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Sweet + Savory

Sweet + Savory

Oct 11, 2019

Is there a more addictive, craveable flavor combination than sweet and savory? Foods like pineapple pizza have shown to activate additional sweetness receptors on the tongue, giving a true mouthwatering quality to sweet and savory pairings. Today’s operators are taking these classic combos to new heights, with innovative complexity that enhances flavor without being overpowering

The New Wholesome

The New Wholesome

Sep 16, 2019

The functional foods trend is making its way across limited- and full-service menus alike. Ingredients such as turmeric, kombucha, matcha and bee pollen are showing triple-digit growth (Datassential, 2019), showing up in everything from smoothies to salad dressings.

Burgers Beyond Beef

Burgers Beyond Beef

Aug 12, 2019

The humble burger has become a platform for exciting culinary innovation as demand for alternatives to the classic beef patty continues to grow. More consumers are choosing to reduce or eliminate red meat from their diets, adding plant-based burgers, seafood or poultry patties to their repertoire. Alternative protein burgers are ideal for showcasing on-trend global sauces, toppings and condiments, too.

Next Gen Latin

Next Gen Latin

Jul 12, 2019

Consumer demand for Latin cuisine shows no signs of stopping, whether it’s authentic regional fare or fusion-inspired dishes. Many consumers haven’t yet tried Latin cuisines beyond Mexican, but they’d be interested to do so. Authentic cooking sauces and condiments help to introduce your patrons to new ingredients.

Seoul Food

Seoul Food

Jun 17, 2019

Sweet, spicy, savory, tangy and fermented flavors come together in the mouthwatering specialties of Korean cuisine. As American palates become more accustomed to Korean flavors, we’re seeing a mix of fusion-inspired tacos, burgers and fried chicken dishes alongside more traditional bibimbap, japchae and kalbi.

Serving Up Citrus

Serving Up Citrus

May 14, 2019

Colorful, enticing citrus fruits like clementines, Key limes and tangelos add unmistakable flavor to hot and cold dishes alike, whether they’re juiced, candied, preserved or served fresh. Fragrant, tangy, zesty and tart—the list of mouthwatering menu descriptors goes on and on! While most patrons are familiar with common varieties of oranges, lemons and limes, a world of unique citrus exists beyond the staples.


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