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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.

Cowboy Cuisine

Cowboy Cuisine

Apr 9, 2019

Smoked, slow-cooked and simple are the name of the game when it comes to cowboy-inspired cuisine. Since the 1700s, this style of cooking has relied on a short list of versatile ingredients that can be transformed into biscuits, stews, fried steaks and more. Today, Dutch ovens and cast-iron skillets replicate the techniques used on the frontier, while the bold flavors of chicory, molasses and sorghum can be incorporated into marinades, batters and basting sauces.

Funky and Fermented

Funky and Fermented

Mar 12, 2019

Fermentation may be one of the oldest food preservation techniques known to man, but its application on today's menus hits on all the latest flavor trends. Contrast is the name of the game, and fermented ingredients deliver the sour, umami, tangy and funky notes that make menu items more memorable and balanced. Adventurous patrons are ready for kimchi, preserved fruits, infused vinegars and other fermented ingredients that tell a unique flavor story.

Reimagined Retro

Reimagined Retro

Feb 12, 2019

It’s time to bring a little kitsch to your kitchen! Nostalgic eats like sloppy joes, deviled eggs and corn dogs are being reimagined to bring comfort food appeal to today’s menus. These ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s classics can be elevated with premium ingredients, on-trend condiments and other distinctive touches that nod to the past while embracing current consumer preferences.

2019 Top 10 Trends Overview

2019 Top 10 Trends Overview

Jan 2, 2019

Let’s talk trends! The Custom Culinary® team has scoured the globe for incredible flavors, analyzed consumer preferences and examined influential menus across foodservice channels, leading to the creation of our Top Culinary Trends of 2019.


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