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Foodservice Menu Trending: Plant-Based Menus, 18 Must-See Grab-and-Go Meals

This month's Flavor of the Month: Mexico’s hearty pozole; the road ahead for onsite dining; and more menu trends from this month. [more...] more »

Post-Pandemic Global Menu Trends on the Rise

Menu development pretty much came to a standstill as the spread of COVID-19 shut down restaurants around the world. But as quarantined customers began to dine out again, chains...  more »

Miami Restaurants in the Time of COVID-19

By Brenda from The Whet PaletteThe last couple of dinners I enjoyed, the weekend before the current COVID-19 quarantine began, told two very different stories. Sadly, both had the...  more »

National Deep Dish Pizza Day: Top 8 Spots and Flavor Innovations in the United States

National Deep Dish Pizza Day (April 5) brings a beloved comfort food center stage during a time where consumers are finding some solace in their favorite dishes. While the current...  more »

Flavor of the Week: Yuzu Kosho, Japan's Versatile Citrus Condiment

This fermented Japanese condiment is made with the peel of the Japanese citrus fruit yuzu mixed with salt and chiles. Green yuzu kosho is made with green chiles and unripe yuzu. A...  more »

CBD, Chicken Sandwiches and Plant-based Everything: A Look Back at the Biggest Restaurant Food and Beverage Trends of 2019

Or is it KFCs fried-chicken- scented 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog? Either way, it signals the time of year when you and I compare notes on the menu hits and misses, triumphs and...  more »

8 Food and Drink Trends for Restaurants to Watch for in 2020

Real meat burgers will be pitched as better for the planet Plant-based concepts may have a growing body of research that supports the idea that eating vegetables in place of meat...  more »

What's on the Menu for the 2019 Holiday Season

With the holidays on the horizon, restaurants are serving seasonal dishes and drinks in festive flavors. While typical holiday flavors such as mint, gingerbread and eggnog...  more »

The New South: A National Cuisine

The American South is a cultural melting pot, resulting in a unique food and beverage with local and global influences. We partnered up with Food Business News to share a deep dive...  more »

Three Global Cuisines to Watch

Seasonings, sauces and spreads from the Middle East, Japan and India are growing on mainstream menus, said Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, global food and drink analyst at Mintel. Some of...  more »

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06/22/2020
Webinar: Mainstream Flavor Trends Surfacing From COVID-19

As we enter a re-opening phase in the wake of COVID-19, we also enter a new...

04/09/2020
Webinar: Symrise North America’s Top Flavor Trends for 2020 and Beyond

Trends may be the single most important driver in the food and beverage industry...