Try these recipes in 2013 based on McCormick's flavor trend report for the new year
McCormick predicts that these will be the breakout trends in flavor combinations for 2013. So get your meal planning calendars out
and pens at the ready to take notes and have the hippest kitchen on the block.
According to McCormick, the first flavor trend for 2013 "dives headfirst into suptuous flavors to enjoy the gratification of a momentary escape." Look for decadent bitter chocolate, sweet basil and passion fruit, and black rum, charred orange and allspice flavor combinations. Try these recipes:
A more "hands-on approach showcasing the very best of ourselves" will also prevail in 2013. Mix together combinations of cider,
sage and molasses, and smoked tomato, rosemary, chile peppers and sweet onion in your dinner plans. Try these recipes:
These flavor combinations are "creating health and wellness harmony through a highly personalized, flexible approach." Add
combinations of farro grain, blackberry and clove, and market-fresh broccoli and dukkah to your flavor palette. Try these
Creating a "waste-not mentaility, uncovering the fullest flavors from every last part of the ingredient" is key for this flavor
trend. Pair hearty meat cuts with plantain and cinnamon sticks or artichokes with paprika and hazelnut. Try these recipes:
Spend some time "discovering the unlimited flavor possibilities of global ingredients, beyond traditional roles in 'ethnic'
cuisines." To unlock a world of flavor pair together Japanese Katsu sauce (a combination of BBQ and steak sauce) and oregano
or anise and cajeta (a Mexican caramel sauce). Try these recipes: