2020 Top Flavor Trends

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Mash-ups with far-flung cuisines like Mexican and Japanese create new opportunity
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A sharpening of focus is resulting in purpose-driven bowl builds
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Creative flavor building elevates spirit-free drinks to adult beverage status
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This fun, casual dining culture offers big opportunity for easy translation
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Clever culinary techniques are deepening the impact of this beloved ingredient
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Inspired by the veg-centric movement, fruit is revealing its culinary potential
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This warm, peppery spice is game for more menu play
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New global flavors bring a fresh wave of innovation
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Just around the bend from the Eastern Med lies an abundance of new opportunity
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Deeper exploration into fermentation reveals new flavor frontiers
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Welcome to the Jan-Feb Trends 2020 issue from Cathy Holley
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A Cali take on Mexican-meets-Eastern Med reveals an evolving approach
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The chefs, food & beverage experts and industry analysts who provided insights for this special issue
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Insights into the Aussie invasion trend from our team of experts
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Pair honey varietals and pollinator ingredients for impactful storytelling about bees, sustainability and sourcing
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Find new ways to leverage the complexity, nuance and viscosity of honey
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Easy fruit-forward menu-development ideas
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Insights into the fruit trend from our team of experts
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A primer on ingredients from this rich food culture
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Our team of experts weigh in on the opportunities
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Insights into the cardamom trend from our team of experts
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From cocktail syrups and tinctures to spice rubs and infusions, cardamom introduces assertive, complex flavors
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Four of our go-to industry experts share rapid-fire takeaways about why the trend is taking shape, where the opportunities lie and what flavors promise broad guest appeal
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Take the premise of a bowl and make it work with your brand identity
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Insights into the bowls trend from our panel of experts
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Insights into the fermented foods trend from our team of experts
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Why you should expect to see even more fermented foods bubbling up on menus around the country
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Five ways to ease into global mash-ups at brunch
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A handful of industry folks share their thoughts on the opportunity
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Quick-fire thoughts on how this trend evolved, the role of CBD and more
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Areas of opportunity for beverage development in the nonalcoholic movement