Saturday, 15 February 2014

Schwartz & McCormick are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Flavour Forecast

McCormick, the parent-company of leading UK herbs and spices brand Schwartz, are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year - an amazing 125 years of existence - and to kick off the year-long celebrations, they've released the 2014 edition of the Flavour Forecast, the annual prediction of what 'flavours' will be most popular in the cooking world. Here's what they think this year's culinary trends will be :

1. Chillies Obsession: Food lovers everywhere are seeking out their next big chilli thrill.

2. Modern Masala: Indian food is finally having its moment, breaking free of its traditional confines with modern interpretations.

3. Clever Compact Cooking: Proving that big flavours can come from small spaces, cooks in urban kitchens are making the most of what’s available.

4. Mexican World Tour: Mexican flavours are making their way around the globe, with people everywhere discovering new aspects of this bright, casual cuisine.

5. Charmed by Brazil: The world’s attraction to Brazilian cuisine is heating up, thanks to its seductive mix of global and native influences.

I was over the moon to be selected to take part in a Foodies100/Tots100 recipe challenge with Schwartz/McCormick and challenged to come up with a new recipe that is based on the Flavour Forecast trends. I was even more excited when this fabulous hamper arrived, containing all the Schwartz herbs and spices that are featured in the Flavour Forecast recipes and trends.

Schwartz Perfect Shake Chinese 5 Spice Herb & Spice Blend
Schwartz Ground Cinnamon
Schwartz Oregano
Schwartz Garlic Minced
Schwartz Sesame Seeds
Schwartz Cumin Ground
Schwartz Onion Salt
Schwartz Garlic Cooking Paste
Schwartz Cloves Ground
Schwartz Chillies Crushed
Schwartz Coriander Ground
Schwartz Smoked Paprika
Schwartz Ginger Ground
Schwartz Chilli Powder Mild
Schwartz Medium Curry Powder
Schwartz White Pepper Ground
Schwartz Coriander Leaf
Schwartz Black Onion Seed
Schwartz Garlic Granules
Schwartz Cumin Seed
Schwartz Cayenne pepper
Schwartz Garlic Powder
Schwartz Garam Masala
Schwartz Kaffir lime leaves
Schwartz Mint
Schwartz Birds eye chili
Schwartz Asafoetida
Schwartz Whole chilli
Schwartz Curry leaves
Schwartz Rosemary
Schwartz Whole cardamom
Schwartz Fenugreek
Schwartz Mustard seed

I can't wait to get my thinking cap on and see what I come up with. McCormick have also launched the Flavour of Together programme, with the goal of connecting people around the world as they share 1.25 million stories about the special role food and flavour play in our lives. They would love for you to share your own flavour stories and the company has pledged to donate $1 to United Way Worldwide and its UK partner Focus on Food for every story shared on the Schwartz website, Facebook page or other social channels.

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Schwartz Bag 'n Season Mixed Herb Chicken review

1 comment:

  1. what a fab challenge, looking forward to seeing what you come up with