2017 September October

Picture for 2017: The Flavor Experience
An annual celebration of foodservice trends, sharp insights and big flavors
Picture for On Trends 2017 - part two
Street-level research reveals creative sparks that can flame menu innovation
Picture for On Trends 2017 - Highlights
Having tasted 1,197 dishes for the On Trends 2017 research, these were the three dishes that really stood out
Picture for Fast Casual's Evolution
This category, known for innovation, is changing. What’s working in this space, and what’s next?
Picture for Flavor in Focus: Pasta Perfection
Today’s comfort pasta dishes show off craveable, modern flavor builds
Picture for The Art of Craveability
A must-have, come-back-for-more dish calls for a strategy that goes way beyond the recipe formula
Picture for Big Menu Moves for Cheese
Six ways to maximize the popularity and versatility of cheese
Picture for Flavor in Focus: Grilled Cheese, Please
Modern flavor trends are informing creative iterations of America’s favorite sandwich, the grilled cheese
Picture for A Dozen Ways: Feeling Hot-Hot-Hot
Twelve ways to satiate diners’ never-ending appetite for heat
Picture for Globe Trotting
Commodity boards showcase how to harness trending global flavors
Picture for Flavor in Focus: Abuzz With Opportunity
Innovation in both boozy and non-alcoholic coffee and tea drinks demonstrates huge menu potential
Picture for 10 Flavor Upgrades: Sandwich Spreads
Condiments, spreads and dressings are the hidden heroes of today’s sandwich innovation
Picture for Texas Pete Trifecta: Gruyere + Fresh Apple + Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce
Matthia Accurso's go-to flavor trifecta: Texas Pete Hot Sauce, Gruyère and fresh apple
Picture for On the Menu: Small Potatoes with Big Flavor
Wee potatoes are expressing the kitchen’s creativity while answering the call for fun, sociable, flavor-forward fare
Picture for Flavor Trifecta: Kevin Atkinson
Kevin Atkinson's go-to flavor trifecta: harissa, mustard and avocado
Picture for Flavor Playlist: Lucas Clarke
Five flavors that inspire culinary creativity, suggested by Eric Lucas Clarke of MAD Greens.
Picture for Flavor Find: In a Pickle
James Pitzer's flavor find - house-pickled raspberries
Picture for 10 Beverage Upgrades: Fortified & Aromatized Wines
Fortified & Aromatized Wines - these ancient concoctions promise modern flavor building
Picture for The New Fried Rice
Fried rice is versatile, economical and shareable
Picture for Field Notes: Bringin' Hasselback
Chefs are rediscovering the potential of this classic technique. The Hasselback technique encourages a fun interpretation of today’s best flavor systems.