nectar, to name a few.

Here are a few lines from their report: “An appetite for internationally infused tastes, a desire for all-natural foods and a craving for favorite ingredients reimagined with contemporary whimsy are a few of the influences behind the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2009.” The report takes an in-depth look at ten emerging flavor duos they say are poised to transform America’s menus in the coming year.

‘Our passion for flavor is the inspiration behind the Flavor Forecast,’ said Kevan Vetter, Executive Chef at McCormick. ‘Whether it’s a mix of culturally diverse tastes – like smoked paprika and agave nectar – or a discovery of pure ingredients – like mint and quinoa – this year, we see excitement in the blending of the new and the familiar.’

If you’d like to get a taste, just click here for the McCormick Flavor Forecast.

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