Spice Up Your Fall Dishes with World Flavors

Spice Up Your Fall Dishes with World Flavors

The fall season has landed upon us and it is the perfect chance to think of new ways of incorporating world flavors into your menu, at least, according to our industry expert Brian Murphy. “The increased desire for world flavors provide an excellent opportunity to experiment with different spices,” Murphy explains in his latest post.

Truth is this desire is highly driven by millennials who are eager to explore the world through their food. According to the National Restaurant Association’s Top 10 Hot Trends report, “Consumers' sophisticated palates, driven by international travel and access to a wider variety of ethnic cuisines right here at home, inspire chefs to immerse themselves in food from around the world” fueling the ethnic food trend.

This does not mean you have to stick to traditional ethnic dishes. It’s OK to experiment. Guests seem to be more open-minded and are ready to try different depths of flavors and your take on worldly dishes.

So, spice up your food offerings!

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How to Spice Things up in the Kitchen

How to Spice Things up in the Kitchen

Guests continue to clamor for “authentic” flavors in food. But “authentic” is largely up for interpretation, as it means something a little different to each person.

One thing that remains consistent in the quest for authenticity in cuisine is the use of spices. While “spicy” never seems to fall far on industry flavor trends and forecasts, “spices” are continuing to trend upwards. It is the deep understanding and deliberate use of each one that offers guests a truly authentic experience.

 

Curry Flavors Rise Up

Middle Eastern curry flavors are vast, complex, and range widely depending on the dish. These spices are fantastic ground and used together.

The many components making up the complex flavor of any curry dish can be equally exciting used on their own. Consider turmeric, and the rise in popularity of this root in many forms. Fawned over for health benefits, this spice can deliver dazzling flavor and visuals, yet many establishments only deploy the superfood powers when making a traditional dish. So there is room to bring turmeric into the mainstream. Understanding the spice and the earthy flavors associated with is crucial. Also, practicing restraint is important too since turmeric flavors can be quite strong. This root packs in aromas that border on citrus and complex flavors that rival ginger and the peppery bite associated with it, especially in raw form.

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