McCormick has released the 23rd edition of of its flavour forecast, the brand's annual report on the latest culinary trends shaping the way millions of consumers prepare and enjoy food worldwide.
This year, nearly four dozen global chefs, culinary professionals, trend trackers, food technologists, and team members from around the world collaborated by tapping into their own expertise and passion for flavor, uncovering the most stand-out predictions and trends that are identified in McCormick's Flavor Forecast 23rd Edition, including:
- Full Flavored Fats: No longer misunderstood, consumers and chefs alike are now using fat, from butters to oils, to impart mouthwatering ﬂavor and creaminess into everyday dishes and drinks, which offer a simple, comforting richness to the kitchen and a more balanced approach to eating.
- Everyday French: Grounded in the techniques and ingredients of French cooking, but democratized for today's kitchen, French cuisine has never been more approachable while using the best ingredients and culinary techniques to build a harmony of flavors and lay the foundations for food and beverage to come.
- Beyond Heat: We've witnessed an exciting evolution to this new, multi-sensorial, layered taste experience that pushes beyond the singularly spicy realm where heat and ingredient pairings come together to shape how heat is perceived and how long it lingers and ﬁnishes.
McCormick aims to bring the trend report “to life” through its “first official flavour of the year,” Vietnamese x Cajun Style Seasoning—with influences in French cuisine and a prominence of heat throughout, the seasoning is a culture crush of key ingredients cayenne and paprika in classic Cajun tradition with lemongrass, garlic, and black peppercorn, customary in Vietnamese recipes.