Reviewing Our Favourite Flavours of 2018
Appetizers - Transforming from Indulgence to Convenience
McCormick Culinary Team International Holiday Favourites
Our Video Collection
Explore videos highlighting McCormick’s commitment to exceptional quality, flavour innovation and industry leadership.
Umami - A Clean Label Flavour Booster
Product Development Director for Canada Flavour Solutions, Christine Rush, talks to us about what umami is, where it comes from, and how it can make your food or beverage application taste incredible.
Origin Stories - Umami
Plant-based Holiday Dinner Alternatives
In the least surprising survey result ever, 91% of Canadians said they enjoy eating holiday food. Stop the presses!
That means 9% don’t enjoy holiday food. Could they be the nearly 10% of Canadians that are vegetarian or vegan? Let’s explore ways make the holiday season a tastier time for alt-meat eaters.
Origin Stories - Cider
Discover Black Garlic
Recado Mexican Spice Blend
Mexican food has long been a favourite with Canadians. Last year it ranked as the second most popular global cuisine (if you exclude American food) to make at home, behind only Italian.
Origin stories - Pumpkin Spice
Jackfruit - Building Flavour for Meatless Monday
Faces of Food Science
We’d like you to get to know our people a little better, so we’re launching a fun and fascinating new series featuring McCormick Canada’s Product Development Director for Canada Flavour Solutions, Christine Rush. To kick off the series, we’re going to start with a Q&A session so everyone can get to know Christine.
Chef Notes from Memphis
If you love barbecue, prepare to be jealous! McCormick Canada’s Executive Chef Juriaan Snellen had the pleasure and privilege to join the McCormick contingent at the World Barbecue Championships in Memphis.
Origin Stories: S'mores
Ketchup Chips - A Flavour Solution
Sauces and Condiments
Ice Cream Flavour Trends
Canadian BBQ Trends
Cheers to Great Tasting Beverages
Whats Cooking on Canada Day
Gotta love when Canada Day falls on a weekend! Expect to see multitudes of Canadians celebrating our nation’s birthday with a barbecue or picnic. But what’s on the grill or in the basket?
Chef Notes for New York City
Kicking Off A Summer of International Flavours
With over 200 ethnicities represented in Canada, you can bet there will be plenty of Canadian eyes glued to screens when soccer teams from around the globe compete for the sport’s ultimate prize this summer. Such incredible cultural diversity may be one of the reasons why Canadians love international cuisine. An amazing 73% of consumers say they like to experience other cultures through food (Mintel - Ethnic Foods and Flavours).
Dairy Flavouring Expertise
Despite declining sales of liquid milk to consumers, our dairy industry is still going strong! In 2016, 8.44M kilolitres of milk and cream were sold off Canadian farms, enough to fill more than 3,300 Olympic swimming pools!
A Bite of East Africa
From halfway around the world comes a spice-driven taste sensation: the warm and exotic flavours of East Africa. Why has this trend peaked at number one on the Top 20 list of menu trends for 2018? And why are the tastes of these ancient cultures being “discovered” only now?
Increasingly, we’re seeing the inclusion of natural botanicals in food products, especially in beverages and snacks. We believe this trend is going to grow stronger, and we’re not alone: the use of floral flavourings in food and beverage products grew by 88% in 2017, according to Mintel data. As a whole, the botanical extracts market is projected to grow to nearly $6B USD worldwide by 2022, driven in large part by consumable applications.
Drink to Your Wellness
We’ve all heard the expression “liquid lunch”, but now that’s been joined by “liquid breakfast” and “liquid dinner”!
Take A Bite Out of the Savoury Snacks Market
Canadian Consumers are Craving Japanese Pub Food
Vegetables Shine Center of Plate
Veggies are breaking free of their second-class status and taking over the center-plate and center-store in ways that are pleasing vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Flavour Spotlight on Black Rice Congee
Black Rice Congee with Sliced Avocado, Sesame Seeds, and Soy Tea Egg
Chef Notes for Vancouver
Discover the new Mediterranean cuisine of the 21st century. Melding Eastern Mediterranean ingredients with Western European classics, cooks can create homey dishes with a fresh take.
Flavour Spotlight on Baharat Seasoning
Flavour Spotlight on Cured Egg Yolks
Packed in salt and spices to cure for several days, these yolks are a buried treasure of umami taste.
The Sunny Side of Flavour
Egg yolks leave breakfast behind! These golden gems add richness and indulgence in a surprising fashion to a wide range of lunch and dinner menus. Taking on the different tastes and styles of each dish, yolks add excitement, protein and exceptional flavour.
Plancha Grilling Trend
Flavour Spotlight on Plancha Sauces
This trio of bold sauces marries perfectly with plancha grilling and many other flavourful applications.
Chef Notes for London Calling
Scooping Out Food Trends for McCormick’s Annual Flavour Forecast Report
Sweet on Peppers
Pepper's tongue-tingling, bold edge is tempered by naturally sweet ingredients like syrups and exotic fruits. After hiding in plain sight for so many years, pepper is finally capturing the spotlight.
Flavour Spotlight on Black Pepper Date Syrup
Capturing the perfect sweet and heat combination.
Rise and Shine to Global Tastes
Breakfast options with big, global flavours are being sought after by a generation of flavour adventurists not content with the same boring bowl.
Flavour Spotlight on Skhug Sauce
Get ready for the next wave of spicy flavour for the 21st century.
Meet Chef Juriaan
Beyond the Basics with Cookies
The cookie is globally universal - everyone has their favourite. From chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles - the options when it comes to cookies just go on and on.
Build layers of great umami flavour - also known as the "fifth taste" - by using different vegetables such as tomatoes, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes.
Middle Eastern Mezze
Middle Eastern Mezze is one of the eight flavour trends McCormick identified as being on the rise as part of its annual Flavour Forecast. These distinctive dips and spreads, packed with zesty herbs and seasonings, offer an approachable and delicious introduction to a vibrant global cuisine.
Charmed by Brazil
Brazilian flavours are on the rise! According to the 2014 McCormick Flavour Forecast, Brazilian cuisine is poised to emerge as the next big thing in cross-cultural cooking.
From a growing taste for regional Mexican fare to early exploration in China, cultures across the world are embracing authentic elements of this bright, bold and casual cuisine.