Once again the flavour experts at Schwartz have teamed up with specialists across the food industry to identify five exciting flavour pairings to look out for in 2011.

Once again the flavour experts at Schwartz have teamed up with specialists across the food industry to identify five exciting flavour pairings to look out for in 2011.

Eight leading chefs, all members of the Craft Guild of Chefs, were invited to share their thoughts and submit ideas for how they saw the pairings might appear on our plates in the forthcoming year. “Coriander and fennel offer some great textures with a fresh and ‘ziggy’ combination of flavours,” remarked Christopher Basten, Executive Head Chef at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall, and Nick Vadis, UK Executive Chef for Compass Group, said of turmeric and tomato, “This combination allows the subtle Asian influence of turmeric to fuse with the acidity of tomato. Coupled with a delicate fish and the coolness of raita, anyone is able to create a great tasting dish.” Whilst Simon Hulstone, of the Elephant Restaurant in Torquay and representing Britain in the Bocuse d’Or finals, said of cinnamon and hazelnut, “This is an easy pairing for a dessert but I have used it in a salad instead. A chilli/cinnamon sauce works well with the sweetness of scallops and roasted hazelnuts bring the dish back with a strong, earthy feel.”

To offer inspiration to others, the pairings; coconut and chive, oregano and butter beans, coriander leaf and fennel, turmeric and tomato and cinnamon and hazelnut, have been used to develop a superb collection of recipes, with something for everyone. James Millward, Commercial Director, McCormick UK Ltd adds, “By engaging with chefs and cooks across the industry, we have discovered some wonderful recipe ideas that help to bring our 2011 Flavour Forecast to life and we hope that others will be able to use this fantastic tool to get their creative juices flowing!” For your copy of the 2011 Schwartz Flavour Forecast simply go to www.flavourforecast.com to download a free copy.

Notes to Editors:
In 2008, Schwartz produced the first Flavour Forecast for the European market.  Following the success of subsequent reports in 2009 and 2010, leading chefs have again worked closely with experts at Schwartz to identify exclusive flavour pairings which are revealed in the 2011 Flavour Forecast, along with a number of inspiring recipes.

The chefs that collaborated on the Schwartz 2011 Flavour Forecast were; Mark Hix, Simon Rimmer, Nick Vadis, Christopher Basten, Simon Hulstone, Jean-Phillippe Bidart, Michael Godfrey and Gary Hunter

McCormick Foodservice is a division of McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, herbs, seasonings and other flavours, to the entire food industry; foodservice, food manufacturers and retail. Founded in 1889 in Baltimore, McCormick has approximately 7,500 employees around the world, with net sales of $3.2 billion in 2009.

The McCormick Foodservice Division operates across Europe in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Switzerland.  McCormick Foodservice brands in the UK include: Schwartz for Chef, Hammonds’ sauces, Bick’s relishes and Camp Coffee concentrate.  The McCormick Foodservice Division also supplies a selection of goods under the Noël’s brand.  These include their renowned Olives, Cherries and Baking Sundries.  The full Schwartz for Chef range includes over 100 products, including herbs, spices, seasonings, spices, garlic’s, salad accompaniments, mustard and wet sauces.  

For more information on the complete range of products available from McCormick and delicious recipe ideas call FREEPHONE 08081 000363 or visit www.schwartzforchef.com

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