Persian Minestrone, McCormick Flavor Forecast 2017
Persian Minestrone

Mediterranean mashup

Chefs are combining Eastern Mediterranean ingredients and traditional Western European cuisine to create such dishes as Persian Minestrone, marrying classic Italian minestrone with Persian Ash-e reshteh, a thick, hearty soup of beans, herbs, turmeric and flat noodles. Other possible fusions include Eastern Mediterranean cured swordfish with German Spaetzle and Turkish Manti with Italian Bolognese.