Identified in the report as “Top flavour pairings predicted to get dishes flying out of the kitchen include: herbes de Provence and chorizo; mint and courgette; dill and beetroot; bay leaves and preserved lemons; chilli and edamame; and roasted cumin and chickpea.”This report was compiled by chefs from across Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Commercial director for Schwartz’s parent company McCormick (UK), James Millward, said:” consumers would indulge in comfort foods but in smaller, cup-sized quantities, a trend which it dubbed ‘cup-forting cuisine”. The report stated that “exotic flavours would come to the fore in this area, such as black peppercorns and citrus fruit, and ginger and rhubarb.”
Ok so rhubarb and black peppercorns are not so different but this indication is that they will go main stream. Remember that we believe DIFFERENTION DOES NOT MEAN DIFFERENT IT MEANS FAMILIAR. Ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat food will replace fat and calories going forward with bold flavors.
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