HUNT VALLEY, MD. — Meet Baharat, a staple of Eastern Mediterranean cooking and one of the top emerging flavors in the year ahead, according to a new report from McCormick & Co.
|Kevan Vetter, McCormick executive chef|
“It's a fragrant, Eastern Mediterranean blend of spices such as cumin, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg and more,” said Kevan Vetter, McCormick executive chef. “Sprinkle over warm, seasonal soups, stir into tomato-based sauces, or add to your favorite chicken dish.”
In its latest Flavor Forecast, McCormick & Co. unveiled hot trends and ingredients based on insights from a global team of chefs, culinary professionals, trend trackers and food technologists. McCormick has released the annual list since 2000.
“This year, the Flavor Forecast identifies cutting-edge flavors that help chefs, tastemakers and home cooks refresh their menus,” Mr. Vetter said.
Read on for five trends featured in McCormick’s 2017 Flavor Forecast.