2016 Flavour Forecast: The Future of Flavour


Discover the flavours that are shaping the culinary world in 2016.

2016 marks the release of the 16th annual McCormick Flavour Forecast. This year global flavours and trends are influencing the culinary world and we’re excited to get cooking with these six trends.

Start the new year with new flavours! These six recipes will keep you busy in the kitchen, all while exploring new and delicious innovations.

  1. Heat + Tang: Peruvian Chicken with Chile Sauces

Discover the spice you love with a tangy twist. Spicy finds a welcome contrast with tangy accents to elevate the eating experience – think chilies and lime! Get the recipe here.

  1. Tropical Asian: Pinoy Pork BBQ with Green Mango Slaw

Asian foods are a top trend this year and we love this recipe inspired by popular Filipino street food. The vibrant cuisine and distinctive flavours of Malaysia and the Philippines satisfy adventurous palates seeking bold new tastes. Get the recipe here.

  1. Blends with Benefits: Nicoise Salad with Chia, Citrus and Chili Crusted Tuna

Flavourful herbs and spices add versatility to good-for-you ingredients that are perfect for everyday. We’re cooking with matcha, chia, flaxseed and turmeric in 2016. Get the recipe here.

  1. Alternative “Pulse” Proteins: Cranberry Bean, Sage and Orzo Soup

Anything packed with protein and nutrients is ok by us! Pulses are elevated when paired with other delicious ingredients and flavours, like in the cranberry bean, sage and orzo soup. Get the recipe here.

  1. Ancestral Flavours: Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Amaranth Bars

Put a modern twist on trusted and true ingredients. These modern dishes reconnect with native ingredients to celebrate food that tastes real, pure and satisfying. Get the recipe here.

  1. Culinary-Infused Sips: Peach and Vanilla Brulee Cocktail

In 2016, we’re using three culinary techniques to bring new tastes and inspiration in the creation of the latest libations. Pickling, roasting and bruléeing are our newest kitchen activities. Get the recipe here.

Learn more about McCormick’s 2016 Flavour Forecast here.

Need a little inspiration? We’re ready with a few suggestions.