McCormick Flavour Forecast 2016

McCormick Flavour Forecast 2016
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Every year I look forward to reading about flavour trends from different companies. It's a fascinating topic and McCormick has a team of experts that worked together to create the Flavour Forecast 2016. Chefs, culinary professionals, trend trackers and food technologists bring us emerging culinary trends and delicious innovations for the years to come. McCormick is a global leader in flavour and they believe that flavour connects people and cultures around the world.

You might be curious to find out what the new food trends are this year. The McCormick Flavour Forecast 2016 launched yesterday and hopefully it will inspire you to cook your own dishes. Coming up I will share with you some of the recipes that I will create incorporating flavours from this report:


The Flavour Forecast 2016

The 2016 report includes six 'themes' - TASTE TOMORROW TODAY.

They are:

BLENDS WITH BENEFITS:
  • Flavourful herbs and spices and everyday versatility to good-for-you ingredients like matcha and chia.
HEAT + TANG:
  • Spicy finds a welcome contrast with tangy accents - lime, rice vinegar, yuzu, tamarind, Meyer lemon, cranberry, kumquats and ponzu - to elevate the eating experience.
Sambal Sauce
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ANCENTRAL FLAVOURS:
  • Modern dishes reconnect with native ingredients to celebrate food that tastes real, pure and satisfying.
ALTERNATIVE ''PULSE'' PROTEINS: 
  • Packed with protein and nutrients, pulses such as dried peas, beans and lentils are elevated when paired with delicious ingredients.
CULINARY-INFUSED SIPS:
  • Three classic culinary techniques provide new tastes and inspiration in the creation of the latest libations.
TROPICAL ASIAN:
  • Adventurous palates seek flavours from new regions. Two spots in Southeast Asia - Malaysia and the Philippines - offer distinctive ingredients and signature recipes for vibrant fare.
Rendang Curry
(Photo Credit: McCormick)

I am excited about the McCormick Flavour Forecast 2016 because they included a lot of ingredients that I like to use in my kitchen. I am looking forward to develop recipes using Matcha Green Tea, Turmeric, Cranberry beans, chia seeds and herbs, just to name a few! I have travelled to Malaysia, last year, and still remember the aromatic and flavourful dishes that we ate. That brings back happy memories!

What new recipes, inspired by this Flavour Forecast, are you going to make in 2016?

Sambal Noodles
(Photo Credit: McCormick)

McCormick présente les saveurs et tendances pour l'année à venir. Pour lire le Carnet de Saveurs 2016 en français visiter Saveur.ca.

Dark Chocolate Chips Lentil Balls

I made these delicious Dark Chocolate Chips Lentil Balls using red lentils. They are high in fiber and nutritious. For recipe please watch my YouTube video. Thanks!



Disclosure: This post was made possible thanks to the compensation from McCormick Canada. All opinions are my own. #FlavourForecast2016



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  1. I would like to try their Matcha Green Tea Cake with Lemon Meringue Frosting this season
    jan

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  2. I also love reading about flavor trends :)

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  3. I'm not sure what dish I would make yet, but these are inspiring!

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  4. I am sure this would be a useful resource if you wanted to open a new local trendy theme-style restaurant.

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  5. As a bartender I am interested in these culinary-infused sips of which you speak. Sounds like a colourful year for food!

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  6. I travel to FRANCE just about every year. I feel, without flavour, food could be so tasteless, therefore, I am totally into spices from around the globe. The more I learn ... the more I cook in the kitchen!

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  7. These all look interesting and tasty

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  8. Sambal Noodles is the dish I am going to try

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  9. SPICES seem to take you around the world and SPICES are so essential when it comes to cooking. Once you try something NEW ie. spices ... well, you would never go back to only using salt & pepper!

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  10. SPICES I usually use are THYME, PARSLEY and ROSEMARY. These are truly remarkable when cooking a favourite dish!

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  11. I had no idea McCormick did a "flavor forecast." I'll be watching for "Alternative Pulse Protein" recipes.

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  12. This is really interesting! I had no idea that a flavour forecast existed, thanks for sharing :)

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  13. All of this looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Glad to see Malaysian food made the list!

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  15. I'm not the best chief but I know if I try some of these flavors I would impress everyone lol

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  16. I agree that there is a wave of rediscovery of ancestral ingredients - one of the books I reviewed this year, Decolonize Your Diet, exemplifies this perfectly. This was an interesting read.

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  17. Seems like Asian inspired flavours and spice blends seems to be the thing at the moment; I love it!

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  18. This looks amazing! I'm hungry now :3

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  19. Lovely post! I would make ;) some alternative pulse proteins with lentils :D

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  20. I already see Pulses becoming more and more popular. I love lentils and beans, so I am looking forward to seeing them on the menus.

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  21. I love Asian flavours, they are so versatile! Good to see that they will still be trendy in 2016!

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  22. Kumquats! That is exciting news, I love them, so looking forward to new exciting flavor combos! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. 2016 looks to be a very interesting year for new flavours, I cannot wait.

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  24. Love this post! I learned alot - I am a huge fan of spices!

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  25. Heat and Tang...bring it!!! I'm so in love with that. Can't wait!!!

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  26. I love seasonings- so much to do with them!

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  27. I am going to taste tomorrow today too! I love to try new flavours on my travels.

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  28. Spices can change your cooking immensely.

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