Wednesday, September 03, 2008

2009 Taste Trends

This week, Specialty Food Magazine released "The Most Important Flavor Trends of 2009." One interesting portion of the article was a little sidebar of "30 to Watch" - spices and fruits "that will be gaining influence in 2009."

How many of these are you familiar with?


Spices
Cardamom
Curry
Garam masala
Lemongrass
Tumeric
Saffron
Saigon cinnamon
Shiso
Star anise
Za'atar


Fruits
Acerola
Blood oranges
Camu camu
Cherimoya
Coconut
Cupuacu
Guanabana

Guava
Jackfruit
Kalamansi
Kumquats
Lulo
Passionfruit
Pineapple
Pomelo
Prickly pear
Sudachi
Tangelos
Tangerines
Yuzu


I included wikipedia links for all the things I wasn't familiar with (how did we survive before Wikipedia?); as you can tell, my knowledge of exotic fruits is pretty limited! It would probably be a challenge (to say the least) to find these items in rural Missouri . . .

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I have to say...some of the fruits come from Peru and the Amazon or Brasil. I am from Peru and I have never heard of them..except for chirimoya and guanavana the last was never very popular in Peru.