flavour forecast 2016

Heat + Tang

Sambal Noodles with Shrimp and Chinese Broccoli
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Spicy finds a welcome contrast with tangy accents—lime, rice vinegar, yuzu, tamarind, Meyer lemon, cranberry, kumquats and ponzu—to elevate the eating experience.

Peruvian Chilies + Lime: Citrus paired with rocoto, ají panca, ají amarillo and more

Heat + Tang - Sambal Sauce

Spicy finds a welcome contrast with tangy accents—lime, rice vinegar, yuzu, tamarind, Meyer lemon, cranberry, kumquats and ponzu—to elevate the eating experience.

Sambal Sauce: Spicy Southeast Asian sauce made with chilies, rice vinegar, sugar and garlic

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peruvian chicken with creamy rocoto and fresh green chilli lime sauce

Our Schwartz Peruvian Chicken with Creamy Rocoto and Fresh Green Chilli Lime Sauce is a great Saturday night dish! Add yellow mustard seeds for more.

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Tropical Asian

Sweet and Sour Rendang Chicken Wings
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Adventurous palates seek flavors from new regions. Two spots in Southeast Asia—Malaysia and the Philippines—offer distinctive ingredients and signature recipes for vibrant fare.

Pinoy BBQ from the Philippines: Popular Filipino street food flavored with soy sauce, lemon, garlic, sugar, pepper and banana ketchup

Rendang Curry from Malaysia: Malaysian spice paste with mild heat made from chilies, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, tamarind, coriander, and turmeric

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Pinoy BBQ BBQ Pinoy Pork

pinoy pork bbq with green mango slaw

Pinoy Pork is a popular Filipino street food of grilled pork skewers marinated in banana ketchup and spices. A sweet, sour, and slightly spicy slaw made with unripe mangos provides a crunchy and cooling contrast to the vibrant, distinctive flavor of the pork.

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Redang Fried Wings Rendang Curry

rendang curry

Rendang curry is a rich, fragrant and mildly spicy blend of aromatic ingredients including chillies, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, tamarind, coriander and turmeric. It is most commonly used to make Rendang Beef, a signature slow-cooked curry dish popular throughout Southeast Asia.

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Alternative "Pulse" Proteins

Pickled Peach and Black Beluga Lentil Toasts

Alternative "Pulse" Proteins

Packed with protein and nutrients, pulses such as dried peas, beans and lentils are elevated when paired with delicious ingredients.

Pigeon Peas

Pigeon Peas

(called Toor Dal when split)

Traditionally paired with cumin and coconut


Black Beluga Lentils


Uniquely accented with peach and mustard

Cranberry Beans

Cranberry Beans

(also called Borlotti)

Perfectly enhanced with sage and Albariño wine

cranberry bean sage and orzo soup

This rustic Mediterranean style soup gains texture and protein from creamy cranberry beans, making it a hearty one-pot meal. For the recipe, visit Schwartz!

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Blends with Benefits

Matcha Green Tea Cake with Lemon Meringue Frosting

Blends with Benefits

Flavorful herbs and spices add everyday versatility to good-for-you ingredients like matcha and chia.

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Matcha Green Tea

Ginger and citrus balance the slightly bitter notes of matcha

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Mediterranean herbs invite flax to savory dishes

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Chia Seed

Chia becomes zesty when combined with citrus, chile and garlic

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Discover sweet possibilities when turmeric is blended with cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg

nicoise salad with chia citrus and chilli crusted tuna

This healthy Niçoise tuna salad is packed with nutritious aromatic flavours. With poached eggs, chia seeds, chilli and garlic, try this healthy salad today!

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Ancestral Flavors

Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Amaranth Bars

Ancestral Flavors

Modern dishes reconnect with native ingredients to celebrate food that tastes real, pure and satisfying.

Ancient Herbs

Ancient Herbs

Rediscover thyme, peppermint, parsley, lavender and rosemary



An ancient grain of the Aztecs with a nutty, earthy flavor



Smoky Mexican liquor made from the agave plant

hominy fritters with bacon thyme dipping sauce

A modern take on hush puppies, these fritters get their rich flavour from whole kernels of hominy and savoury thyme. Pair with a dipping sauce of bacon, thyme, hot and sour.

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Culinary-Infused Sips

Three classic culinary techniques provide new tastes and inspiration in the creation of the latest libations.


Distinctive browned flavor adds richness


Combines tart with spice for zesty results


Caramelized sugar note provides depth

roasted peanut old fashioned

In this toasty twist on an Old Fashioned, bourbon is infused with the flavours of vanilla and roasted peanuts. Combined with refreshing citrus and rimmed with candied peanuts, this cocktail is a deliciously unexpected libation.

pickled watermelon shrub cocktail

Shrubs, or fruit-and-vinegar syrups, are a great way to add acidity and complexity to balance the sweetness of cocktails and alcohol-free beverages. This refreshing libation features tart pickled watermelon, sweet melon liqueur and fizzy club soda.

peach and vanilla brulee cocktail

In this modern cocktail, fresh peaches meet caramelized and creamy flavours for the perfect layered sip. Brûléeing – or burning – the vanilla syrup and peach slices brings this classic dessert to beverages.

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