Rise & Shine to Global Tastes

No more excuses for the same boring breakfast! Think outside the box and try a bowl brimming with new ingredients and captivating flavours to help you power through the day. From exciting ancient grains and rice varieties, to a Middle Eastern-inspired breakfast hash topped with a spicy sauce, these are the global tastes worth getting out of bed for.

Congee

Congee - The New Oatmeal

Explore the sweeter side of congee. Traditionally served savoury, the Far East's creamy rice porridge gets an unexpected upgrade with exotic rice varieties, warm spices and fruit juices. Top with mango, coconut, a balsamic drizzle and more.

Sorghum

Sorghum Grain Bowl – Cereal & Milk Grown Up

Discover the possibilities of the “new cereal.” This gluten-free, ancient whole grain native to Africa is mildly nutty in taste with a hearty texture. Pair it with plant-based milks and aromatic cinnamon and ginger.

Skhug

Breakfast Hash with Skhug Sauce

Cozy up to a warm and satisfying breakfast hash loaded with Middle Eastern spices and ingredients like ground meat, chickpeas, roasted veggies and spoonfuls of skhug hot sauce. Skhug sauce, also spelled schug or zhug, contains cumin, cardamom, coriander, Thai bird eye chillies, garlic, parsley, coriander seed, olive oil & lemon juice.

Chickpea and Ground Lamb Breakfast Hash with Skhug Sauce

Think outside the box and start the day with a traditional Middle Eastern hash. Tender chickpeas, ground lamb or beef and butternut squash seasoned with a blend of coriander, cumin and fennel are the star of the bowl. Add skhug, a popular Middle Eastern hot sauce, for a tangy-savoury spiciness that’ll keep you and guests coming back for more. Top it off with a dollop of creamy skhug ricotta and diced cucumber.

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Plancha: Flat-Out Grilling

Create a sizzling, smoky sear and flavour crust while grilling on the plancha, a thick, flat slab of cast iron delivering intense heat. Marry it with bold sauces, rubs and glazes and it’s no wonder why the plancha is a way of life in Spain, France’s Basque region as well as Mexico.

Espelette

Basque-Inspired Rub with Espelette Pepper

France's Espelette pepper is distinctively smoky, sweet and mildly hot - perfect as the lead flavour in a zesty rub with Mediterranean herbs to enhance grilled meats and seafood.

3 Sauce

Bold Sauces

Mojo Verde: Vibrant Spanish green sauce with cumin, coriander, parsley and green chillies.

Adobo Negro: Hybrid Mexican sauce that borrows from spicy adobo and complexly flavoured mole negro sauces - made with stout beer, black sesame and chile pepper.

Romesco Sauce: Mildly spicy, nutty Spanish sauce made with roasted red pepper, smoked paprika and almonds.

Sherry

Sherry Wine and Vinegar

As a glaze or drizzle, these Spanish ingredients add a sensational zing to seared foods.

Plancha Grilled Bread

Experiment with globally-inspired cooking techniques like grilling with a plancha. This thick, flat slab of cast iron creates a crisp exterior for homemade bread. The potato, flour and cheese-based bread is soft and pillowy on the inside. Use it to sop up rich and colourful sauces like Mojo Verde, or Romesco Sauce, or just serve with butter.

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Egg Yolks: The Sunny Side of Flavour

Egg yolks leave breakfast behind! These golden gems add richness and indulgence in a surprising fashion to a wide range of lunch and dinner menus. Taking on the different tastes and styles of each dish, yolks add excitement, protein and exceptional flavour.

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Egg yolks simmered in a tomato sauce infused with savoury Middle Eastern spices like smoked paprika, cumin, pepper, cayenne, turmeric & caraway. A rustic supper - just add bread to dip.

Crispy Rice

Broth Bowls with Egg

A fried or poached egg rests atop flavourful ingredients combined with hearty stock - Kimchi Crispy Rice Broth Bowl, Tomato Fennel Bowl with Zucchini Noodles and Bonito Udon Broth Bowl.

Egg Curls

Cured Yolk

Packed in salt and spices to cure for several days, these yolks are a buried treasure of umami taste. The result is firm enough to shave over pasta, salads and more.

Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Soy Ginger Cured Egg and Prawn Toast

Traditionally Gado Gado is served as a beautiful medley of vegetables, hard-boiled egg, crunchy prawn crackers and peanut dressing. We’re taking ours to the next level with a trendy egg swap: umami-loaded quick cured egg yolks. Portioned out atop each plate of mixed veggies and spicy peanut dressing, these indulgent gems add runny richness to the fresh flavour profile. Puffed, golden-brown shrimp toast serves as an addictive final garnish.

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Modern Med

Discover the new Mediterranean cuisine of the 21st century. Melding Eastern Mediterranean ingredients with Western European classics, cooks can create homey dishes with a fresh take.

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Pear and Barberry Crostata

We’re sweet on the sour, dried Persian fruit is gaining global attention. This recipe showcases Barberries cranberry-like similarities in a free-form crostata tart with pears. Flavoured with sweet Cinnamon and sprinkled with slivered almonds for a picture-perfect finish. It’s rustic, easy and downright delicious.

Barberries

Barberries

A prized tart ingredient in Persian cooking, use this small, red dried fruit to liven up both sweet and savoury dishes.

Cavatelli Manti

It All Starts with Pasta

Pasta is the foundation for inspired, new culinary traditions: Persian Ash-e reshteh merges with Italian minestrone. Eastern Mediterranean salt-cured swordfish joins German spaetzle. Turkish manti cozies up with Italian bolognese.

Baharat

Baharat Seasoning

Each region puts their unique stamp on baharat seasoning, an indispensable, fragrant blend for Eastern Mediterranean cooking - typically contains black pepper, cumin, cardamom, cloves, coriander seeds, nutmeg and paprika.

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Sweet on Pepper

Pepper’s tongue-tingling, bold edge is tempered by naturally sweet ingredients like syrups and exotic fruits. After hiding in plain sight for so many years, pepper is finally capturing the spotlight. Its up-front bite and lingering sensation offer the next wave of spicy flavour.

Syrup

Pepper + Date Syrup

Pepper’s cedar note is complemented with the sweet-brown and earthy taste of date syrup. Other natural sweeteners pair just as nicely: brown rice syrup, sorghum syrup, barley malt syrup, yacon syrup, coconut nectar and piloncillo.

Dragon Fruit

Pepper + Dragon Fruit

Exotic, tropical fruits like dragon fruit, mangosteen, green mango and jackfruit accent the citrus notes of pepper, delivering the perfect sweet heat combination. Dragon fruit is crunchy with a mildly sweet flavour- bright pink on the outside with a red or white inner fruit and black seeds.

Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Authentic vegetarian tacos become reality with canned jackfruit. This large tropical fruit is deceptively meat like in texture, with a sweet, impressionable flavour. It takes on a warm, smoky taco taste in this recipe. Grill it, shred it and pile it into tortillas to be topped with onion, coriander, sour cream and the upfront heat of a Cider Pepper Syrup.

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