Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

March-April 2019

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March-April 2019 Flavor cover

Street-level trends 2019, Eastern Med, hot cheese, Gen Z, dessert trends and flavor in delivery.

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Stories in this Issue

5.Signature Flavor: Going Green

This shareable dish of Middle Eastern Alaska Fish Cakes with Green Tahini Sauce captures the big opportunity in bringing together seafood, snackability and trending Eastern Med flavors

11.Gen Z

A look at the demographic data reveals insights about what appeals to Gen Z.

12.Flavor Expedition 2019: Part 1

In 15 days that averaged 19 hours per day, Gerry Ludwig's team visited 116 new restaurants across the three cities, tasting 1,205 dishes along the way. This year’s greatest takeaway was the growing influence of global cuisines on mainstream menus.

13.Sandwiching the globe

Handhelds wrap global flavors and craveability into a familiar format

15.Healthy Perspectives

Two salient takeaways from The Worlds of Healthy Flavors conference, and the implications they have for our industry.

16.Flavor Watch: Play That Toum

Toum, a Lebanese condiment made with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt, holds all the markings of a potential hit on U.S. menus

17.The Marvelous Melt

Hot, stretchy, gooey cheese guarantees craveability