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Symrise’s North American Top 11 Flavor Trends for 2019

This year chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists are pushing flavor boundaries in new ways and consumers are getting adventurous with their food and drink. Between the vibrant visuals...  more »

Atlanta Rising Star Chefs Talk Inspiration and Flavors of the South

Recently, several chefs were honored by being given the StarChefs Rising Star Award in Atlanta. This award is given to “up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent...  more »

The Top 10 Flavor Trends of 2018 from Symrise

From the vegetable revolution to global flavors taking over U.S. shelves, 2018 is turning flavor norms and expectations on its head with new combinations and twists on old...  more »

2018 Flavor Trends: Discovering the World, With Feeling

In 2018, global nomadism and wanderlust are having a big effect on culinary trends and lending new emotional connections made to food. Bored by the normal, everyday tastes and...  more »

Taste trumps protein claims in cake & pastry purchases

Over the past decade, much attention has been given to the growing demand for high protein as consumers seek out products they deem to be guilt-free. While there is some demand for...  more »

How Premium Indulgence is Driving Flavor Trends in 2018

In 2018, it seems like everyone’s focus is on food, and not just any food – the premium stuff. Love for good food has become the number one topic of conversation and number one...  more »

A "Healthy Lifestyle" Leads to 2018 Flavor Trends

The rise of healthy eating has been hitting new heights in 2018 with trend-setting ways to cook and eat vegetables, serving and preparation methods made with Instagram in mind, and...  more »

Which "Natural Goodness" Flavors Are Trending In 2018?

Gone are the days of artificial-this and modified-that. Organic and natural foods are booming in 2018, accelerated by the demographic shift toward Millennials and Gen Zs shoppers...  more »

06/18/2018

Sweet Talk

Tags: Bakery, FlavorSource: Eater

A Wildly Popular Japanese Chain Brings Custard-Filled Cream Puffs to Frisco

Beard Papas, a massive Japanese chain known for its cream puffs and other sweet pastries, will open its first DFW location in Frisco. A Facebook page created for the outpost at...  more »

06/06/2018

Sweet Talk

Tags: Dessert, Flavor, Flavor Trends, ChefsSource: Symrise

Talking Dessert with Blake Abene, Executive Pastry Chef

Blake Abene always liked cooking but had never thought of it as a viable career. After Hurricane Katrina, however, the Louisiana native – he hails from Hammond -- took another...  more »

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