I am lucky enough to be chosen to take part in the Schwartz Flavour Forecast Blogger Challenge.
Schwartz have experts, working all year round, forecasting what we will be eating, our actual eating habits for the coming year, its an on going job. It makes sense, have you ever been looking at a cook book and thought I fancy cooking that, then endlessly researching where you can buy the ingredients, herbs or spices. It used to happen to me all the time. Less often these days, there is a wider range of herbs and spices available in most supermarkets.
More people are cooking, cooking from scratch and cooking fresh food. Also I should mention different nationalities introducing new cuisines, I myself like to wonder down the World aisle for new, exotic flavours.
I have been challenged to come-up with a new recipe based on the Flavour Forecast trends below:
This is my tasty spicy Chillllli Sensation, smells terrific and tastes delicious. My kids loved the dishes, the fritters and flat bread (first time I have cooked these), dipping finger food is the best for them. My Chilli inspiration comes from the dislike of bland food. I found a hint of the hot stuff, livings up any dull dish. I made pears and ice-cream for the first time, im so pleased with it, so easy to make and so scrummy.
Schwartz has forecasted this Year's 5 Top Flavours, I think you will be surprised.
Aji Amarillo: A hot Peruvian yellow chilli with bold, fruity flavour.
Kashmiri Masala: An often homemande blend of spices from Northern India featuring Cumin, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, cloves and ginger.
Tea: Not just for sipping anymore, this natural ingredient is making its way into rubs, broths and marinades
Chamoy Flour: A unique Mexican condiment -made from apricot, lime, chillies and spices - just beginning to gain a following in the U.S.
Cassava Flour: Also know as manioc or tapioca flour, this gluten-free alternative is a Brazilian staple prized for it versatility
Some new and delightful flavours, watch this space... I bet all the chefs will be uses them this year!