Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

5 Ideas for Sorghum Add this versatile and health-conscious grain to your menu


By Gail Cunningham

Sorghum — in all of its glorious forms — is finally going national, catching on because of its provenance, versatility and glowing health halo. Here are five ways to feature it on your menu.

  • Top curried red lentil soup with sorghum popcorn seasoned with a shake of vibrant curry powder and fresh cilantro.
  • Leverage the regional appeal of Southern cuisine with a sweet potato biscuit sandwich layered with sorghum-glazed ham, a fried egg and white cheddar cheese.
  • Menu whole-grain sorghum risotto with roasted butternut squash and Parmesan cheese.
  • Feature heirloom sorghum griddle cakes with sorghum molasses butter on a brunch menu.
Serve cast-iron-charred pork chops with a smoked bourbon-sorghum glaze and pickled vegetable slaw.


  From the Jan/Feb 2018 Top 10 Trends issue of Flavor & the Menu magazine. Read the full issue online or check if you qualify for a free print subscription.

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