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Ángel León’s dishes use species normally discarded by the fishing trade. Image: Aponiente Restaurant

Foreign flavours for novel experiences

Travel restrictions might have many housebound, but they certainly haven’t dampened our search for new experiences, at least not in the culinary realm. In fact, as our taste buds become overly familiar with ethnic flavours from more widely recognised foods like miso, turmeric and hummus, the demand for ever more exotic flavours that improve health will be well received.

“Going into 2021, there seems to be heightened interest compared to the start of 2020 as consumers haven’t travelled as much as normal or dined out as much as normal – so they are looking for food at home to generate some of the novelty and interest they’d usually get from other sources,” says Neil Saunders, Managing Director of GlobalData.

Source: The global food trends that are transforming our world