Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

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2.Hummus and Beyond

With so much momentum behind hummus innovation, a new opportunity has taken shape, where chefs are looking beyond traditional hummus and exploring the menu potential of other plant-based purées.

16.Grain Salads

The world of grains has opened up in the last few years, ushering in a new era of discovery. Bolstered by intriguing, historical narratives and significant health positives, chefs are menuing ancient grains like quinoa, freekeh, farro and barley in whole-grain salads, as both sides and entrées. Bowls have become the modern version of a salad: heartier, driven by global flavor exploration, and perceived as both delicious and wholesome.

RECIPES

Bacon, Maine Lobster and Tomato Sliders
These Maine Lobster sliders combine mayonnaise with more unexpected spices and garnishes like bacon, fennel and Sriracha.
A hearty hash made with cubed Idaho® Potatoes, braised short ribs and eggs. A delicious dish that will really stick to your customers’ ribs.
Pig out on these golden fried Idaho® Potatoes topped with mouthwatering carnitas, chorizo and bacon. Makes for a delicious starter dish or sharable plate.

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The Pumpkin Blossom Quesadilla from Akhtar Nawab at Alta Calidad reimagines the quesadilla, making it crisper and cleaner
Hispanic-style cheeses from California tap into the continuing popularity of Latin cuisine on menus today. Chefs are showcasing creativity by leveraging Hispanic ingredients in craveable, delicious dishes.
Fresh purées can wow even the most discerning palates. Fruit purées, zests and blends help chefs add precisely the right flavor to a curried ginger peach sauce, instantly transforming Moroccan chicken brochettes into a menu best-seller.
Chef Jamie, Executive Chef at The Culinary Vegetable Institute at The Chef’s Garden, brings new life to fresh potatoes with these eye catching, scrumptious dishes
Five trends Katie Sutton is watching at the National Restaurant Association conference in 2018

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